Jackson Township
Cambria County, Pennsylvania

 

11th Annual Jackson Heritage Festival

PHOTO GALLERY



Keith Henry helping to put out Heritage Festival signs


AJ Pagano helping to put out Heritage Festival signs


Jackson Heritage Festival billboard along Route 22 near Ebensburg


Getting ready for the 11th Annual Jackson Heritage Festival!


Tents are up!


Fire Trucks looking like new.


Sal checking out his vendor spot to serve up some authenic Italian.


Barb Harrold and Sheila Tressler blowing up balloons for the Somerset Trust 55 Plus Customer Appreciation Luncheon..


Tina Rose and Kim Hirko from the Vinco Branch ready to welcome customers at the Somerset Trust 55 Plus Customer Appreciation Luncheon..


Joan Brown & Kelly Harshaw share a hug!


Henry Cook, President addresses the crowd gathered under the Festival Tents.


Henry Cook, President of Somerset Trust


Somerset Trust President, Henry Cook gives some remarks before the lunch is served
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Over 280 guests ready to eat


Somerset Trust employees ready to serve some great food 


Golden Catering provided the meal


Kim Hirko gives a welcome at the Somerset Trust 55 Plus Customer Appreciation Luncheon.


Pastor Marvin Lowery says a blessing


Pastor Marvin Lowery offers a blessing
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


President Henry Cook and Pastor Marvin Lowery


President Henry Cook and Pastor Marvin Lowery
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Bob Bretz along with his wife, Joni are ready to provide some dinner music
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Bob & Joni Bretz provide some awesome dinner music


Bob & Joni Bretz 
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


At the Somerset Trust luncheon, and at the Vinco Branch, Tina Rose focuses on providing good customer service. (Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Jim Marhefka and Kathleen DeYulis enjoy their lunch at Somerset Trust's Senior Luncheon.
(Photo from Jim Lauffer) 


The roving camera catches Donna Knopsnyder and Richard Knopsnyder by surprise.
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Johnstown Classic Rockers
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Johnstown Classic Rockers
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Johnstown Classic Rockers
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Johnstown Classic Rockers stirring up the crowd
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Johnstown Classic Rockers


Shakin their stuff to the Johnstown Classic Rockers


Johnstown Classic Rockers


Johnstown Classic Rockers


Johnstown Classic Rockers provide music for Friday evening.


Johnstown Classic Rockers


Johnstown Classic Rockers


Johnstown Classic Rockers


Johnstown Classic Rockers


Johnstown Classic Rockers


Johnstown Classic Rockers


Johnstown Classic Rockers bringing it!


Childrens area of the Jackson Heritage Festival


Selling festival T-shirts is a lonely business, so Tina Ros made herself a new friend. In the background, volunteer Ed Porada gets a kick out of the new relationship.
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Gianna Kochler shows off her bubble-making toy.
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Taylor Krenz has a new balloon toy.
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Morgan Caddy of Jackson Township has a new four-legged friend - a tortoise who needs a name!
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Jason Glessner and his son, Nevin
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


One-year-old Riley Reitler is content to go along for the ride. (Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Two-year-old Raighan Reitler is a "Berry Sweet" young lady.
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


The current Cambria County Dairy Princess, Maria Minor, visited the Jackson Heritage Festival on Sunday, sharing the message that milk contains nine essential nutrients that helps one grow.
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Hallie Amenti, 5, enjoys her big, yellow balloon. (Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Two-year-old Braylen Amenti plays the bean bag game at Chickaree Union Church's booth at the festival. Church member Mary Jane Carney and Braylen's dad, look on.
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Moshe and Talia Nadler are visiting Pennsylvania from Israel. traveling Route 22 from Pittsburgh, they saw signs for the Jackson Heritage Festival and decided to stop by.
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Damian Stiffey, 2 1/2 of Mundys Corner (Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Foxy enjoys the festival in the company of, from left, Aubrey Baker, Jordan Krawcion and Abby Reffner
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


The ladies from 1st Summit Bank volunteer at the Festival Barn
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Dave Hagerich and the rakish Ray Dodson hang out near the Singer Hill Youth Group's funnel cake booth.
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Bob & Kara Stevens


Joan Brown and Connor Stevens


Kevin Singer and Aiden


Kevin Singer and Aiden


Janet Fochtman & Kim Hirko


All dressed up for the Festival!


