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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Open House -Seneca Highlands IU9

A beautiful day in Cameron County

Looking out over Driftwood, Pa. St James Church in the foreground. 
 It was a beautiful day in Cameron County.

Ripe red raspberries at the end of October? Yes! 
 A friend of mine grows these.

The fall colors were so vibrant yesterday!
 This is driving on Main Street, Emporium.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Northwest Savings Bank & CC Community Chest

Rebecca Pasquinelli, Branch Manager of Northwest Bank is presenting a check for $2,500 to Jill Carlson, 2019 Fund Drive Chairman for the Cameron County Community Chest. This is a yearly donation that comes from the Northwest Charitable Foundation. Northwest Bank appreciates the effort of the Cameron County Community Chest and wishes them success in reaching the 2019 campaign goal.

Community Heart & Soul Workshop

Cameron County Heart & Soul Project Hosts Volunteer Training and Story Gathering Workshop

“It seems to me that we have a lot of story yet to tell”.— Walt Disney

(Emporium, PA, October 24, 2018): “The process of gathering stories builds community social bonds. Stories help us to understand others. Most people want to know they’re seen and heard in the community. And, honoring their stories is one way we can do that.” This was stated by Jen Danifo, Senior Program Officer of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council. She was the guest speaker at a Community Heart & Soul workshop training, Phase 2.1: Gather, Listen To and Share Stories, hosted by the Cameron County Project Volunteer Corps (CCP) in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Humanities Council and the Orton Family Foundation. The seminar was held at DCNR Bureau of Forestry: Elk State Forest in Emporium, PA on October 24, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

During the workshop, an explanation of the objectives of the CCP was given. These aspirations, among many, include completing a two year survey of community statements to be used for funding and implementing programs, encouraging residents to engage more in the community to strengthen our unity, and to ensure that all voices are heard/valued to build a better Cameron County. With awareness of these goals, Danifo stressed that this is why gathering stories is so vital. She said that considering most people love to tell stories and have a personal/emotional connection to those narratives, they will likely be open to share with others on how they feel. It’s the hope of the CCP that this ideal will springboard stories from residents on what they love about Cameron County and how to improve it in order to prosper now and for future generations to come. It was agreed upon by the workshop attendees that each person has a story to tell, but it’s up to everyone to pull that story out, cherish it, and use it for the betterment and unification of the community as a whole. All meeting participants engaged in story collecting activities to sharpen skills in developing questions, determining people’s needs, and building trust. Also, Leanne Tingay, Senior Associate of Programs of the Orton Family Foundation, provided advice on using “connectors” and interviewing groups of people to reach various demographics. Tingay was accompanied Joan Wagner, Associate of the Orton Family Foundation, who offered tips on one-on-one interviews and creative ideas to go about it. Moving forward, the CCP will use Wednesday’s training to generate a full-scale engagement plan to branch out in the county to not only gather stories, but to also guarantee that each resident group is heard as a way to reach the project’s overall goals.

According to Jessica Herzing, CCP Project Coordinator, Phase 2 was made possible by the accomplishments of Phase 1 which was laying the groundwork and launching the project. Herzing said successes include creating a website, jump starting phase 2 by decorating the town with balloons, establishing a community network analysis with 23 distinct resident group voices, creating the CCP Volunteer Corps, results of the postcard home survey, the Cam Co Cookout, and the project’s invitation to the stakeholder focus group for the tri-county comprehensive plan. Adding to Herzing’s comments, Tina Solak, Executive Director of the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce, stated that the greatest achievement of all is being finally recognized and accepted by the community for what the project stands for.

Also in attendance at the meeting with the CCP were special guests: Meredith Hill, DCNR and Director of the Pennsylvania Wilds Program; Laurie Zierer, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Humanities council; John Schlimm, board member of the PHC and St. Marys resident.

Contact Jessica Herzing at or for more information or for fun and exciting volunteer opportunities for everyone! 

 Contact Information: Matthew Nolder Communication Coordinator The Cameron County Project Phone:814-335-3658 Email: 

 Jess Herzing Project Coordinator The Cameron County Project Phone: 814-335-0571

Shippen Township Closed Election Day

Shippen Township will be closed on Tuesday, November 6th for Election Day.

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

 Thank you!

