Ebensburg community yard sale next weekend
EBENSBURG --
Nearly 40 residents will be hosting yard sales on Saturday, July 30 in conjunction with the 9th annual Ebensburg Homecoming celebration. A map of yard sale locations is currently available at www.ebensburgpa.com and www.ebensburgmainstreet.com. They are also available at the Ebensburg Borough Office and in many stores downtown. Maps can be found on the morning of July 30 th in the Ebensburg Area Business Commission tent in the parking lot of First National Bank (starting at 8am). “This is the first year that we decided to put together a map,” said Adam Murphy, EABC board member. “We were happy to see so many residents interested in hosting their sales on this day.” The Ebensburg Homecoming schedule is as follows: 8am-2pm - Homecoming Bazaar (Downtown) & Community Yard Sale; 8am-1pm - Ebensburg Flea Market (Downtown); 9am-Noon - Ebensburg Farmer’s Market (FNB Parking Lot); 9am – Ebensburg Homecoming 5K race, Kids Fun Run and Fun Walk (Lake Rowena); 9am-2pm - Book Sale (Ebensburg Public Library); 11am-1pm - Fishing Derby (for kids at Lake Rowena – Kiwanis Club); 11am-2pm - Pig Roast (Ebensburg Presbyterian Church); 1pm-5pm - YPCC Parent-Child Golf Outing (Appledale Public Golf Course); 5:30pm-6:30pm - Kid’s games – Lake Rowena; 8pm-11pm - Stillwater (band) – Lake Rowena; *Fireworks at Dusk – Lake Rowena. **The Trail around Lake Rowena will be available to walk.

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All aboard!
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All Aboard for country music fun with the Railroaders Memorial Museum for the national country act SHENANDOAH, who will perform a concert to benefit the Museum on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005.  Concert to be held at Burgi's Roundhouse on the Back Nine.  Entertainment and activities all day, beginning with bands, mechanical bull riding, and a show by Midnight Rodeo. Tickets for the all-day event are $20. All proceeds benefit the Museum, so get your boot-scooting boogie dingoes out and get ready to dance!  Call 1.888.4ALTOONA for more information or email prdirector@railroadcity.com

Homecoming Bazaar
EBENSBURG
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The Ebensburg Homecoming committee invites everyone to take part in the Homecoming Bazaar planned for Saturday, July 30th from 8am-2pm in downtown Ebensburg. School groups, crafters, flea marketers, organizations, non-profits, etc. are welcome! Space is limited, so you must pre-register! Spaces are 8' x 10' and you must bring your own table. Space fee is $5. Call Roni at 471-1777 to pre-register today!
-- The 9th annual Ebensburg Homecoming celebration will be held on Saturday, July 30th at Lake Rowena and in Downtown Ebensburg. A Community Yard Sale will also take place. A map of yard sale locations will be available one week prior to the event, starting on July 25th, at the Ebensburg Borough Office and on our web site at www.ebensburgmainstreet.com. Maps will also be available at the Ebensburg Area Business Commission tent in the First National Bank parking lot on July 30th. “A new addition to this year’s activities is a 5K race, 2 mile walk and kids fun run at Lake Rowena starting at 9am benefiting the Central Cambria Cross Country teams,” said Christine Strugala, Community Development Director. “Registration forms are currently available at www.ebensburgpa.com.” The band “Stillwater” will perform at Lake Rowena from 8pm-11pm and there will be spectacular fireworks at dusk. Homecoming is the kickoff of the Ebensburg Farmers Market as well! This is held annually in the First National Bank parking lot from 9am-Noon on Saturdays (July 30th – September 17th.)

Vacation bible school
CRESSON --
The Cresson United Methodist Church will hold vacation Bible School July 25 to 29. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Ebensburg plans for homecoming celebration
EBENSBURG
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The 9th annual Ebensburg Homecoming celebration will be held this year on Saturday, July 30th at Lake Rowena and in Downtown Ebensburg. A Homecoming Bazaar will be held downtown from 8am-2pm and an Ebensburg Community Yard Sale will also take place. A map of yard sale locations will be available one week prior to the event, starting on July 25th, at the Ebensburg Borough Office and on our web site at www.ebensburgmainstreet.com. Maps will also be available at the Ebensburg Area Business Commission tent in the First National Bank parking lot on July 30th. “A new addition to this year’s activities is a 5K race, 2 mile walk and kids fun run at Lake Rowena starting at 9am benefiting the Central Cambria Cross Country teams,” said Christine Strugala, Community Development Director. “Registration forms are currently available at www.ebensburgpa.com.” The band “Stillwater” will perform at Lake Rowena from 8pm-11pm and there will be spectacular fireworks at dusk. Homecoming is the kickoff of the Ebensburg Farmers Market as well! This is held annually in the First National Bank parking lot from 9am-Noon on Saturdays (July 30th – September 17th.)

