The Greene Gazette Newsletter for April 2016 from the Greene County Board of Commissioners, Greene County, Pennsylvania

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WAYNESBURG, PA — Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Commissioners made several proclamations at their April meetings
April 2016 Child Abuse Prevention Month

Greene County Commissioners proclaimed the month of April 2016 Child Abuse Prevention Month during their April 6 agenda meeting. The proclamation acknowledges that child abuse is the leading cause of out-of-home placements in Greene County, and encourages the community to help protect children from physical, sexual and emotional abuse.

Stacey Courtwright, Children and Youth Services administrator, thanked the commissioners for their support and reported that in 2015, CYS investigated or assessed more than 1,000 incidents involving more than 650 families and 1,400 children. In the first three months of 2016, CYS has responded to nearly 300 incidents involving more than 230 families and 450 children. Courtwright also noted that her agency has this year handled more than 10 reported cases of babies born with some sort of drugs in their system.

"None of us knows how tough their jobs are," said Commissioner Blair Zimmerman, noting the high turnover and stress levels of CYS caseworkers. "But we are proud of the jobs they do."

Pictured, from l. to r., are Commissioner Dave Coder; Stacey Courtwright, CYS administrator; Commissioner Archie Trader; Pat Lemley, chair of the CYS board; Commissioner Blair Zimmerman; and Karen Bennett, human services administrator.
 
April 2016 National Autism Awareness Month

Greene County Commissioners proclaimed the month of April 2016 National Autism Awareness Month during their April 6 agenda meeting. According to the proclamation, autism is a pervasive developmental disorder affecting the social, communication and behavioral skills of affected individuals. More and more children are being diagnosed on the autism spectrum, with rates as high as one in 68 children nationally.

Although there is currently no cure, early and intensive treatment options can help improve the lives of children with autism, who often require a lifetime of specialized and community support services. Family support is also critical as caregivers face psychological and financial burdens associated with autism care.

Accepting the proclamation was Damon Casseday, board chair of the Dustin Damon Casseday Autism Foundation, which he created in honor of his 4 ½-year-old son.

Casseday reported that the foundation had its first successful fundraiser April 3 and that he is working on support group meetings and other resources for parents. He presented the commissioners with a large puzzle piece, which the foundation is selling as a fundraiser.

Pictured, from l. to r., are Commissioner Dave Coder; Commissioner Archie Trader; Damon Casseday of the Dustin Damon Casseday Autism Foundation; and Commissioner Blair Zimmerman holding the Foundation puzzle piece.

April 2016 Grange Month

Greene County Commissioners proclaimed the month of April 2016 Grange Month during their April 7 regular meeting. The proclamation recognizes the Grange organization for providing an effective voice for rural development, agriculture and community service in thousands of communities across the country. The Grange brings together rural and urban families through leadership, motivation and dedication, and emphasizes the involvement of people in the legislative process and responsibilities of citizenship.

Pictured, from l. to r., are Crystal Morris, East Franklin Grange; Commissioner Dave Coder; Commissioner Archie Trader; Marty Dinsmore, Greene County Pomona Grange president; Commissioner Blair Zimmerman; and Mary Jane Kent, Harveys-Aleppo Grange president.
 
April 2016 Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Greene County Commissioners proclaimed the month of April 2016 Sexual Assault Awareness Month during their April 21 regular meeting. This year’s theme is “Prevention is Possible.” The proclamation acknowledges the importance of educating the community about sexual violence prevention, supporting survivors and speaking out against harmful attitudes and actions. The proclamation also supports the public and private efforts to prevent sexual violence and recognizes the impact it has on every community, including Greene County.

Joanna Dragan, SPHS CARE Center supervisor for the Sexual Trauma and Treatment and Recovery Services (STTARS) program and outreach and development coordinator presented the commissioners with Awareness Pins to increase awareness and encourage the community to speak up about prevention through social media platforms.

"Educate on prevention and the community will become safer through awareness," Dragan said of promoting sexual violence prevention.

Pictured, from l. to r., are Commissioner Dave Coder; Pam Kilgore, STTARS program volunteer coordinator; Commissioner Archie Trader; Anne Rice, Preventionist; Rachel Karelli, Legal Advocate; Joanna Dragan, STTARS program supervisor and outreach and development coordinator; Hayley Maraugha, Counselor; and Commissioner Blair Zimmerman.

April 10-16 National Library Week

Greene County Commissioners proclaimed the week of April 10-16, 2016, National Library Week during their April 7 regular meeting. The proclamation recognizes libraries and librarians for bettering their communities, campuses and schools by providing more opportunities for community engagement and delivering new services to meet patrons’ needs. Libraries are constantly evolving and offer equal access to new technologies, innovative programming and job-seeking resources. County residents are encouraged to visit a local library and take advantage of all the resources available, not the least of which is the power of reading.
Therese Barry, Greene County Library System administrator, reported that in 2015, the libraries provided $1.3 million in services to patrons. In the first three months of this year, the libraries’ content databases have been used 10,000 times.

Pictured, from l. to r., are Jill Peth, GCLS outreach coordinator; Commissioner Dave Coder; Kathy McClure, Bowlby Library director; Commissioner Archie Trader; Jean Journic, GCLS board chair and Flenniken Library board member; Therese Barry, GCLS administrator; Commissioner Blair Zimmerman; Fran Hardy, co-chair of Friends of Bowlby Library; and Jerry Hardy, Bowlby Library board member.
 
April 29 - Paint Greene County Purple Day

Greene County Commissioners proclaimed Friday, April 29, 2016, Paint Greene County Purple Day during their April 21 regular meeting. The proclamation supports the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Greene County, which will be held April 30-May 1 at the Waynesburg Central High School Raider Field of Pride. Purple is the official color of Relay For Life.

Steve Gillis, American Cancer Society Relay For Life specialist wants to encourage all Greene County survivors to come out at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 30 to celebrate their victory over cancer and walk the Survivors Lap, the first lap around the track. A luncheon will follow.

Pictured, from l. to r., are Commissioner Dave Coder; Barb Brant, Relay publicity lead; Jessica Sarnoskie, Relay co-lead; Commissioner Archie Trader; Steve Gillis, American Cancer Society Relay For Life specialist; and Commissioner Blair Zimmerman.

