The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


October 4, 2013

Things to do in region this week


A benefit concert in support of the Penn Cambria football team will be held from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday in the newly renovated Admiral Peary Ballroom at Cresson American Legion.

The evening will feature the Fabulous Flashbacks performing classic rock ’n’ roll oldies, plus a full bar and food menu.

Those who attend must be age 21 or older.

Advance tickets are $5.

Information: 886-8427 or 886-7421.

The 22nd annual Great McCort Benefit Auction will be held today at Pasquerilla Conference Center, 301 Napoleon St., downtown Johnstown.

Cocktails and a silent auction will begin at 5:30 p.m., with dinner and a program at 7:30.

A live auction will begin at 9, following dinner.

Proceeds will support all Crusher programs.

Tickets are $50.

Information: 536-8991 or

Tumbling art

“Tombola 2013, Fortune Smiles on You Too!” a fundraiser, is set for 6 p.m. Saturday at Art Works in Johnstown, 413 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

A cash bar reception will start at 6, followed by a Tuscan dinner provided by Joey Del’s 2001 Caterers. Ferguson and Friends Jazz Combo will provide live entertainment.

The tombola, or tumbler, will make its first spin at 7:15, with the first ticket holder drawn able to pick from more than 100 artworks on display, each valued at or above $100.

The tumbler will keep spinning throughout the evening until each ticket holder’s name is called to choose a piece of art.

Each piece has been donated to Art Works by artists or art owners. 

Tickets are $80 per person, or two tickets for $150.

Information: 535-2020 or

Chef sale

“Our Community, Our Children,” the sixth annual chef auction for Conemaugh Health Foundation, will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Pasquerilla Conference Center, 301 Napoleon St., downtown Johnstown.

Proceeds will benefit pediatric and teenage trauma and surgical patients at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.

There will be an open bar, appetizers and silent auction, with the live chef auction at 7:30.

The cost is $75 per person.


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