Announcements & Ongoing Events
Community Support Drives Successful Socks For Troops Program
“The response from our communities has been outstanding,” Mike Zawoysky, CEO of Shoe Sensation Inc. said. “Throughout the entire chain, our goal was to collect 6,500 units and with the help of our communities we more than tripled that goal to over 20,000 units.” In addition to the socks donated to the cause, various other items including laces, hand warmers, hats, gloves, hand sanitizer and lotion, water proofer, baby powder, baby wipes and razors were donated by the community. “On behalf of all the employees at Shoe Sensation, we would like to thank everyone for supporting this cause, which is much appreciated by our local soldiers and veterans who will be the recipients of these gifts,” Zawoysky said. Shoe Sensation has coordinated with veteran’s groups to distribute the items to local veterans in need as well as shipping socks and other items to soldiers stationed overseas in remote areas. While the military does provide clothing including socks, extra socks are one of the top requests of U.S. personnel overseas and the Socks for Troops program was developed to help fill this need.
ECCOTA Upcoming Events
Did you know that ECCOTA is a no-profit organization? Membership starts at just $15 annually for an individual. Your membership, purchases, donations, and participation in events like these help support local artists and youth art education.
Jan. 31-Feb. 21: Basic Digital Photography Class with Roy Beimel
Feb. 11: Gala Fundraiser, Singin’ In The Rain, 7PM at The Red Fern in Kersey
March 16: Feed The Arts Soup Benefit, Sacred Heart Social Hall in St. Marys
April 7: First Friday Art Walk, downtown Ridgway
April 7 – 28: Student Art Showcase, downtown Ridgway & ECCOTA Gallery
Upcoming Community Events
The Polar Sweet Express
date, time, & location: January 28, 10AM – 3PM at the Johnsonburg Fire Hall on Clarion Road in Johnsonburg
description: Mark your calendar for 10AM – 3PM on January 28 and plan to be at the Johnsonburg Fire Hall on Clarion Road in Johnsonburg for the Polar Sweet Express, a one-stop shopping experience for all your valentine’s day needs!! Featuring local vendors with unique gift ideas, a chocolate dipping station, a beer & wine tasting station, a huge basket raffle, and lunch available for purchase . Bring in a CAPSEA Wish List itens to register to win great prizes!! For a full listing of wish list items and additional updates, call 772-3828 or visit capsea.org! All proceeds benefit the CAPSEA shelter.
WinterFEST at Kaulmont Park
date, time, & location: January 29, 1-3 PM at Kaulmont Park
description: Celebrate winter at WinterFEST! Sunday, Jan 29, from 1-3 PM. Free and open to the public!!! Sponsored by the Elk County Volunteer Alliance. Ice skating, snowman building, playing in the park, plus hot dogs, hot cocoa, cookies, fire & fun for the whole family!! The event is weather dependent – reschedule date is Feb. 19. Special thanks to the St. Marys Recreation Board!