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Thank You to Everyone Who Contributed to the Open House

Open House Collage

We had beautiful weather as the backdrop for our first Open House on Saturday. It was a day filled with discovery, enthusiasm, shared ideas and much feedback as members of the public got a chance to check out plans and vote on options for the development of The Old PA Pike Trail.

Visitors also had the opportunity to take a free guided bus tour to the Sideling Hill area of the path, experience a lighting show in one of the long tunnels, and enjoy great food and music all day.

Many volunteers put forth strong efforts to make this event a success and gather feedback for forging the future of this destination in Bedford and Fulton counties.

 

Live Music at the Open House Event

Open house musicians

On Saturday, September 23rd, attendees of The Old PA Pike Open House will be treated to live music for free as local artists perform at the host location (outside the former Ramada Inn, Breezewood, PA). The music will began around 10 AM with Tom Fix and continue through the early afternoon with the duet Free Donuts! (Kenny Fetterman and Michal Wiles).

Guitarist/vocalist Tom Fix has been performing around the Bedford area for about three years. His influences range from Stevie Ray Vaughan to Ozzy Osbourne to Aaron Lewis to his own father, Scott Fix (who Tom says would always have loud music playing in the house). Tom performs live a mixture of cover songs and originals and he recorded his debut album in 2015.

Kenny Fetterman is a multi-instrumentalist who likes to play all genres of music both covers and originals, including folk, jazz, brit-pop, sacred, and blues. His influences include Jack Johnson, Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, Johnny Cash and Jim Croce. Combined with Michal Wiles, Free Donuts! has been compared to esteemed couple-duos like The Civil wars and Johnny Cash with June Carter.

When you come to the event on Saturday, be sure to bring a folding chair so you can sit and enjoy the entertainment as well as some great food and refreshments from the various vendors.

Tom Fix Productions online

Tom Fix on Facebook    Tom Fix on YouTube

Kenny Fetterman Music online

Kenny Fetterman on Twitter    Kenny Fetterman on Facebook    Kenny Fetterman on Instagram     Kenny Fetterman on YouTube
Kenny Fetterman website

 

2017 Open House Sponsorship

Outside Tunnell

Below is the details on the key sponsorship information for the The Old PA Pike 2017 Open House event on September 23rd.

Platinum ($500)

Includes:

  • Prime Logo Benefits including your name or logo (space permitting) on key advertisements, invitations, signage at key locations during the event
  • Prime placement in the 2017 Open House Program as a Platinum Sponsor
  • Mention as a Platinum level sponsor in press releases and other media including radio and television as opportunities arise
  • Listing and website link on The Old PA Pike website as a Platinum Sponsor
  • Festival packet including copies of all collateral mentioning your sponsorship (Advertisements, press releases, programs, etc.)

Gold ($250)

Includes:

  • Signage at key locations during the event
  • Mention as a Gold level sponsor in press releases and other media
  • Listing in the Event’s program as a Gold Sponsor
  • Listing and website link on the website as a Gold Sponsor

Silver ($100)

Includes:

  • Signage at key locations during the event
  • Listing in the Events program as a Silver Sponsor
  • Listing and website link on the website as a Silver Sponsor

Bronze ($50)

Includes:

  • Signage at key locations during the festival
  • Listing in the Events program as Bronze Sponsor
  • Listing and website link on the website as a Bronze Sponsor

Individual Friends of The Old PA Pike Trail

Donations of $49.00 or less will be listed in the Festival’s program


To make a contribution please download this Sponsorship Form. Donations should be made payable to the “Southern Alleghenies Conservancy” and sent to:

    Southern Alleghenies Conservancy
    c/o Huntingdon County Conservation District
    10605 Raystown Road
    Huntingdon, PA 16652

Current Event Sponsors

 

A Day of Entertainment and Exploration

On Saturday, September 23rd, an open house will be held at location of The Old PA Pike during the day. Here, outdoor enthusiasts, members of the community and the public in general will get to see a portion of the path as it exists now as well as the planned direction it will head in the near future. Here are highlights of the day’s events:

  • The event runs from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM. Restroom Facilities and Free Parking provided at the host location (Ramada Inn at 16637 Lincoln Hwy (Rte. 30) in Breezewood, PA east of the Route 70/30 intersections )
  • There will be free Guided Bus Tours, leaving from the host location beginning at 10:00 AM and running every 30 minutes. Buses will take participants to the Sideling Hill Tunnel, drop them off and pick them up again at the tunnel site. The bus tour will include a brief lecture about the trail and the significant history related to the South Pennsylvania Railroad, Turnpike, etc.
  • Lighting Demonstrations will be held at the Sideling Hill tunnel throughout the day and access to that location will be provided via the bus tours.
  • An Open House Tent with the Master Plan and project boards for viewing, review and public comments, as well as public voting on options. Primary presentations will be given at 12:00 Noon and 2:00 PM, but there will be staff present throughout the day to review and answer questions
  • Live Music will be performed by local artists, Tom Fix (10:00-11:30 AM) and Free Donuts (Kenny Fetterman & Michal Wiles, 12:00 Noon until 3:00 PM).
  • A variety of Food Truck and Concessions, opening around 10:00 AM will be located at the host location in Breezewood and available until 4:00 PM.e

This event is made possible by volunteers who will help set-up, clean-up, serve as parking attendants, and staff the information desk, bus tours and tunnel lighting demonstrations.

When: Saturday, September 23, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM
Directions: Exit the (new) PA Turnpike at Breezewood and turn right onto Route 30 East; parking at 16637 US Route 30, Breezewood, PA (Former Ramada Inn location across from the Quality Inn).

Event Flyer (Downloadable PDF)

 

Open House Event, September 23rd

Open House Event

Pennsylvania’s Abandoned Turnpike was a part of America’s first superhighway, and now starts a new life as a premier outdoor recreation destination!

Come and learn about the past and the future of The Old PA Pike Trail (TOPP) in the heart of the Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor!

Event Activities

  • Master Plan Presentation Hourly
  • Live Music
  • Food Trucks
  • Guided Tours
  • Lighting Mock-up in Tunnels
  • Parking with Shuttle Service to and from the Trail Area

When: Saturday, September 23, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM
Directions: Exit the (new) PA Turnpike at Breezewood and turn right onto Route 30 East; parking at 16637 US Route 30, Breezewood, PA (Former Ramada Inn location across from the Quality Inn).

Event Flyer (Downloadable PDF)