Laurel Health Centers

 
 
 
Select Your Destination
 
 

< Feature Stories >

 

Weekly Highlights

COVID-19 Vaccinations

Junior Composer Program

Vaccines & Pro-Life

The Eaton Calendar

Task Force Update

Lent Service

C&N Strategic Changes

HPN News

Changes During Preganancy

Wellsboro Basketball

New Dental Care

Fleas & Ticks

The Eaton Calendar

Wellsboro Basketball

Lent Service

Truck-Lite Hiring

 

Channels

 
Wellsboro Ministerium Lent Services

Wellsboro Ministerium Lent Services

 
Laurel Health Centers

Laurel Health Centers

 
Penn Oak Realty

Penn Oak Realty

 
Bank On It

Bank On It

 
Dunhams Corner

Dunhams Corner

 
Questioning Life

Questioning Life

 
Behind The Sparkle

Behind The Sparkle

 
Points to Ponder

Points to Ponder

 
Karschners Insurance

Karschners Insurance

 
Ag Happenings

Ag Happenings

 
Back to Basics

Back to Basics

 
Hornet Happenings

Hornet Happenings

 
Live From The Hive

Live From The Hive

 
Pennsylvania Politics

Pennsylvania Politics

 
The Briefing

The Briefing

 
Weekly Highlights

Weekly Highlights

 
Wellsboro Chamber

Wellsboro Chamber

 

2019 Blossburg State Coal Festival

by Home Page Staff - May 22, 2019

The Blossburg State Coal Festival is a celebration of the surrounding communities commemorating Blossburg and it’s rich mining history. Celebrating 27 years, the Memorial Day weekend festival is one that many citizens and visitors look forward to.

On today’s broadcast Home Page Correspondent, Mataya Nickerson talks with Annie Brooks, Secretary for the Coal Festival Committee, as she talks about the coal mining heritage of Blossburg, the Coal Festival events, and how you can get involved.

In 1792 Coal was discovered in the Blossburg area during the building of Williamson Road and quickly became a valuable source that brought many people to the area. Many of the towns in our area were created because of the mining that took place. Although mining no longer occurs in the area, the Coal Festival always brings us back to our roots. The first Coal Festival took place Memorial Day weekend in 1993, 201 years after coal was first discovered in Blossburg. The event still continues to this day as a way to honor our history and diversity of our ancestors.

The Coal Festival Museum will be open to view and celebrate coal mining heritage.

The Coal Festival takes place this year from May 23rd – 25th on Island Park in Blossburg. A few of the fun events include a local talent show, bounce houses, a petting zoo, bike rodeo, live bands, a downtown parade, Car/truck show, fireworks, Grilling contest, Volleyball and horseshoe tournaments, Fire Dept. water battles, local vendors, great food and so much more. A perfect weekend for the whole family. Admission buttons are $3 and can be purchased at the gate. Buttons are good for the entire weekend.

For the full schedule of events and more information on the history of the festival, please visit the festival’s website at www.coalfestival.com.

Credits:

Videography: Andrew Moore
Video Editing: Andrew Moore
Writing: Mataya Nickerson
Anchor: Mataya Nickerson
Correspondent: Mataya Nickerson

Produced by Vogt Media
Home Page Sponsors: Citizens & Northern Bank, Matthews Motor Company