An in-depth look of the events at the 60th Annual The Farmer’s National Bank Autumn Leaf Festival.
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GENERAL FESTIVAL INFORMATION
SOUVENIRS AND INFORMATION: The Chamber is proud to announce the “Favorite Recipes” Cookbook, produced to commemorate the 60th Annual Farmers National Bank Autumn Leaf Festival. This tastetempting custom cookbook features favorite recipes from our community, special pages of interest, featuring past Autumn Leaf Festivals™, a table of contents, index, helpful cooking hints, and recipe category dividers. This wonderful cookbook will be a treasured addition to the family collection —quantities are limited, so be sure to get yours while they’re available. Another addition to the festival and a first time commemorative item that we are introducing this year are our Commemorative ALF™ Utensil Stoneware crocks.
These beautiful stoneware pieces are locally hand-crafted by New Salem Stoneware with each given its own unique color and character. New Salem Stoneware is out of Cooksburg, PA. The actual commemorative pieces are inscribed with individual calligraphy with the following text: Autumn Leaf Festival 1953-2013. Every piece of stoneware is numbered 1 through 100. For those who are wanting to have one of these wonderful creations, please call the Chamber office to reserve yours today. Each piece is being sold for a great value of $50.00. These stoneware pieces are great ideas for presents for your friends and family not able to come back and participate in the festival.
Give them the joy of having a one-of-a-kind commemorative item from the festival. To purchase the “Favorite Recipes” Commemorative Cookbook, Commemorative ALF Utensil Stoneware crocks, and other Autumn Leaf collectibles, visit the Chamber office or our booth set up all week on the Clarion County Courthouse lawn. Tumblers/Glasses, t-shirts, sweatshirts, glass steins, shot glasses, umbrellas, and Clarion post cards are available this year. The Chamber will also have limited quantities of past festival tumblers/glasses. For a full listing of ALL past Autumn Leaf Festival tumblers, including photos, purchase a tumbler guide.
Young festival-goers will receive their own collectible this year! The Chamber is giving away custom-designed Commemorative Coloring Books and crayons at the following family events: Kids’ Day (Sept. 21), PNC Bank “Wild World of Animals” (Sept. 24), Women’s Healthcare of Clarion “Kiddies Parade” (Sept. 24), and the PNC Bank “Junior Olympics” (Sept. 29). The free coloring books are sponsored by Haws-Ricker Insurance and the crayons are sponsored by Sherwin-Williams.
FIRST AID AND EMERGENCY INFORMATION: EMS is available as needed. During busy days of The Farmers National Bank Autumn Leaf Festival, trained professionals travel through the crowds to assist festival goers. Call 911 for emergencies.
SEVERE WEATHER EMERGENCIES: In the event of severe weather, local law enforcement, festival personnel and volunteers will advise as necessary. Also, tune into one of the local radio stations for updates on emergency situations. The stations include C-93 at 92.7 FM, WWCH Radio 13 at 1300 AM, Kool 103.3 FM., Mega Rock at 105.5/100.5 FM, WCUC at 91.7 FM, Q102 at 102.1 FM, ZDB at 95.9 FM, ZDD at 101.3 FM and KQW 96.3 FM/1120 AM.
EMS LOCATIONS: On September 22, an ambulance will be located at the intersection of 5th Avenue and Main Street during the S&T Bank “Autorama Cruise In”. On Friday, September 27, EMS personnel will be at the Main Street Center, 516 Main Street, during the Clarion Industries “Farmers & Crafters Day.” On Saturday, September 28, EMS personnel will be available at the Main Street Center, 516 Main Street, during the Clarion Hospital “Tournament of Leaves” Parade.
BABY CHANGING STATIONS: In addition to emergency services, baby changing areas are located in the handicap portable toilets near the corners of Main Street & 5th Avenue and Grant Street & Jefferson Place.
HANDICAP PARKING LOCATIONS: Handicap parking can be found at the corners of Main Street & 6th Avenue and the Fireman’s Lot at 525 Wood Street.
2013 FARMERS NATIONAL BANK AUTUMN LEAF FESTIVAL SCHEDULE
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2013
CLARION PSYCHIATRIC CENTER “CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT”
The popular backyard game returns to this year’s Farmers National Bank Autumn Leaf Festival! The Clarion Psychiatric Center “Cornhole Tournament” will be held on Friday, September 20, at the Clarion Mall. Check-in will be from 4:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m., with the tournament starting at 6:00 p.m. The winning two-person team will take home $500, 2nd place wins $300, 3rd walks away with $150, and 4th place will receive $50. Pre-registration deadline is September 13, which guarantees a t-shirt; registration will be accepted the night of the event, but you will not be guaranteed a t-shirt. We ask that you bring a non-perishable item to benefit the Clarion County Community Bank FOODSTOCK. Register online at www.clarionpa.com. For more information, call 814-226-9161.
McDONALD’S MOTORCYCLE “CRUISE IN / BIKE NIGHT”
The 15th Annual McDonald’s Motorcycle Cruise In takes places Friday, September 20. Bikes will not be judged this year. All makes, models, and classes are welcome. The show takes place in the Clarion Mall parking lot and runs from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00p.m. New Commemorative Patches are available for purchase for $5 each at the Chamber office and the event, while supplies last. Although a FREE event, we ask that you bring a non-perishable item to benefit the Clarion County Community Bank FOODSTOCK. For information call 814-226- 9161.