Wednesday, October 24, 2018



Emporium Rotary members brown bagged their lunch at their meeting Tuesday and donated lunch money to the PolioPlus campaign, contributing $500.00 to the cause. Over the years, the club has donated thousands of dollars in the effort to eradicate polio. The goal of PolioPlus program is the global certification of polio eradication. By the time the world is certified polio-free, Rotary’s contribution to the global polio eradication effort will exceed US $2.2 billion including $985 million in matching funds from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Polio destroys nerve cells in the spinal cord causing muscle wasting and paralysis Since the first U.S. polio epidemic in 1894 in Rutland County, Vermont where there were18 deaths and 132 cases of permanent paralysis reported, Rotary has made it a goal to eradicate polio. Since 1988 the number of polio endemic countries declined from over 125 countries to three in 2017 – Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan. The number of polio cases has declined by more than 99.9% from over 350,000 in 1985 to 22 in 2017. In America, children receive the recommended 4 does as part of their routine well-child visits at age 2 and 4 months, between 6 and 18 months and finally before school entry-between ages 4 and 6 years old.

Some prominent people impacted by polio are Donald Sutherland, Alan Aldo, David Sanborn, Emmett Till and Francis Ford Coppola. Please vaccinate your children so they will be immunized against this debilitating disease.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

The Annual Christmas Benefit Dance

The Annual Christmas Benefit Dance has been moved up one week this year to December 1st. 
This Dance benefits local families and it's a great time!. 
We hope to see you all there! Please share this.

Volunteers Needed

Cameron County Food Pantry

Cameron County Food Pantry

The Cameron County Food Pantry will hold a distribution for people determined eligible on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 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.

Floyd O. Bardo

Floyd O. Bardo, 93, of 29 Spruce Lane, Sinnemahoning, PA died at his residence, on Saturday morning (October 20, 2018). He was born November 28, 1924 in Jersey Shore, PA a son of the late Oscar and Alpha Green Bardo. On July 5, 1944 in Lock Haven, PA he married the late Rosemary Caton. Floyd was a staff sergeant with the US Army during World War II. He served overseas in the Mediterranean theater of operations for 10 1/2 months seeing duty in Italy. He was stationed with the Headquarters Company 349th infantry Regimen. He was a squad leader with anti-tank gun crew. Floyd retired, after many years of employment, from Sylvania where he was a tool and die maker. He was a member of Sinnemahoning United Methodist Church.

He is survived by daughter, Judy Weaver, Stuart, FL; daughter, Connie (Adam) Waltz, Westport, PA; daughter, Regina (Gary) Baney, Mill Hall, PA; son, Francis (Georgette) Bardo, Driftwood, PA; daughter, Diana (Jim) Ball, Sinnamahoning, PA; his longtime companion, Pauline Housler, Emporium; ten grandchildren and a patriarch of many great grandchildren and several great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by two brothers, Roy and Allen Bardo; two sisters, Nancy Kelchner and Helen Dickson,

The family will receive friends at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. 4th St., Emporium, PA on Friday (October 26, 2018) from 2-4 PM followed by the service at 4:00 PM with 
Pastor Kenneth Bailey, officiating..
 A Military Service will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail following the funeral.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sinnemahoning United Methodist Church, PO Box 98 Sinnemahoning, PA 15861 or to the Driftwood Senior Center, PO Box 99, 
Driftwood, PA 15832

Online Condolences may be placed at

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Cameron County Community Chest 2019 Fund Drive

Cameron County Community Chest 2019 Fund Drive

The 2019 Cameron County Community Chest Fund Drive is underway. The Fund Drive Committee has sent letters to the active businesses, clubs and individuals of the community. To be part of this worthy community event send your tax-deductible contribution today to: Cameron County Community Chest, P O Box 134, Emporium, PA 15834, Attn: Judd Schager, Treasurer. Or, find us on Facebook at Cameroon County Community Chest. We have added pay-pal for your convenience. Once your contribution is received you will be added to the list of the Community Contributors. Don’t wait and be last on the long list, contribute now.

The Cameron County Community Chest is your Community organization. Like the United Way, your contributions to several organizations can be made with just one contribution to the Community Chest Fund Drive. Contributions to the drive benefit: the Recreation Board, Community Nurses, Red Cross, Friends of the Library, the Package Team, the Emporium Garden Club, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, 4-H, Sylvan Heritage, SPCA and Special Community Requests. These organizations serve Cameron County and help make Cameron County a better place to live.

Each year the Cameron County Community Chest Board of Directors, a group of volunteers, meets to review requests and to establish the Community’s Goal. This year the goal is $19,000.

