Memorial Day Parade Organizers Seeking Parade Participants

 

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 27th at 10:00 a.m. in historic 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 13th. The registration from can be found here or interested participants may contact dkoss@ebensburgpa.com 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.

 

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20th Annual Wheels & Wings – Thursday, June 21, 5 – 10pm

Ebensburg is gearing up for the 20th annual “Wheels & Wings” event to be held FRIDAY evening, June 21st, in Historic Downtown Ebensburg.  This car, truck, and motorcycle show will once again be combined with a wing-off between local restaurants and vendors!  The event brings thousands to Downtown Ebensburg each year and is held in Penn Eben Park (corner of Julian & High Streets) and along North Julian & West Sample Street Streets.

The 20th Annual Wheels & Wings will feature live entertainment from TBD 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 $10 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 a “Best in Class” trophy to one vehicle per class, in each category, as well as an overall “Best of Show” award to 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.

Wing judges this year will be Cambria County Commissioner Tom Chernisky, a representative of the event’s Premier Sponsor, Kim Springer Insurance Agency LLC and Ebensburg Borough Council members.

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.

This event’s Premier Sponsor is Kim Springer Insurance Agency LLC. Other event sponsors include: Roundhouse Harley-Davidson, West Central Equipment and Renewal by Andersen. For more information, please visit www.ebensburgwheels.com or call the Ebensburg Borough office at (814) 472-8414.

Ebensburg Farmers Market – Every Saturday, 9 to Noon Starting July 6th

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
  • Maple Syrup
  • Soaps/Hand Creams
  • Flowers/Plants
  • Chicken/Beef/Pork

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Safety Tips from the Ebensburg Borough Police

PEDESTRIANS

General Pedestrian Law:

Pennsylvania’s Vehicle Code details the rights and duties of pedestrians.

Generally, people walking may cross the street at any point, but pedestrians and motorists must understand their responsibilities. Below are the basic laws to follow when crossing the street or driving.

  • When a pedestrian crosses the street in a crosswalk, the driver must yield.
    • Drivers are not required to yield until you begin to step into the crosswalk.
    • Pedestrians should not walk or run unexpectedly into the path of a moving vehicle. Pedestrians should not assume drivers will see or yield. Look left, right, and left again before stepping out.
    • It is illegal for drivers to pass a vehicle that is stopped for a pedestrian in a crosswalk, as the second driver may not see the pedestrian in the crosswalk.
  • If a pedestrian crosses the street not at an intersection and there is no crosswalk, the pedestrian must yield to vehicles.
  • When crossing the street at a signalized intersection, both pedestrians and motorists must obey the traffic-control devices.
    • These signs and signals help identify who must yield.
  • When walking along a road with sidewalks and its use is practicable, it is unlawful for any pedestrian to walk along and upon an adjacent roadway.

Safety Talking Points

 Tips for Pedestrians:

 Cross only at crosswalks. Don’t cross between parked cars.

  • Look left, right then left again and keep looking.
  • Wait for a gap in traffic, then step one foot off the curb or fully enter crosswalk and make eye contact with approaching drivers.
  • Always obey traffic signs and signals especially pedestrian count down timers.
  • See and be seen – drivers need to see you to avoid you. Wear bright clothing during the day, and wear reflective materials or carry a flashlight at night.
  • Watch for turning vehicles at intersections, even if you have the right-of-way and proceeding lawfully.
  • Watch your children. Children can’t judge a vehicle’s speed and distance and need the help of an adult to be safe.
  • On streets with multiple lanes in each direction, be aware of what drivers in both near lanes are doing. If one driver is allowing you to cross, the other might not see you.
  • If no sidewalk is available, walk as far on the side of the road as you can, and always walk against traffic.
  • Always be aware of your surroundings, and never get distracted.

Tips for Motorists:

 Slow down when approaching a crosswalk or intersection. Watch for pedestrians and be prepared to yield to them.