Conservation District promoting Soil and Water Stewardship Week

The Greene County Conservation District is celebrating Soil and Water Stewardship Week April 24 – May 1, 2016. The week marks the National Association of Conservation District’s 61st year of celebrating a Stewardship Week. This year’s theme is “We All Need Trees.” Trees provide us with a multitude of benefits and services including, but not limited to: clean air and water, healthy soil, shade, wood products, fuel and jobs.

The Greene County Conservation District is also celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. The District was formed with the mission of committing to protection, stewardship and conservation of Greene County’s natural resources to ensure a wise balance between the protection of the environment and the benefit of county landowners.

Over the past year, the Greene County Conservation District Board Members and staff have worked diligently and thoughtfully to promote and protect a diverse range of natural resources within the County. It is the District’s belief that conservation works best when people who live and work in a community come together to collectively manage their natural resources. Valuable partnerships are formed when diversity is brought into the conversation and decision-making process.

The Greene County Commissioners proclaimed April 24-May 1, 2016, Soil and Water Stewardship Week during their April 21 regular meeting. The schedule of events for the week include announcing the winners of this year’s school poster contest, pre-K coloring contest and conservation leadership school scholarship along with additional educational and grant opportunities. A dedication is also scheduled for Tuesday, April 26 at the Greene County Historical Museum to honor J. Robert Rice, Director Emeritus, for 50 years of Conservation Service. The Conservation District staff is also diligently working on the upcoming 29th annual Greene County Envirothon where teams of five students test their environmental knowledge.

The Greene County Conservation District is a member of the NACD, which oversees the Stewardship Week program. Stewardship Week is one of the largest national annual programs to promote conservation. NACD represents the nation’s 3,000 conservation districts, which were established to encourage resource conservation across the country.

For more information about Stewardship Week and conservation, contact GCCD at 724-852-5278 or www.co.greene.pa.us/gccd.

Pictured, from l. to r., are Commissioner Dave Coder; Jim Cowell, Secretary of the GCCD Board; Commissioner Archie Trader; Bradley Eisiminger, Chairman of the GCCD Board; Lisa Snider, GCCD District Manager; and Commissioner Blair Zimmerman.

Community Listening Forum
    The PA Department of Aging hosted a Community Listening Forum on March 30th at the California University of PA Convocation Center. The PA Department of Aging Secretary, Teresa Osborne, gave opening remarks to a group of over 50 people who came to gather information on the 2016-2020 State Plan of Services (to older Pennsylvanians) and to also provide feedback on existing services.

The group, which included Greene County Commissioners Blair Zimmerman and Dave Coder, Greene County Human Services Director—Karen Bennett, aging services providers, members of the Area Agency on Aging staff and Advisory council and members of the community at large were able to give critical insight on the diverse needs of our state's ageing population.

This Listening Forum was the second of seven to be held across the state. If you are interested in sharing your views or learning more, please call 727-783-6128 or email stateplanonaging@pa.gov

Pictured left to right: Commissioner Zimmerman, Teresa Osborne, PA Secretary of Aging, Commissioner Coder, and Karen Bennett, Executive Assistant for Greene County Department of Human Resources

(Article content from Nancy Riggle, SWPA AAA-Greene & photo courtesy of Commissioner Blair Zimmerman)
   

County Commissioners congratulate Morgan Township Supervisor

Commissioners Blair Zimmerman, Dave Coder and Archie Trader would like to congratulate Chairman Shirl Barnhart of the Morgan Township Board of Supervisors on his election to serve a one-year term as president of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors.

Shirl Barnhart, who is chairman of Morgan Township Board of Supervisors, was elected to serve a one-year term as president of the statewide association during its 94th annual Educational Conference and Trade Show in Hershey this week. Since joining the PSATS Executive Board in 2002, Barnhart climbed the leadership ladder to its highest position.

Click here for Observer-Reporter article (April 24, 2016) and the rest of the story.


  Electronics Collection  

Commissioner Dave Coder was on hand to help unload electronics from vehicles for disposal at the Electronics Collection on April 20, 2016.

JVS Environmental along with staff and volunteers were on hand to help unload electronics from vehicles for disposal at the Electronics Collection on April 20, 2016.

JVS Environmental bundling up electronics collected on April 20, 2016 at the Greene County Fairgrounds.
April 20 was our first Electronics Collection of the year at the Greene County Fairgrounds presented by State Representative Pam Snyder and the Greene County Commissioners – Blair Zimmerman, Dave Coder and Archie Trader. Residents could safely dispose of their computer equipment, TVs, Freon appliances, Fluorescent tubes & CFLs, VCRs, stereos and much more. Over 150 vehicles took advantage of the opportunity for a little spring cleaning. If you missed yesterday’s Electronics Collection, there are three more coming up this year on July 13, September 14 and December 14.

Special thank you to JVS Environmental for its services and all staff and volunteers that were on hand to assist with the collection!

The next Electronics Collections are scheduled for July 13, September 14, and December 14, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, at the Greene County Fairgrounds Arena. Click here for event flyer with information on what is and is not accepted.

KITE DAY — National Library Week Celebration
    The Greene County Library System - Flenniken Public Library celebrated Kite Day on Saturday, April 16 from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM at Greene Academy of Art in Carmichaels. A beautiful day for celebrating National Library Week with childrens' activities, family events, fundraisers, and more.

Commissioner Archie Trader started the event off at 10:00 AM by reading the "Kite Day" book by Will Hillenbrand; the Kite Flying was featured at 1:00 PM.

Will Hillenbrand, was a special guest at the event, and local author of "Kite Day: A Bear and Mole Story"
Pictured l. to r., Fletch the WAGGIN, Libraries Mascot; Katy Pretz, Library Director, and Commissioner Archie Trader
(Article & photo courtesy of Flenniken Public Library fb© page)
   

Commissioner Zimmerman speaks at UMWA Rally
Thousands of United Mine Workers marched for an annual April 1st UMW rally along Route 21 from the Greene County Airport to attend a "solidarity" rally at the Greene County Fairgrounds near Waynesburg.

The organized rally was sponsored by the UMW as the union faces the challenges of dealing with bankruptcy issues, the upcoming national contract negotiations and the push for federal legislation to shore up the union's pension plan.

