DI DIgest
The weekly newsletter of Downtown Indiana
Also participating:

Woods Chainsaw Carving
LIVE Demo in the Verizon Wireless Zone Parking Lot
401 Philadelphia Street

Haley Bradbury Fitness
FREE FITNESS CLASS
Ages 12 and older
Friday from 5:15 - 6:15 pm
655 Church Street
2nd floor studio
The fun includes

 50% of Nike - Father's Day Sale
at 700 Shop

Summer Drink Specials at
Artists Hand Gallery &
Espresso Bar

Free Popsicles at 
Chateau Christine

One Free Kid's Meal with Purchase of
2 Menu Items
(Minimum $8 each. One per table. Dine in only. Not valid with any other offers.)

Fudge samples & fudge sale at
Dan Smith's Candies & Gifts

All Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch
Buy two get one free

Free Old Fashioned Oatmeal or Chocolate Chunk Cookie at
Insomnia Cookies

Free Lemonade
Lucy Rae Gifts & More

25% Off Men’s ABEO Sandals… 
Just in time for Father’s Day at
Michael B Shoes 

Free Hoola Hooping at
Philly Street Escape Rooms

S&T Info Booth & Free Kids Crafts with Downtown Indiana at
S&T Bank (outdoors)

Free Bubbles for kids at
Subway

Free Selfie Station at
Verizon Wireless Zone
Free Corn Hole,
Side Walk Chalk & More at 
William & Mary Gift Shoppe

Samples & $5 Wine Slushes at
Woody Lodge Winery

Downtown Indiana Quarterly Membership Meeting

Monday, June 25 
Donatello's Restaurant 
791 Philadelphia Street 

5:00 PM
Networking, light hors d'oeuvres & cash bar

5:30 PM
Quarterly Meeting
Update on Downtown Indiana's efforts
Open forum for members to ask questions,
make suggestions and voice their opinions. 

Please RSVP by June 22. 

Many thanks to our host Donatello's for
providing refreshments and welcoming us into their restaurant!
Q&A With Pastor Ed Newell, Amplify Church

Amplify Church is located in the Indiana Theater Building at 637 Philadelphia Street. They have been working on various renovations, along with building owner Tom Harley, over the past few years. Recently, they unveiled a new marquee that harkens back to a classic 1950s movie marquee. We chatted with Amplify’s Pastor Ed Newell about the project.

How did this project come about? Whenever we first had the opportunity to enter into a long-term lease with building owner Tom Harley in Jan 2016, the renovation of the marquee was something we were already discussing at that point. The renovation was a dream of his, but without a tenant to help maintain the space and bring in income, it was difficult to pursue alone. As we went into the agreement, we knew we wanted to treat the theater with care and one day if we are no longer in the space, we wanted to leave the space better than we found it. Overall, we love Indiana. We love IUP. Renovating the marquee, renovating the theater, using it weekly, and making it available for others to use is something we are very proud of. 
 
The newly unveiled marquee at night.(above). The classic movie marquee at the Indiana Theater circa 1950s. (below)) Photos courtesy Amplify Church.
Star Spangled Celebration - July 4

Join the YMCA of Indiana County, Graystone Church and the J.S. Mack Foundation as they present the 3rd annual Star Spangled Celebration on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at the Mack Park Fairgrounds from 2:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. This Independence Day celebration will incorporate food vendors, craft shows, activities for children, and entertainment. 

Admission is $3 an individual and $10 for the family. Visit them to learn more.


New This Year - Wine Walk!

Downtown Indiana and Woody Lodge Winery are pleased to partner with the YMCA of Indiana County to present a wine walk from 2 pm - 6 pm during the Star Spangled Celebration.

Tickets $15 
  • First 300 advance tickets purchased get a commemorative wine glass at the event. 
  • Tickets can be purchased at the YMCA, Downtown Indiana, or Woody Lodge Winery. Call 724-463-6110 to order tickets or with questions.
  • Advance Ticket purchase also grants entry into the Star Spangled Celebration day of events.

