Ebensburg – The 30th annual PotatoFest will be held Saturday, September 25th from 9 am-5 pm in downtown Ebensburg! Over 200 of the area’s best craft and food vendors will line High, Center, Julian and West Sample Streets, as well as, the Cambria County Memorial Park and Penn Eben Park. Visitors will enjoy unique potato foods and live entertainment all day long! Dance performers will show off their moves in the VFW parking lot.
“The PotatoFest Committee works year-round to put together a family-friendly event that has a little something for everyone,” said Danea Koss, Community Development Director. “We really focus on attracting all types of people from our area and beyond.” Dauntless Fire Station will also host their 14th Annual Wine Extravanganza at their station. Admission is $10 which includes a wine glass and wine tasting.
Returning once again this year will be a designated area for kids called ‘Adventures in Spudland’ featuring a Hogue’s Fun Factory obstacle course, bounce house, slide & dance dome, the ‘Kid’s Potato Patch’, Mini Golf at the Ebensburg Presbyterian Church and Steel City Axe Throwing.
There is no charge to attend PotatoFest and a free shuttle runs from 9 am – 5:30 pm from Admiral Peary Vo-Tech & Central Cambria School (Rt. 422), Penn Highlands Community College, American Legion County Fairgrounds, and Lake Rowena!
PotatoFest is sponsored by State Farm Agent Kim Springer, First National Bank, Saint Francis Esports and number of additional sponsors. The event is hosted by the Ebensburg Main Street Partnership. For additional information, please visit www.potatofest.com, or call the Ebensburg Borough Office at (814) 472-8780.
The Ebensburg Farmers Market will begin Saturday, July 10th and go through September 18th. The market runs every Saturday in Penn Eben Park from 9 am to 12 pm, rain or shine. Vendors in attendance will be selling the following items, and items will vary from week to week:
EBENSBURG WATER MAIN BREAK AND BOIL WATER ADVISORY
May 13, 2021 – 9:00 PM The boil Water Advisory has been lifted.
May 11, 2021 – 4:15 PM
EBENSBURG SEEKS MEMORIAL DAY PARADE PARTICIPANTS
Ebensburg – Organizers of Ebensburg’s annual Memorial Day Parade are seeking participants for this year’s event to take place on Monday, May 31st at 10:00 a.m. in downtown Ebensburg.
The Memorial Day Ceremony in Veteran’s Park 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 Bob Slebodnick, Commander of VFW Post 4963. “Ebensburg’s Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony are a 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 to help commemorate this special Memorial Day celebration are required to pre-register by Monday, May 17th. The registration from can be found here or interested participants may contact firstname.lastname@example.org to have one sent out. Onsite entries will not be permitted.
All participants will assemble for check-in and line-up at the Ebensburg Public Library on Highland Avenue between 9:00 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. The annual parade and Memorial Day ceremony are sponsored by the Ebensburg Main Street Partnership, in partnership with VFW Post 4963 and American Legion Post 363.
Cambria County in coordination with the state of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce the ERAP program. The ERAP provides assistance with Rent payments including arrearages as well as utility assistance.
The current income guidelines are as follows:
-$36,350 (single person)
-$41,550 (two persons)
-$46,750 (three persons)
-$51,900 (four persons)
Interested applicants can apply online at https://www.compass.state.pa.us or by contacting Cambria County at (814)535-8531, Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Please pass this on to neighbors and Cambria County friends that may be having a difficult time payment utilities.
Ebensburg Borough recognized as certified sustainable Borough
(Ebensburg Borough, PA) Ebensburg Borough announced today it is among a select group of high performing municipalities to become certified through the Sustainable Pennsylvania Community Certification program. Ebensburg Borough is recognized at the Gold level of certification for meeting the program’s rigorous performance criteria which track 131 policies and practices that define a sustainable community.
The Sustainable Pennsylvania Community Certification, managed by the Pennsylvania Municipal League in partnership with Sustainable Pittsburgh, is designed for municipalities that are working to save money, conserve resources, and serve vibrant communities. The certification is implemented statewide, recognizing boroughs, municipalities, cities, and home rule municipalities across the Commonwealth. The Pennsylvania Municipal League and Sustainable Pittsburgh applaud municipalities for their demonstrated commitment and sustainability performance.