Kim Hirko & Garrett Wissinger 


This man needs no introduction. . Ho Ho Ho! 


Looking over the childrens area of the Jackson Heritage Festival


Carolyn Porada found an alien dance partner 


Tina Rose and her alien buddy!


Fire Hall Basket Party under full swing!


Scoop of Sweet Frog makes an appearnce at the Heritage Festival to check things out.


Looks like everybody is enjoying eating, drinking and socializing


Nice crowds all weekend long


Dalton Baker & Janet Hagerich


Official 2014 Jackson Heritage Festival T-Shirts 


Tree plays its rendition of Irish folk classics. (Photo from Jim Lauffer) 


Tree getting it's Irish on!  


Spiderman and Jerry Hileman sending everyone a message in unison.


Everyone loves Spiderman!


Spiderman made lots of friends including this one as they pose for the camera


Brielle Corrente, Miss Teen Pennsylvania International 2014 and Spiderman strike a pose! 


Brielle Corrente, Miss Teen Pennsylvania International 2014 meets Spiderman!  

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Mason Sipe's new friend can't wait to be fed.


This guy was pretty noisy, especially if he was hungry.


This is for the birds!


Someone let me out of here!


Kids love the variety of animals at the Living Treasures Petting zoo.


What's for dinner?


Joe Marsh and Django posing for a photo.


Jerry Brown and Django entertain the crowds.
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Jerry Brown, the Monkey Man, serenades festival-goers.
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Jerry Brown asks his partner to look at the camera.
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Nanty Glo's Jeff Warner provides a perch for Jerry Brown's entertaining monkey.
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Jerry Brown, the Monkey Man, and his faithful companion entertain festival attendees.
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Greg Rager makes a new friend at the Heritage Festival. 


Django and his dad, Jerry Brown


Looks like someone has a monkey on his back!


Want to see my new monkey trick?


Monkeying around at the Jackson Heritage Festival


Members of the Central Cambria High School Cheerleading Squad - including (from left) Kristen Glavach, Cindee Cochran, Sami Miller, Grace Grata and Tiffany Jones - had a booth at the Jackson Heritage Festival. (Photo from Jim Lauffer) 


Central Cambria Cheerleaders booth


Central Cambria Cheerleaders booth


Central Cambria Cheeleaders face painting


Central Cambria Cheeleaders face painting


Central Cambria Cheeleaders face painting


Central Cambria Cheeleaders face painting


Central Cambria Cheerleaders booth


Central Cambria Cheeleaders face painting


Members of the Central Cambria High School Cheerleading Squad - including (from left) Kristen Glavach, Cindee Cochran, Sami Miller, Grace Grata and Tiffany Jones - had a booth at the Jackson Heritage Festival, with this group pose


Central Cambria Cheeleaders doing some face painting


Central Cambria Cheeleaders doing some face painting


Central Cambria Cheeleaders doing some face painting


Central Cambria Cheeleaders doing some face painting


Central Cambria Cheeleaders doing some face painting


Chloe Croft focuses her nozzle during the Kids Battle of the Barrel, hosted by the Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Company during the Jackson Heritage Festival.
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


From left, Chloe Croft, Caden Croft, J.J. Hileman and Dalton Hileman display the medals they received for participating in the Kids Battle of the Barrel, hosted by the Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Company during the Jackson Heritage Festival.
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Dalton Hileman enjoys the soggy sport of barrel battling.
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


A little water won't hurt anybody.


This girl is gonna win this round!


Who will win this one?


Kids Battle of the Barrel underway on Adams Avenue by the Fire Hall 


Kaitlyn Houser, 5, of Clymer spends a quality moment with Brielle Corrente, Miss Teen Pennsylvania International 2014
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Brielle Corrente, Miss Teen Pennsylvania International 2014 and her friend Adrianne Kuhar of Jackson Township share a moment, perhaps more, of levity.
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Melanie Glavach and Tori Shaffer, both of Colver and Brielle Corrente, Miss Teen Pennsylvania International 2014
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Maria Reffner of Jackson Township and Brielle Corrente, Miss Teen Pennsylvania International 2014
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Chloe Sandoval of East conemaugh and Brielle Corrente, Miss Teen Pennsylvania International 2014.
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