SPECIAL BINGO NIGHT
A Special Bingo Night will be held on Friday, September 20 and Friday, September 27 at the Moose Lodge #101, 401 Grand Avenue. Doors and kitchen open at 5:30 p.m., and bingo starts at 7:00 p.m. Play all 24 ways. Bring non-perishable food items to receive a $5 discount. First 50 participants will also receive a free gift. All food donations benefit Clarion County Community Bank FOODSTOCK. For more information call 814-229-2709.
UNITED WAY OF CLARION COUNTY – EVENING OF INSPIRATION
Also helping to kick off the 60th Annual Farmers National Bank Autumn Leaf Festival is the Evening of Inspiration being held by the United Way of Clarion and presented by Patton Financial Advising. On September 20, 2013 at the Clarion American Legion there will be a pre-race pasta dinner starting at 6:00pm which will be followed by a speaker. Kim, Schwabenbauer RD, LDN will be facilitating a presentation on being able to identify the pitfalls and common myths about healthy eating and exercise. As a Registered Dietitian, USA Triathlon Coach, professional athlete – Ironman she has a plethora of experience and is encouraging everyone to transform the way they think about improving their holistic health. To be able to join the United Way of Clarion County be sure to register by September 16th, but immediate reservation of ticket will better ensure that you will have a seat at the dinner. Tickets are $25 per person.
For more information please contact the United Way of Clarion County at 814-226-8760 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Friday, September 20, the classic rock band “Leverage,” will be performing at the Clarion Mall from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Bring your lawn chair and blanket to this free event.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2013
BIKE MS: 2013 COOK FOREST RIVER RIDE
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society Bike MS: 2013 Cook Forest River Ride will be held on Saturday, September 21, at Cook Forest State Park, Cooksburg, PA. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. for the 60 mile ride and at 8:30 a.m. for the 35 mile ride. Start time is 30 minutes after registration. For more information, call 412-261-6347 or email Chris Pfeiffer, email@example.com.
UNITED WAY 5K RACE/10K CHALLENGE RUN
On Saturday, September 21, the 29th Annual Clarion County United Way 5K & 10K Race takes place. The course begins at Clarion University Memorial Stadium and runs along the beautiful streets of downtown Clarion. The 5K race is open to runners and walkers of any age. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with the race starting at 9 a.m. T-shirts are guaranteed to the first 400 participants, so early registration is required to ensure you will receive one.For more information, contact the United Way of Clarion County at 814-226-8760 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit www.uwclarionco.org, or connect with them on Facebook.
A.B.A.T.E. MOTORCYCLE RUN
On Saturday, September 21, Clarion County A.B.A.T.E. is hosting its annual Motorcycle Run to benefit Clarion County Community Bank FoodStock. At $10.00 a person or $15.00 a couple, participants have five places to stop and roll 5 dice to go for a high or low roll total. There is a cash prize for the best high and the best low roll. Sign in from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Clarion Eagles, Greenville Pike and Stone House Road. The run takes place rain or shine. Don’t miss out on a chance at a door prize! Meals are available at a discount. Donations of nonperishable items to benefit the Clarion County Community Bank FOODSTOCK would be appreciated.
For information, call 814-221-1691.
SUZAN HAHNFELDT, STATE FARM INSURANCE “PA STATE OLD TIME FIDDLERS CONTEST”
We’re happy to be bringing the Suzan Hahnfeldt State Farm Insurance “PA State Old Time Fiddlers’ Contest” to The Farmers National Bank Autumn Leaf Festival™. This year the event is also supported by Clarion Industries, Sherwin Williams, and The Commodore Corp. The competition will have you tapping your toes and dancing along to the music. The event will also include contests for guitar, banjo, and mandolin. It will be held on Saturday, September 21 at The First United Methodist Church, 600 Wood Street, Clarion. Pre-registration is coordinated through the Chamber. Please log onto clarionpa.com to register. Day of registration opens at 8:00 a.m. and the contest starts at 10:00 p.m. While the show is free, we ask that you bring a non-perishable item to benefit the Clarion County Community Bank “FOODSTOCK.”
ADVANCED DISPOSAL “TOUCH A TRUCK”
Put your imagination in high gear and go. Kids of all ages will get a chance to get behind the wheel and rub elbows with their hometown heroes. Big rigs, cars, tractors, construction vehicles… the possibilities are endless. With entertainment, food and activities, this popular event is back for its third year of great family fun for everyone. Advanced Disposal “Touch A Truck” will be held Saturday, September 21, in the Clarion Mall parking lot from Noon to 4:00 p.m. Although a FREE event, we ask that you bring a nonperishable item to benefit the Clarion County Community Bank FOODSTOCK.
WOLF’S AUTO OUTLET POWER WHEELS DERBY
Bring out your Power Wheels for a fun filled derby on Saturday, September 21, from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. at the Clarion Mall beside JC Penney. All children are invited to ride as long as they want until their battery goes dead. We ask that only children participate in this FREE event. Adults will have a blast watching kids navigate an obstacle course set up with tunnels and bridges. Prizes and activities provided by Riverhill Battery Warehouse.
For more information, call 814-226-9161.