Among the speakers at the rally were UMW President Cecil Roberts, the keynote speaker; Frank Snyder, secretary-treasurer of the PA AFL-CIO; State Representative Pam Snyder; and Greene County Commissioner Blair Zimmerman. Commissioners Dave Coder and Archie Trader were also in attendance for the rally. (Center photo courtesy of Observer-Reporter, 4/2/2016)   (Left & right photos courtesy of Commissioner Blair Zimmerman)

County recreational complex ground-breaking
Commissioner Dave Coder spoke on behave of all three commissioners during the official ground-breaking ceremony held on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. The Greene County Memorial Hospital Foundation and various sponsors, including EQT Corp., officially broke ground for a new two-story, 60,000-square-foot recreational complex, which will include an indoor soccer field, basketball court, fitness center, track and multi-purpose rooms.

The new 13+ acre recreation center will be located at EverGreene Technology Park near the National Guard Readiness Center. The project has been in the making for several years. Commissioner Coder stated, "the foundation has taken a bold step to improve the health and quality of life for all the citizens of Greene County regardless of age or athletic ability. This new facility is just what the doctor ordered. We are excited that this facility will be one-of-a-kind for our region, and we hope it will draw further economic development, tourism and recreational opportunities to our county."

The EQT REC Center is expected to take nine months to complete.   (Photos courtesy of GCTPA, Tourism Office & Greene County Messenger, Jon Stevens)

Ribbon-cutting ceremony for new Senior CARE Greene facility

Commissioner Blair Zimmerman speaking at the ceremony

Group ribbon-cutting

(Click image to enlarge photo)

Pictured with the Senior Life officials are Greene County Commissioners Blair Zimmerman, Dave Coder, & Archie Trader

Left to right: Greene County Commissioners - Dave Coder, Blair Zimmerman, & Archie Trader
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Thursday, April 21 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the new Senior CARE Greene Facility, located at 100 EverGreene Drive, Waynesburg (EverGreene Industrial Park). The event was hosted by the Waynesburg Chamber of Commerce, the public was invited, featuring several speakers, including the county commissioners, and the official cutting of the ribbon.

Senior CARE Greene is growing their membership and their ability to serve the seniors of Greene County by dedicating a brand new expanded facility to meet the needs of the area. Senior CARE Greene is a part of Senior LIFE, a PA LIFE Program that provides healthcare and personal support services for seniors so that they can remain living in their home. Senior LIFE is an approved Community HealthChoices Plan.

Welcome to Greene — It's Right Here!

Check out the latest edition of the new 2016-2017 Greene County, Pennsylvania Official Visitors Guide. A publication design and layout of the Greene County Tourist Promotion Agency and the Greene County Commissioners.

The Greene County Tourist Promotion Agency is part of the Greene County government and is funded through the county hotel/motel tax. The Official Visitors Guide was produced through the support of members and advertisers, which are identified as such. All events, businesses, and other listings are subject to change without notice. Updates are maintained on the GCTPA's official website.

FMI, call the Tourism Office at 1-877-280-TOUR (8687) or visit their website at: www.GoGreeneCounty.org or their facebook page

All content of this publication is copyright ©2016 Greene County Tourist Promotion Agency. All Rights Reserved.


This Month in Greene County Government...
Board of Commissioners:
During the commissioners’ regular board meeting on Thursday, April 7th, the Commissioners made the following Proclamations:
  • Pennsylvania 811 Safe Digging Month
  • April 2016 as Grange Month
  • National Library Week April 10-16, 2016
  • April 2016 as National Autism Awareness Month
The Commissioners approved an amendment and ratification of an oil and gas lease from Tanglewood Exploration, LLC to allow for pooling of that certain portion of the leased premises with other lands and interests.

Under Bridges, the Commissioners awarded a bid for County Bridge #36 (over Robert Run located in Wayne Township) to Clearwater Construction, Inc.

Under Veterans Affairs, the Commissioners approved the care and maintenance of the following graves:
  • 31 graves in the Highland Cemetery located in Dunkard Township
  • 6 graves in the Bald Hill Cemetery located in Dunkard Township
Under Victim Witness, the Commissioners approved the VOCA Grant application.

Under Emergency Management, the Commissioners accepted an amendment to the contract between the County of Greene and New World Public Safety Software.

Under Human Services, the Commissioners approved the following:
  • Intermediate Punishment Grant Application to PCCD
  • FY2015/2016 contract with SPHS d/b/a The CARE Center, Inc. (for sexual assault services)
Under Mental Health & Intellectual Disabilities, the Commissioners approved the FY2015/2016 contract with SPHS d/b/a The CARE Center, Inc.

Under Children and Youth, the Commissioners approved the following:
  • Proclamation for Child Abuse Prevention Month
  • FY2015/2016 Child Accounting and Profile System (CAPS) Version 12 upgrades contract
Under Recreation, the Commissioners awarded the following recreation grants:
  • Cumberland Township Parks and Recreation for little league improvements
  • Carmichaels Travel Baseball Association for dugouts and storage
  • Carmichaels Girls Softball for batting cages
  • Dunkard Girls Youth for batting cages and fence
  • Washington Township for basketball court
Under IDA, the Commissioners approved for $15,000 to be contributed as a portion of match funding for the Industrial Site Reuse Program located in Mather.

The Commissioners also approved the Waynesburg Borough Phase I Sewer System Environmental Review Record per the CDBG Program.

Announcement(s):
  • There will be quarterly electronics collections at the Greene County Fairgrounds, 2 pm to 5 pm on the following dates: July 13, September 14 and December 14.

