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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Weekend in the Wilds a Huge Success

Weekend in the Wilds a Huge Success

Cameron County Weekend in the Wilds drew thousands to the county to participate in the three day event. Cameron County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tina Johns Lorson estimates at least $15,000.00 was spent in the county over the weekend.

According to Johns Lorson the events were extremely successful and most setting new records for particiapation. “More than 300 different people took part in the best wings of Cameron County Contest visiting seven establishments.” The winner was Weebull’s in Driftwood. Coor’s Light will present a plaque to the owners next month.

Johns Lorson said a record number of vehicles took part in the show topping the 75 mark. They brought their vehicles from New York, and throughout Pennsylvania. The winning car was a 1942 Ford Coupe owned by Joann Bell from Allegany New York. The Best of Show Bike was a 2002 Suzuki Hayabusa owned by Chris Stanko from Kane and the Best of Show Truck was a 1954 Chevy 3100 Panel owned by Carl and Judy Martz from Brookville. This year a fan favorite was awarded to Jim Catalone from Kersey with a 1970 Ford Boss 302 Mustang.

Fourth Street was lined with 65 vendors. The Cameron County Quilters raffled off a quilt featuring the wildlife found in Cameron County. Janet Kelly from Emporium was the winner. The Cameron County High School Music Boosters held a first ever duck derby. The winners from Emporium were Don Regal, second place went to Brandon McCula and third went to Betty Vogel.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The results are in for the 4th Annual David Hutton Memorial 5k Run & 2 Mile walk which was held on August 15th in Emporium, PA. with 50 runners competing.

Two new records were set in the mens and womens overall categories. Wee J. Fernan finished with a time of 17:33 in the mens division, and Emily Giannotti's new record for the womens division was 19:43 ! Thanks to all the participants and race coordinators for making this another succesful year.

Male Overall:

Wee J. Fernan 17:33 New course record!

Male 14 & under:
1st Joseph Horning 28th overall 26:13
2nd Cody Neff 41st overall 30:31

Male 15-19:
1st Steven Kibbe 4th overall 18:21
2nd John Ausel 5th overall 18:28
3rd Caleb Lecker 6th overall 18:42
4th Trevor Clark 23rd overall 24:55

Male 20-29:
1st Ben Huey 2nd overall 17:49
2nd Jeff Hutton 3rd overall 18:06
3rd Nate Dippold 9th overall 19:53
4th Cory Neff 13th overall 22:37
5th Joe Haines 35th overall 27:48
6th Eric Grasser 45th overall 31:44
7th Derek Newcomer 48th overall 33:49

Male 30-39:
1st Timothy Wyant 7th overall 18:56
2nd James Housler 10th overall 20:28
3rd Andy Sidelinger 15th overall 22:50
4th Scott Surra 18th overall 23:53
5th Kurt O’Brian 19th overall 24:14
6th Eugene Barr 20th overall 24:44
7TH Shawn Whitaker 21st overall 24:47
8th Mark Conklin 24th overall 25:27

Male 40-49:
1st Myron Zwally 11th overall 20:38
2nd Tom Hutton 12th overall 22:10
3rd Larry Grigsby 25th overall 25:37
4th Bill Carr 26th overall 25:48

Male 50-59:
1st Ken Huey 16th overall 23:20
2nd Dan Miller 22nd overall 24:54

Male 60-69:
1st Chuck Kepler 27th overall 25:50
2nd Ben Zappa 29th overall 26:25
3rd Don Olivett 40th overall 30:21

Female Overall:

Emily Giannotti 19:43 New Course Record!

Female 14 and under:
1st Amelia Kibbe 17th overall 23:38
2nd Marissa Umble 42nd overall 30:45

Female 15-19:
1st Allison Giannotti 14th overall 22:48
2nd Lauren Topolski 32nd overall 27:04

Female 20-29:
1st Tiffany Russell 36th overall 28:05
2nd Heather Newcomer 43rd overall 31:03
3rd Sarah Gehman 46th overall 33:02
4th Beth Newcomer 47th overall 33:48

Female 30-39:
1st Margaret Travis 33rd overall 27:05
2nd Michele Burdick 49th overall 34:45
3rd Carey Pifer 50th overall 43:48

Female 40-49:
1st Christine Morrison 30th overall 26:40
2nd Patty Giannotti 31st overall 26:53
3rd Beth Horning 34th overall 27:29
4th Tammy Gaines 37th overall 28:17
5th Joanna Mason 39th overall 28:50
6th Molly Topolski 44th overall 31:13

Female 50-59:
1st Sue Newcomer 38th overall 28:21

Sunday, August 16, 2009

It's that time of year again !

