Nestled in the Allegheny Mountains in Southwestern Pennsylvania, Johnstown, a former steel town also known for its floods, now anchors a growing outdoor recreation scene in its surrounding mountains and valleys. Whitewater boaters are drawn to the Stonycreek River in increasing numbers, seeking the challenge of its “canyon” that boasts 15 Class III-IV rapids […]
Laurel Highlands Historical Village will be a vendor at the 2017 Jackson Township Festival being held at Veterans Park in the village of Vinco on July 14, 15 and 16.
Vinco is approximately 10 minutes from Johnstown, 45 minutes from Altoona and Somerset, 1 hour from Bedford and Greensburg, 1 1/2 hours from Pittsburgh and State College, and 2 1/2 hours from Harrisburg.
There will be great food, top notch entertainment and fireworks!! This year’s festival will feature a full schedule of continuous entertainment alternating on two stages. This year’s musical entertainment features The Johnstown Classic Rockers (50s to 80s music), Tree (Irish), The Flood City Brass (50s-80s music), Beavercreek (Blue Grass) and the Johnstown Buttonbox Club (Polka).
There will be lots of crafts and vendors. LHHV will be one of the vendors providing children’s toys, honey, and other assorted items for sale. Stop by our booth and say Hello. There will be many additional events planned for the entire weekend. To get more detailed information about the event go to http://www.jacksontwppa.com/festival.htm
Aaron Anthony, Democratic Candidate for PA 12th Congressional District, brought a crew from Pittsburgh with him to help The Laurel Highlands Historical Village Members in Cleaning, Planting and fixing our Trail.
“I can’t believe these folks came and worked with us side by side to make our Veterans Memorial Trail something everyone in Johnstown can be proud of”, stated Ron Shawley. Executive Director of Laurel Highland Historical Village.
Aaron Anthony and his beautiful daughter Adelaide worked up a sweat planting flowers and cleaning up our trail for our citizens. “Aaron, his Crew and especially Adelaide really worked hard and impressed me that they really care about us here in Johnstown. I felt the spirit of John Murtha working with us side by side for our area vets.”, states a Laurel Highlands Historical Village Volunteer.
Since the unexpected death of Murtha a few years back, our area veterans have felt abandon. Every Veteran in the area is really supportive of this project. We thank Aaron, Adelaide and his hard working crew of Volunteers that proved that there still may be people that care for this region in Washington.
Public service is a cornerstone of our campaign, and our second event was a huge success. We planted flowers, built and…