During the commissioners’ regular board meeting on Thursday, April 21, the Commissioners approved the following:
  • Resource Sharing Agreement between the County of Greene and Career Link
  • Agreement between the County of Greene and Maximus Consulting Services
  • Supplemental Agreement between the County of Greene and Pennoni Associates, Inc. for the access road east/parking lot and business park access road at the Greene County Airport
  • Award a bid for the courthouse entrance porch restoration project to Jesse L. Fiske, Sr., LLC
Under Bridges, the Commissioners approved the following:
  • Proposal from Widmer Engineering for design and construction inspection of Greene County Bridge #102
  • Supplemental Reimbursement Agreement “B” between the Department of Transportation and the County of Greene for County Bridge #36
  • Supplemental Reimbursement Agreement “B” between the Department of Transportation and The County of Greene for County Bridge #55
  • Resolution designating Jeffrey A. Marshall, Chief Clerk, as sole authorized Signatory on all documents relative to Greene County Bridges
  • Agreement of sale, temporary construction easement and associated paperwork between the County of Greene and Penn Dot for bridge replacement located on Rolling Meadows Road near the Greene County Historical Society Museum
  • Resolution designating Jeffrey A. Marshall, Chief Clerk, as sole authorized signatory on all documents related to the agreement of sale, temporary construction easement and associated paperwork between the County of Greene and Penn Dot for a bridge replacement located on Rolling Meadows Road near the Greene County Historical Society Museum
The Commissioners made the following Proclamations:
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month
  • Soil and Water Stewardship Week April 24-May 1, 2016
  • Paint Greene County Purple Day April 29
Under Prison, the Commissioners approved a Comprehensive Health Services Agreement between the County of Greene and Telecare Solutions.

Under Human Services, the Commissioners approved the Closeout of PA28C70-1032 Housing Grant with HUD.

Under Drug & Alcohol, the Commissioners approved the following:
  • a project modification with PCCD for the Communities that Care Grant
  • the FY2014/2015 contract amendment with SPHS CARE Center
Under Children & Youth, the Commissioners approved the FY2015/2016 contract with SPHS CARE Center.

Under IDA, the Commissioners approved an additional contribution of $6,000 with change and scope of the original proposal regarding the Industrial Site Reuse Program located in Mather.


Prison Board:
During the Prison Board meeting on Thursday, April 21, the Commissioners approved an agreement with Correctional Telecare Solutions for inmate healthcare to extend the current contract that expires on April 30, 2016 to April 30, 2021.
  • Security:
    • Inmate Matthew Bartimus failed to return from a court approved furlough for a dental appointment on February 6. Bartimus was serving a sentence for theft by unlawful taking and defiant trespass. His minimum release date would have been September 6, 2016.
    • Installer for Electric Guard Dog was here on March 11, 2016 to do a site survey for the fence. He stated it would take about a week and a half to install the fence once they start. They started March 21. The fence was installed and energized on April 7.
    • Continue to house inmates from Fayette County.
    • Pennsylvania Department of Corrections was contacted and are putting together a team to do a vulnerability assessment.

  • Training:
    • All staff received annual training on Suicide Prevention on February 24.
    • Deputy Warden Kraus and Sgt. Cline attended training to be re-certified and certified respectfully as Taser Instructors on March 3 and 4, 2016 at the Butler County Sheriff’s office.
    • All new staff received training from Mr. Ray Redding who teaches new employees how easy it is to be “conned” by inmates into bringing them contraband. Mr. Redding is a former member of the Federal Corrections Systems and the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections.

  • Maintenance:
    • Maintenance worked on the roof leaks and it appears they have been repaired.
    • The generator for the main prison building did not start on schedule and unable to start it manually. Bridgeway and Cummins was contacted and repaired the generator and it appears to be functioning properly.
    • Prison was on emergency generator power on April 7, 2016 from 1900 hours to 2300 hours. Had some issues with generators, cameras and alarms. Deputy Warden Kraus and I were on site for the duration of the outage.

  • Deposits:
    • Deposits totaling $5,000 have been made with the Treasurer’s office for work release and weekend inmates. Fayette County owes $11,900 for March 2016 inmate housing.

  • General discussion:
    • The Intermediate Unit I has re-instated Adult GED Education Program effective March 16, 2016.
    • Representatives from PIMCC (Prison Inmate Medical Cost Containment) here to discuss the program with the board.
    • Commissioner Trader made the motion and Controller Balint the second to have the Warden look into Narcon and having it available at the jail. Also, some discussion regarding drug and alcohol assessments being done on each inmate.

Retirement Board:
During the Retirement Board meeting on Thursday, April 21, the Commissioners received the report on 2016 Actuarial Valuation including determination of County actuarially determined contribution for 2016. The Commissioners also met with CIM Investment Manager to review investments.


Salary Board:
During the Salary Board meeting on Thursday, April 21, the following personnel actions were approved:

    Change in Funding:
    • Jason Taylor, Probation Officer, to 100% Adult Probation

    Change in Status:
    • Daniel Dolney, Court Reporter, from probation to regular

    New Hires:
    • Joanna Allen, temporary Administrative Assistant, Parks & Recreation
    • Damon Belford, temporary Laborer, Redevelopment Authority
    • DeShawnda Bissett, regular full time Social Service Aide 1
    • Lori Hughes, regular part time High Fidelity Wraparound Family Support Partner
    • Jerry Jenko, casual 911 Telecommunicator 1
    • Jennifer Lash, regular full time SAFE Coordinator
    • Christine Reinhard, casual 911 Telecommunicator 1 Trainee
    • Judith Rush, casual 911 Telecommunicator 1
    • Nicholas Santoyo, regular part time Corrections Officer 1
    • Jessica Sphar, regular full time Deputy Director

    Promotions:
    • Darcy Bostich, regular full time Corrections Officer 1
    • Ryan Koffler, regular full time Captain
    • Robert Patterson, Jr., Assistant Director of Bridges and Facilities
    • Scott Teagarden, vacant regular full-time Van Driver

    Reclassifications:
    • Lynn Leathers to Magisterial Assistant II, DJ Cramer
    • Michelle Pulkownik to regular full time Secretary 2

    Resignations:
    • Sarah Braddock, Caseworker
    • Jennifer Johnson, Caseworker Supervisor
    • Jaclyn Lutz, IDD Caseworker I
    • Robyn Marmie, Caseworker I
    • Elizabeth Menhart, Tourism/Communications Director


    Salary Adjustments:
    • Jenna Fruend, Court Reporter

    Terminations:
    • Christina Demarco-Breeden, Assistant District Attorney


    Transfers:
    • Christine Gardner from Enforcement Officer, Domestic Relations to Court Assistant for Community Prevention and Education


County Office Holiday Closure Notice

click either image to enlarge notice ... last county holiday until July 4!


Bids of farewell and best wishes
The Greene County Tourist Promotion Agency (GCTPA) and the County of Greene have been honored to have had Elizabeth (Liz) Menhart working as our Tourism / Communications Director for the past 7½ years. Her professionlism and expertise have been demonstrated time and again. April 15 was her last day working for the county, as she accepted a marketing position with First Federal Savings & Loan Bank in Waynesburg.

