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Visitors Guide

Hot off the presses, our 2017-18 Official Visitors Guides has arrived!! This full-color, 35-page guide featuring annual events, covered bridges, general stores, mail pouch barns, attractions, and more! To request a copy, call 724-627-8687 or e-mail tourism.

UBER COMES TO THE BURG — WAYNESBURG!

Now available in Waynesburg; need a ride? UBER can get you there, your own private taxi! Just download the app and get riding. Click HERE for flyer.
(Ad approved by Commissioner Blair Zimmerman)
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Community Events & Services for Greene County
Phone: 724-852-5276 / Toll Free: 888-317-7106 / Fax: 724-852-5368

Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m., Monday—Friday

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Our COMMUNITY webpage includes a variety of information, from community events, fairs, festivals, fundraisers, and more... as well as job opportunities to the communities of Greene County. We hope you find this community webpage useful and will return often!

Do you have an item or event for posting? here are a few helpful guidelines for submitting items: Submit events with flyers when possible; provide your event name, date/time, location, and a brief description of the event; plus a contact person with a phone number or email. Send in an email to rthornberg with the County of Greene.

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2017 — GREENE COUNTY FLASHLIGHT DRAGS

Street racing without the jail time! — held at the Greene County Airport.

Scheduled race dates: May 21 ✦ June 18 ✦ July 23 ✦ August 27 ✦ September 17, 2017. Dates are subject to change, rain dates will be held on the following weekend if schedules permit! Gates open at 12:00 noon, race starts at 2:00 p.m. Cost: $30 to race/$6 to watch.

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RACING RULES

2017 — GREENE COUNTY PUBLIC POOLS

Greene Countyís three public pools will open for the first swim of the season Saturday, May 27. Alpha Aquatic Center in Waynesburg will open at noon and Carmichaels Pool in Carmichaels and Mon View Pool in Greensboro will each open at 1 p.m. during the three-day Memorial Day weekend.

Click HERE for press release of locations, times, and general information.
2017 — QUARTERLY ELECTRONICS COLLECTION!

Quarterly collection site at the Greene County Fairgrounds, Arena Barn from noon to 3:00 pm on the following Wednesdays:   March 29June 14August 30October 18, 2017.  

Event is sponsored by the Greene County Commissioners, Blair Zimmerman, Dave Coder, and Archie Trader, and State Representative Pam Snyder. Legislative staff will be on hand to answer questions on state-related programs such as CHIP or Property Tax/Rent Rebate. FMI, call Greene County recycling coordinator Mimi Ritenour at 724-852-5300 or Rep. Pam Snyder's office at 724-966-8953.

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June 18, 2017 — GREENE COUNTY FLASHLIGHT DRAGS

Street racing without the jail time! — held at the Greene County Airport, 2017 scheduled dates: May 21, June 18, July 23, August 27, and September 17. Dates are subject to change, rain dates will be held on the following weekend if schedules permit! Gates open at 12:00 noon, race starts at 2:00 p.m. Cost: $30 to race/$6 to watch. Click HERE for Flashlight Drags brochure with racing rules, and HERE for event flyer.
June 24, 2017 — RYERSON STATION STATE PARK FAMILY CAMPING WEEKEND
FMI or for registration, call 724-428-4254 or email alariviere@pa.gov. Participation will be limited, so early registration is encouraged!
week of June 26th, 2017 — DOG WARDENS TO CONDUCT LICENSE, RABIES COMPLIANCE CHECKS in GREENE COUNTY
FMI, call athe Greene County Humane Society at 724-627-9988.
GREENE COUNTY VETERANS AFFAIRS ANNOUNCEMENTS:   (questions, call 724-852-5275)

  1. VA Outreach . . . As part of our veterans outreach program, we will be going to the following Senior Centers throughout the county on the dates indicated below. For directions to any of these centers, contact the Veterans Affairs office at 724-852-5275: Click HERE to view schedule.

  2. Special days coming up veterans:
    • June 6 — D-Day is observed in the U.S. in memory of the Normandy landings in France on June 6, 1944, in which American soldiers and other Allied forces fought to end World War II in Europe.

    • June 14 — U.S. Army founded (1775) Flag Day. People across the United States celebrate Flag Day on June 14 each year to honor the United States flag and to commemorate the flagís adoption. On the same day, the United States Army celebrates its birthday.

    • June 18 — Father's Day, in the United States is on the third Sunday of June. It celebrates the contribution that fathers and father figures make for their children's lives. Its origins may lie in a memorial service held for a large group of men, many of them fathers, who were killed in a mining accident in Monongah, West Virginia in 1907.