MISS & MR. JUNIOR TEEN AND MISS & MR. TEEN ALF SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Watch the talented teens of Clarion County compete for the titles of Miss & Mr. Junior Teen and Miss & Mr. Teen of Autumn Leaf Festival. This year the event committee is excited to announce the incorporation of young men into the scholarship program. The phases of competition include interview and essay, formal wear, Friday night fun wear, on-stage question and talent. The scholarship program begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Clarion Area High School Auditorium on Saturday, September 21. Tickets can be purchased at the Clarion Area Chamber of Business & Industry, 21 North 6th Avenue in advance or at the door for $11.00. We ask that you bring a non-perishable item to benefit the Clarion County Community Bank FOODSTOCK. For more information call: 814-226-9161
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2013
WALKAROUND ELMO FROM SESAME STREET PRESENTED BY PNC GROW UP GREAT
Elmo is coming to Clarion! Sunday, September 22, from 12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m, come to the Clarion Free Library to meet the beloved Sesame Street character!
Have you ever wondered what would be like to drive a big truck? This year you will get that chance, when the Clarion County Career Center brings its CDL Simulator to the S & T Bank Autorama Cruise In on Sunday, September 22, from Noon to 4 p.m. There will also be information on the Career Center training programs available. Come by and get behind the wheel of a “virtual” big rig!
BOUNTIFUL HARVEST PIE & BAKE SALE
A bountiful bake sale on the Immaculate Conception School front lawn will be held on Sunday, September 22. A vast array of baked goods from cookies and cakes to pumpkin rolls, with an emphasis on homemade pies, will be available. Proceeds benefit the I.C. School PTO. Taste the good life: 8 a.m. until sell-out. For more information, call 814-226-8433 or email email@example.com.
FLY-IN & DRIVE-IN BREAKFAST AT THE CLARION COUNTY AIRPORT
Hop in your aircraft and head over to the Clarion County Airport, 395 Airport Rd, Shippenville for the Fly-in & Drive-in breakfast. This event will be held Sunday, September 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 Noon. Everyone—aircraft or no aircraft—is welcome to attend! For more information please call 814-226-9993.
ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION MEMORY WALK
Join the cause for the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk on Sunday, September 22, at Cook Forest State Park, Shelter 1. Registration is at 9:00 a.m. The walk begins at 10:00 a.m. Go to act.alz.org/walk to sign up, or call 800-272-3900.
S & T BANK AUTORAMA CRUISE IN
Rain or shine, shades or umbrellas – the S&T Bank Autorama Cruise In sponsored in part by Brady’s Bend Underground Storage and Brad Johnson Agency, Nationwide Insurance, will be Sunday, September 22 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. This event takes place on Main Street, from 2nd to 8th Avenues, with streets closed to traffic from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Car lovers, make sure to set aside this day for tons of fun and excitement. All vehicle makes, years, and models are accepted. Pre-registration at $5 per vehicle is available online, at www.clarionpa.com. Day of show entrants are welcome, starting at 9:00 a.m. Day of event registration is $10 per vehicle. Although a FREE event, we ask that you bring a non-perishable item to benefit the Clarion County Community Bank FOODSTOCK.
For information, call 814-226-9161.
SCOOT N’ BOOTS LINE DANCING
Dance the evening away with “Scoot-n-Boots” line dancing brought to you by Main Street Center. Line dancing will start at 5:30 p.m. and continue to 7:00 p.m on Sunday, September 22, in front of the Courthouse on Main Street. Be sure to bring your rhythm and wear your dancing shoes! For more information, call 814-226-4194.
CLARION COMMUNITY CHOIR CONCERT & SING-ALONG
Don’t miss the Clarion Community Choir Pops Concert and Sing-Along on Sunday, September 22. The performance will be held at the Immaculate Conception Church beginning at 7:30 p.m. The Choir’s repertoire includes sacred, classical and popular music. Everyone is welcome to attend this free event.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2013
CLARION UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY CULTURAL NIGHT
Clarion University and Community Cultural Night, sponsored by Golden Living Center (Clarion & Shippenville), takes place in front of the Courthouse from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Monday, September 23. The evening features “Jill West and Blues Attack”, a Clarion University International Association Fashion Show, and the Clarion University Brass Quintet. “Jill West and Blues Attack” is a Pittsburgh-based blues group influenced by the sounds of the Vaughn Brothers and B.B. King.
For more information, call 814-393-2109.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2013
CLARION COUNTY COMMUNITY BANK “FOODSTOCK” KICKOFF
Kick back and relax while helping your local food bank. Join C-93 and Sapphire Moon on Tuesday, September 24, from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 p.m. to kick off the “FOODSTOCK” collection at the Clarion Mall. Receive a chair massage for a donation. For more information please call 814-226-9161.
WOMEN’S HEALTHCARE OF CLARION “KIDDIES PARADE”
Be sure to bring the little ones to the Women’s Healthcare of Clarion “Kiddies Parade”. This event is a favorite of kids of all ages and Women’s Healthcare of Clarion loves kids, so what a perfect match. Line up begins at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 24, in the Northwest Savings Bank parking lot on Main Street. The parade steps-off at 6 p.m., taking Main Street to 5th Avenue, turning right onto 5th Avenue, then right again and continuing along Madison Road. This year’s grand marshal will be determined by which preschool collects the most for the Clarion County Community Bank “Foodstock”. Although a FREE event, we ask that you bring a non-perishable item to benefit the Clarion County Community Bank FOODSTOCK. Visit www.clarionpa.com for information on prize categories and to pre-register.