So bittersweet as it is, the Greene County Tourism Promotion Agency (GCTPA) held an open house with cake on Friday, April 15 for well-wishers to congratulate Liz on her success.

Until a new director is selected, the position will be handled by JoAnn Marshall, Secretary for the Tourism Office at 724-627-TOUR (8687).


Congratulations to Grammy Toni!
   
Toni Ferencak is a proud new grandmother to Ethan Joseph Ferencak. Ethan was born on March 23, 2016 at Ruby Memorial Hospital weighting in at 9.4 lbs and 21 inches long.

Ethan was welcomed home by older brother Deakyn and parents John (J.J.) and Krysta Ferencak of Waynesburg, and the proud grandparents John & Toni Ferencak.

Congratulations to all the Ferencak's, and in a couple of weeks, Toni's daughter is also expecting a new bundle of joy, more details to come!

Toni is a Case Management Coordinator in our Child Care Information Services (CCIS) office, Human Services Department, where she has worked for several years.

(click on either image to enlarge photo)
   


Electric fence at the Greene County jail
Harry Gillispie smiled as he pointed to the new wiring installed atop the Greene County jail’s perimeter fence carrying more than 7,000 volts of electricity and posed a rhetorical question to anyone thinking about escaping. "Would you want to cross it?" he said Thursday, April 21st while showing off the security enhancement to a reporter.

The electric cables installed just below the razor wiring were energized April 7, making the Greene County jail the first county-run lockup facility in the state to use an electric fence to keep prisoners from escaping.

Gillispie, the jail warden for the past 20 years, expects the security upgrade to be a deterrent to stop any other inmates contemplating an escape.

The wires are situated at the top of the fence so no inmates should come in contact with the electrical current unless they’re climbing it. The wiring would deliver a non-lethal jolt of electricity, Gillispie said, and alert the control room where the attempted breach is occurring so the staff can immediately move to that location. "We’ll be able to know exactly where the attempted breach is," Gillispie said.

Gillispie is proud that Greene County is at the leading edge of the new technology.

Pictured: Greene County jail Warden Harry Gillispie points to electrical wiring strung across the top of the perimeter fence in a restricted area of the prison yard. The electric fence was energized April 7 and designed to prevent inmates from escaping.     —> Article & photo courtesy of Mike Jones, O-R, 4/22/2016.


Relay for Life in Greene County:
  Our annual Relay for Life in Greene County was held on Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1 (8:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m.), at Raider Field of Pride field (Waynesburg Central High School). Our team attendance was good and we thank everyone who participated in some way to help support the cause.

Jennifer and our team are happy to announce that with the April 15th bake sale on the courthouse steps, $967.25 was raised, followed by the basket raffles with $318.00 raised, making the total amount raised this year over $6,325.88!

The raffle winners were: Wine Basket - Bob Niedbala; the games - Marge Carter; the season pool pass - Lori Pratt; and the Wars Package - Melissa Stanley. Congratulations to each of the raffle winners. And a Great Job to our team!

Again, we would like to thank everyone for their donated items, time worked and support involved in all our fundraisers. Continued donations can be made online or mail in your check. The funds raised help fund important cancer research, support cancer patient programs and services, and go toward other important activities that help save lives from cancer.

(Please note: for those county employees enrolled in our Wellness Rewards Program, you can earn 25 points for walking in a Relay for Life).   FMI, contact Jennifer Jones, County Relay Captain at 724-852-5678, or just show up at the walk.     (Photo courtesy of the Greene Messenger)


Greene County — Early Intervention May Events
       

Renovated houses for sale
    The Redevelopment Authority of the County of Greene (RACG) currently has one house for sale or rent to own.
  • 540 Walnut Street, Waynesburg, Central Greene School District, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath. Click here for the property description.
Homes being renovated or built will be available for sale when completed. Contact Dave Calvario, Redevelopment Authority Director, at 724-852-5306 for more information, also click here to visit the RACG home page.
   


Greene County Government summer job opportunities
Apply online at https://www.irecruit-us.com

Employment Opportunity

Application available at: www.co.greene.pa.us


Job Announcements
Greene County Human Resources
93 East High Street
Waynesburg, PA 15370

REQUIREMENTS

  • Basic Lifeguard Training
  • First Aid
  • CPR & AED
  • WSI (optional)
  • Must be 16 years or older
  • Whistles & lanyards
  • Approved lifeguard attire
  • Varied schedule including
      weekends & holidays
  • Available for all 3 sites


OPPORTUNITIES

  • Head lifeguard
  • Swim Lessons
Lifeguard course scheduled for May
The Greene County Department of Recreation is planning a lifeguard training course to begin next month ahead of the summer swimming season. Classes will start at 5 p.m. Monday, May 23, at Alpha Aquatic Center, 200 E. Roy Furman Highway, Waynesburg.

Interested candidates must be at least 16 years of age and be able to attend and pass courses in professional lifeguarding, first-aid and CPR/AED training. Course participants are required to bring a modest bathing suit (one-piece for women, and trunks or jammers for men), goggles and towels to all sessions. The pre-registration deadline is Monday, May 16. The cost of the course is $250, payable on the first day of class, with a discounted rate for lifeguards employed by the County.

The three county pools – Alpha Aquatic Center, Carmichaels Pool in Carmichaels and Mon View Pool in Greensboro – are scheduled to be open Memorial Day through Labor Day weekends, although pool hours are subject to change due to staff availability or inclement weather. The pools also close when local schools are in session.

Lifeguards hired for this summer are expected to be available throughout the entire season. They will need to attend other mandatory training sessions, including water safety instructor and additional lifeguard certification courses, which will both be offered during the first part of the swimming season. Certification in the WSI course, planned for June, is required to instruct the department’s swim lesson programs.

For more information about becoming a lifeguard or a water safety instructor, or to register for the lifeguard training course, call the Department of Recreation at 724-852-5323. For employment information, call Human Resources at 724-852-5200, or visit www.co.greene.pa.us to apply online.

The County of Greene is an Equal Opportunity Employer
  — FMI, contact Rebecca Harris, HR Director at 724-852-5200


Dock to Lock race
The Greene County Department of Recreation hosted the 2016 Dock to Lock 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, May 7, along the Greene River Trail.

