‘I Love Clarion’ set for July 3

From staff reports

The Clarion Area Chamber of Business and Industry is pleased to announce the “I Love Clarion” celebration which is scheduled at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3 at the Clarion University Memorial Stadium.

Local country singer Coston Cross will kicks things off from 5 to 7 p.m. Cross prides himself on paving his own path in country music and staying true to his country roots.

He pulls influences from his life experiences to make his original music stand out and to give the audience the truth of country music.

Also beginning at 5 pm, there will be local businesses and vendors selling food and refreshments. Walking tacos, hamburgers, hot dogs, kettle corn and frozen custard will be some of the food items available to purchase.

Then at 7 p.m., The Wrangler Band will perform back by popular demand. They will perform a variety of music from country hits to classic rock.

The highlight of the celebration will be a fantastic fireworks display. The display will take place at dusk and will be presented by Pyrotecnico.

In an effort to support our current military, a collection table accepting donations will be available. The chamber also will accept donations prior to the celebration.

If you are interested in donating prior to the event, you can drop off those items to the Clarion chamber office at 650 Main Street, Clarion.

Items acceptable for donation include the following:

  • Men and women’s travel size personal hygiene items such as: hair bands, lip balm, shower gels, shampoo/conditioner, lotions, mouthwash, razors, toothbrushes, toothpaste and dental floss/ picks
  • Individual packets of snacks non-perishable only nuts, crackers, cookies, sun flower seeds, dried fruit and fruit snacks, water flavoring packets, beef jerky
  • Batteries (all sizes)
  • Music CD’s
  • Games such as playing cards, small board games, and puzzles
  • Gum and hard candy
  • Air fresheners (setting or hanging)
  • Phone cards, envelopes, postage stamps, small writing tablets, ink pens (including colored ones), and rubber bands
  • Books and magazines for both men and women

The chamber requests that you support our troops by donating supplies and writing “thank you” cards to those who serve.

Monetary donations to assist with shipping costs to the troops are also appreciated.

The day will be a great time to celebrate our nation’s independence with your friends, family, and community.

The chamber would like to thank the following sponsors: Clarion Hospital, title sponsor; Pennsylvania American Water, participating sponsor; Clarion University, major sponsor; and Clarion Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 3807, contributing sponsor.

If you are interested in volunteering at this year’s event or any other questions, contact the Clarion Area Chamber of Business and Industry at (814)226-9161, info@clarionpa.com, or visit www.clarionpa.com or visit their Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/ClarionAreaChamber.