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A Weekly Newsletter from Downtown I ndiana

Downtown Indiana Presents
S&T Bank Winter Warm Up
Family Friendly Event to Take Place Feb. 24

Get warm and beat the winter blues! Mark your calendars for the S&T Bank Winter Warm Up on Saturday, Feb. 24th, featuring family-friendly activities in IRMC Park and sampling of the best winter foods at our downtown restaurants. 

Activities in the park will begin at noon, with sampling beginning at 1 PM and concluding at 3 PM. 

The S&T Bank Winter Warm Up will offer ticket holders the opportunity to visit each participating restaurant and sample their best winter foods. Categories for "Best of" awards include:
  • Best Soup or Chili
  • Best Hot Appetizer
  • Best Wintery Drink or Dessert
Tickets for sampling are $15, children age 10 & under can sample for free if accompanied by an adult ticket holder. Tickets are available at showclix.com or by calling Downtown Indiana at 724-463-6110. 

All paid ticket holders are entered in a raffle for 2 tickets to the March 5 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Calgary Flames game at PPG Paints Arena. Tickets generously donated by S&T Bank

Restaurants committed at this time include: Artists Hand Gallery & Espresso BarThe Coney, Food Co-Op of Indiana PA, Grubs Sports Bar,  Insomnia Cookies, Pita Pit, Spaghetti Benders and Twisted Jimmy's

All activities in IRMC Park are free and open to the public. Thank you to Haines Total Hockey, Indiana Women's Flag Football Leatgue and Children's Advisory Commission of Indiana County for their support! 
If your restaurant is interested in participating, please contact Downtown Indiana at 
724-463-6110 or via email at linda@downtownindiana.org. 


Thank you to our sponsors!

Media Partner
Welcome New Members 
Thank you for supporting a vibrant downtown!

9th Street Deli
Benjamin's Restaurant
Brunzies/Subs n Suds
BPO Elks Lodge 931
Eagle Strategies LLC
Fraternal Order of Police Rhododendron Lodge 33
Dr. Dorcas Clark Harley
Indiana Moose Lodge #174
Kuzneski Insurance Group
Tracy Levitz
Lively Arts - IUP
Linda Mitchell & Richard Stinebiser
Quality Inn & Suites
Dr. Ruth Riesenman
Joyce Sharman
William G. Mechling Insurance Agency
Ralph L. Wingrove

We offer business, nonprofit and residential memberships and you don't have to be located in the downtown to join!  Download a membership form here or sign up online.

Save the Date!
Saturday, March 17
St. Patrick's Day Parade 
& Activities
Parade Starts at 12 noon 
Philadelphia Street, Downtown Indiana

Generously Sponsored by

Thank you to the following who helped make the 
First Commonwealth Bank It's a Wonderful Life Festival possible:

Naming Sponsor
First Commonwealth Bank

Structure Sponsors
Hutton Blews Insurance LLC
Indiana County Chamber of Commerce
Indiana Regional Medical Center
Representative Dave Reed
S&T Bank

 12 Movies of Christmas Sponsor
New Story Schools & Services
Entertainment Sponsors
Sherene Hess
Indiana Lions
Joyce Sharman

Financial Support Generously Provided by
Indiana County Center for Economic Operations and Affiliates Members:  
Indiana County Commissioners
 Indiana County Chamber of Commerce
Indiana County Development Corporation
Indiana County Tourist Bureau
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

The Reschini Group
Westsylvania Vintage

Special Thank You & Appreciation to
Borough of Indiana
JD Fleming & Fleming's Tree Farms
Don Huey Custom Building & Remodeling
Heinle Electric
Indiana Fire Association
Indiana Regional Medical Center
Lias, Indiana, PA

Thank you to these In-Kind Donors
700 Shop
Affordable Interiors
Aging Services/Indiana Social Center
Amplify Church - Indiana Campus
Blairsville High School Students
Children's Advisory Commission of Indiana County
Dynamic Real Estate Management
Food Co-Op of Indiana PA
Anthony Frazier
H& H Painting Plus
Don Huey Custom Building and Remodeling
Indiana County Christmas Tree Growers Association
Indiana County Parks & Trails
Indiana Gazette
Indiana High School Key Club
Insomnia Cookies
Jimmy Stewart Museum
Justice Works
Lucy Donnelly Memorial Fund
McNaughton Moving and Storage
Malcolm Polley
Rairigh-Bence Funeral Home
Renda Broadcasting
The Reschini Group
Jonas Scanga
Kay and Dave Smith
Third Wave Sound
Twisted Jimmy's & Steel City Samiches
Tyger  Paint
Gregg VanHorn
William & Mary Gift Shoppe
YMCA of Indiana County

Thank you to
The First Commonwealth Bank It's a Wonderful Life Event Committee
Non-Profits who Staffed Booths
Individual Donors 
All Who Attended the 2017 It's a Wonderful Life Festival
& The Entire Indiana County Community

Enjoy photos from the Festival here!

We have made every effort to include everyone who contributed in our Thank You list. Please forgive us if we made an error or omission.

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News from our Members & Partners

The Jimmy Stewart Museum will kick off February's matinees with "The Mortal Storm." Matinees are Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 PM in the Museum Theatre - Third Floor. They are free to Museum Members, Adults are $9.00, Seniors, Military and Students with ID are $8.00, Children under 7 are Free. For a full schedule click here

The soups are set for the United Way Souper Bowl at Nap's Cucina Mia on Monday, January 29. Choose from Pasta Fagioli, Chicken Pastina, Chili and Spicy Tomato & Gorgonzola! Eat in or take out. More delicious details here.

Special Celebration of IUP's Crimson Hawks! Join President Michael A. Driscoll and the entire university for a family-friendly celebration recognizing the many successes of the IUP athletic teams. Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 4 PM - 5:30 PM, DeChurch Lobby, Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex. More info here!

IUP will host with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement Center in Elkin Hall will kick off the spring 2018 semester at IUP. Come check out the new home for student organizations! Friday, January 26 at 10 AM

The Indiana County Chamber of Commerce Business Expo is Saturday, January 27 from 10 AM until 3:00 PM at the Indiana Mall. Visit their website for more details!

See your shadow or just have some pancakes at the 8th Annual St. Andrew's Village Groundhog Day Breakfast on Friday, Feb. 2, 7 AM - 11 AM. $10 per person gets you a delicious breakfast and proceeds go to the Benevolent Care of residents at St. Andrew's Village. Call 724-464-1616 for reservations or email pperman@psl.org. 

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