Proceeds from Dock to Lock benefit Department of Recreation programs, such as the summer Day Camp program, which offers free activities for county children ages 5 to 15. This year, Day Camp will be held June 20 through July 29 at various locations across the county. Sponsors of this year’s Dock to Lock include the Greene County Commissioners, Chapman Corporation, First Federal of Greene County, First Student, Greene County Sheriff’s Office, I-79 Mazda, Rices Landing Volunteer Fire Department, Road ID, Wal-Mart, Watters Pools and Waynesburg University.

For more information, call the Department of Recreation at 724-852-5323.


No-Till drill available for rent in Greene County:
In honor of Soil and Water Stewardship Week, April 24-30, 2016, the Greene County Conservation District has purchased a seven-foot Great Plains End Wheel No-Till Drill equipped with three seed boxes that is available for rent to Greene County farmers and landowners. The Conservation District’s goal is to reduce soil loss, protect and promote the wise use of precious soils, raise animals and support the natural world around each of us.

The Conservation District’s drill rental program encourages and assists farmers in implementing no-till crop production systems, which includes cover crops and promotes good pasture management. No-till involves planting the seed directly into the soil without plowing, tilling or disking. Advantages of no-till practices include: reducing operator’s time and expenses; promoting healthier soils through building soil structure and adding organic matter; feeding beneficial microorganisms; reducing soil loss from erosion and increasing infiltration and increasing yields due to optimal soil conditions.

The drill will be available from the Conservation District on a first-come, first-served basis. A refundable deposit of $150 is required to schedule a three-day rental. A 55hp or larger tractor is required for operating the drill and a heavy duty truck is required for transport. The Conservation District also offers a two-ton wet lime spreader for rent.

For more details, please contact Karlie Wright at the Greene County Conservation District or 724-852-5278.


Messages from our Directors

Human Resources Office:
New Time and Attendance System:

The County is in the process of implementing a new time and attendance system to replace the timecards.

Many of you have probably noticed the new icon on your desktop for KRONOS Time and Attendance and also new time clocks being installed in some locations.

We are still in the testing phase and the software is not ready for use but we are getting closer. Please do not try to log into the KRONOS software  — OR —  use the time clocks at this time. You will receive more information from Human Resources when we are ready to start training.

If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources at X200 or X381.
 
2016 Wellness Rewards Program:

As part of the Wellness Rewards Program we will be doing the Biggest Loser Competition again this year! Our first official weigh-in was on Friday, April 15, with baseline weight-in's the week prior, the competition will be worth 25 points to our Wellness Rewards Program.

Competition is based upon total percentage of body weight lost. Weigh-in's are once a week in the HR office for 16 weeks (April 11 to July 29), click here for informational flyer.


Wednesday, April 27 was National Walk Day, county employees were invited to walk as a group at the noon hour. The event was worth 15-points and 3-stars for the Wellness Rewards Program. At least 12-15 employees participated in the walk, it was a beautiful day for a stroll through the nearby college park.


Saturday, April 30 - Sunday, May 1: walking in the Greene County Relay for Life earned you 25-points toward our Rewards Program. Other interesting rewards events are coming soon!
 


  Greene County Veterans Affairs Office:
VA April dates to remember:


MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY


Monday at 11:00 AM, May 30, 2016
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #4793
455 East Lincoln Street, Waynesburg, PA
Open to the public

Click here for event flyer.





—Thanks, Dalene Watson, VA Director (724-852-5274)
 
FREE Breakfast

Veterans & their families.


Greene County Sheriff's Ten Most Wanted List (Updated 04/26/2016)
 
Robert F. Bacon


Caucasian/Male
Age 50

Wanted for: Accident Involving Death or Injury/Failure to Appear for Plea Hearing.

Last Known Address: 325 Toms Run Road, Brave, Pa 15316

Vincent Clinton


Caucasian/Male
Age 32

Wanted for: DUI/Failure to Appear

Last Known Address: 120 North Liberty, Apt A, Waynesburg, PA 15370

Jeremy M. Dickey


Caucasian/Male
Age 38

Wanted for: Theft/Failure to Appear

Last Known Address: 183 Neff Road, Jefferson, PA 15344
 
 
Daniel Rex Gamble


Caucasian/Male
Age 30

Wanted for Failure to Appear / Conspiracy, Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession with Intent to Manufacture or Deliver

Last Known Address: 138 Chestnut Street, Brave, PA 15316

Jarrod R. Hinds


Caucasian/Male
Age 46

Wanted for: DUI/Failure to Appear

Last Known Address: 220 Lanz Road, Waynesburg, PA 15370

Thomas M. Jacobs


Caucasian/Male
Age 52

Wanted for Simple Assault, Failure to appear

Last Known Address: 529 Sugar Lane, Clarksville, PA 15322
 
 
Jeffrey Christopher Speer


Caucasian/Male
Age 28

Wanted for: Failure to Appear / Manufacture, Deliver, or Possession with Intent to Manufacture or Delivery

Last Known Address: 135 Hodge Avenue, Rices Landing, PA 15357

Brittany V. Stallman


Caucasian/Female
Age 26

Wanted for: Failure to Appear / Manufacture, Deliver, or Possession with Intent to Manufacture or Delivery

Last Known Address: 684 Taylortown Road, Dilliner, PA 15327
Captured 3/15/2016

David Michael Strohmeyer, Jr.


Caucasian/Male
Age 33

Wanted for: Intent to Manufacture or Delivery/ Failure to Appear

Last Known Address:
75 Beason Avenue, P.O. Box 216, Marianna, PA 15345
 
 
Captured 4/26/2016

Michael Jon Ulrich


Caucasian/Male
Age 25

Wanted for: Failure to Appear / Intentionally Possessing Controlled Substance

Last Known Address:
252 Maranda Run Road, Graysville, PA 15337
The Greene County Sheriff’s Office is pleased with the arrests that have been made concerning the top ten most wanted listing for Greene County. Since the public announcement and posting of the top ten on February 28, 2014, several of the wanted individuals have been arrested, removed from the top-ten listing, and replaced with other top-ten wanted persons. Anyone who uses this information to commit a criminal act against another person is subject to criminal prosecution. Under no circumstances should anyone other than an authorized law enforcement official attempt to apprehend or confront one of these offenders. To submit a tip concerning information on or the whereabouts of one of these offenders, please contact the Greene County Sheriff’s Office at 724-852-5388.  
 
