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Chamber/Tourism Report

julie brennan

As much as I love summer, Fall is also a great time because there’s so much going on – it’s the busiest time of year in Clinton County!

For example, stop at Triangle Park in Lock Haven today and join the Clinton County Veterans Affairs Office and Vets+ in the ‘Moving Tribute,’ remembering the lives lost in the 9/11 tragedy and the war on terrorim. The Rotary Club of Downtown Lock Haven also has their Angel Lights tribute there, starting around dusk.

Tomorrow starts a three-day Open House at Miller’s Gun Shop in Mill Hall, marking their 54th anniversary! Three generations of family work at the Shop, a must-visit destination for any outdoorsperson.

Friday evening, attend the opening reception for a Pennsylvania Wilds Creative Makers exhibit at the Clinton County Arts Council’s Station Gallery in Lock Haven. The CCAC, Avenue 209 Coffee House, and Lock Haven University each host a portion of this traveling exhibit.

If you’re an ATV rider, take a Poker Chip Run this Saturday on the Whiskey Springs ATV Trail, a benefit for the Greater Renovo Area Heritage Park Association.

On Sunday, there’s a fun new event called Ping Pong Palooza, plus a Ham Pot Pie/Soup Sale at the Flaming Foliage Lot in Renovo, a fundraiser for next month’s Flaming Foliage Festival.

The Ross Library’s annual Book Sale runs September 18-21 on the Library patio. You won’t find this many books at such rock bottom prices anywhere around.

Take the family to Keskunhaka, a pumpkin festival at the Tompkins Farm in Lamar September 20-22 – it’s a blast!

There’s a lot happening Saturday, September 21, including the Boulder Beast Trail Challenge (named after the Bald Spot boulder field on Bald Eagle Mountain participants have to climb); the Farm-City Festival at the Clinton County Fairgrounds – an awesome day of fun for the whole family; the Kiwanis Club of Bald Eagle & Nittany Valleys’ ‘Go Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness’ festival at Mill Hall Fire Hall, which focuses on the kids; and a Sugar Valley Historical Society-sponsored Open House at their Museum and one-room Bull Run School House.

Don’t miss the pancake and sausage breakfast at Piper Airport in Lock Haven September 22. Proceeds support the annual Sentimental Journey to Cub Haven Fly-in.

September 23 marks the start of Homecoming Week at Lock Haven University. We’ll welcome back alums, and enjoy (for the first time!) a Thursday night parade in downtown Lock Haven featuring both LHU and Keystone Central School District bands and floats, and a community block party Friday night on Water Street at the Corman Amphitheater, complete with fireworks.

The Truckers for Hope Jamboree returns to the Clinton County Fairgrounds in Mackeyville September 27-29, raising funds for Cystic Fibrosis.

If you’re a golfer, take part in the John B. Hoy Memorial Golf Tournament September 27 at Clinton Country Club, hosted by the Wayne Township Landfill to support local charities.

Saturday, September 28, is another busy day. The Clinton Piecemakers Quilt Guild hosts a two-day quilt show at the Central Pennsylvania Auto Auction in Mill Hall. Outside at the Auto Auction, you can check out a Saturday-only ‘shine and show’ car show, the senior project of a Central Mountain High School student.

Right across the county line, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hosts a September 28 celebration marking the 50th anniversary of Foster Joseph Sayers Dam in Blanchard.

For beer lovers, Millbrook Playhouse fundraiser ‘Brews in the Barn’ (beer tasting festival and chili cook-off) is September 28 and will be bigger than ever this year.

And, there will be a ‘Folktober’ theme this year as the Clinton County Arts Council holds its annual Fall festival September 29 at The Station Gallery.

These are some key events – certainly not all events – just this month! For the whole scoop, check out the Calendar of Events on our Economic Partnership website, www.ClintonCountyInfo.com, view our weekly ‘What’s Happening in Clinton County’ flyer on Facebook: Clinton County Visitors Bureau, or contact us at 570-748-5782 or tourism@clintoncountyinfo.com to receive your own copy of ‘What’s Happening’ in your inbox.

Looking ahead, we are gathering event information for our 2020 Clinton County Events booklet.

If you have an event planned for next year, make sure we have your information by this December 1. We print 25,000 of these booklets, taking them to promotional shows and making sure they are distributed across the state and beyond. Our goal with this booklet is to make people aware of local events so they can attend and support them!

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