Confluence events and beautification

Confluence has a big event coming up this October. Pumpkinfest is a great event featuring hay rides, a Largest Pumpkin Contest, pie eating contest, Classic Car Show, a parade and lots of arts, crafts and food vendors. The festivities begin on Friday, October 5, at 11 am and continue through Sunday, October 6.

Recently, as part of Trail & Town beautification, the Trail Town Outreach Corps removed invasive species from the Ramcat trailhead at Ohiopyle State Park. The area consisted of a long flowerbed that volunteers had planted some years ago and included native species of Joe Pye Weed and coneflowers. As we worked on the area, trail users on the Great Allegheny Passage bike trail thanked us for our service. It’s a good feeling to have people who use the trail appreciate our efforts.

~Michelle Rapp