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Harmon at Night – the Harmon Covered Bridge in Washington Township, Indiana County is lit up for the holiday season.
The lighting project is the work of Mr. Gregg Van Horn. Our thanks to Gregg and Kathie for their time, efforts and funding on behalf of the covered bridge lighting project. The lights will be displayed daily from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM.
December 4, 2013 No Comments
November 25, 2013 No Comments
Big thanks to JD & Cindy Fleming for the great food & informative tour at the ICTB Member Mingle Wednesday night at Fleming’s Christmas Tree Farms LLC! We learned about donating to the Trees for Troops program … you can make a cash donation to the fund which will buy trees for the program or you can buy a tree to donate for $25. Thanks to all who attended … we had a fun night!
November 22, 2013 No Comments
Kaleidoscope, The Series is a weekly news show on ABC 23, Johnstown affiliate, highlighting communities in west-central Pennsylvania. Each week Kaleidoscope features an interesting person, place or thing unique to a specific area.
A two man Kaleidoscope crew hit the road looking for what draws visitors to Indiana County. On November 17, 2014, Indiana County and three of its attributes: the Jimmy Stewart Museum, Flemings Christmas Tree Farm along with the Troops for Trees program, the Amish Community of Smicksburg and the award winning Windgate Winery are being featured on the upcoming episode at 6pm.
Jimmy Stewart, born and raised in Indiana County, is a hometown hero turned Hollywood legend. The museum in his honor, located on Philadelphia Street in downtown Indiana, showcases artifacts from Mr. Stewart’s military life, movie career and as a civic member. Indiana County is also known as The Christmas Tree Capital of the World. Each holiday season, Flemings Tree Farms provides Christmas Trees to military families serving oversees. In the midst of Indiana County’s Amish community of Smicksburg is an award winning winery producing many varieties from locally grown grapes. To learn more about Indiana County, tune in on Sunday, November 17 at 6pm or view it online at www.kaleidoscopetheseries.com beginning Tuesday, November 19.
The Indiana County Tourist Bureau is the official tourism promotion agency for Indiana County, Pennsylvania. The Bureau’s mission is to enhance and promote the economic and aesthetic well-being of the county through tourism promotion and the comprehensive marketing of Indiana County.
November 15, 2013 No Comments
Grand Prize: Crystal Montgomery
1st Place: Rachel Laudermilch
2nd Place: Lindsey Praksti
3rd Place: Carl E. Erickson
4th Place: Kenneth Crouse
5th Place: Heather Telthorster
6th Place: Carly Cignetti
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who entered our photo contest! The above winners will all be featured in our 2014 calendar.
If your photo did not place, please remember that it may be used for future advertising.
November 13, 2013 No Comments
Kennywood Holiday Lights 2013
Special Giant Eagle Price $13.99 (A savings of $2.00 from the Regular $15.99 Gate Admission)
Hours: 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM
Operating Dates: Nov 29 – Dec 1, Dec 6-8, Dec 13-15 and Dec 20 – 22
2013 Ride/Activity Line Up (Subject to change)
PLUS MORE THAN ONE MILLION SPARKLING LIGHTS!
Gingerbread Express (Train) Kennywood Holiday Lights Show w/music
Turtle Sounds of the Season Stage Show
Kangaroo Photos with Santa (at the Racer)
Ghostwood Estate Ice Carving by Ice Creations
Paratrooper Miniature Trains (at the Patio Café)
Merry-Go-Round Cookie Decorating (at the Patio Café)
KIDDIELAND RIDES Photos with Kenny Kangaroo
Orbiter Lil’ Phantom Letters to Santa
Whirlwind Dizzy Dynamo Artist Linda Barnicott
Elephant Parade Red Barron Jewelry Maker Maria Nadik
Steel City Choppers Crazy Trolley Parker’s Dance Party – Kennyville Stage
Kenny’s Karousel Turtle Chase Guest Readers at Kennyville Stage – Pounce Bounce (The Night Before Christmas)
November 12, 2013 No Comments
Indiana County Tourist Bureau announced that the 2013 winner of the Tourism
Ambassador Award was the Indiana County Christmas Tree Growers’ Association.
The annual dinner was held at the Rustic Lodge on Wednesday, September 25.
The Christmas Tree Grower’s Association was one of the five nominees for the award:
the other four were Windgate Vineyards & Winery, Walnut Hill Winery, Indiana
University of Pennsylvania’s Lively Arts Program and Thunder Mountain Lenape’
Nation. The Ambassador Award is presented annually to an organization that has
helped promote tourism in the county. Last year’s recipient was IUP’s Kovalchick
Convention and Athletic Complex.
September 26, 2013 No Comments
Indiana County Tourist Bureau has installed digital, visitor information Explore Boards in Indiana County. On Thursday, March 28, 2013, the boards were unveiled in the lobbies of the Holiday Inn Indiana and Hampton Inn & Suites Blairsville.
Explore Boards are the newest way to reach the visitors market. Combining the dynamics of digital marketing with the impact of out of home and place-based advertising, Explore Board is transforming how and when visitors receive information. Utilizing high definition touch screens, Explore Board delivers engaging multimedia content in an innovative way. This cutting edge marketing tool targets travelers at high-traffic visitor locations. Millions of visitors interact with Ettractions digital touch screens each year. The Indiana County Tourist Bureau visitor information network provides location based exposure for accommodations, dining, shopping and attractions. Within each of those categories, members of the Indiana County Tourist Bureau are featured.
The local tourist bureau worked with CTM Media Group, based in Stamford, CT, to create the content and install the devices. The key to Explore Boards widely recognized success is the consumer engagement and intuitive interface which allows visitors to browse the vast array of local tourism information at their fingertips. The board showcases descriptions, directions, multiple high resolution images, videos, special offers and upcoming events. The touch screen digital keyboard and QR codes allow visitors to share content with their personal device for on-the-go access.
“This is a great step forward for us,” stated Penny Perman, Executive Director of Indiana County Tourist Bureau. “We are very excited to be able to provide these two Explore Boards for the lobbies of the Holiday Inn Indiana and the Hampton Inn & Suites Blairsville. We feel that visitors will enjoy the high-tech convenience of locating local tourism attractions, dining spots, accommodations and shopping opportunities.” She continued to say, “By providing the visitors this information, it will also benefit our members which should generate more traffic to their establishments.”
CTM Media Group has Explore Boards in other locations throughout the country, but Indiana County is the first tourist bureau nationwide to host an Explore Board. Peter Magaro, President CTM Media Group stated “we are very proud of our award winning cutting-edge visitor information resource. We are sure to keep the momentum going as Explore Board is now a two time award winner: first the DSE Gold APEX award and now the Digital Screenmedia Association’s Best Travel & Hospitality Interactive Self Service award.”
Perman concluded, “Visitors to Indiana County will enjoy having these two Explore Boards to assist them in locating our local attractions. In addition, we are very fortunate to have marketing dollars available to showcase our county through these two touch screen devices.”
March 29, 2013 1 Comment