SEIDLE CHEVROLET-BUICK-GMC “WILD WORLD OF ANIMALS” SHOW
The Seidle Chevrolet-Buick-GMC “Wild World of Animals” Show, presented by Grant Kemmerer, will be held at the Immaculate Conception School Meisinger Center on Tuesday, September 24, beginning at 7:00 p.m. The show features a variety of animals, such as reptiles, birds, and mammals. You may see an American alligator, alligator snapping turtle, albino monocle cobra, European eagle owl, blue and gold macaw, opossum, binturong, spot-nose guenon (monkey), African spotted leopard, or maybe, a hyena. You won’t want to miss this family event—it’s educational entertainment! While the show is free, we ask that you bring a non-perishable item to benefit the Clarion County Community Bank “FOODSTOCK.” There will
only be one show this year, so be sure to get there early and get a good seat.
CLARION UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY CULTURAL NIGHT
Tuesday, September 24, will be Clarion University and Community Cultural Night sponsored by Golden Living Center (Clarion & Shippenville). The Keister Family Band will perform in front of the Courthouse on Main Street from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2013
DOWNTOWN DEAL DAYS – SHOP OFTEN, SHOP LOCAL
On Wednesday, September 25, be sure to make a trip to downtown Clarion. From 9 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Main Street merchants invite you to come and discover great bargains during The Farmers National Bank Autumn Leaf Festival. Please support your hometown stores. Be prepared to find the best deals on fantastic merchandise—see you downtown! You may even be surprised when you see all that the Clarion businesses have to offer.
FIRE TRUCK RIDES
Take a ride on the area’s finest fire trucks during The Farmers National Bank Autumn Leaf Festival. Be the center of attention as you and your family and friends rumble through downtown Clarion on a Clarion Fire and Hose Company #1 fire truck. These FREE rides depart from the Fire Hall at 525 Wood Street on Wednesday, September 25, and are offered from 5 p.m. to dusk.
CLARION UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY CULTURAL NIGHT
Love to sing? Enjoy hearing praise and worship songs? Want to gather your parish family together for a great event? Then we have just what you are looking for! The Clarion University and Community Cultural Week sponsored by Golden Living Centers (Clarion and Shippenville) is excited to bring you a new event to The 60th Annual Farmers National Bank Autumn Leaf Festival. For this 2013 year, there will be a Community Hymn Sing happening Wednesday evening of the Cultural Week events. This is sure to be a great event that will bring you, your church congregation and your choir together to sing the greatest praise and worship songs that we have come to know and love. From 6-8pm on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 audiences of all ages can gather in front of the Clarion Courthouse for the Community Hymn Sing. In the event of dreary weather performances will be moved to the Memorial Park Gazebo. For the best experience possible, we encourage you to bring along a bag chair or folding chair that you can sit in to enjoy the music and songs sung by our local church and community members. Soloists, Duos, Trios and large groups are welcome to participate. For more information regarding participation in this event please contact, Amy Salsgiver in the Office of Social Equity at Clarion University at 814-393-2109.
MAGEE WOMEN’S SPECIALITY SERVICES AT UPMC NORTHWEST KARAOKE NIGHT
Showcase your singing skills in front of a live audience! On Wednesday, September 25, come to the Magee Women’s Specialty Services at UPMC Northwest Karaoke Night. This event takes place from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Main Street in front of the Courthouse. Sing your favorite songs with family and friends or make it a solo performance.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2013
CLARION UNIVERSITY MEDIA DAY
If it’s Thursday, September 26, it must be Clarion University Media Day. The University’s television and radio stations will broadcast live from downtown Clarion at the Gazebo in Memorial Park during The Farmers National Bank Autumn Leaf FestivalTM. WCUC 91.7 FM Radio is the student-run radio station; WCUB TV Television is the university’s hometown station broadcasting on Comcast channel 15. Even if you can’t be there every day of The Farmers National Bank Autumn Leaf Festival, tune in to keep up with the excitement, courtesy of the Clarion University media organizations!
CLARION UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY CULTURAL NIGHT
On Thursday, September 26, the Clarion University and Community Cultural Night, sponsored by Golden Living Center (Clarion and Shippenville), is excited to welcome “Maidens IV Celtic Band” back to the Autumn Leaf Festival™. Maidens IV is a four sister band based out of Loudonville, Ohio. They have toured throughout Central and North Eastern U.S., playing Celtic & Folk Rock music, mixed with hints of Pop, world and the flavor of Gypsy Jazz. Since 2005 their high-action shows have cheered on young and old alike in the merriment of Celtic music.
CLARION UNIVERSITY HOMECOMING “PEP RALLY”
On Thursday, September 26, the Clarion University annual homecoming Pep Rally takes place in Tippin Gymnasium. The homecoming King and Queen and their court will be announced, and CUP athletes from fall sports will be introduced. The rally runs from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. and is open to the public. Be sure to come out and support your favorite team, the Golden Eagles!