Summer is coming to an end and the 2009-2010 Cameron County school year is right around the corner.
Mark your calendar now for these upcoming dates.

August 24th - Seventh grade orientation.
August 21st & 24th - Teacher In-Service Days
August 25th - First day of school for students
September 15th- Open house at the High School
October 23rd - Homecoming

For more information, contact the CC School District @ 814-486-4000 or visit their website @

Monday, August 10, 2009

David Hutton Memorial 5k run & 2 mile walk

4th Annual David Hutton Memorial 5k
Run and 2 Mile Walk

Saturday August 15th 2009,
Cameron County High School,
Emporium, Pa 15834

The David Hutton Memorial 5k Run & 2 Mile
walk Scholarship race is put on by David’s
family and friends. We also get help from
other local race directors and the
Elk County Striders

The course is a good combination of flats and rolling
hills thru the streets of Emporium. Race finishes at
the high school track. Register on race day at the
Cameron County High School cafeteria until 8:45 a.m.
Rain or shine, no refunds.
All proceeds from the race/ walk will benefit the
David Hutton Track Scholarship Fund. The fund
was established after David passed away following
an automobile accident in Sept. 2005.

An annual financial award is presented to a Cameron
County senior who exemplifies similar high academic
achievement and is also a member of the track team
as David was. We would graciously accept any
donations to the scholarship fund. Make your check
out to the "David Hutton Track Scholarship." Thank
you for your contribution. David was also a member
of the Elk County Striders.
2009 Scholarship Recipient: Randy Schatz
2008 Scholarship Recipients: Vickie Lippert, Steven Singer

David was a high school and collegiate track and field
athlete. During his high school career he competed in
many local 5k road races and was a state qualifier in
the 800 meters. He continued his running career at
Duquesne University where he competed in track and
field for four years.

Following his graduation from his bachelors he continued
to run during graduate school and would make the trip
up from Pittsburgh to contribute to the local races he had
come accustomed to. He loved to run and would do the
best he could to fit running into his hectic life.

Before his passing he had earned a bachelors of science
in Athletic Training from Duquesne University in 2002,
his Masters in Education from the University of Pittsburgh
in Exercise Physiology and was also pursuing a PhD from
the University of Pittsburgh. He had worked with many
organizations in the around Pittsburgh including UPMC,
Three Rivers Fitness, and his favorite place Locke’s
Fitness Studio.

David strove to improve the health and wellbeing of others.
We hope to carry on his work by encouraging individuals
of all ages to become active in fitness, improve their overall
wellness, and to most importantly have fun along the way
Lynn Newcomer—Race Director 814-486-1508
Thomas and Karen Hutton—Committee Members 814-486-1706
Jeff Hutton—Committee Member/Web Designer 814-558-9146

Friday, August 7, 2009

Artist of the Month Providing Gifts to State Senators

Artist of the Month Providing Gifts to State Senators

David Castano from Potter County has been hand carving figurines since he was a child. On a visit to the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & Artisan Center Lt. Governor Joe Scarnati ordered enough of the Civil War soldiers to present to each state Senator.

Lt. Governor Scarnati plans to pick up the 70 soldiers during the Weekend in the Wilds August 14-16. “If the state budget is not passed, the Lt. Governor may not be able to clear his schedule to attend the event,” explains Executive Director Tina Johns Lorson.

Castano says he enjoys recreating wooden toy soldiers that he played with as a child. But, Castano does not limit his work to soldiers, you can also find miners, cowboys and loggers. His work has also attracted the attention of the PA Wilds Juried Commission. Castano was one of the first artists accepted by the PA