State Rep. Frank Burns and Brielle Corrente, Miss Teen Pennsylvania International 2014, slap five during the opening evening of the festival.
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Brielle Corrente, Miss Teen Pennsylvania International


Brielle Corrente, Miss Teen Pennsylvania International


Brielle Corrente, Miss Teen Pennsylvania International autographing her book "Finding the Color in My Black & White World" 


Brielle Corrente, Miss Teen Pennsylvania International


Brielle Corrente, Miss Teen Pennsylvania International with Mr. & Mrs. Dave Shoemaker of Jackson Township


Dave Hirko and Brielle Corrente, Miss Teen Pennsylvania International 


Brielle Corrente, Miss Teen Pennsylvania International with Honor Guard of the Marine Corps. League


Brielle Corrente, Miss Teen Pennsylvania International


Brielle Corrente, Miss Teen Pennsylvania International by Jackson township Ambulance


Brielle Corrente, Miss Teen Pennsylvania International by Jackson Township Ambulance


Brielle Corrente, Miss Teen Pennsylvania International


Brielle Corrente, Miss Teen Pennsylvania International


Brielle Corrente, Miss Teen Pennsylvania International


Brielle Corrente, Miss Teen Pennsylvania International with Logan Brandis


Brielle Corrente, Miss Teen Pennsylvania International with Bob-A-Louie of the Classic Clowns 


Bobby Kunkle keeps the beat goin for NOMaD


NOMaD takes the stage once again at the Jackson Heritage Festival


NOMaD's lead guitarist 


Lead singer, Dave August posing with a fan of the band NOMaD 


NOMaD gets the house or should I say tent rockin on Saturday. 


NOMaD guys love the camera! 


Veronica Murton and lead singer, Dave August from the country rock band NOMaD. 


Magician Jeff Vanderhoff and his coloring book
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Magician Jeff Vanderhoff with an optical illusion trick that can make someone's head look smaller or larger


Magician Jeff Vanderhoff with an optical illusion trick that can make someone's head look smaller or larger


Magician Jeff Vanderhoff and his coloring book.


Magician Jeff Vanderhoff 


Magician Jeff Vanderhoff performs with a tricky trick!

 
Classic Clowns doing some fancy face and arm painting


Hayley Valley is pretty pleased with her fun at the Bouncy (Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Karlie Heeney lands on her feet in the Bouncy at the Jackson Heritage Festival (Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Fire Department Bounce House


This is the way you do the Bouncy!


Mackenzie Krause spins with her dad, Matt, during the Saturday evening set of the Fabulous Flashbacks. Matt and Mackenzie are from Pittsburgh.
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Dancing the night away to the tunes of the Fabulous Flashbacks, a Saturday night staple at the Jackson Heritage Festival
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


The Fabulous Flashbacks
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


The Fabulous Flashbacks
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


The Fabulous Flashbacks
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


The Fabulous Flashbacks, as always, packed the festival tents.
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


The Fabulous Flashbacks
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


The Fabulous Flashbacks
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


The Fabulous Flashbacks performing their oldies to a packed house!
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


The Fabulous Flashbacks put on a good and entertaining show for all.


Dancing to the oldies as the night sets in


Lots of food booths serving up a wide selection of goodies for everyone to enjoy!


Lights come on at Veterans Park to usher in a great evening of fun and fireworks!


Food vendors serving up great festival food into the night.


Fantastic fireworks display over Veterans Park


Fantastic fireworks display over Veterans Park


Fantastic fireworks display over Veterans Park


Tom and Judy White enjoy each other's company following Singer Hill Grace Brethren Church's Sunday service under the Jackson Heritage Tent.
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Pastor Drew Walther and Praise Singers from Singer Hill Grace Brethren Church 


Pastor Drew sharing the word with the large crowd assembled


Record setting attendance of over 350 this Sunday morning. Can I hear an AMEN?


Pastor Drew sporting a new firemens uniform being he serves as the official Chaplain.


Eating some breakfast while waiting for Sunday morning service under the tents. 


Karl Smith and Terry Crouse lookin sharp!


