Lawrence County Earth Day 2017

Ellwood City Community Enrichment (ECCE), a subsidiary of the Ellwood City Area Chamber of Commerce, was proud to host Lawrence County Earth Day in Ewing Park, Ellwood City! Browse Earth Day photos below the article written by Bill Foley! “The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.”   – Rachel Carson, Author of Silent Spring and Pittsburgh native Hundreds crowd Ewing Park for Lawrence County Earth Day ELLWOOD CITY — Her children gathered under her protective canopy of white oaks, silver maples and elms, spread across her blades of grass darkening and her shoots of dandelions announcing her gentle arrival of spring, and aside her neighborly creek, replenished by her overnight rains. She, Mother Earth, was celebrated here in Ewing Park, her chilly morning air greeted warmly by Levi Smith, of Portersville; Samantha Castor, of Grove City; Laura Huffman, of North Sewickley Township; Sadie Demco, of Shenango Township; Susan Dexter, of New Castle; and hundreds upon hundreds of Ellwood City residents. “Every year the Lawrence County Earth Day festival gets bigger and bigger,” said Smith, a 14-year-old member of Boy Scout Troop 806, of Ellwood City, “and more people come every year.” Smith and fellow Scouts spent April 22 – this, the Lawrence County Earth Day in Ewing Park — manning four disposal stations and educating visitors about recycling. Other organizations distributed seeds and seedlings, created peanut-butter pine-cone bird feeders, presented shows on black bears, crocodiles and eels and dispersed environmental educational materials to those who want to help protect and preserve...

Social Media Marketing Seminar

Do you not know a lot about social media and its marketing power? Join the Ellwood City Area Chamber of Commerce on April 4th at Dayspring Harvest Ministries located at 316 6th St, Ellwood City for a Social Media Marketing Seminar! Rebecca Dambach from Rebecca’s Hidden Gem Photography Studio will be presenting. Free for members of the chamber and $25.00 for non-members. Register today by calling the chamber office at...

Employee Appreciation Luncheon Registration

Join us at the annual Employee Appreciation Luncheon at the Connoquenessing Country Club on April 26th. Door prizes will be given out and we will have a grand prize drawing this year. Open to all businesses who want to treat their employees to a nice lunch. Please click on the registration form below to open it as a PDF or click here and send via mail, fax, or e-mail. Register by April 19th!  ...

2016 Fall Fest Press Release

Crowd doubles to 4,400 at ‘perfect’ Fall Fest by William V Foley ELLWOOD CITY – Caroline Golmic stands on a second-story balcony overlooking Lawrence Avenue, where the autumn sun has broken through low, gray clouds and is illuminating the smiles on up to 4,400 faces on Ellwood City’s main thoroughfare. Below her, at street level, the murmur of the crowd massing along seven blocks mixes with the roar of car-cruise vehicles young and old racing their engines, which blends with live music from the Community Plaza, the clip-clop of horses pulling passenger-filled carriages, a live-radio broadcast barker and the laughter of children. These are the sounds of the second annual Ellwood City Fall Fest. These are the sounds of success. That sun focusing its spotlight on Lawrence Avenue? Even Mother Nature wants to play a part in Ellwood City’s present and future. “This gives people hope for what Ellwood City can turn back into,” says Golmic, a member of the Ellwood City Area Chamber of Commerce committee that organized Fall Fest. “We’re never going to be a steel town again. There’s never going to be a lot of mills here again. But we can rebrand ourselves and become something different. This gives a lot of people hope and excitement that there are young people living here, that there are people who have businesses downtown and want to give back locally. It’s exciting.” Just ask Chris Ringer, of Wampum, who stops by the Community Plaza with her granddaughters, Maddie and Olivia. “This is perfect,” Ringer says. “I can entertain the girls for the day.” Nearby, water fountains reach longingly toward the...