The end of August has arrived; students can no longer be seen on the trail or in town throughout the day and yellow school buses are once again making their rounds in the early morning and afternoon.
The Yough River Trail Council (YRTC) has been busy all August maintaining their 23 mile section of the Great Allegheny Passage.
• New Connellsville town maps have been installed at all trail heads and kiosks, and bike loop rack cards will be printed soon.
• The YRTC is in the midst of planning Connellsville’s Fall Foliage Ride, scheduled for October 16.
• Adirondack shelters will be installed at Round Bottom campsite by the Connellsville Area Career and Technical Center students in the next few months.
The Connellsville Farmers and Artisans Market has been a success. We have had many vendors selling fresh produce, cornmeal, and baked good. Recently, WMBS attended the market, promoting it to listeners while playing games with market attendees. The last Farmers and Artisans Market of the year will be Saturday September 3, 2011 from 8am-12pm.
Lions Square Summer Concert Series have been a hit, with acts such as George Lucas Country and PUNCH.
The SCA TTOC is pleased to announce that Connellsville has a new member in the Great Allegheny Passage Sustainability Network, ArtWorks Connellsville. ArtWorks Connellsville sells artwork from many local artists.
Connellsville’s Annual Mum Festival will be held on October 1, 2011 beginning at 10am. Also that day will be Trek Our Town, beginning at 2pm, sponsored by Fayette County Cultural Trust and Downtown Connellsville. Registration is required for this event.