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River Park

Connellsville PA

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Connellsville's Timber Day Celebration is a Community Festival, celebrating the beauty of the Laurel Highlands, and spotlighting Pennsylvania's Timber Industry. This event was held one day only at Yough River Park, on the bank of the beautiful Youghiogheny River.

PennDOT has begun the much anticipated construction to replace the Memorial Bridge. The end result of this project will be well worth waiting for, especially the safe new bike/walking section of the new span connecting the Yough Trail to downtown Connellsville.

In anticipation of this construction, we have had discussions with representatives from PennDOT regarding the impact of the construction on our use of the Yough Park area and the areas under the bridge that we occupy for Timber Day activities.

As a result of these discussions, the Chamber Board has determined that the safety and operating concerns are significant, and without a suitable alternative site, have decided to cancel this year's Timber Day event, annually held Labor Day Weekend, and originally scheduled for Saturday, September 5th.

In addition to the safety issues with PennDOT equipment and material expected to be occupying space we normally use to accommodate events and activities, other concerns included the traffic problems expected at the ingress and egress points of Yough Park and severely limited parking options around the Yough Park area.

We will monitor the progress of the construction and hope to be able to bring this popular event back to Connellsville Labor Day Weekend 2010.

We appreciate the support of everyone who has sponsored events and booths & participated in this celebration in past years making this a successful community event!!!

Featured Lumberjack

Hot Saw
Sponsored by:
84 Lumber

Sponsored by:
Coastal Lumber

Jack & Jill
Sponsored by:
National City

Two Man Crosscut
Sponsored by:
Greater Connellsville
Chamber of Commerce

Modified Chain Saw
Sponsored by:
Excela Health/Westmoreland Hospital

Sponsored by:
Daily Courier/Trib Total

Standing Chop
Sponsored by:
All Crane Rental

Timber Day Festival Sponsors

In addition to our event sponsors, we would like to thank the following contributors, without whom this festival would not be possible:


Keslar Lumber

Bryner Lumber

Holt & Bugbee


Yough River Trail Council

Ed Nicholson & Sons Lumber

Graft Oil Co.

Homes by Sturge

West Side Lube & Trust

National Hydraulic Systems

Gerald King Lumber

A.L. Herman Lumber Co.

Grasso Greenhouses

Bud Murphy's Sports Bar

T.A. Nelson Bus Lines

Speedy Meedy's

Kern Brothers Lumber

Brooks Camper Sales

Dennis Bruner Ins. Agency

Herald Standard Newspapers

Hodge Transmissions Inc.

Stone & Co.

Linden Hall Corp.

Connellsville Lions Club

Charleroi Federal Savings & Loan

Wendy's of Connellsville

Carolyn Maricondi, Atty at Law

State Rep. Deberah Kula

Community Foundation of Fayette County

Bailey Machine

Discount Party Stores

Senator Richard A. Kusinic

Tri-Town Area Historical Society

Stefano's Printing

Connellsville Bottling

Highlands Hospital

John Fiesta Insurance Agency

Ford Business Machines

The Slavic Group

Connellsville Sons of Italy 454

Rotary Club of Connellsville

Paul G. Fink Funeral Home Inc.

Glass Cap Federal Credit Union

Pizza King

P & S Lumber

Bob & Kathy Trump

Davies Ford

Kisiel & Rudnik, PC

Suter & Sons Contracting

South Side Grocer

Jerome J. Zoracki, Inc.

at Highlands Hospital

Jackson Farms

Highlands Hospital

American Legion Riders

Gallo Signs

Connellsville Area Education Association

Hanson Aggregates, Inc.

Henry's Motor Sales

Nemacolin Woodlands

Brooks Funeral Home

We would also like to thank the many volunteers who have donated their time and effort to make this event possible!
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