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.