The Campaign runs all year round with an emphasis on the campaign between October 1 and December 31. Please consider a contribution to theses Community worthy organizations.

The Cameron County Community Chest Board of Directors would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the individuals, clubs and businesses that donated time, money and services to the 2018 Fund Drive.

A Toy Drive Senior Project!

CC Ambulance Bingo

Chicken & Biscuit dinner

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Police Investigating Hit & Run in Emporium

Please visit the Emporium Borough Police Facebook page for further information and updates 
on this incident.

 All persons of interest are innocent until proved guilty.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Friends of the Library Chinese Auction

The Chinese Auction is still happening. Seventeen different children's book collections can be viewed at the Chamber of Commerce. This effort is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Cora Grovanz is checking out some of the children's book collections featured in the Friends of the Library Chinese Auction

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Rose M. Moore

Rose M. Moore, 54, of 6742 Beechwood Road, Emporium, died at home Thursday (Oct. 11, 2018) surrounded by loved ones following a courageous battle with breast cancer. She was born in St. Marys on Aug. 11, 1964, a daughter of Phillip and the late Phyllis Wolfe Wingard.

 On Oct. 2, 1993, she married the love of her life, James W. Moore Jr., who survives. Rose was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of Elk County Catholic High School, class of 1982. She then attended beauty school in Raleigh, NC and later got her teaching certificate in cosmetology. Rose was a member of St. Mark Parish where she served as a Eucharistic Minister and a grade-school catechist. She owned a beauty shop in Emporium called Rose’s Cut ‘n Curl and volunteered for the Cameron County Ambulance Service as an EMT for several years. She loved bowling and camping. 

In addition to her husband of 25 years, Jim Moore Jr., and her father, Phillip Wingard, she is survived by two daughters, Melissa and Jamie Moore, both of Emporium; seven brothers, Stephen (Mary) Wingard, William (Tammy) Wingard, Larry (Jean) Wingard, George (Martha) Wingard, Joseph (Mary Jane) Wingard, all of St. Marys, Donald (Cynthia) Wingard of Marion Center, PA, and Edward (Julie) Wingard of Ohio; two sisters, Mary Ann (Dennis) Bush and Marguerite (Jason) Hanes, both of St, Marys; in-laws James and Dorothy Moore Sr.; many nieces and nephews; several great-nieces and -nephews; and four Godchildren, all of whom she loved dearly.

 In addition to her mother, Phyllis Wingard, she is preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Earl and Alma Wingard; maternal grandparents, Henry and Marguerite Wolfe; 
and great-niece Thea Wingard. 

There will be No Visitation.

 A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Saturday (October 20, 2018) at 10:00 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.

 Burial will be in the St. Marys Catholic Cemetery, St. Marys, PA. Memorial 

Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 108-R North Second St.,
 Clearfield, PA 16830

Frances Munson

Frances Munson, 101, of 250 W. Seventh St., Emporium, PA died at her residence on Friday morning. (October 12, 2018) She was born August 1, 1917 in Tidioute, PA a daughter of the late Pasquale Charles and Teresa Commende Scordo On February 22, 1941 in Warren, PA she married the late Lawrence T. Munson who died Sept. 21, 2009. 

Mrs. Munson graduated from Hunter Memorial High School in the class of 1934 and from St. Frances School of Nursing, As a registered Nurse, in 1940. She obtained a Bachelor degree from Indiana University of PA & Masters degree from Penn State University. She worked in various capacities through out her career retiring, as a school nurse, from Cameron County School District. She was a member of the St. Mark Catholic Church in Emporium, the C.D. of A. the Rosary Society & was a member of the Cameron County Cardiac Committee & the Garden Club for over 50 years. She enjoyed collecting coins, stamps and painting.

 She is survived by twin sons, Stephen Munson, Emporium; and Kenneth Munson, Hughesville, PA; two grandchildren: Bradlee & Brittnee Munson.

 In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a son, John Charles Munson who died in infancy in 1954 and a daughter, Joanne Munson in infancy, a brother, Leo Scordo and a sister, Mary Robinson. 

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Wednesday from 4-5 PM. 
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Thursday (October 18, 2018) at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.

 Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium, PA. 
 Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 E. 4th Street, 
Emporium, PA 15834

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Margaret E. Kondek

Margaret E. Kondek, 91, of 423 W. Allegany Ave, Emporium, PA formerly of 583 Rich Valley Road died at Penn Highlands Elk, St. Marys, PA on Wednesday night. (October 10, 2018) She was born April 16, 1927 in Ridgway, PA a daughter of the late John and Anne Gallagher Quigley. On April 12, 1958 in Berea, OH she married the late Joseph Kondek who died Jan. 1, 2002, Mrs. Kondek graduated from Emporium High School in the class of 1945. She retired from the Navy Audit Office in Cleveland Ohio where she worked for over 17 years. She was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church, C. D. of A. and the Rosary Society. She loved and enjoyed talking to many people.

 She is survived by a sister, Catherine "Kate" Pohl, Emporium and several Nieces and Nephews.

 In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Anne Ronen & Jane Blackford,

 Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. 4th St., Emporium, PA on Friday from 4-7. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Saturday (October 13, 2018) at 10:00 AM with Rev. Jeff Noble, as Celebrant. 

Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium, PA

 Memorial Contributions may be made to the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department, 421 N. Broad St., Emporium, PA 15834

Sandra L. Kotula

Sandra L. Kotula, 71, of Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, PA died at Penn Highlands Elk, St. Marys, PA on Wednesday afternoon (October 10, 2018). She was born October 11, 1946 in Smethport, PA a daughter of the late Eugene Haynes and Virginia Downey Sandy graduated from Cameron County High School and later earned an associate degree in Restaurant and Hospitality management. She was a very good cook and enjoyed cooking and entertaining family and friends. She was very competitive playing computer games online with people from all around the world.

She is survived by a daughter, Trisha L. Steele, St. Marys; one grandson, one great granddaughter; a sister, Jackie Knarr, Akron, OH; several, nieces and a nephew.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas Rinker and Theodore Haynes; and a sister, Roseann Puskar.

At her request there will be No Visitation or Service.

Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA

Online Condolences may be placed at

Monday, October 8, 2018

WORLD WAR II PROGRAM at the CC Historical Society's Membership Dinner

WORLD WAR II PROGRAM at the Cameron County Historical Society's Fall Membership Dinner

Thursday October 19 2018 at 5:30 PM at the Emporium VFW - featuring Steve Appleby, Director of the Eldred World War II Museum. If you are a World War II enthusiast, a Veteran of the war, or just want to learn more about this war, this is a program you will want to attend. 

 Appleby's WWII presentation will include artifacts from many collections in the museum emphasizing on what these men used and carried as they risked their lives. The museum carries a personal theme of what those of this incredible war fought endured resonates throughout the museum and through Appleby himself.

Appleby enlisted in the US Army after high school serving in the infantry and Special Forces until he retired a few years ago. The personal aspect behind these amazing men has been a strong passion of Appleby's since childhood and has remained important to him enough that he has become a foremost historian on this hard fought war. Check out the museums website at and discover why there is a World War II Museum in Eldred. Learn what the museum has to offer in its unique exhibits about World War II and the Robert A Anderson Library within the gallery that includes rare and out of print books and so much.

Appleby will give you insight as to why "The museum could quite literally have been picked up from Washington, D.C. alongside any of the other Smithsonian's buildings and been dropped here overnight."– Fox News

Don't miss this event at the VFW in Emporium "honoring our vets" Thursday October 19, 2018 at 5:30 PM sponsored by the Cameron County Historical Society RSVP 486-4314 by Friday October 12, 2018

Nancy L. Reed

Nancy L. Reed, 76, of 40 West Fifth Street, Emporium, PA died at the Elk Haven Nursing Home, St. Marys, PA on Saturday (October 6, 2018) morning following a brief illness. She was born March 18, 1942 in Driftwood, PA a daughter of the late Tom F. Knisely and Florence Moate Mitcheltree. On June 16, 1956 in Castle Garden Church she married the late David Lee Reed, Sr. Nancy retired from GKN where she worked for many years. She enjoyed spending time with her family.

She is survived by two daughters, Kathy (Richard) Raspatello, Kersey; Daughter, Darlene (Jack) Reed, Emporium; two sons, Norman (Rhonda) Reed, Emporium and David L. Reed, Jr., New Orleans, LA; thirteen grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter; a brother, Walter Knisely, Driftwood and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Knisely and two sisters, Bernice Beldin and Joyce Sherry.

At her request there will be No visitation or service.
 Memorial Contributions may be made to the charity of the donors choice.

