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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

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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.


County Offices will be closed Monday, May 29, 2017 in observance of Memorial Day

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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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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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May 26, 27, & 28, 2017 — WAYNESBURG CHARITY HORSE SHOW

Come join us over Memorial Day weekend for this annual event. Classes are offered for all types of horses including the American Saddlebred, Arabians, Equitation, Friesian, Hackney Ponies, half-Arabians, Morgans, Tennessee Walkers, Western and a large open division. Click HERE for sponsorship form with rules and general information. FMI, contact Patricia Spangler at 330-775-2572.


May 28-29-30, 2017 — LOCAL MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES

Click HERE for a printable listing of this years Memorial Day services and parades (times and locations), complied by our Greene County Veterans Affairs Office. FMI, call 724-852-5275.
May 27-28-29, 2017 — GREENE COUNTY POOLS TO OPEN MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

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.


May 30, 2017 — RECREATION DEPARMENT TO OFFER SWIMMING LESSONS

As Greene Countyís three public pools officially open for the summer, the county Department of Recreation will offer swimming lessons at Alpha Aquatic Center in Waynesburg and Carmichaels Pool in Carmichaels. Click HERE for 2017 locations, times, and general information.
May 29, 2017 — MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES @ VFW Post #4793


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FMI, contact the VFW Post #4793, Waynesburg (724-627-3720)
June 6, 2017 — GREENE COUNTY MAGIC GOALS 2017

FREE Soccer Camp — ages 6-16 held on June 6, 9, 13, & 16 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the Carmichaels High School Soccer Field. FMI, call 724-852-5276. Provided by Greene County Human Services, the MAGIC Family Stability Community Team, Value Behavioral Health & the Greene County Board of Commissioners. Click HERE for event flyer. FMI, contact Melanie Trauth, CASSP Coordinator at 724-852-5276.
June 7, 2017 — "A WINNING CULTURE"

The Waynesburg Chamber of Commerce & the Rotary Club of Waynesburg presents "A Winning Culture: A Conversation about what makes the Pittsburgh Steelers Special", with guest speaker Jim Rooney. Event to be held from 11:30am to 1:30pm on Wednesday, June 7 at Waynesburg University, Benedum Dining Hall. Click HERE for event flyer. Registration includes catered lunch, please RSVP by June 5 to 724-627-5926 or info@waynesburgchamber.
June 17, 2017 — FAMILY CAR SHOW/CRUISE

FREE Summer activity — event, the Family Stability Community Team of the Greene County MAGIC Collaborative along with the Street Lordz Car Club proudly present the 1st annual family car cruise on Saturday, Jun 17, with registration starting at 8:00 AM and the car show from 10:00 am til 1:00 PM. Rain or Shine! Cars • Trucks • Motorcycles • Bicycles • "Big Wheels" • Children's vehicles. Click HERE for event flyer. FMI, contact Melanie Trauth, CASSP Coordinator at 724-852-5276.
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!
June 26, 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. Memorial Day Services - 2017: click HERE for list of services held throughout Greene County in honor of our veterans.

  2. 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.

  3. Special days coming up veterans:
    • May — Entire month Military Appreciation Month, a month which recognize and show appreciation to the Armed Forces of the United States of America.
    • May 1 — Loyalty Day, a day set aside for American citizens to reaffirm their loyalty to the United States and to recognize the heritage of American freedom.
    • May 1 — Silver Star Banner Day, day set aside to honor our wounded, ill and dying military personnel by participating in flying a Silver Star Banner.
    • Mar 4 — National Day of Prayer, an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation.
    • May 8 — VE Day (Victory in Europe Day), a day marking the anniversary of the Allies' victory in Europe during World War II on May 8, 1945.
    • May 12 — Friday before Motherís Day is Military Spouse Appreciation Day, a day set aside to acknowledge the contributions and sacrifices of the spouses of the U.S. Armed Forces.
    • May 13 — Children of Fallen Patriots Day, a day to honor the families our Fallen Heroes have left behind Ė especially their children. Itís a reminder to the community that we have an obligation to support the families of our Fallen Patriots.
    • May 20 — Armed Forces Day, a day set aside to pay tribute to men and women who serve in the United Statesí Armed Forces
    • May 29 — Memorial Day holiday, a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America.
    • Click HERE for additional Military History Anniversaries for April 16-30, 2017.

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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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 15 — Valley Chapel First United Methodist Church in Brock, PA
    • July 22 — 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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