"Wheels & Wings" a huge success for downtown Ebensburg
EBENSBURG
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Ebensburg’s newest event, “Wheels & Wings,” brought thousands to downtown Ebensburg Thursday evening! Nearly 200 vehicles entered the car, truck and motorcycle show. Five restaurants competed for the title of “Best Wings” and The Castle Pub restaurant won the competition.
-- Motorcycles lined the streets of Ebensburg, show vehicles filled the parking lots and streets and businesses were packed with customers. This new event attracted people from all across the region.
-- “We were pleasantly surprised with the turnout,” said Christine Strugala, Community Development Director. “We couldn’t be happier with the response, especially for a first year event.”
-- Trophies were awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in 22 classes. The “Best of Show” award was given to Ronald Itell of Ebensburg.
-- Authorities were happy to report that there were no incidents on festival grounds.
-- “The participants in the show proved to be very responsible citizens who have invested a great deal in their cars, trucks and bikes,” said Strugala. “The event went off without a hitch.”
-- All of the proceeds from the event go toward community improvements and next year’s event. The Ebensburg Area Business Commission and Main Street Partnership are dedicated to downtown revitalization and business improvement projects.
-- Committee members look forward to expanding the event for next year. Some possibilities include more wing vendors and adding additional food vendors, as well as, some leather vendors.

Ann Hollen Cancer Benefit
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The Rembrandt Club and Buck’s Inn proudly sponsor the Ann Hollen Cancer Benefit. The benefit will be held Sunday, August 28 at the Rembrandt Club, St. Benedict, PA, from 1-6pm. Donation: $15.00 person; $25.00 couple; under 21 $5.00; Kids under 10 admitted free with parents. All proceeds go to the Ann Hollen family to help defray medical costs. 50/50 Drawings -- Food and drinks provided, Doors open at 1:00. Entertainment By: "Never Enough" and "Homer’s Army". For more information contact Shelly Warner (814) 948-9553 or Mike Griffiths (814) 948-4392 or John Homerski Jr. (814) 948-7254.
-- Ovarian cancer is the seventh most common cancer (other than skin cancer) in women. It ranks fourth as the cause of cancer death in women. The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be about 22,220 new cases of ovarian cancer in this country in 2005. About 16,210 women will die of the disease.

2nd Altoona to Pittsburgh Trip Set
ALTOONA -- A second trip to Pittsburgh from Altoona for Aug. 27 and 28th with the Railroaders Memorial Museum is officially planned! The trip will leave Altoona by Lodestar and we'll arrive in Pittsburgh by approx. 10a.m. We'll drop our bags at the Doubletree and be off to the Gateway Clipper for a 2-hour lunch-time cruise.  Around 5:30p.m. we'll get ready to go to the Pirates game that is at 7:05p.m. at PNC Park. After the game we'll shuttle back to the Doubletree for R&R. Sunday morning, we'll meet at approx. 12:30p.m. to go to the Pittsburgh train station to board for a 1:20p.m. departure back to Altoona.  Arrival is approx. 4p.m. at AMTRAK in downtown Altoona. The price is great for the weekend! Email prdirector@railroadcity.com or call the Railroaders Museum if you have any interest! The June 4 & 5 trip sold out all 57 seats quickly, so if you think you want to come along, please don't wait too long!

Annual Golf Classic set for August 26
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16th Annual Miners Medical Center Golf Classic will be held Friday, August 26, at 10:00 am. at Cambrian Hills. For more information, contact Diane O'Gorman at 247-3101.

Railroad friends, members and car show lovers:
ALTOONA -- The Railroaders Memorial Museum is hosting its 3rd Annual Cops and Rodders custom, antique and police cruiser car show on Sunday, August 14, 2005. Any custom car, hot rod, antique or law enforcement vehicle can be registered for the show for FREE and awards will be given for best in class, burning gas and hauling ... you know what!
-- Around 4pm an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner will be open in the Museum's Memorial Hall - and at dusk everyone is invited to stay for the "drive-in" style free movie in the yard featuring 'Ladder 49' and everyone will get FREE Boyer Candy goodies too!
-- Tickets for the all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner are available to the public ( if you just want to come and eat with us ) and they are $7 per adult and $3 per child.  Kids under 5 years old eat free!
-- Anyone interested in the event to register a set of wheels or to find out more can email prdirector@railroadcity.com or call the museum.
-- Lay some patch, August 14th, to the Railroaders Memorial Museum!

NCABA to meet August 4
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The next meeting of the Northern Cambria Area Business Alliance will be held Thursday, August 4 at 8 am at the conference room of Tri-County Transportation, 404 Magnolia Street, Northern Cambria. Coffee and donuts will be provided.
-- Meeting frequency has been decreased from bi-monthly to monthly. The meetings will be held the first week of the month. If you are interested in attending meetings of the NCABA, email us and we can put you in touch with them.

Ten-Hutt!
-- You are invited to join HOMER'S ARMY - Rock Musicians, this Friday, August 5th at Scooters in Tire Hill, Johnstown). This is an outside (on the deck) gig and it starts early 9pm-12:00pm, so get there early to get a good seat. On Saturday, August 6th we return to one of our favorite places to play – The Patton Slovak Club in Patton, PA.  The party starts at 10:30pm.
- Stop on by our website ,  http://www.homersarmy.com and sign our guestbook!
-- If you need further directions or information, email:  homersarmy@homersarmy.com  or john@homersarmy.com or call (814) 948-7254.