DOWNTOWN DEAL DAYS – SHOP OFTEN, SHOP LOCAL
On Thursday, September 26, be sure to make a trip to downtown Clarion. From 9 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Main Street merchants invite you to come and discover great bargains during The Farmers National Bank Autumn Leaf Festival. Please support your hometown stores. Be prepared to find the best deals on fantastic merchandise—see you downtown! You may even be surprised when you see all that the Clarion businesses have to offer.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2013
CLARION INDUSTRIES “FARMERS AND CRAFTERS DAY”
Clarion Industries Farmers & Crafters Day is Friday, September 27, in downtown Clarion from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Handmade and homemade crafts and goods are the feature of the day, along with food, from over 300 crafters. The crafters and handmade goods line Main Street from 2nd Avenue to 8th Avenue. Whether looking for home décor, that special gift, or good eats, you’ll have a good time at the Clarion Industries Farmers and Crafters Day. Although a FREE event, we ask that you bring a non-perishable item to benefit the Clarion County Community Bank FOODSTOCK. For information please call 814-226-9161.
IC LADIES GUILD ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW
The Immaculate Conception Ladies Guild Arts & Craft show is on Friday, September 27, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Immaculate Conception Meisinger Center. For more information, please call 814-226-9390.
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CONCESSION STAND
The Immaculate Conception Concession Stand will be open on Friday, September 27. Come and enjoy a variety of homemade foods, including soups, sandwiches, and baked goods, offered from 7:00 a.m. until sold out. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLARION UNIVERSITY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION BOARD MEMBERS AT THE GOLDEN EAGLE LANDING
Clarion University Alumni Association Board Members will meet at the Golden Eagle Landing on Friday, September 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“RAMINATOR” MONSTER TRUCK RIDES
The “Raminator” Monster Truck is comin’ back to town! Come to Clarion Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep at 1074 East Main Street on Friday, September 27, from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for free rides and give-a-ways. While you’re there, sign up for a chance to ride in the “Raminator” Monster Truck in the Clarion Hospital “Tournament of Leaves Parade” on Saturday! Call 814-226-9550 or email ClarionChrysler@yahoo.com for more information. And watch for the Clarion Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep Ram Truck at select Autumn Leaf Festival events to collect your non-perishable food items for the Clarion County Community Bank Foodstock Program!
SPECIAL BINGO NIGHT
A Special Bingo Night will be held on Friday, September 27, at Moose Lodge #101, 401 Grand Avenue. Doors and kitchen open at 5:30 p.m., and bingo starts at 7:00 p.m. Play all 24 ways. Bring non-perishable food items to receive a $5 discount. First 50 participants will also receive a free gift. All food donations benefit Clarion County Community Bank FOODSTOCK. For more information call 814-229-2709.
CLARION UNIVERSITY HOMECOMING HEADQUARTERS
As you arrive in town, visit the Clarion University Homecoming Headquarters located at the Clarion Holiday Inn Courtyard on Friday, September 27, from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Stop in and use this as your meeting place for your affinity groups & friends to catch up and remember great times.
FIRST UNITED NATIONAL BANK CONCERT
“American Pie” oldies group is on tap for The First United National Bank Concert on Friday, September 27, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in front of the Clarion County Courthouse. This event is free and open to all festival goers. Kick loose with cool tunes and free fun!
ATA SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE
On Friday, September 27, The Clarion Industries “Farmers & Crafters Day” and Saturday, September 28, Clarion Hospital “Tournament of Leaves” Parade Day, shuttle bus service will be available from the Area Transit Authority (ATA). On Friday, September 27, the shuttle bus service runs between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. On Saturday, September 28, the shuttle bus runs from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The pick-up and drop-off points on the circular route are at JCPenney, the flagpole at Wal*Mart, and at the intersections of Wood Street and 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Avenues. ATA has provided services since 1976. ATA provides transportation to the public in the rural areas of Pennsylvania. There are two shuttle busses running and both are handicapped accessible. The cost of each ride will be $1.25 for the general public. Children under 6 and Senior Citizens, 65 and older (with proof of age) ride free. All riders must have the exact amount – NO CHANGE IS GIVEN! Pick-ups/ drop offs run approximately every 15 minutes, depending on traffic. The last pick up at 6th and Wood is 6:00 p.m. on Friday, September 27 and the last pick up at 6th and Wood is 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 28.
AUTUMN LEAF FESTIVAL PARKING
Parking for festival events on Friday, September 27, and Saturday, September 28, will be available at the Immaculate Conception School parking lots. Proceeds benefit the School P.T.O. and Athletics.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2013
CLARION HOSPITAL “TOURNAMENT OF LEAVES PARADE”
Join Clarion as it celebrates all it has to be proud of during the Clarion Hospital “Tournament of Leaves” Parade on Saturday, September 28. The parade showcases marching bands, floats, and organizations of the grandest kind! Parade steps off at 12 Noon. Reserved seats are on sale at the Clarion Area Chamber of Business & Industry, 21 North 6th Avenue for $8.00. Contact the Clarion Area Chamber to place ticket orders or for more information at 814-226-9161. Although a FREE event, we ask that you bring a non-perishable item to benefit the Clarion County Community Bank FOODSTOCK.
