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Greene County Tourist Promotion Agency

Visitors Guide

Hot off the presses, our 2016-17 Official Visitors Guides has arrived!! This full-color, 36-page guide features events, attractions, and photos of your friends and neighbors! To request a copy (or 100), 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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ROTARY CLUB ACCEPTING SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

Each year the Rotary Club of Waynesburg awards scholarships to worthy high school students. The awards are selected based on academic performance, community service involvement, letters of recommendation and the student's response the essay question, "What does the Rotary motto, 'service above self', mean to you?"

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POWER for MINERS

Have you been laid off from a mining-industry related job? DID YOU WORK FOR ANY OF THESE COMPANIES?

If so, did you know that there are funds available to support training, re-training and/or employment? Call the Southwest Training Services, Inc. today to find out more and see if you qualify for these opportunities!!! Dave Baer at 724-852-2900 x307 or Jack Burt at 724-229-1350 x296. An Equal Opportunity Employer.

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April 21, 2017 — CHORAL CONCERT

The Daughters of Grace Choir will present a choral concert, ďAges, Stages, Seasons and Times,Ē on Friday, April 21, at 7:00 p.m. The concert, which features songs about Godís presence in every season of our lives, will be held at the Greene Valley Presbyterian Church in Carmichaels. Carilyn Beabout, pianist, will accompany the 30 voice, volunteer choir comprised of women of all ages and denominations from Washington and Greene Counties. The church is fully handicapped accessible by way of an elevator. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served following the program. A free-will offering will be received to benefit the work of Hands and Feet Ministries. Jay Buckhalter will share about the difference Hands and Feet Ministries are making in the lives of people around the world. FMI, please contact Vickie Berdine at 724-825-9489.
GET FIT for SPRING CLASSES

The Greene County Department of Recreationís spring exercise session kicks off on in mid-April, pre-registration is required for most of these classes. The following are the upcoming exercise class schedule at the Greene County Fairgrounds:
  • Cardio Kickboxing — with Mark and Deneen, (Sundays @ 3PM | Tuesdays @ 5PM, April 23-May 16. Click HERE for brochure of information.
  • Easter Cake Pops class — with Von Lee, (Wednesday, April 5 from 6-7PM (4-H Building, upstairs). Pre-registration is required, a minimum participation. Click HERE for brochure of information.
  • Patriotic Wreath class — with Ashlee Grandstrand, (Sunday, May 7 @ 2PM, Auction Building #9). Pre-registration and payment is required for each class (minimum participants required). Click HERE for brochure of information.
  • Essentially Yours — with Kelly Mackey, (Thursdays, 6-8PM, April 20-May 18) held in the 4-H building (upstairs). Pre-registration is required. Click HERE for brochure of information.
For more information or pre-registration, call the Department of Recreation at 724-852-5323, or visit www.co.greene.pa.us.

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CHAMBER REMINDER - SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES APPROACHING (April 17th deadline)

27th ANNUAL EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
will be awarded this May in the amount of $1,500 to a graduating Greene County high school senior. Secondly, the DR. NANCY I. DAVIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP — will be awarded this May in the amount of $1,500 to a graduate student who currently resides or teaches in Greene County and is pursuing a Master's in Education or above.

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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


April 21-22, 2017 — 16th ANNUAL EVENT
EXTREME BULL RIDING



Doors open at 6:30 PM / show starts at 8:00 PM. Held at the Greene County Fairgrounds, Waynesburg. Advanced tickets available at: Giant Eagle (Rices Landing and in Waynesburg); Waynesburg Milling in Waynesburg, and in Lowry's Western Shop in Washington, PA. FMI, call 724-852-5232. Click HERE for event flyer.
April 29 — WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP CLEAN-UP DAY:

FMI, call Washington Township
at 724-627-6471
April 27-28, 2017 — LANCASTER TRIP NOW BOOKING

Cruise Planners and the Greene County Association of School Retirees is offering a 2 day/1 night trip to Lancaster, PA to see "Jonah", April 27 - 28, 2017 - $285 per person, double occupancy. Trip includes bus transportation, one night at Heritage Hotel, family-style dinner at Hershey Farm Restaurant and a performance of Jonah at the Sight and Sound Millennium Theater. Day 2 - full buffet breakfast, visit to Lititz with stops at Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery and Wilbur Chocolates. Lunch at Shady Maple Smorgasbord. Taxes/tips included. Pick ups in Washington and Waynesburg. FMI, contact Nancy Fox, nancy.fox@cruiseplanners.com, 724-255-6329.
GREENE COUNTY VETERANS AFFAIRS ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  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:

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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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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"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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