Ebensburg Main Street Partnership Earns National Accreditation

Ebensburg’s Community Development Director Danea Koss accepts Ebensburg Main Street Partnership’s 2019 National Main Street Center accreditation certificate alongside representatives from DCED and other accredited communities. From left: Christie Yerger, DCED; Danea Koss, Ebensburg Main Street Partnership; Gordon Manker, Wilkinsburg CDC; Josh Rolon, Wilkinsburg CDC; Jeanine Henry, Waynesburg Prosperous & Beautiful, Larry Marshall, Waynesburg Prosperous & Beautiful; Mandy Book, DCED. Ebensburg was also recognized as the fifth “Best Performing Main Street Programs” behind Easton, Boyertown, Hamburg and Quakertown.

 

Ebensburg Main Street Partnership Receives 2019 National Main Street Accreditation

Ebensburg, PA (July 9, 2019) – Ebensburg Main Street Partnership has been designated as an accredited Main Street America™ program for meeting rigorous performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. Each year, the National Main Street Center and its partners announce the list of accredited Main Street America programs to recognize their exemplary commitment to preservation-based economic development and community revitalization through the Main Street Approach™

“We are proud to acknowledge this year’s 840 nationally accredited Main Street America programs that have worked tirelessly to strengthen their communities,” said Patrice Frey, President & CEO of the National Main Street Center. “These programs deserve recognition for generating impressive economic returns, preserving community character, and celebrating local history. Main Street America Accredited communities are part of a powerful movement of changemakers, and their dedication to improving quality of life in the places they call home is inspiring.

In 2018 alone, Main Street America programs generated $4.93 billion in local reinvestment, helped open 5,310 net new businesses, generated 25,301 net new jobs, catalyzed the rehabilitation of 8,146 historic buildings, and clocked 2.2 million volunteer hours.

The Ebensburg Main Street Partnership’s performance is annually evaluated by the Pennsylvania Downtown Center, which works in partnership with the National Main Street Center to identify the local programs that meet ten national performance standards. Evaluation criteria determines the communities that are building comprehensive and sustainable revitalization efforts and include standards such as fostering strong public-private partnerships, documenting programmatic progress, and actively preserving historic buildings.

“We are proud to be one of only 25 nationally accredited main street programs in Pennsylvania,” said John Paul Houser, president of the Ebensburg Main Street Partnership. “It sets us apart and affirms that we are following the national standard for main street programs.”

The Ebensburg Main Street Partnership strives to promote economic development, preserve our historic character and celebrate our small-town charm. This is accomplished through community beautification and improvement projects, partnerships with local officials and stakeholders and an active annual schedule of events.

Main Street America has been helping revitalize older and historic commercial districts for more than 35 years. Today, it is a network of more than 1,600 neighborhoods and communities, rural and urban, who share both a commitment to place and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. Since 1980, communities participating in the program have leveraged more than $74.73 billion in new public and private investment, generated 614,716 net new jobs and 138,303 net new businesses, and rehabilitated more than 276,790 buildings. Main Street America is a program of the nonprofit National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. 

2020 Census

The 2020 Census is fast approaching. Your participation in the census, and a full and accurate count, is very important to your local community. First, the census is the basis for equal political representation under the Constitution. Second, State and Federal dollars are allotted based on the number of people counted in the census.

BE COUNTED! It’s easy. It’s safe, It’s important. For the first time ever, the Census Bureau will accept responses on-line, but you can still respond by phone or mail.

For more information, visit: www.2020census.gov/en.

Census Jobs

The Census Bureau will be hiring thousands of workers to complete the 2020 Census. Job seekers can apply now. The first jobs will be in August 2019 conducting address canvassing.  www.2020census.gov/jobs -or- 1-855-JOB-2020.

15th Annual Wheels & Wings – Thursday, June 20th 5pm – 10pm

Ebensburg officials and community members are gearing up for the 15th  annual “Wheels & Wings” event to be held Thursday evening, June 20th, in Downtown Ebensburg.  This car, truck, and motorcycle show will once again be combined with a wing-off between local restaurants and vendors!  The event, which is held in conjunction with Johnstown’s Thunder in the Valley motorcycle rally, brings thousands to Downtown Ebensburg each year!  This year’s event will be held in Penn Eben Park (corner of Julian & High Streets) and along North Julian & West Sample Street Streets.

The 15th Annual Wheels & Wings will feature live entertainment from Habatat at the intersection of Center and Sample Streets. The live act will perform from 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Vehicle registration will begin at 4:30 p.m. on the day of the event only.  Only the first 250 vehicles will be registered and the first 150 registrants will receive ‘Wheels & Wings’ dash plaques sponsored by Roundhouse Harley-Davidson.  The registration fee is $7 and vehicles will enter at the corner of Caroline & High Streets. This year vehicles will once again be judged by classes; there will be three bike classes: Sport Bike, Cruisers & Custom Bikes. There will be five car classes: Pre-50’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, Post-80’s. There is also one class for trucks.

A panel of judges will award trophies to the top 3 vehicles in each category. A “Best of Show” award will also be given to one car, truck and motorcycle. The awards will be announced at 8:30 pm from the entertainment area.

Meanwhile, food vendors will serve up their best wings from 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.  along West Sample Street while competing for the title of “Best Wings!” Additional food items will also be available for sale.

The following will serve as wing judges: Randy Datsko, Ebensburg Mayor, a representative of the event’s Premier Sponsor, Kim Springer Insurance Agency LLC, among others will serve as wing judges.

Dauntless Fire Company, The Castle Pub and Ebensburg Main Street Partnership will sell adult beverages. The Ebensburg Main Street Partnership will once again be selling this year’s Wheels & Wings T-shirts featuring a new logo design and other merchandise at their booth along West Sample Street.

For more information, please visit www.ebensburgwheels.com or call the Ebensburg Borough office at (814) 472-8414.  This event’s Premier Sponsor is Kim Springer Insurance Agency LLC. Other event sponsors include: Roundhouse Harley-Davidso and Haida Healthcare & Rehabilitation.

Ebensburg Farmers Market – Every Saturday, 9 am to 12 pm

The Ebensburg Farmers Market will begin Saturday, July 6th and go through September 21st.  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:

  • Fruits – blueberries, raspberries, etc.
  • Veggies – squash, tomatoes, red beets, beans, onions, cabbage, cucumbers, corn, etc.
  • Herbs – garlic, basil, parsley, etc.
  • Farm Fresh Eggs
  • Baked Goods
  • Honey
  • Soaps/Hand Creams
  • Flowers/Plants

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EBENSBURG BOROUGH VEHICLES FOR SALE

The Borough of Ebensburg offers the following for sale.

International Dump Truck – 1999 International 4800 Dump Truck, 28,000 GVWR, 33,818 miles, Garage kept. Aluminum bed with central hydraulics. Snow plow and spreader included.  Serpentine pulley broken off front engine cover; not in running order. Body excellent. Sold as is.

Pickup Truck – 2008 Ford Ranger. 53,782 miles. Motor and transmission good. Overall poor condition. In good running order.

Zero-Turn Mower – 2007 ExMark Lazer Z, 66” deck. Est. 3,000 Hours. Good condition.

Immediate availability, see at borough garage. Call for inspection Ebensburg Public Works (472-7811). Photos available at www.ebensburgpa.com.

Bids will be received until 12:00 noon Monday, April 15, 2019 at the Ebensburg Municipal Building, 300 West High Street, Ebensburg, PA 15931 at which time they will be opened publicly. E-mail bids accepted at eburg@ebensburgpa.com. The borough reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.