GRAND MARSHAL FOR THE CLARION HOSPITAL “TOURNAMENT OF LEAVES PARADE”
We are proud to have Gary Matus as the Grand Marshal of the Clarion Hospital “Tournament of Leaves” Parade. When Gary was 2 years old he complained of “hot balls” in his legs and joints. It wasn’t until the doctors at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh diagnosed him with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis that his parents understood why he would not walk. Gary is a very active 3rd grader at Clarion Area Elementary and while he may go to the doctors more than most 8 year old boys, that does not stop him from getting straight A’s, playing football, baseball, basketball, competitive archery and being a member of the Boys Scouts. Gary is also a very active member of the Arthritis Foundation of Westmoreland County. For his 7th birthday, he asked all of his friends and family to make donations to the Arthritis Foundation instead of gifts. He has also raised money by having a yard sale and a Thirty-One party. To date, he has raised over $1000 in donations. In 2012, Gary was named the Arthritis Foundation of Westmoreland County Fall Walk Honoree. Also in that same year, he won a scholarship through the foundation to attend the National Juvenile Arthritis convention which was held in St. Louis, MO. Earlier this year, the Arthritis Foundation invited him to a private lunch with NFL Hall of Famers LC Greenwood and Anthony Greggs. Gary continues to have “hot balls” in his legs and joints, but with medications, staying active, therapy and the support of his family, his pain is more manageable. Gary does have arthritis, but the disease does NOT have him. He plans to raise awareness and money so that people do understand that “kids do get arthritis too”. Gary, who is the son of Rachel & Joe Matus and is little brother to his older sister Amanda, and the Matus family reside in Clarion.
CLARION UNIVERSITY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION HOMECOMING PARADE RECEPTION
The Clarion University Alumni Association Homecoming Parade Reception takes place Saturday, September 28, in the Walter Hart Chapel parking lot on the Clarion University Campus from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon. The reception is for Clarion University Alumni, alumni friends, and alumni family. Various campus organizations are present that day to greet all Clarion University alumni. For a free parking pass or more information, please call 814-393-2637.
ZEM ZEM SHRINER’S PRE-PARADE ENTERTAINMENT
Beginning at 11 a.m., prior to the start of the Clarion Hospital “Tournament of Leaves” Parade on Saturday, September 28, the Zem Zem Shriner’s will entertain parade-goers when numerous motorized units perform along the parade route. Shriners International is a fraternity based on fun, fellowship and the Masonic principles of brotherly love, relief and truth. Shriners International supports Shriners Hospitals for Children®, a health system of 22 hospitals dedicated to providing pediatric medical care with world-class research and educational opportunities for medical professionals. The hospitals focus on orthopaedic care, burn care, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and palate care. Shriners International has approximately 310,000 members in 195 temples. Their fraternity is open to men of integrity from all walks of life. To learn more about Shriners Hospitals for Children, visit their website at www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org. Clarion Industries and the Clarion VFW Post 2145 are the proud sponsors of this year’s pre-parade entertainment and hopes that everyone enjoys the show!
EAGLE ENDZONE ALUMNI PARTY
Cheer the Clarion University Golden Eagles to a Homecoming victory on Saturday, September 28. This year, the Clarion University Golden Eagle Football team host the Gannon University Knights at the Clarion University Memorial Stadium. The Eagle Endzone begins at 1:00 p.m.; kick off is at 2 p.m. For reserved seating, call 814-393-2572.
CONCERT AT THE COURTHOUSE
Rock out to the sounds of “North of Mason Dixon (NOMaD)”, a Rock/Country band on Saturday, September 28. The live concert, sponsored by Mega Rock, will be held in front of the Clarion County Courthouse, from 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2013
NORTHWEST SAVINGS BANK “ANTIQUE TRACTOR SHOW”
Are you a tractor enthusiast? Then make plans to attend this premier tractor show to be held on Main Street, Clarion between 2nd and 5th Avenues from 12 Noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 29. The Northwest Savings Bank Antique Tractor Show gets bigger and better each year, and even includes a toy display. Farm, garden, lawn, implement, hit & miss engines, and toys are welcome—anything farm related! Pre-registration is requested, but participants are welcome the day of the show. Trophies will be awarded in several classes. There will be free barrel train rides for the children, too! In the days leading up to the tractor show, visit Northwest Savings Bank Main Street Clarion branch for a sneak peak of a toy tractor display. New at this year’s show, performing from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., will be Next O’Kin, a gospel & country group from southern Clarion County. This ensemble was originally founded in the 60’s with all seven Weckerly siblings performing songs with circuit riders from their local Methodist Church. The family band grew apart as each of the seven siblings pursued careers and started families of their own. In the late 1990’s however, several reunited, creating a group known as the Weckerly Family. Most recently, the group has adopted the name, Next O’Kin, to better represent their diversity and musical heritage. They believe their talents have been given to them to use for God’s glory, leading others in worship through song. The four siblings are Darl Weckerly, Jane Mohnkern, Harold Weckerly, and Ruth Snyder. Next O’Kin remains a family band who enjoys being together, blending their voices in song, and sometimes laughing at their own slip-ups. Whether performing at churches, nursing homes, or community events, they encourage their audience to join them in singing familiar praises and old country tunes. Although a FREE event, we ask that you bring a non-perishable item to benefit the Clarion County Community Bank FOODSTOCK. In addition to this event there will also be pedal go-kart rides on Main Street on the corner of Main and 4th avenue. These Berg USA, LLC pedal go-karts out of Lititz, PA are being brought to the festival by the Clarion 4H Club. Various designs and sizes of pedal go-karts will be at the event for children to ride. There is a $1 per ride fee for taking a ride in the pedal go-karts. Call 814-221-0801, if you have questions.