In earning the Gold certification, Ebensburg Borough is acknowledged for its progress in such areas as community design and land use, energy efficiency, health and wellness, intergovernmental cooperation, recycling and waste reduction, fiscal controls, and internal management and operations. Details about Ebensburg Borough’s certification performance within these topics can be found on the certification program’s website: http://www.sustainablepacommunitycertification.org/users/certified_municipalities.
“Ebensburg Borough is proud to be recognized as a Gold Certified Community by the Sustainable Pennsylvania Community Certification program,” said Borough Councilman Scot May. “The Borough has a long history of commitment to saving taxpayer dollars, using resources efficiently, and applying best practices in municipal government and community development. We are pleased to be recognized and be part of the regional community of good government. I would also like to thank Mayor Randy Datsko and Community Development Director Danea Koss for all their hard work in making this possible. It was definitely a team effort.”
“We are delighted to see Ebensburg Borough distinguished among local governments that are leading the way in applying sustainability to both their operations and management as well as within the community,” said Anne McCollum, Director of Training and Development, Pennsylvania Municipal League.
The Sustainable Pennsylvania Community Certification is intended to bring recognition to municipalities that are implementing the policies and practices of sustainability to advance community and regional prosperity. It also serves as a mechanism for sharing best practices for creating a more sustainable Pennsylvania. “Municipalities that earn the Sustainable Pennsylvania Community Certification have demonstrated a commitment to advancing sustainable best practices to foster thriving and vibrant communities where people long to live, work, and play. Commitment to continuous improvement and innovation is at the heart of sustainability and the Certification program is a means to accelerate municipal performance,” said James T. Price, Sustainable Community Manager, Sustainable Pittsburgh.
For more information, please visit www.sustainablepacommunitycertification.org or contact Danea Koss at 814-472-8414 or email@example.com.
About Ebensburg Borough
Ebensburg Borough, the seat of Cambria County government, is situated on a plateau in the geographic center of the county along the eastern fringe of the Laurel Hill Ridge. Ebensburg is located 19 miles north of the City of Johnstown, 24 miles west of the City of Altoona, 74 miles east of Pittsburgh, and 140 miles west of Harrisburg. The Borough has a population of 3,122 and encompasses 1.7 square miles.
“Ebensburg, the first settlement on the Allegheny Front, was founded by Rees Lloyd. Ebensburg developed as a mountain resort as word of the area’s scenic beauty spread. Many of the ‘summer cottages’ containing fifteen to twenty rooms built by the urban rich can be seen today.
From its humble beginnings as the landing site of the Welsh advance party to its fame as a mountain resort, Ebensburg has enjoyed continuous prosperity while retaining its small town charm.” From Historic Ebensburg, W.R. Davis and Dave Huber.
Today, Ebensburg boasts an active and vibrant downtown with a thriving business community. Its nationally accredited Main Street program works to advance historic preservation and economic development, in part by hosting an annual schedule of community events including a summer Concert series, Farmer’s Markets, Movie in the Park, PotatoFest and more. Ebensburg’s downtown Historic District was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2019 for its significance in the areas of commerce and architecture. Its recreational amenities are abundant with a world-class Tennis Center, Young Peoples Community Center, Nathan’s Divide Watershed Education Center, Lake Rowena and, last year’s PA Trail of the Year, the Ghost Town Trail. For more information about Ebensburg, visit ebensburgpa.com.
About the Pennsylvania Municipal League
The Pennsylvania Municipal League (PML) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization established in 1900 as an advocate for Pennsylvania’s 3rd class cities. The PML represents participating Pennsylvania cities, boroughs, Boroughs, and home rule municipalities that all share the League’s municipal policy interests. PML provides a wide array of municipal services including legislative advocacy (on both the state and federal levels), publications designed to educate and inform, education and training certification programs, membership research and inquiries, consulting-based programs, group insurance trusts, and the statewide Sustainable Pennsylvania Community Certification. Specific to Southwestern Pennsylvania, PML is partnered with Sustainable Pittsburgh for outreach.
About Sustainable Pittsburgh
Sustainable Pittsburgh works to support decision-makers in the Pittsburgh Region to improve the integration of economic prosperity, social equity, and environmental quality through fostering sustainable solutions for communities and businesses. Over the past 20 years, Sustainable Pittsburgh has proven adept at building coalitions for the policy and practice of sustainable development for southwestern Pennsylvania. SP educates and engages decision-makers and in turn elevates expectations for integration of the 3Es (environmental conservation, social equity, and economic prosperity) among government, businesses, nonprofits, and academia.
The Boil Water Advisory for Ebensburg has been lifted.