Follow the event here and keep up with us!
Upcoming Downtown Indiana Events!
 Lovin' Downtown Every Second
June 8, July 13, August 10

Quarterly Membership Meeting
June 25 - Donatello's - 5 pm

First Commonwealth Bank Taste & Tour
July 19, 2018

Northern Appalachian Folk Festival (NAFF)
September 8, 2018

S&T Bank Oktoberfest
September 29, 2018 

Wine Walk
November 2, 2018

Lucy Donnelly Holiday Festival & Parade
November 16, 2018

​First Commonwealth Bank It's a Wonderful Life Festival
November 17 - December 16, 2018
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Downtown Indiana is proud to have so many nonprofits as members. They offer a variety of serivces and volunteer opportunities. We also have a rich faith community and downtown Indiana is home to a number of churches. Discover more by visiting us online.

Call for Restaurants
& Save the Date!

First Commonwealth Bank Taste & Tour
July 19

Downtown Indiana invites local restaurants to participate. Register here!
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The Download
News from Our Members & Partners
Flag Day Ceremony
Thursday, June 14 th
12:00 Noon
Indiana County Courthouse Steps


In case of inclement weather
B.P.O.E. Elks #931
475 S.13 th Street


PROCLAMATION BY
MAYOR GEORGE HOOD

PRESENTATION OF NEW FLAG BY
MR. JONATHAN LONGWILL
CHIEF OF STAFF FOR THE
HON. DAVE REED,
MAJORITY LEADER, PA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

1:00PM on the 3rd FLOOR

June 9 and 10, 2018
1951 production of "NO HIGHWAY IN THE SKY"
Starring Jimmy Stewart, Marlene Dietrich, and Glynis Johns.
Jimmy stars as an aeronautical engineer who predicts that a new model of plane will fail catastrophically after a specific number of flying hours.


June 16 and 17, 2018
1952 production of “THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH”
Starring Jimmy Stewart, Charlton Heston, and Betty Hutton.
Stewart well cast as circus clown with mysterious past.
Oscar winner for Best Picture and Story.


June 23 and 24, 2018
1952 production of “BEND OF THE RIVER”
Starring Jimmy Stewart, Julie Adams and Arthur Kennedy.
Western of 1840s Oregon with conflict between Stewart, outlaw turned wagon-train scout, and Kennedy, his one-time comrade who steals settlers' supplies.

June 30 and July 1, 2018
1952 production of “CARBINE WILLIAMS”
Starring Jimmy Stewart, Wendell Corey, and James Arness.
History of the inventor of the famous rifle, his problems with the law, and his simple family life.

*Special*
Featured films for the matinees will be 15% off during the showings only.
Subject to availability 

MUSEUM ADMISSION
MEMBERS FREE
Adults - $9.00
Seniors, Military, Students with ID - $8.00
Children 7-17 - $7.00
Children under 7 – FREE
(All prices subject to change without notice)

You could win this tractor!
1948 Farmall Cub with Cultivators plus one-year membership in the Brush Valley Antique Iron & Power Club (or $700)

Donation $1 or $5 for 7

Call Dave Hebenthal for tickets 724-479-0954

These hand-painted ornaments were commissioned by the Indiana County Christmas Tree Growers' Association commemorating "100 years of growing Christmas trees as a crop in Indiana County." 

Stop by the Indiana County Tourist Bureau to get yours for $20 each.
More Events ... Mark Your Calendar!
The Artists Hand Presents
SQUADJr. Art Classes

These classes are for younger kids and a caregiver. Classes will be taught by Marissa Sweeny of the IUP Art Department and Art Education Program.

  • Cost | $10 per class per student.
  • Time | 10am to 11:30am.
  • When | 3rd Saturday of Each Month, but we'll be taking August off.
  • June, and July will be for infants & toddlers and a caregiver.
  • In September, monthly classes will be geared toward older studentsand will be taught by IUP Art Education Students.

Full class descriptions & info here.
Flashback to Downtown Indiana Car Cruise 2016
Photo courtesy of Anthony Frazier
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