To submit a tip concerning information on or the whereabouts of one of these offenders, please contact the Greene County Sheriff’s Office at 724-852-5388. All tips are confidential and you are not required to provide your name.
All tips are confidential and you are not required to provide your name!
 


Greene County Domestic Relation's Warrant Listing of Defendent's   (Updated 04/26/2016)
SHOULD YOU RECOGNIZE ANY PERSONS LISTED BELOW AND/OR KNOW OF THEIR WHEREABOUTS, PLEASE CONTACT THE DOMESTIC RELATIONS OFFICE IMMEDIATELY AT 724-852-5214 or call the IVR Anonymous Tips line (24/7) at 724-852-5214.
 
Anderson, Samuel J. Jr.

(Warrant 1 of 2)
Docket No: 00020 DR 2016
Issue Date: 03/28/2016
Arrears Balance: $4,044.21
Last Known Address:
260 Flowers Street
Waynesburg, PA 15370

Anderson, Samuel J. Jr.

(Warrant 2 of 2)
Docket No: 00017 DR 2015
Issue Date: 03/28/2016
Arrears Balance: $3,355.38
Last Known Address:
260 Flowers Street
Waynesburg, PA 15370
 
 
Dickey, Jeremy M.

Docket No: 00065 DR 2006
Issue Date: 1/27/2014
Arrears Balance: $3,593.05
Last Known Address:
%Joe Dockey,
106 Woodside Manor, Carmichaels, PA 15320

Lohr, William D.

(Warrant 1 of 3)
Docket No: 00268 DR 2008
Issue Date: 9/29/2015
Arrears Balance: $389.30
Last Known Address:
129 Hickman Street
Jefferson, PA 15344
 
 
Lohr, William D.

(Warrant 2 of 3)
Docket No: 00135 DR 2000
Issue Date: 9/29/2015
Arrears Balance: $2,800.61
Last Known Address:
129 Hickman Street
Jefferson, PA 15344

Lohr, William D.

(Warrant 3 of 3)
Docket No: 431 DR 1993
Issue Date: 9/29/2015
Arrears Balance: $1,269.99
Last Known Address:
129 Hickman Street
Jefferson, PA 15344
 
 
Ryan, Williams R. Jr.

Docket No: 00096 DR 2014
Issue Date: 03/23/2016
Arrears Balance: $8,836.65
Last Known Address:
215 9th Street, Donora, PA 15033

Walters, Crystal

Docket No: 00090 DR 2009
Issue Date: 10/26/2015
Arrears Balance: $13,544.28
Last Known Address:
PO Box 24
Clarksville, PA 15322
 
 
Wilson, Harley D

(Warrant 1 of 2)
Docket No: 00103 DR 2010
Issue Date: 04/25/2016
Arrears Balance: $1,844.76
Last Known Address:
139 Ferncliff Road, Rices Landing, PA 15357

Wilson, Harley D

(Warrant 2 of 2)
Docket No: 00274 DR 2011
Issue Date: 04/25/2016
Arrears Balance: $1,162.50
Last Known Address:
139 Ferncliff Road, Rices Landing, PA 15357
 


COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Farmers' Markets opening for the season
   
Waynesburg Farmers' Market

Every Wednesday starting on May 11 through mid-October 2016 (10:00 AM - 2:00 PM), in the heart of downtown Waynesburg, near the courthouse.

The Waynesburg Farmers’ Market provides an opportunity for area residents to purchase fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs directly from the farmers and gardeners who grow them. The market also features baked goods, locally produced meats, and eggs. A hot lunch will be available during the lunch hour. Waynesburg Prosperous & Beautiful invites the community to the weekly Farmers' Market to support local farmers and gardeners, socialize with friends and neighbors and take part in a lively downtown event!

FMI, call 724-627-8119 or email at msm@waynesburgpa.org
 
Greensboro Farmers' Market


Opens Saturday, May 14 through October 15, 2016, and will be located at the former Holy Faith Church on Stoney Hill Road in Greensboro, PA. FMI, Heather & Harley Gapen at 724-324-2279.
   

Hunting Hills Hawkeyes hosted fundraiser - May 1
The Hunting Hills Hawkeyes, Greene County’s Scholastic Clay Target Program team, hosted its annual benefit shoot Sunday, May 1, at Hunting Hills in Dilliner, Pa. The shoot was sponsored by the Greene County Commissioners and Greene County Department of Recreation, and organized by the Hawkeyes’ coaches.

Participants registered as individuals or in teams of five. The registration fee covered 100 clay targets, a catered dinner and awards. Shells and a golf cart were not included. Mulligans were $5 each, with a limit of three per shooter.

Registration began at 8 a.m., with warm-up shooting at 8:30 a.m. and the main event at 10 a.m. Dinner and awards followed the main event. Award categories included youth, ladies and individual. Ticket drawings for a 50/50 raffle, guns and other prizes were also held after dinner. It was a good day and participation was high.

"Greene Team for Hope" Alzheimer's walk | May 6 raffle drawing
Contact Nancy Riggle for tickets, 724-852-1510, Agency on Aging




"Healthy Steps for Older Adults" | May 12

Contact Nancy Riggle for tickets, 724-852-1510, Agency on Aging


13th Annual Sheep & Fiber Fest
May 21 & 22 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Join the flock...




Celebrate the heritage of lamb, wool and fibers in Greene County by visiting Waynesburg Prosperous & Beautiful’s 13th Annual Sheep & Fiber Festival, held at the Greene County Fairgrounds. Watch the Sheep to Shawl demonstration which shows the process of creating a shawl from the first step of removing the wool to the creation of a finished product. Additional demonstrations include sheep-shearing, dog shepherding, and lamb cooking & sampling. The festival also features a juried crafts show and sale featuring vendors from throughout the region, many demonstrating and selling fiber-related wares.

The event is not over without a visit to the Live Breed Pavilion where you have the opportunity to touch, look and learn from a live display of several different breeds of sheep, alpacas and llamas. Click here for event flyer.

FMI, go to: www.waynesburgpa.org/Events/sheep or call 724-627-8119.