    • June 21 — Summer Begins, the summer solstice fall on Wednesday, June 21st at 12:24 A.M. EDT.

    • June 21 — Pledge of Allegiance recognized by Congress (1942) signed into law (1944)

    • June 25 — Korean War began (June 25, 1950).

    • June 30 — Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 (GI Bill signed into law, 2008)

2017 — CACHE ME IF YOU CAN

The Greene County Department of Recreation has launched it's 2017 "Cache Me If You Can" — geocaching game, which involves eight recreation sites across Greene County, including:
  1. Mon View Park, Greensboro, PA
  2. Wana B Park, Carmichaels, PA
  3. Greene River Trail, trail head in Millsboro, PA
  4. Greene River Trail, Cruible, PA
  5. Greene County Airport
  6. Greene County Tennis Courts, Waynesburg, PA
  7. Greene County Fairgrounds, Waynesburg, PA
  8. Alpha Aquatics, Waynesburg, PA
FMI, call the Department of Recreation at 724-852-5323.
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Greene County Farmers' Markets, Flea Market, Lawn Festivals, and more: (NOTE: dates are subject to change)
  • Waynesburg Farmers Market
    May 17 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm (recurring event every Wednesday) - the market provides for area residents to purchase fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs directly from the farmers and gareners who grow them. The market also features baked goods, locally grown produce, meats, and eggs.

    This year, the market will once again be located in the heart of Waynesburg and will operate every Wednesday from mid-May through mid-October from 10am-2pm. A hot lunch will be available, so downtown employees can shop at the market during their 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 (www.waynesburgpa.org (Waynesburg Prosperous & Beautiful)



  • Waynesburg Flea Market — 7:00 AM-2:00 PM every Tuesday and Saturday (unless otherwise posted) at the Greene County Farigrounds. FMI, call the Department of Recreation at 724-852-5323.



  • 2017 Church Lawn Festivals (note that dates are subject to change due to weather or other circumstances) — begin serving at 5:00 p.m.
    • June 24 — Spraggs United Methodist Church
    • July 8 — Valley Chapel First United Methodist Church in Brock, PA
    • July 29 — Fairall United Methodist Church

    Typical Festival Menu includes: Creamed Chicken, Ham Barbecue sandwiches, Hot Dogs, Homemade Noodles, Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Melon Cup and homemade pies and cakes; beverages of iced tea, lemonade, coffee & pop will also be sold. (menu subject to change slightly). Everyone is welcome.


  • 2017 All-Day Yard Sales (note that dates are subject to change)
    • June 2-3 — Mather, PA (1st Friday & Saturday in June). FMI, contact the Jefferson Township Secretary at 724-883-4900.
    • June 3 — Greensboro, PA (1st Saturday in June). FMI, call Mary Shine at 724-943-4462.
    • July 8 — Bobtown, PA (2nd Saturday in July) starting at 8:00 am. FMI, email kitty.arnold65@yahoo.com
    • July 15 — Cabbage Flats, PA (3rd Saturday in July) — 24th Annual all-town yard sale, held along Route 88 in Greensboro, PA. FMI, 724-943-3645 or email mcintire@atlanticbb.net

"Buy Local, Buy Greene" Network:
The "'Buy Local, Buy Greene" campaign was launched in 2011 to promote Greene County businesses and educate consumers on the power of buying local. Several local organizations have partnered to provide funding for this initiative which includes a social media campaign, promotional materials, and give-a-ways items. There is no cost involved to join the network. Seventeen businesses signed on to the network in 2013 and nearly 50 consumers pledged to spend a total of $4,829/month at local businesses through out online survey.

The Buy Local, Buy Greene campaign is successful due to the partnership of Community Bank, Greene County Conservation District, Greene County Tourism, University of Pittsburgh Small Business Development Center, Wayensburg Area Chamber of Commerce, Waynesburg Prosperous & Beautiful, and Waynesburg University Center for Research and Economic Development. The conservation district provides technical assistance in reaching agricultural communities in Greene County.

Get the facts and make your pledge to join the LOCAL GREENE COUNTY effort at: www.waynesburgpa.org/buylocal.html. FMI, or to schedule a speaker for your group contact: Buy Local, Buy Greene chairperson, Lindsey Biddle at 724-627-9054. Remember you have a choice of where you eat, shop, and do business. The Buy Local, Buy Greene Committee urges you to "Choose Greene!"


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