Ebensburg Homecoming Weekend – July 29th & 30th

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EBENSBURG HOMECOMING & DOWNTOWN SHUTDOWN –A WEEKEND FULL OF ACTIVITIES

Ebensburg – On Friday, July 29th & Saturday, July 30th Ebensburg will host their annual Downtown Shutdown and Homecoming celebration which have become localized popular events for the community.

The weekend begins when the streets at the center of town close down from 8 pm to 11 pm for a free concert. This year’s event will once again feature Pittsburgh-based band, Mercedez — a high energy band playing a wide-ranging variety of upbeat dance music.

Events continue on Saturday with a Community-wide yard sale, a fishing derby at Lake Rowena, a Farmer’s Market in Penn Eben Park and continues with a full schedule of events throughout the day. “There is really something for everyone during our annual Homecoming event – fishing, shopping, sports, games, live music, fireworks and more!” said Danea Koss, Community Development Director. Yard Sale maps will be made available at the Borough office, Ebensburg Library, and online at www.ebensburgmainstreet.com a few weeks prior.

Baskets donated by local businesses for the Homecoming basket raffle will be on display at First National Bank at 111 W. High Street in the weeks leading up to Homecoming. Raffle tickets will be available at the bank through the Friday, the 29th, and then onsite at Lake Rowena beginning around 5 pm on Homecoming day.

For a tentative schedule of events during Homecoming, please visit www.ebensburgmainstreet.com or call the Ebensburg Borough Office at (814) 472-8780.

Memorial Day Ceremony – Downtown Ebensburg

Organizers of Ebensburg’s annual Memorial Day parade are seeking participants for this year’s event on Monday, May 30th at 10:00 a.m. in downtown Ebensburg.
The annual parade and Memorial Day ceremony are sponsored by VFW Post 4963 and American Legion Post 363.

The ceremony will follow the parade at 10:30 a.m. In the case of inclement weather, the parade will not be held and the ceremony will take place inside at the Ebensburg Presbyterian Church, 200 North Center Street at 10:30 a.m.
“Anything people can do to help remember the men and women that have sacrificed is appreciated”, said John Corran, Commander of VFW Post 4963. “Ebensburg’s Memorial Day parade and ceremony is a very special tribute to those who have served and sacrificed from the American Revolution to our current generation of service members.”

Any businesses, organization, military service men and women, Boy Scout & Girl Scout Troops, marching bands, Church groups, and classic vehicle owners wishing to participate in the parade and help commemorate this special Memorial Day celebration are to contact the Ebensburg Borough office at 814-472-8780. All participants will assemble at the former Central Cambria Middle School on Highland Avenue between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.