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Monday, May 22, 2017

Emporium First United Methodist Church Shoe Collection

Emporium First United Methodist Church Shoe Collection


We are collecting good used shoes for homeless and those in need around the world. 
You can drop them off at the church anytime. 
306 Spruce Steet, Emporium, PA 15834

June 4th will be the last day for this collection. 
Don't miss this great opportunity to honor God.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Pork & Cork Scholarship Fundraiser

We are excited to announce The Sylvan Heritage Council's annual Pork & Cork Scholarship Fundraiser will again be held at the Andrews Farm June 17th, 2017 from 5pm-9pm. 

Tickets will be available Now! Tickets will be limited so plan to get your tickets soon! 
Last year's event was a HUGE success and a great time was had by all!
 Below are a few of our guests from last year.

Glasses for the Second Annual Pork & Cork Scholarship Fundraiser are in. You can get yours at the June 17 event and have a chance at winning $100, $200 or $300. Tickets are available from any Sylvan Heritage Council member. A big thank you to the Straub Insurance Agency, Inc., Erie Insurance for sponsoring the glasses. 

 Visit the https://www.facebook.com/SHC-Annual-Pork-Cork-Scholarship-F… page for more updates


Lifeguard Certification Course

Want to become a lifeguard?

 Our lifeguard certification course will begin Monday, June 5th.
 Click on the link below to download the registration form. 
 Participants must be at least 15 years old on or before June 19th, 2017.




Community Health Screening

Don't forget to register for this years Community Health Screening! 
 This is a wonderful way to save on lab bills for anyone that has a high deductible with their health insurance company.


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Rotary News

Mason Shaffer was the first place winner of the Rotary 4 Way Speech Contest at the Rotary District 7360 Conference at Split Rock this past weekend with her speech on Feminism. She competed both locally here in Emporium and at the regional level before placing 1st at the district level, walking away with a trophy and cash prize of $1,000.00. Mason is also the first person to win the contest at the district level from Cameron County. The Emporium Rotary Club is very proud and congratulations Mason on her achievement. Mason is the daughter of Ken & Donna Shaffer.
 Also pictured, is Rotarian Gary Boden.


Jim Burke

Jim Burke, former President of Burke’s Home Center in St. Marys, was the guest speaker at the Rotary luncheon May 16th. 

 Introducing Jim, was Rotarian, Kathy Strycula, both were classmates of the Bennett’s Valley School, class of 1957. Jim spoke of a book he authored entitled, Pioneers of the Second Fork, and of many historical facts of pioneers in Cameron and Elk counties. Jim’s interest in pioneers peeked as a child due to 3 old pioneer cemeteries near his home and his fascination of how land was transferred back in the day to now. Jim is also President of Mount Zion Historical Society.

Shippen Township

Shippen Township will be closed on Monday, May 29th in observance of Memorial Day. 

 Monday’s refuse pick-up will be on Tuesday. Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday’s refuse collections will remain the same. 

Thank you!

Janet L. "Jan" Hampton


Janet L. "Jan" Hampton, 66, of 79 Turkeyfoot Drive, Emporium, PA died peacefully at her residence, surrounded by her family on Tuesday (May 16, 2017) afternoon. She was born May 9, 1951 in St. Marys, PA a daughter of the late George and Celine Gerber Singer. On February 7, 1970 in Emporium, PA she married David "Frog" Hampton, who survives. Jan spent her entire life in her beloved home town of Emporium. She graduated from CCHS in 1969. 
 She was married to her one and only love, her high school sweetheart, for over 47 years. 

 She had a deep love of family, crafting, singing, and teaching kids about nature. She worked for the Cameron County School District as a teacher’s aide for 23 years. She retired in 2016 after working 18 years as the Cameron County Conservation District manager. She was a member of the First Baptist Church where she served on the Board of Christian Education. She served on the Cameron County Fair Board, the Cameron County School Board, Sylvan Heritage Council, the Garden Club, Volleyball coach, Drama Club advisor, PA Envirothon, Eastern Star, Girl Scouts, CCOYA, children’s choir director, and Headwaters RC&D council. She was a substitute teacher at St. Mark’s daycare and enjoyed helping at the Cameron County Family Center events. She loved being an announcer for the home track meets, selling tickets at the football games and running the clock for the volleyball. Hometown Mentors recently awarded her the “You Make a Difference” award for her lifelong work in Cameron County. She was known for her random acts of kindness, her infections laugh, and for making people smile. 

She is survived by her husband David "Frog" Hampton and one daughter, Joy Hampton Coffey and husband Eric, DuBois; two grandchildren Jenna Marie Coffey & Jarod Hampton Coffey; brother, Michael (Marcella) Singer, Emporium; sister, Susie Singer, Johnsonburg; brother, George (Peach) Singer, Newton, NC; brother, Jim (Debbie) Singer, Emporium; brother, Bob (Pam) Singer, Hollidaysburg; 

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Celine Gerber Singer and one brother, Clifford Singer, 

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 East 4th St., Emporium, PA on Saturday from 10:00 -11:30 AM followed by a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial to be Celebrated at St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA at 12:00 PM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant and Rev. James R. Horton, Jr., officiating 

 Memorial Contributions may be made to the charity of the donors choice. 

 Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

 BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Robert Seiders

Robert Seiders, 78 of Sinnamahoning passed away, while surrounded by his family, at his residence on Sunday morning (May 14, 2017). 

He was born November 8, 1938 in Lancaster, PA a son of the late Robert and Martha Bixler Seiders. He was married to Carole Brown Seiders. Bob served with the US Army and was a member of the Sinnemahoning Sportsmen Club, May Hollow Sportsmen Club, American Legion, Christabelle Club (K OF C), Cameron County Vets Club and a life member (1961) of Loyal Order of Moose. 

