Fall Paddle on the Mon

On Saturday, October 20, 2012, approximately 20 paddlers in canoes and kayaks participated in the “Fall Paddle on the Mon.” The participants paddled from the boat launch at Point Marion Community Park to the Glassworks Boat launch, just downstream of Greensboro. Point Marion Borough Council member Vicki Evans provided a welcome to participants to kick-off the event.

The trip stopped for a lunch break at the Two Rivers Restaurant and Marina in Dilliner, where they enjoyed a brief presentation from Greensboro Elm Street Manager Darlene Urban Garrett and Greensboro Council President Mary Shine on the exciting improvements happening in that town.

This trip was sponsored by the Mon River Town Program, a project of Pennsylvania Environmental Council. Special thanks to the Student Conservation Association, whose River Town Outreach Corps served as safety boaters, and to the local businesses who provided sponsorships– Brass Rail Restaurant, Lounge and Motel; Point Marion Boat Marina; Point Marion Hardware; Kurtyka Enterprises, Inc.; and Friendship Hill Association. 

This trip built on the success of the Mon River Sojourn, held this past June, in which over 70 participants paddled from Rices Landing to Fredericktown. We hope to hold additional paddling trips in 2013. If you would like to be added to the contact list for these trips, please email lbaxter@pecpa.org.

October 20th–Events Planned to Enjoy the Fall Along the Mon!

Saturday, October 20th the Mon River Towns will be full of activity as multiple events celebrate the fall. More details are available on the Events Page.

Fall Paddle on the Mon- Paddlers will travel by canoe and kayak from the Point Marion Community Park to the Glassworks Boat Launch, just outside of Greensboro during this one-day paddling trip. A lunch break at the Two Rivers Marina and Campground will include presentations from local leaders on the rich history and special amenities of the Mon River Towns.

Fall Fest at Community Square in Fredericktown– Enjoy the fall weather and a beautiful view of the Mon at Fall Fest in Fredericktown. There will be Food Booths, Craft Vendors, Face Painting, Pumpkin Decorating Contest, and live music by The Split!!

Haunted Ghost Tours of Nemacolin Castle-The Castle will be open for evening guided tours that share the history of the Castles’ many residents—and some who may still live there today!

BARC’s Taste of Italy- Don’t miss BARC’s annual fundraiser at the Brownsville Sons of Italy, starting at 6:00 p.m. Twelve local winemakers will share 70 types of wine and attendees will have the oportunity to vote for their favorite in the “People’s Choice” contest. Enjoy authentic Italian food and fun, including a Chinese auction. This year’s proceeds will focus on the renovations to 27 Market Street that will house the relocation of the Brownsville Pharmacy as well as the Rose house at 320 Market Street with plans to develop it into a B&B overnight lodging house.  Tickets are $35 in advance, available the BARC office or by phone at 724-785-9331; $40 in advance.

Final Work Days for Point Marion Public Art Project

Over the past 8 months, volunteers have completed seven glass mosaic panels to be mounted on the side of the Sadler Building, facing the United Bank parking lot.

If you  haven’t had an opportunity to volunteer yet, don’t worry! Two final work days have been scheduled: 

    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21 from 10 AM until after 5 PM

    TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23 from 10 AM until we are done

 No experience necessary! Our resident artist, Debbie, will show volunteers how to add the grout to the completed panels. Wear old clothes and meet in the bank parking lot.

For more information or to sign up to help, email Beth at bethreseter@yahoo.com. Advanced sign-up is appreciated, but not required. Feel free to just show up! All help is appreciated.