Region 6 encompasses Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Clearfield, Fulton, Huntingdon, Indiana, Juniata and Somerset Counties. The Director term is 2012 – 2015.
We are currently looking for nominations for director and assistant director. Please contact Ed Englehart for additional information if you are interested in serving in this capacity.
Cambria County is well known for three (3) major flooding events (1889, 1936 and 1977) affecting greater Johnstown. Today, tourism thrives throughout the County with major draws being; The Johnstown Incline Plane, Johnstown Flood National Memorial, the Johnstown Flood Museum-downtown, Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Prince Gallitzin State Park and a host of others. Blair County boasts Gardner’s Candies which began in 1897 in Tyrone as a one-store family operation. The Horseshoe Curve Railroad, also in Blair County, is a three track railroad curve completed in 1854 as a way to lessen the grade to the summit of the Allegheny Mountain ridge. The famous toy known as the Slinky is manufactured in Blair County in the town of Hollidaysburg. Denny's Beer Barrel Pub, located in Clearfield (Clearfield County) is famous for their exceptionally large hamburgers. The restaurant keeps expanding the size of their hamburgers to keep the record as having the largest burger in the world. Raystown Lake in Huntingdon County is an 8300 acre man-made lake with 12 public access areas, picnic areas, beaches, boat launches, campgrounds, trails, hunting, fishing, and a marina. Indiana County is known as the Christmas Tree Capital of the World. The first pretzel bakery in Pennsylvania was in Juniata County. One of the most memorable days in United States history was September 11, 2001, when Flight 93 crashed near Shanksville in Somerset County.