Confluence - October Update

Confluence Pumpkinfest, which took place this year from Friday, October 7 to Sunday, October 9, was very successful, attracting plenty of tourists, locals, and bikers alike. Attendees were able to buy food from numerous vendors or from the community center, with proceeds from the community center sales going to the volunteer fire department. Several members of TTOC helped out in the community center kitchen, as well as at the Confluence Tourism Association booth. New trail signage will be going up in Confluence soon, thanks to the support of the Trail Town Program and the borough of Confluence. This will allow signage to be uniform in all of the towns along the Great Allegheny Passage, based on Allegheny Trail Alliance sign guidelines. Visitors will also benefit from the signage improvements as well as from updates to the town map near the Casselman River footbridge. Several new businesses have also opened in Confluence recently, including Sweetie’s Bakery (next to Riverside Pizza and owned by the same family) and the Casselman Overlook Guest House. Additionally, the Confluence House Bed & Breakfast has started a weekend breakfast buffet, served on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:30 am to 11:00 am. Light-Up Night will occur on Saturday, November 26. The band stand in the town square will be decorated, and hot chocolate and cookies will be served free of charge to attendees. Additionally, a local livestock raiser has donated a head of cattle to the volunteer fire department, who will be cutting up meat for those attending. A new and improved tourism website for the borough will soon launch. -Phil Wu