He is survived by his wife Carole Seiders, children Angelia Puccio (Rod McCaslin), Frank Puccio (Tami), Lori Heatley (Bruce), Michelle Cryer, Sharon Fowler, several grandchildren and great grandchildren; sisters, Elaine Givens (Paul) and Amanda Pennypacker (Warren).

 He was preceded in death by parents Robert and Martha Bixler Seiders and a sister Janet Helt. 

Visitation will be Thursday, May 25, 2017 from 3:00-4:00 PM. 

The American Legion will hold Memorial Service at 4:00 PM followed by a military honors by Cameron County Memorial Detail. 

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, Cameron Unit, P.O. Box 62, 135 W. Fourth St., Emporium, PA 15834

Friday, May 12, 2017

George C. Sowers


George C. Sowers, 80, of 13355 Route 120, Emporium, PA died at UPMC-Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, PA on Thursday (May 11, 2017) evening. He was born October 28, 1936 in Spring Mount, PA a son of the late Warren and Hazel Danekar Sowers. On August 29, 1964 in Spring Mount, PA he married Diane Berry, who survives. George worked for the Cameron County School District as a maintenance supervisor for many years. He and his wife Diane were foster parents for over 30 years. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. George enjoyed playing guitar and tinkering with his many tractors. He had a great love for God. 

He is survived by his wife Diane Sowers, son, George T. "Ted" (Penny) Sowers, Emporium; daughter, Joy (Dennis) McKimm, Emporium; daughter, Karen (Keith) LaBrozzi, Lufkin, TX; daughter, Peggy (Gary) Heckman, Emporium; daughter, Andi (Martin Lyon) Sowers, Emporium; son, Steve (Danielle) Sowers, Howard, PA; thirteen grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, brother, Robert (Eleanor) Sowers, Zieglersville, PA and a sister, Betty (George) Shaner, Fagleysville, PA.

 He was preceded in death by his parents, Warren and Hazel Danekar Sowers; a grandson, Keith Edward LaBrozzi; two sisters, Delores VanEvery & Patricia Lick;
 two brothers, John & Warren Sowers,

 A Memorial Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Monday (May 15, 2017) at 6:00 PM with Rev. James Eastman, officiating. 

Visitation will be one hour prior to the Service. 

Memorial Contributions may be made to Cameron County SPCA, 678 South Mountain Rd., Emporium, PA 15834 

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

 BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The Cameron County Food Pantry

The Cameron County Food Pantry will hold a distribution for people determined eligible on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the building located behind the Northern Tier Community Action offices at 135 West Fourth Street in Emporium.

 Call 486-1161, ext. 269, with any questions.

Down Syndrome Awareness 5k Run 2mi Walk

Down Syndrome Awareness 5k Run 2mile Walk 
Saturday, June 24 at 9 AM Cameron County High School 
601 Woodland Ave, 
Emporium, Pennsylvania 15834


Early Registration Fee $21 must be postmarked by 6/1/17
 Same Day Registration $26.
 Buddy Walk to Follow Early Registration $10.00 must be postmarked by 6/1/17 
Same Day Registrations $15 
Registration forms available at: The Chamber Office, State Farm, Emporium Wellness Center, Brown Memorial Library, CCHS Office, or Call Alex Umble 486-3745

Family Night @ Emporium Country Club

Second Annual Pork & Cork Scholarship Fundraiser

Glasses for the Second Annual Pork & Cork Scholarship Fundraiser are in. You can get yours at the June 17 event and have a chance at winning $100, $200 or $300. Tickets are available from any Sylvan Heritage Council member. A big thank you to the Straub Insurance Agency, Inc., Erie Insurance for sponsoring the glasses.


We are excited to announce The Sylvan Heritage Council's annual Pork & Cork Scholarship Fundraiser will again be held at the Andrews Farm June 17th from 5pm-9pm. 
Tickets are available now.
 Last year's event was a HUGE success and a great time was had by all!

You Make a Difference Award - Jan Hampton

 On May 10, 2017, The Board of Directors of Hometown Mentors awards Jan Singer Jan Hampton the 'You Make a Difference Award" for her lifelong work in Cameron County.
 Loved by many and a help to everyone she meets,

Jan is a Cameron County Treasure.
Photo credit: Jacqueline Lewis Anderson 2006

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Reed Awarded ""Distinguished Service Award"

Emporium Borough Council President LuAnn Reed select for the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs "Distinguished Service Award". 
So proud and well earned. Congratulations!



Emporium Borough Council President LuAnn Reed select for the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs "Distinguished Service Award". Congratulations to a high school classmate AND member of the Cameron County Penn State Extension Council. Our county sure does produce many fine community spirited folks willing to put in long hours at little or no pay to make things happen!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

2017 Storm Sign Ups

EVFD 2017 Gun Bash Tickets

EVFD 2017 Gun Bash Tickets are out. 

Contact any EVFD Member or stop by the fire hall any Tuesday night after 6pm to pick up.


Spaghetti Dinner @ Rod & Gun Club

The Cameron county Bucktail Rod and Gun Club will hold a FREE spaghetti dinner and gun shoot on May 20th, 2017 At our club on Sizer Run from 1pm to 3pm.

 If the member brings a guest we are requesting a small donation for the guest. Two shoots will be held at 2pm and 3pm. Shoot number one will be a 22 card 50 yard off hand shoot, $3 a shot, winner takes half of the money. NO TARGET GUNS ALLOWED. shoot number two will be with a deer rifle, 100 yards off the bench, 5 shots for $5, and highest score wins half of the money.

 For more information call Bari Poorman at 814-486-9435.

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