Yard sale map planned for Ebensburg Homecoming
EBENSBURG -- An Ebensburg Community Yard Sale will once again be held this year in conjunction with the 9 th annual Ebensburg Homecoming celebration on Saturday, July 30th. In it’s third year, the community yard sale has been a popular addition to many other Homecoming activities. “Residents and visitors have been asking for us to provide a map of the yard sales happening around town on this date,” said Christine Strugala, Community Development Director. “So, that’s what we are going to do!” A map of yard sale locations will be available one week before the event, starting on July 25 th, at the Ebensburg Borough Office and on our web site at www.ebensburgmainstreet.com. Individuals from the Ebensburg area who are interested in placing their yard sale on the map must send their name, address, phone number and yard sale times to: Christine Strugala, 300 West High Street, Ebensburg, PA 15931 or cstrugala@ebensburgpa.com. You may also deliver this information to the Ebensburg Borough Office. The cost is $5 per entry and the deadline to enter your yard sale is July 21 st! Please make checks payable to EABC (Ebensburg Area Business Commission). “This is for yard sales being held in the Ebensburg Area Only,” said Strugala. “We encourage residents to host their yard sale for the year on this date because of the many Homecoming activities going on.”
-- The Ebensburg Homecoming schedule is as follows:
8am-2pm - Homecoming Bazaar (Downtown) & Community Yard Sale
8am-1pm -- Ebensburg Flea Market (Downtown)
9am-Noon -- Ebensburg Farmer’s Market (FNB Parking Lot)
9am -- Ebensburg Homecoming 5K race, Kids Fun Run and Fun Walk (Lake Rowena)
9am-2pm -- Book Sale (Ebensburg Public Library)
11am-1pm -- Fishing Derby (for kids at Lake Rowena – Kiwanis Club)
11am-2pm -- Pig Roast (Ebensburg Presbyterian Church)
1pm-5pm -- YPCC Parent-Child Golf Outing (Appledale Public Golf Course)
5:30pm-6:30pm -- Kid’s games – Lake Rowena
8pm-11pm -- Stillwater (band) – Lake Rowena
*Fireworks at Dusk -- Lake Rowena
**The Trail around Lake Rowena will be available to walk

QuadFest scheduled for July
HEILWOOD --
Tri County ATV and PaAtving are proud to present the largest Pennsylvania ATV Rally in 2005. QuadFest, scheduled for July 15-17, is an annual ride for PaAtving in association with TriCounty ATV; Tri County ATV will host this ride on their property. This event will be the largest, most versatile ATV experience held in the state in 2005. It will include 2 days of trail riding [over 30+ miles each day], ATV drag races, ATV mud bog, and ATV quad pulls. We invite you to become a part of history by supporting and attending the event. We hope to attract all quad owners from utility to sport, performance-to-modified as well as dirt bike owners and three wheelers. QuadFest will be held at the Tri County ATV grounds in Heilwood, Pennsylvania. The grounds, which are normally exclusive to members, contain 325 acres of prime riding land as well as access to another 1000. They also have a pavilion with a full kitchen, a lighted track for drag racing, and an engineered pulling sled. Meals, games, prizes, entertainment and other activities are planned. Free primitive camping and ample parking* is available for all who attend. Participants can purchase a weekend pass for $25 or a day pass for $15. All participants, who pre-register and pre-pay, will receive a FREE t-shirt for the event. For More Info on Tri County and their grounds you can read past articles from events hosted there HERE and HERE. Hope To See You There! ***Parking requires donation of canned good or $1 all donated to Local Food Bank.

Join Homer's Army
-- Homer's Army - Rock Musicians would like to invite you to join them this weekend at the Patton Slovak Club, Patton, PA on Saturday, July 16th.  The party starts at 10:30pm. 
-- Check out their web site at http://www.homersarmy.com  for more details and be sure and sign our guestbook!

Fireworks!
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It's time to decide where you will find that perfect spot to view fireworks this year. Here are some of the fireworks displays that we have heard of:
July 2nd
2005 Firework Spectacular, The Galleria, Johnstown, PA
July 4th
Altoona Curve, Blair County Ballpark, Altoona, PA - following the game
Bryce Jordan Center, State College, PA - at dark (around 9:15p.m.)
Family 4th of July Celebration At Mack Park Fairgrounds, Indiana, PA - 10p.m.
Firestorm, Lakemont Park, Altoona, PA - 10p.m.
Summer Thunder, Delgrosso's Amusement Park, Tipton, PA - 10p.m.
July 5th
Altoona Curve, Blair County Ballpark, Altoona, PA - following the game
July 6th
Altoona Curve, Blair County Ballpark, Altoona, PA - following the game