PNC BANK “JUNIOR OLYMPICS”
Kids, have you ever dreamed of winning an Olympic gold medal? Your chance is finally here! On Sunday, September 29, children between the ages of 5-12 who live in or attend school in Clarion County are invited to go for the gold. Children will compete against children of the same age and gender. Each child will participate in 4 events–Standing Long Jump, Dash, Softball Throw, and the Modified Javelin Throw. The top 3 performers in each event (for the age and gender category) will receive a medal, and anyone who participates all day will receive a ribbon. Refreshments will be provided for the children. Do not miss your chance to make your Junior Olympic dreams come true! The games will be held at the Clarion University Stadium from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. with sign in beginning at 12:30 p.m. Members of the U.S. Army, and Clarion sports teams will be supervising the day’s events. Pre-register (required) online at www.clarionpa.com by September 25, 2013. For information call 226-9161. While the event is free, we ask that you bring a non-perishable item to benefit the Clarion County Community Bank “FOODSTOCK.”
“CAKE CUTTING CEREMONY WITH PAST ALF CHAIRS”
On Sunday, September 29, 2013 at 3:00 p.m., a Cake Cutting Ceremony will take place in front of the Clarion Courthouse to mark the milestone for the 60th Annual Farmers National Bank Autumn Leaf Festival™. Invitations have been sent to over 30 past ALF Chairs who played a significant role in setting the vision and making the International Award winning Autumn Leaf Festival™ the success it is today. Dignitaries invited to speak are Clarion County Commissioners, State Representative Donna Oberlander, State Senator Scott Hutchinson and Congressman Glenn “GT” Thompson.
CLARION COUNTY COMMUNITY BANK “FOODSTOCK”— “FoodStock, A Great Goal & A Great Cause”
By proclamation of the Clarion County Commissioners, September is “FOODSTOCK” Month in Clarion County. The Mayors of Strattanville and Shippenville have also name September “FOODSTOCK” Month. So, clean out your cupboards for this great cause! Clarion County Community Bank “Foodstock” is a countywide food drive that benefits all Clarion County Food Banks. The non-perishable, non-expired food items are collected for our local food banks. Not everyone is fortunate enough to have a well-stocked cupboard—please help out! RAM up the foodbanks with Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-RAM and help out- in any of three ways:
1) Donation collection trucks will be located at all major festival events.
2) Donations can be dropped off Tuesday, September 24 – Friday, September 27, from Noon – 5:00 p.m. at the Clarion Mall.
3) Donations can also be dropped off at these locations: Clarion County Community Bank locations, Clarion Area Chamber, Clarion County YMCA, Clarion Forest VNA, Clarion Mall, Clarion Free Library, Comet Food Warehouse, Dancer’s Studio, Fryburg Sportsman’s Club, Kelly’s, Leeper Market, PA CareerLink in Clarion, Palmer’s County Store, Sligo Presbyterian Church, and Tom’s Riverside locations. To make a monetary donation or for more information, please contact the Clarion Area Chamber at 814.226.9161.
AMUSEMENTS BY SWANK’S STEEL CITY SHOWS
Feel like a kid again with Swank’s Steel City Shows – rides and games that appeal to all ages.
Swank’s has provided high quality entertainment for over 25 years and strives to provide the best family fun. Swank’s has an excellent safety record and all their equipment is well maintained according to manufacturers’ guidelines. Swank’s also provides fun games with great prizes. Be sure to see all that Swank’s has to offer – it’s all about the fun! The rides are open Sunday, September 22 – Sunday, September 29.
Rides operate (weather permitting):
Sunday, September 22 12:00 noon – 8:00 p.m.
Monday, September 23 – Thursday, September 26 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Friday, September 27 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 28 12:00 noon – 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 29 12:00 noon – 6:00 p.m.
All rides and games are located around the Clarion County Memorial Park and the Clarion County Courthouse parking lot. For more information please call 814-226-9161.
Experience the Autumn Leaf Festival™ from a new perspective this year—get a bird’s-eye view of the beauty that the Clarion area offers. All week long, the Clarion County Airport gives airplane rides beginning at the airport and circling the Clarion area. Gather family or friends and visit the Clarion County Airport, 395 Airport Rd in Shippenville. For more information, to arrange rides, or check flight times, call 814-226-9993.
ART SHOW 2013 ART SHOW CONTINUES ARTS COUNCIL UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIP
A pair of hand-carved carousel horses by local artist John Leslie will be a special attraction at the 2013 ALF Art Show, to be held starting with the opening reception, Saturday, September 21, through Sunday, September 29, at 3:00 p.m. Once again the Area Agency on Aging has made it possible to hold the exhibit at the Main Street Center, 516 Main Street. Prizes will be awarded in amateur, intermediate and professional categories. Clarion University students are the show committee this year with assistance from CCAC members. The judge is Justina Kadylak, of award-winning Mint Designs. Kadylak earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design at Clarion University. She will speak about the exhibit at the
opening reception. Early Bird applications must be received by September 6 at 5:00 p.m. Late entries can be accepted but will not appear in the printed program. All works must be hand delivered and checked in at Main Street Center in Clarion on Saturday, September 14, from 3-6:00 p.m. Work must be professional looking and ready to hang, with a sturdy frame and picture wire attached high on each work. (Please note that the application form says the drop off day is the 13th but it would be helpful if artists would plan to bring their work on the 14th.) Entry forms are available electronically at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org (subject: ALF™ Art Show). Printed forms can be found on Main Street in Clarion, at Artfunkle, Michelle’s Café, Sage Meadow, and the Clarion Free Library, and the Chamber Area Chamber of Business and Industry on North Sixth Avenue. All entry information is printed on the call for entry. A memorial appreciation of Leon and Jeanne Hufnagel will feature a painting of Jeanne’s, an active member of the Bi-County artists, who ran the exhibit for many years. Leon, a local architect, was one of the founders of the Autumn Leaf Festival.
