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)
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., MondayFriday
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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.
Upcoming Community Interests, Events & Notices:
"SPREAD THE WORD TO END THE WORD"
Greene County Human Services Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Program is participating in the Spread the Word to End the Word campaign. Events include the Greene County Commissioner’s Proclamation of Intellectual Disabilities Awareness Month on March 2, 2017 and a “Pledge to Show Respect” day on March 3rd. Local school districts are also showing their support of the campaign by holding various activities coordinated by their students, parents, faculty & staff. Central Greene and Jefferson Morgan school districts have taken the pledge by making videos, signing petitions, having a “wear blue” day to show support, and sharing posts on their social media pages.
To find out more information about the Greene County Human Services Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Program and services we provide, contact 724-852-5276 or visit www.co.greene.pa.us
GREENE COUNTY VETERANS AFFAIRS ANNOUNCEMENTS:
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.
Special days coming up:
March 29 Vietnam Veterans Day. On January 12, 1962, United States Army pilots lifted more than 1,000 South Vietnamese service members over jungle and underbrush to capture a National Liberation Front stronghold near Saigon. Operation Chopper marked America's first combat mission against the Viet Cong, and the beginning of one of our longest and most challenging wars. Through more than a decade of conflict that tested the fabric of our Nation, the service of our men and women in uniform stood true. Fifty years after that fateful mission, we honor the more than 3 million Americans who served, we pay tribute to those we have laid to rest, and we reaffirm our dedication to showing a generation of veterans the respect and support of a grateful Nation.
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.
Funds are available to support individuals laid-off from the companies on the attached flyers through a National "POWER" Grant that our Southwest Corner Workforce Development Area has received.
Click HERE for flyer.
GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY EASTER BASKET RAFFLE
Get you tickets today for the nice Easter basket full of goodies for the family. Tickets are $2, with proceeds going to the Area Agency on Aging's "Walk to End Alzheimer's" team. Located in the basement of the county office building.
HERE for event flyer. FMI, call the Greene County AAA at 724-852-1510.
March 29, 2017 VIETNAM VETERANS DAY
6:00 pm Program 7:00 pm Social. March 29th is a very special date for Vietnam Veterans and the nation. On this day in 1973, the last American troops were withdrawn from Vietnam. The Waynesburg VFW Post #4793 is inviting Veterans, Military, Respective Familes, Fellow Citizens and those who served alongside our troops from throughout the World. Food and refreshment will follow the program. Click HERE for related documents (with sponsorship form). FMI, contact Rick Black 724-998-0598.
March 30, 2017 CENTRAL BLOOD BANK, BLOOD DRIVE
Donate Blood ♡ Suffort Life! Held from 11am to 5pm on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at the Washington Health System-Greene, in the Foundation Wellness Center, 350 Bonar Avenue, Waynesburg. Appointments are recommended, walk-ins are welcome. Call 866-366-6771 or visit centralbloodbank.org to make an appointment; or HERE for event flyer of additional information.
March 31, 2017 GREENE COUNTY Re-ENTRY CONFERENCE & COMMUNITY RESOURCE/JOB FAIR (Registration deadline: March 21, 2017)
Come join us at the Greene County Fairgrounds, 107 Fairgrounds Road, Waynesburg, PA for on-site applications with employers; employment & training opportunities; housing & county services; community resources & programs; with Special Guest Speaker, Bobby Steele. Event sponsored by the Greene County Board of Commissioners, Court of Common Pleas, and the Greene County Southwest Corner Workforce Development Board. Admission is FREE, must pre-register.
Click HERE for CareerLink employer/vendor registration form. Call today to register at 724-229-5083 x31 or email email@example.com. Click HERE for event flyer. (Equal Opportunity Employer/Program)
GET FIT for SPRING CLASSES
The Greene County Department of Recreation’s 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.
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 29 ✦ June 14 ✦ August 30 ✦ October 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.
Click here for event flyer with description of accepted & not-accepted items
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. Click HERE for Flashlight Drags brochure with racing rules, and HERE for event flyer.
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:
Mon View Park, Greensboro, PA
Wana B Park, Carmichaels, PA
Greene River Trail, trail head in Millsboro, PA
Greene River Trail, Cruible, PA
Greene County Airport
Greene County Tennis Courts, Waynesburg, PA
Greene County Fairgrounds, Waynesburg, PA
Alpha Aquatics, Waynesburg, PA
Click HERE for brochure with pass code application and/or HERE for event flyer.
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!"