Online Condolences may be placed at

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Jean Marie Burkhouse

Jean Marie Burkhouse, 86, of 317 E. Fourth St., Emporium, PA died at Lakeview Senior Care, Smethport, PA on Thursday night. (October 4, 2018) She was born June 27, 1932 in Pittsburgh, PA a daughter of the late Harrison and Pearl Tompkins Toner

. On July 20, 1973 in Emporium she married the late Karl Burkhouse. Jean's first husband was the late William John Foley, Sr. Jean was proud of obtaining her GED later in life as well as her drivers license. She retired from Sylvania where she had worked for many years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, a very active member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Unit #6222, Emporium, PA. She loved her pet poodles.

She is survived by one daughter, Lillian Mae (Tom) Bailey, Beaver Dam, WI; ten grandchildren including her caregiver Renee (Ralph) McKimm, twenty-one great grandchildren and eight great great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husbands she was preceded in death by a son, William Foley, Jr., a daughter, Bonnie Foley Rees; and a granddaughter, Nakia Ann Foley.

The family will receive friends at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. 4th St., Emporium, PA on Monday (Oct. 8, 2018) from 11 AM - 1:00 PM followed by a service at 1:00 PM with Rev. Joseph Short, Pastor, First United Methodist Church, officiating.

 Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA 

Memorial Contributions may be made to the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Unit 6222,
 427 East 3rd Street, Emporium, PA 15834

 Online Condolences may be placed at

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Baskets of Hope @ CC Courthouse

Mary Grace Olay, Prothonotary, cancer survivor, and founder of “Baskets of Hope” along with the courthouse staff is busy with decorating the hallway of the courthouse with a fabulous selection of items donated from local businesses, artists, and crafters to help raise funds for cancer victims!

 PINKTOBER runs the whole month of October with the drawing held October 31st at 2:00 pm. You may come and purchase your lucky 😉 tickets beginning Monday October 1st at the Prothonotary Office. You may also purchase tickets at some local businesses as well. PLEASE, come and help contribute to this cause which is so important to many suffering with this disease. We are a strong community! We are always willing to pull together to help those in need. Please show your support!! You may be the next lucky winner!! Here are a few examples of what the selection of prizes are!

BC3 Fall Open House

BC3 Fall Open House Thursday, October 11, 2018 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Nurses needed @ Guy & Mary Felt Manor

We are looking for a full time day shift LPN and and PT/FT RN to join our team. Must be available for weekends and some holidays. Call Amy Shelly, DON at 486-4802 with any questions or stop at the Manor and pick up an application.

 Guy & Mary Felt Manor
 110 E 4th St
 Emporium,PA 15834

Rotary News

Rotarian, Don Olivett, and wife Anne who is from Norway, presented a slide show pictorial of the country and also discussed its culture, government and many other statistics regarding the country at the Rotary luncheon meeting October 2nd.

Kimberly A. Hallowell

Kimberly A. Hallowell, 55, of 406 East Allegany, Emporium, PA passed peacefully at her residence on Wednesday afternoon (October 3, 2018) after a long courageous battle with brain cancer.

 She was born February 5, 1963 in St. Marys, PA a daughter of Janice Broker Kowell of Emporium and the late Austin Kowell. On January 2, 1982, in Emmanuel Episcopal Church, she married David "Bucket" Hallowell, who survives. Kim graduated from Cameron County High School in the class of 1981. She worked at GKN for over 32 years. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, sports and going to Benezette to view the elk. Most of all, she loved spending time with friends and family, especially her grandsons.

 In addition to her mother and husband, she is survived by two daughters, Lacey (Ryan) McFadden and Jenelle (Bill) Lampariello of Lancaster; a son, Shawn Hallowell, Cleveland; three grandchildren Riley Parker, Easton James and Mason Grant; a brother, Daniel Kowell, Alaska; a sister, Jackie Kowell Sams, Emporium. 

She was preceded in death by her father, Austin Kowell.

 Visitation with tribute video will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. 4th St., Emporium, PA on Sunday (Oct. 7, 2018) from 4:00 - 7:00 PM followed by a funeral service at 7:00 PM with Father Matthew Ryan, Rector, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, officiating.

 Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA

 Memorial Contributions may be made to Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities, c/o: Don Bickford, 174 Nickler Rd., Emporium, PA 15834

 Online Condolences may be placed at

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Rotary News

Congrats to Bibi Park who won the fall basket give a way at Northwest!