All exhibiting artists are reminded to sign up to work at least one two-hour time slot at the time they drop off their work. Additional volunteers also are needed to staff the show. To sign up, please contact email@example.com (subject “Art Show Staff).” Businesses and others interested in sponsoring awards, please email with the subject “Art Show Sponsor.” Levels of cash awards are determined by donations and entry fees. For more information on Arts Council activities at Michelle’s Café, contact Artfunkle Used Books, or check out the Clarion Arts Council’s Facebook page. Photos and general information can be found at the CCAC web site, www.clarionartscouncil.com.
CLARION MODEL RAILROAD CLUB EXHIBIT
The Clarion Model Railroad Exhibit is located in the basement of the Clarion Masonic Lodge Building on Main Street in Clarion. Enter at the rear entrance to see the fascinating set up of various scale railroad layouts. The Clarion Model Railroad, Inc. sponsors the event. The display is open the following days and times:
Sunday, September 22 – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 25 – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday, September 27 – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 28 – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 29 – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
For more information please contact 814-223-9699.
DEER CREEK WINERY
Enjoy the ambiance of a Pennsylvania winery on a country road. Tour the winery production area, taste their wine, and have a glass of wine on the porch. Deer Creek Winery is located at 3333 Soap Fat Road in Shippenville. Open Saturday, September 21 – Sunday, September 29, from 12 Noon to 6:00 p.m. For more information contact the winery at 814-354-7392, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.DeerCreekWine.com.
BOAT RIDES – CLARION RIVER RAMBLER
Enjoy the spectacular Clarion River aboard the comfort of the Clarion River Rambler pontoon boat. Captains Susan and Layne Giering will be waiting to take you on a cruise along one of the most scenic rivers in America. Take advantage of the special Autumn Leaf Festival rates by calling ahead for your reservation time. Saturday, September 21 through Sunday, September 29. Rates are $10 per adult; $8 per child. For reservations and information, call 814-226-4679 or visit www.ClarionRiverRambler.com.
Ride-A-Rama is Wednesday, September 25, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday, September 27, from 12 noon to 5 p.m. Cost is only $15.00 per person for all the excitement and thrills. For more information please call 814-226-9161.
MODEL HOME & FACTORY TOUR
All week long come and take a tour of the Structural Modulars Inc. factory and see how modular homes are manufactured. The plant is open for tours, and there is a sample ranch style model home available to view. In order to see the model home, please report to the factory first. The tours are held at 101 Southern Ave. in Strattanville, Monday, September 23 through Friday, September 27, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information, please call 814-764-5555.
PAUL’S PUMPKIN PATCH
Paul’s Pumpkin Patch at Stahlman’s Farm – 395 Marks Lane, Fairmount City, will be open Sunday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m; Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Enjoy a hay ride, or visit the barnyard zoo, pee wee maze, corn box, and hay mountain. Pick your own pumpkins in the pumpkin patch or host a party in the party tent. Paul’s Pumpkin Patch grows a full line of pumpkins, gourds, ornamental corn & squash. Don’t miss the Famous Frogtown Flinger or a ride in the Barrel Train (excluding September 28 and 29)! Admission is $5. For more information, including group rates, special events, and hours throughout September and October, call 814-365-5161 or visit www.PaulsPumpkinPatch.com.
DUI AWARENESS SIMULATOR
Get behind the wheel of a D.U.I simulator to feel and understand what it is like to drive while intoxicated. The state-of-the-art simulator will be appearing at the corner of Main Street and 5th Ave. on Sunday, September 22, 10:00 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Friday, September 27, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. This interactive experience allows you to witness the effects of alcohol in a safe environment. The DUI Simulator, brought to you by Brandon’s Dad and the Clarion County Promise, is owned by Erie Teen Safe Driving task Force and funded by a grant from State Farm written by UPMC Hamot. For more information on DUI prevention visit www.DUIawareness.com.
Be sure to bring your appetites for the food concession stands. There are a wide variety of foods that are sure to please everyone, so prepare your taste buds and try them all! Look for your favorites – those beloved funnel cakes, stromboli, cinnamon rolls, gyros, Philly steak sandwiches, apple dumplings, chicken on a stick, pizza, taffy, hot sausage sandwiches, French fries—and find new fare, like roasted ears of corn, turkey burgers, and grilled cheese! These tempting morsels can be found in the Memorial Park and along Main Street. Picnic tables are located throughout the Memorial Park so you can have your dessert too!
CLARION COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY’S SUTTON-DITZ HOUSE MUSEUM
The Sutton-Ditz House Museum is a National Historic Register property featuring a period style turn-of-the-century parlor, library, dining room, kitchen, sewing room, master bedroom, children’s bedroom/playroom. Exhibits include the following: Clarion County military, local industries, Labino glass, Hawthorn and Purinton pottery and a country store. The Thomas Sutton Museum Store offers Clarion County souvenirs, historic publications and Victorian selections. Owned and operated by the Clarion County Historical Society, the museum is open Monday – Saturday during The Farmers National Bank Autumn Leaf Festival from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. For more information, call 814-226-4450.
The information contained within this guide was provided by the Clarion Area Chamber of Commerce. For more information, visit www.clarionpa.com.