.St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce
....53 S. St. Marys St., St. Marys PA 15857 * phone 814-781-3804 * fax 814-781-7302

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ANNOUNCEMENTS & ONGOING EVENTS

Farmers National Bank Thanksgiving Food Drive
Farmers National Bank of Emlenton is sponsoring a food drive to benefit local families, asking for donations of stuffing mix, cans of cranberry sauce, corn, green beans, or sweet potatoes, or monetary donations. Help families in our community have a happy Thanksgiving!

Mount Zion Historical Society News: Veterans' Pavers
There have been a number of veterans’ pavers installed in the Veterans’ Walkway this year, bringing it to a total of 595 pavers either installed or ready to be installed. Anyone desiring to order a paver for the walkway can obtain an application from the Mt. Zion Historical Society’s web site, www.mtzionshistoricalsociety.org, or by contacting Susan McClintick (McClintick Road, Weedville, Pa.) Phone 814-787-7823.
Eligibility: To be eligible for a paver, the veteran must have been born or buried in either Jay or Benezette township, or have lived in either Jay or Benezette Township for over 10 years. Also, any veteran who is a member of Chapter 720 of the Vietnam Veterans of America, or has been a member of the local American Legion for over 10 years is also eligible to purchase a paver. Free pavers are available for those veterans who served prior to WWII, and those who were either killed in action or were POWs.
Veteran Names & Pictures: The Society also maintains veterans’ names and records on the website mentioned above. Any information you can add to update this list would be most appreciated. This year we made an extensive canvas for veterans’ names under the leadership of Rudy Cadori, and in the near future the society will be adding 199 new names to our current list, making a total of 1109 names. Pictures can be added to the website and are greatly encouraged. This service is provided free of charge, simply mail or email the picture.

2015 Big Idea Contest
Are you a small manufacturer or an entrepreneur with a BIG IDEA? Are you looking to bring a new, innovative product or process to market? Are you located in Northwestern PA? If so, you may be eligible to participate in Ben Franklin Technology Partners 2015 Big Idea contest. The winner will receive: $50,000 in cash, an Innovation Adoption Grant of up to $25,000 to work with a PA-based research university, priority access to a low-interest $100,000 loan from Ben Franklin Technology Partners, and much more! For more information regarding rules, entry forms and FAQs about the 2015 Big Idea Contest, visit bigidea.benfranklin.org and also feel free to call Liz Wilson, Director, Marketing & Communications, Ben Franklin Technology Partners/CNP at 814-898-6541 or email at lizwilson@psu.edu

Upcoming Blood Drives
Blood Drive at Penn Highlands Elk
• Dec. 2 in the PH Elk education center. With the Holidays approaching, the need for blood becomes greater!

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December 2014

DECEMBER 2
Blood Drive at Penn Highlands Elk
date & location: Dec. 2 in the Penn Highlands Elk education center
description: With the Holidays approaching, the need for blood becomes greater!

DECEMBER 2 & 6
A Wreath of Carols
date: Tuesday, December 2nd and Saturday, December 6th
time: 7:30 p.m.
location: St. Leo's Church in Ridgway and Sacred Heart Church in St. Marys
description: Christmas Concert presented by the Concert Choir of Elk County. A social will follow each performance in the church hall

DECEMBER 5 - 7 & 11-13
Jean Shepherd's "A Christmas Story"
dates: December 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13
time: Dec. 5, 6, 11, 12 & 13 - 7:30 PM; Dec. 7 - 2 PM
location: Paul G. Retz Theater, 36 E. Scribner Ave., DuBois, PA
decription: Adults $10, Students & Senious $8, Kids $5. We will be collecting new and unwr5apped toys for Toys For Tots at each of our shows. For more info, call 814-375-4274, email reitztheater@verizon.net, or visit reitztheater.com


 
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