Pastor Drew Walther offers a prayer for members of the Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Company after the Singer Hill Grace Brethren Church's Sunday Service under the Tent, held at the Jackson Heritage Festival on July 20th.
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Following his church's Sunday Service under the Tent, Pastor Drew Walther, who also serves as Chaplain of the Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Company, presented on behalf of the Fire Department, a memorial plaque to Natalie Krampy who was engaged to fireman Gary Gongloff when he passed away last year. Natalie also accepted a plaque on behalf of Gary's parents who were on vacation.
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Wearing their new uniforms - purchased in June - members of the Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Company attended Singer Hill Grace Brethren Church's Sunday Service under the Tent at the Jackson Heritage Festival on July 20th.
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Patty & George Burkey


Firemen on their way from the Fire Hall to Sunday morning church service


The first look at the firemens new uniforms as they made their way to the church service under the tents


Firemen crossing the bridge from the Fire Hall to the Heritage Festival tents for the community church service


Firemen were honored during the Sunday morning worship celebration


Ann & Karl Smith


Pastor Drew preaching


Firemen in their new suits at the Sunday morning church service.


The Masters performing their brand of Southern Gospel music at the Jackson Heritage Festival.
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


The Masters performing some Southern Gospel music Sunday afternoon at the Jackson Heritage Festival.


Jocelyn mugs for the camera while Bernice Mackanick mixes batter at the Singer Hill Grace Brethren Youth Group's funnel cake booth.
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Jocelyn Rainey overcomes hr shyness to pose for the camera at the Singer Hill Grace Brethren Youth Group's funnel cake booth.
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Ron Shawley and his wife, Jane. Ron volunteered at the booth set up by the Laurel Highlands Historical Village.
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Ideal Market's Sandy Palovich and Barb Kabo.
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Jackson Township Supervisors, John Wallet and Kristy Fetzer are neighbors who care. In the far left is Wanda Wallet.
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Cameron, Jenny and CJ volunteered their time for a good cause - the Greater Jackson Skaters and their quest to fund a skate park.
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Maria Reffner smiles as she waits for customers to show up at the Singer Hill Grace Brethren Youth Group's Funnel Cake Booth.
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


The Summit Chapel United Methodist Church - including members (from left) Karen Stickler, Chad Wensel, Janet Wensel and Linda Pattison - collected worn-out American flags, which would be properly disposed of, during the Jackson Heritage Festival.
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)
 


Scouts Aaron Rieg, Ian McGhee and Steven Marhefka - members of Jackson Township Troop 204 manned a booth of games at the festival.
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Pastor Bill Griffith works the booth of the Chickaree Union Church - the "Jesus Saves" Church - with (from left) Mary Jane Carney, Phyllis Sherry, Deb Griffith and Patty Bracken
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


The Central Cambria High School Spanish Club is working to raise funds for a trip to Spain. On Sunday, teacher Nicole Shaffer and club members Mark Pavic, Rachael Genesi, and Maddie Myers worked the booth at the Jackson Heritage Festival.
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Folks from the Special Olympics of Cambria County made their first appearance at the Jackson Heritage Festival. Among those working the booth were from left, Gary Boysza, Dylan Richardson, Brenda Richardson, Cheryl Malley and Steven Boysza.
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


The reputation of the pierogies of the Holy Trinity Byzantine Catholic Church spread throughout the festival grounds. Wanda Yackulich, Victoria Svencer, Georgia Lehman, Veronica Sokach, Kathy Russin and Bill Dubovecky worked the church's booth on Sunday.
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Debbie and Bud Deetscreek sold strawberry shortcake at the booth of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church.
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Ciara Stolarik, wearing the advertising sign, Kyle David Richie, and Julie Hoffman walked the grounds of the Jackson Heritage Festival extolling the virtues of the walking tacos being sold by the Greater Jackson Skaters.
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Wendell and Janet Gillen take a break from making funnel cakes in the Singer Hill Grace Brethren Youth Group's booth.
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Hannah Kestermont, a member of the Singer Hill Grace Brethren Youth Group, seems pretty pleased with the group's first efforts at making funnel cakes.
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Members of State Rep. Frank Burns' staff enjoy Friday evening at the Jackson Heritage Festival. On the left is Tim Davis from Vinco.
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


State Rep. Frank Burns prepares to slap five with Emma Dulashaw of Mundys Corner, who is being held by her mom, Margie
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Joyce Homan, a Jackson Township native and Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Genealogical Society, had a steady stream of visitors to her booth.
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Rick Fetzer, Don Knopsnyder and Connie Fetzer are nearly ready to open the Neighbors Who Care booth, renowned for its fresh-cut fries and pulled pork sandwiches.
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Food Court busy most of the Festival


Ideal Market serving up some Festival grub


St. Paul's awesome strawberry shortcake!