  • Yield to pedestrians in crosswalks – the law requires motorists to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks at signalized and non-signalized intersections.
  • Travel at a prudent speed. Don’t try to beat the light.
  • Watch for mid-block crosswalks. Pedestrians have the right-of-way in mid-block crosswalks, so yield to them.
  • Expect the unexpected – look out for children who may dart out between cars or buses or cross mid-block without a crosswalk.
  • Drivers on streets with multiple lanes in each direction should be aware that pedestrians may be crossing all lanes.

Trash & Recycle Receptacle Storage & Tree/Shrub Maintenance

With the threat of severe weather throughout the area, the Ebensburg Borough Police would like to remind area residents of the requirements regarding the placement of new garbage containers:

  1. Containers are not to be place curbside more than 24 hours before scheduled pick up.
  2. Containers must be removed from curbside no more than 24 hours after scheduled pick up.
  3. With severe storms possible, the containers potentially could blow into the street and cause a traffic hazard.

An additional reminder as spring arrives; residents are responsible to keep their shrubs, trees, and foliage trimmed so that they do not impede roadways or sidewalks, or block street signs.

Ebensburg police thank all residents for their cooperation in keeping Ebensburg Borough a beautiful and safe community!

Ebensburg Water Plant Receives Prestigious Area Wide Optimization (AWOP) Award

  • Pictured from left, Luke Byrne, Kyle Smiley and Anthony Perott of Inframark

Ebensburg’s Water Treatment Plant has been selected again to receive a prestigious Area Wide Optimization Program (AWOP) Award. The AWOP Award was presented to Luke Byrne, Plant Manager, for our water system on Thursday, March 21, 2024 at the Pennsylvania Rural Water Association (PRWA) Annual Conference in State College, PA.

AWOP is a national filter plant optimization effort among numerous states, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Association of State Drinking Water Administrators (ASDWA) and you. For the seventeenth consecutive year in Pennsylvania, AWOP will recognize outstanding efforts toward optimizing filter plant turbidity performance with a prestigious AWOP Award. The top performing filter plants that submitted their 2023 WebOAS turbidity data will receive an AWOP Award this year. This year 9 small filter plants (serving <10,000 people) will be presented with AWOP Awards at the PRWA conference. We hope to present AWOP Awards next year as well. So please continue to submit your turbidity data to remain eligible for an AWOP Award next year. WebOAS turbidity submittal is required in order to participate in AWOP and be eligible for an AWOP Award.

Shop Small in Ebensburg – Small Business Saturday Contest, Nov. 25th

SHOP SMALL in Ebensburg on Small Business Saturday®

Ebensburg – Each year, the Ebensburg Main Street Partnership promotes and celebrates Small Business Saturday in Ebensburg as a way to support Ebensburg’s local small business community.

On Saturday, November 25th, residents are encouraged to take part in Small Business Saturday by shopping small and dining small at area small businesses.

Shoppers can enter Ebensburg’s Shop Small Contest for a chance to win one of six $25.00 gift cards to one of our small shops or restaurants. View contest details in the featured image above.

“We are a community of small businesses, and we want to do everything we can to help our small businesses succeed,” said Danea Koss, community development director. “We encourage everyone to support your local community by shopping small AND dining small in Ebensburg this holiday season. When you shop small, you’re not just supporting a small business, you’re boosting your local economy, supporting local jobs and you’re keeping local businesses in business!”

Ebensburg’s Dickens of a Christmas

Ebensburg’s 18th annual Dickens of a Christmas will be held Friday, December 1st through Sunday, December 3rd. This event is a family-oriented Christmas celebration based on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Many vendors and other participants are clad in period costume. Let us be your host as you enjoy this old-fashioned Christmas weekend.

Come enjoy vendors and crafters hawking Christmas wares at the indoor craft shows, wassailing in quaint neighborhoods, antique shopping, a Live Nativity & Lights Festival, a Christmas Parade, a Santa Pub Crawl, Christmas Tree Toss, Children’s Events, Breakfast with Santa, Sleigh and Carriage Rides, a Christmas Musical Performance, Fezziwig Frolic and so much more!

This is truly a joyous way to bring in the holiday season, of which Mr. Dickens would surely approve!

The event schedule is finalized and can be found here: https://ebensburgpa.com/ebensburg-dickens-events-summary/.