Rotary News

Sharon, daughter of Doc Blackburn joined him for lunch today at the Rotary meeting.

Sizerville State Park Autumn Festival

Fall means changing leaves, cool, crisp autumn air and the 28th Annual Autumn Festival at Sizerville State Park. This special event will be held on October 6, 2018 from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm.

 This historic festival celebrates the pioneers of Northern Pennsylvania through crafts, skills and foods! We are still in need of volunteers to assist staff with activities and crafts for children.

 If you are interested in volunteering or donating items, please contact the park office at 814-486-5605 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, or by email

 Please come join us and get a feel for what Autumn was like for the pioneers who settled this area. It is a wonderful event for everyone to attend!

Chicken & Biscuit Dinner

Join us for a Chicken & Biscuit Dinner benefiting the Cameron County Fair Royalty

 Cost is $8 for adults; $5 children under 12 

 Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 12 PM – 3 PM
 Emporium Fire Hall
 419 N Broad St,
 Emporium, PA 15834

Cameron County Ambulance Bingo

Please click on picture to enlarge view

Sinnemahone Ultra Trail Run

This trail run includes the West Creek Rail Trail and trails in the Elk State Forest. Challenge yourself on the 50k, 25k or 12k course. You have 10 hours to complete the distance which on the 50k course. Each finisher takes home a unique finisher medal. The event is held the third Saturday each October giving participants the opportunity to see the PA Wilds in full fall foliage. Challenge yourself on the Sinnemahone Ultra Trail Run.

Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 7 AM – 5 PM

Emporium, Pennsylvania 15834 Call the Chamber at 814-486-4314

The Sinnemahone Triple Crown will happen in 2019! If you Paddle in April, Pedal in the first ever mountain bike race in August and run the Sinnemahone Ultra Trail Run in October you will receive the Triple Crown medallion! DCNR is working with the chamber committee to plot a mountain bike course through the Elk State Forest! Always looking for volunteers to help with this major undertaking that will hopefully draw people from around the United States and Canada!

Youth Group Fundraiser Yard Sale

The Bridge Youth Group will be hosting a yard sale to raise money for their upcoming trip to Life 2019 in Orlando, Florida. Come support the teens and find some treasures to take home.

 Saturday, October 6 from 9 AM – 3 PM
Downtown Emporium next to the Midtown Lounge 

 Hosted by Emporium CMA Church

Volunteers Needed for Haunted Trail at Sinnemahoning State Park

Volunteers Needed for Haunted Trail at Sinnemahoning State Park

Sinnemahoning - Do you have a flair for the dramatic? Do you enjoy creating bone chilling scenes? Perhaps you are skilled with makeup or enjoy doing crafts with children? Then Sinnemahoning needs you at the Haunted Trail.

Sinnemahoning State Park is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to assist with the Haunted Trail and All Hallows Eve Celebration which will be held on Saturday, October 27, from 4:00 - 9:00 PM at the Wildlife Center. From trail decorating to event clean up, park volunteers are the reason behind this event's success.

Volunteers are needed Friday, October 26th through Sunday October 28th: Friday and Saturday for decorating and scene setup; Saturday for scare squad, makeup crew, children's crafts and games, trail leaders and station sign-in; and Sunday trail clean-up. Park staff will match you up with a volunteer task that fits your interest and time availability.

For more information or to sign up to volunteer at Sinnemahoning State Park please contact the park office at 814-647-8401 and dial 0 for the front desk or email

Van Wagner performance at the First Fork Festival

Sinnemahoning State Park will host a Van Wagner performance at the First Fork Festival

Special guest, singer, songwriter and historian, Van Wagner, will present "125 Years of Pennsylvania State Parks" at the First Fork Festival at Sinnemahoning State Park Saturday, October 13, 2018, at 2:00 PM in front of the Wildlife Center. A little bit of music, a little bit of laughter, and lot of culture make this unique educational program a reminder of why we should be proud to be from Pennsylvania.

A native of the Danville area, Van Wagner has performed musical storytelling all over the world and has been featured in several film productions. Wagner's special, one-hour performance of storytelling and music commemorates the 125th anniversary of state parks. Trace our heritage of restoration, recreation, conservation, and family fun as we reflect on how Pennsylvania's citizens were instrumental in the establishment of state parks.

For more information about the First Fork Festival at Sinnemahoning State Park, contact the park office at 814-647-8401 or by email at