Nathanael Greene CDC - scheduled events
  March for Greene - May 14



Flashlight Drags
May 15 at 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

$30 to race | $6 for spectators (Rain Dates: in the event of rain on the scheduled date, the make-up date will be determined jointly by Greene County Rec Department and AG Events, LLC.

FMI, go to: www.flashlightdrags.com.


Cursin' for a Cure - May 21

FMI, call the Dept of Rec at 724-852-5323


Discount Idlewild Tickets Online

Click image to enlarge flyer

'Empty Bowls' lunch fights hunger affection Greene County children

For three years now, Waynesburg University Bonner Scholars have been helping fight hunger, especially with young children in the county’s five school districts.

Empty Bowls Greene County is the project the students choose each year to serve and volunteers served up a delicious lunch of homemade soups and artisan breads at the National Guard Readiness Center at the EverGreene Technology Park in Franklin Township.

In keeping with the Empty Bowls tradition that started as a class project in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., in 1990 and has now spread worldwide, there will be tables of ceramic bowls for event-goers to choose from, made and donated by Waynesburg students and local potters.

All donations go to the Weekend Food Program that serves approximately 140 kids in the county whose families are going through hard economic times, Community Foundation director Bettie Stammerjohn said.

Packets of shelf stable, kid friendly food are given for the weekend to students identified as having a nutritional need, Stammerjohn explained. The program started in two school districts in 2012 and by 2014 was offered in all the districts.

"The anecdotal stories I’ve heard is that teachers notice the difference on Monday morning with the level of energy they see and less behavioral problems," Stammerjohn said.

This year’s Empty Bowls project is lead by sophomore nursing student Sydney Green and a group of fellow Bonner volunteers. Local potters were contacted to donate their wares and university students helped create and glaze bowls in Waynesburg University art instructor Andy Heisey’s ceramics studio.   (Article courtesy of the Observer-Reporter)

April 11, 2016 update: "Hello everyone, we just wanted to give an update about the success of the event! This year Empty Bowls Greene County raised $6,135.50! We would like to thank everyone for their contributions and support, in addition to those who were able to attend the event! The Community Foundation is beyond grateful for the funds and we hope to see you all next year!"   (Source: Waynesburg University fb page)

Calendar OF Events
Be sure to check out the many upcoming events Greene County has to offer!

May 11, 18, & 25, 2016 | Waynesburg Farmers' Market — 10 am to 2 pm, every Wednesday from mid-May through mid-October next to the Greene County Courthouse in downtown Waynesburg.

May 13, 2016 | Annual Golf Outing — shotgun start 8:30 AM, Greene County Country Club. FMI, contact the Waynesburg Chamber of Commerce at 724-627-5926.


May 14, 2016 | March for Greene — Come out and join in a Powerful Community Event beginning at 8:00 AM on Saturday, May 14. People of all ages from every nook and cranny in Greene County are being called to come together for a March and Rally to publically bring attention to the reality of substance abuse in our area. Click here for event flyer with schedule of events. FMI, visit MarchforGreene.com or email to: marchforgreene@gmail.com.

May 14, 2016 | Kick Cancer Motorcycle Ride Benefit — leaves Waynesburg Yamaha at noon, registration from 10-11:30 a.m.. All Bikers Welcome! 100% goes to American Cancer Society. Click here for event flyer, or FMI, call 724-833-2992 (Patriots Dream Riding Asso).

May 14-October 15, 2016 | Greensboro Farmers’ Market — Saturdays. Former Holy Faith Church on Stoney Hill Road, Greensboro, PA. Contact: Heather & Harley Gapen at 724-324-2279.

May 15, 2016 | Flashlight Drags — held from 2:00 - 6:00 PM at the Greene County Airport, 417 East Roy Furman Highway, Waynesburg, PA. The Flashlight Drags feature a Car Show, Car Cruise, vendors’ midway, music, food, and fun for the entire family. The races start with a flashlight signal, just like early days of rebel drag racing that many know only from old movies. Cars and trucks drag down the 1/8 mile airport runway. All vehicles must be street legal, and that means real mufflers! In the event that your vehicle makes too much noise, even though you have mufflers, we will ask you to find a way to quiet your pipes or sit on the sidelines (no exceptions). FMI, call 724-627-8029 or visit www.flashlightdrags.com.

May 18 - October 12 | Waynesburg Farmers' Market, Waynesburg Prosperous & Beautiful's, each Wednesday from 10:00 am — 2:00 PM on Church Street, downtown Waynesburg (alley by courthouse).

May 21 | 6th Annual "Cruisin' for a Cure" Car Show — held from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. at the Alpha Aquatic Center, 200 East Roy Furman Highway, Waynesburg, PA. A car cruise, show, and motorcycle show held annually since 2011. FMI, call 724-852-5323 Dept of Rec.

May 21-22, 2016 | Waynesburg Prosperous & Beautiful's 13th Annual Sheep & Fiber Festival — May 21 & 22 at the Greene County Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Watch the Sheep to Shawl demonstration which shows the process of creating a shawl from the first step of removing the wool to the creation of a finished product. Additional demonstrations include sheep-shearing, dog shepherding, and lamb cooking & sampling. The festival also features a juried crafts show and sale featuring vendors from throughout the region, many demonstrating and selling fiber-related wares. The event is not over without a visit to the Live Breed Pavilion where you have the opportunity to touch, look and learn from a live display of several different breeds of sheep, alpacas and llamas.

May 23, 2016 | Kelly Miller Circus — 4:30 - 7:30 pm — at the Greene County Fairgrounds, Waynesburg. FMI, contact the Greene County Historical Society at 724-627-3204.

May 25 | Waynesburg Farmers' Market, Waynesburg Prosperous & Beautiful's, each Wednesday from 10:00 am — 2:00 PM on Church Street, downtown Waynesburg (alley by courthouse).




  May 30 Memorial Day Holiday - May 31 Memorial Day






June 4, 2016 | All Town Yard Salewww.natgreene.org, Greensboro, PA



July 10 & 11, 2016 | Rices Landing Riverfest — June 10 from 4:00 pm-midnight & June 11 from noon-midnight. Fireworks, live music, vendors & kids activities!, Rices Landing, PA



July 19-23, 2016 | Jacktown Fair, Est. 1866 — www.jacktownfair.org, Wind Ridge, PA





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