Holy Trinity Byzantine Catholic Church serving up some pierogies, gobs and chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches.


Some of the beautiful crafts available at Heritage Festival 2014


Scott Meyers at his woodworking craft booth


Chickaree Union Church kids games


Jackson Township Boy Scout Troop # 204 offering up some fun games!


Tactical Assault Paintball anyone?


Glenda Ritchick displays her beautiful works of photography in her awesome pink tent! 


Singer Hill Youth Funnel Cake Booth


Angelina Perrone of Ebensburg sits all alone atop Lady Bug.
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


With a little help from mom, Nichole Cairns and David Metteral, Dahlilah Beltz holds on as she rides Rocky, who is led by Beth Fyock.
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Led by Bobby Rowe and accompanied by Merrily Swoboda, Delilah Beltz of Brownstown circles the field atop Lady Bug.
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Jackson Hoover, 3, holds on to the saddle while he rides Lady Bug. His pap, Jack Hoover, accompanied his grandson. Both are from Vintondale.
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Nanty Glo's Alex Warner, accompanied by his dad, Jeff, enjoys a ride on Lady Bug, one of the horses in the stable of Best of Friends, a horse therapy organization.
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Can't get enough of these pony rides.


Fun stuff here! 


Beavercreek definitely entertains the crowd year after year. . great job!


Beavercreek - great hand clappin, toe tappin music!


Unicycle Sam asks Beavercreek if he can play a tune on his accordian. 


Beavercreek


Beavercreek playing some great Sunday afternoon bluegrass! 


Beavercreek performs to the delight of the crowd on Sunday afternoon


A. J. Devlin provides a haywagon every year for the hay rides and it's much appreciated! The kids love it!


Enjoying a hayride down Adams Avenue.


Nate Beyer pedaled valiantly, but came in second to Garrett Rager during a pedal-off in the age 10 plus category of the Pedal-Power Tractor Pull on Sunday, July 20th.
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Garrett Rager and Nate Beyer tied with pulls of 17 feet during the age 10 plus category of the Kids Pedal-Power Tractor Pull. Garrett won the pedal-off.
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Caden Croft laughs en route to an 11-foot pedal - good enough for first place in the ages 7-8 category of the Kids Tractor Pull.
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Ben Garrity won second place in the ages 5-6 category of the Kids Pedal-Power Tractor Pull.
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Delaney Andrews pedaled 17 feet to capture first place in the ages 5-6 category of the Kids Tractor Pull.
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Jaxon Ford took second place in the ages 2-4 category of the Kids Pedal-Power Tractor Pull.
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Lucas Beyer receives encouragment from his dad, Tom, during the Kids Pedal-Power Tractor Pull on Sunday. Lucas completed a pull of 6 feet 2 inches to win first place in the ages 2-4 category.
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Sisters Skyler and Brittany Wilson share a hug after Brittany competed in the Kids Tractor Pull, hosted by the Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Company on Sunday.
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Barry & Mickie Cooper celebrated their 34th Wedding Anniversary by selling T-shirts Saturday afternoon at the Jackson Heritage Festival. Looking great guys!
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Shannan Mumau and Noah Turous of Vintondale pause on their way to the Bounce House.
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Marlene Henry & Kim Hirko
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Karissa Wallet seems happy to be helping out at the Heritage Festival!
(Photo from Jim Lauffer)


Zelda Dugan gets a shuttle ride from Cory Henry


Ladies from Somerset Trust helping man or should we say woman the booth.


Mark Schmidt on a garbage run.


Lots of help keeps things running smoothly.


Ladies from Summit Bank in Parkhill working the Festival Booth with all smiles!


Unicycle Sam starts out by playing Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star on his set of horns and ends up in an elaborate classical masterpiece to the delight of the crowd!


Unicycle Sam is quite the character and always a crowd pleaser.


Clay Bowser closing out the Jackson Heritage Festival. Clay always gets a standing ovation as he everyone rises whn he sings acapella, "God Bless The USA".


Clay Bowser performing an entire concert with no music or words. . .he is amazing.


Thanks to all who helped keep the Jackson Heritage Festival up and running. It couldn't have happened without you!


Another Heritage Festival is over. . .now time to clean up and get the park back to normal.

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