Region 7 encompasses Armstrong, Cameron, Clarion, Elk, Forest, Jefferson, McKean and Warren counties. The Director and Assistant Director terms are 2014 – 2017.
Dwight D. Hoare, PE, Manager
St. Marys Area Water Authority
Rick Brocius, Vice Chair
Bradford Sanitary Authority
Ford City in Armstrong County is home to the plate-glass industry where John Ford created the company which later became Pittsburgh Plate Glass. Leechburgh also in Armstrong County was the first place in the United States to use natural gas for metallurgical purposes in 1869. Natural gas was found in Armstrong County while drilling for oil, and was eventually introduced into the boilers and furnaces of Siberian Iron Works. America's First Christmas Store, opened in 1935, in Smethport, in McKean County, was the nation's first year-round yuletide shop, which closed 2005. The elk of Elk County, number approximately 230, and can be seen near the airport in Benzinger Township or in the Benezette area. Explore more than 300 miles of snowmobile trails in Forest County. Jefferson County is home to Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog that predicts when spring will come every February 2. In Bradford (McKean County), George G. Blaisdell founded Zippo Manufacturing Company in 1932, and produced the first Zippo lighter in early 1933; the company is still located there today. During the oil boom, Warren County had more millionaires than any other place in Pennsylvania.
WHEN: Thursday, May 18, 2017
WHERE: Kinzua Bridge Visitors Center, 296 Viaduct Rd, Mt. Jewett, PA 16740
A LIGHT LUNCH OF SANDWICHES AND CHIPS, ETC. WILL BE SERVED ON THE GROUNDS OF THE PARK – 12:00 PM
MEET AND GREET BY KINZUA VISITORS STAFF – 1:00 PM
LEGISLATIVE UPDATE BY PMAA - 1:30 PM
TOUR OF THE NEW VISITOR CENTER BUILDING/GIFT SHOP – 2:00 PM
WALK OVER TO THE REINVENTED KINZUA VIADUCT AND LOOK THROUGH THE TRANSPARENT FLOOR! - 3:00 PM
COST: There is no cost for this event
As in the past, we will have Door Prizes!
NOMINATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR THE DIRECTOR AND ASSISTANT DIRECTOR POSITIONS FOR THE NEXT THREE YEAR TERM
Directions: The Kinzua State Park is located just to the east of Mount Jewett, PA. You can find out more information by visiting: http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/kinzuabridge/.
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