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Fort Days 2019

It’s Our 60th Anniversary

“Diamond Jubilee: Preserving Ligonier’s History is the theme for Fort Ligonier Days, 2019. This town-wide celebration has grown over more than half a century to be one of the most anticipated and popular fall festivals in the tri-state area. You will find friendly merchants, helpful volunteers, an impressive array of arts and crafts, a dizzying variety of food and drink, lots of good music, authentic battle re-enactments at Fort Ligonier, a spectacular Saturday parade and an endless supply of Ligonier Valley history and hospitality throughout the weekend.

In Appreciation


The 2019 Fort Ligonier Days Committee began planning in January for this festival. Their genuine appreciation goes out to each of the committee chairpersons, the many volunteers who spend countless hours in planning, and the other generous contributors who help in presenting Fort Ligonier Days.

Fort Ligonier Days Inc.
Board of Directors

Mark Sorice, President
Victor Smith, Vice President
Nancy Roderick, Secretary
Annie Urban, Treasurer
Pam Anderson
Rob Tuscano
Jim Faccenda, LVCC Representative
Jack McDowell, Festival Chairman
Bill Stablein, Chair Emeritus

Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce
Fort Ligonier Days Staff

Scott Haines, LVCC Executive Director
Alberta Evans, LVCC/FLD Support

Singer Accounting

Lindsey Singer, Julie Brehun

Fort Ligonier

Julie Donovan, Matt Gault
Mary Manges, Erica Nuckles


Public Safety & Security


Dan Stevens, Public Information Officer
John Berger, Ligonier Valley Police Chief
Mike Matrunics, Assistant Ligonier Township Police Chief
Scot Graham, Mutual Aid Ambulance Service
Excela Health, Latrobe Hospital
Gene Stouffer, Ligonier Borough Dept of Public Safety
Roland (Bud) Mertz, Director of Public Safety, Westmoreland County
Ligonier Borough Public Works Crew
Ligonier Valley Police Department
Ligonier Valley Fire Companies and surrounding area fire departments
Ligonier Township Supervisors and the Township Crew
Team 211
Pennsylvania State Police

Civil Air Patrol Pennsylvania Wing

Earl Gardner
Tim Steiner
Eric Gironda
April Hayden




Christy Show, Chair, Municipal Lot
Carole Wright, Mellon Park Lot
Emily Daugherty, Train Station Lots
Carley Markle, Loyalhanna Lot
Peggy Steele, Fairfield Lot


Sandy Podlucky, Chair
Don Lachie

Sound Engineer

Erich Bucholtz

5-K/Walk & Kid’s Fun Run

Pam Anderson, Co-chair
Mark Sorice, Co-chair
Megan Welty, Co-chair
Carole Wright, Co-chair
Sandy & Kip Crumrine
Carla Naugle
Rob & Terri Tuscano


Vic Smith, Chair
Jeremy Springer, Co-Chair
Tom Donchez
Andy Grace
Lee Price
Matt Smith
Kayla & Michael Tamer
Chris Theys
Marti Wood

Food Booth Judges

Carol Baier
Laureen Lowry
Mary Zappone

Information Booths

Cathy Klinchock, Coordinator
Barb Smith

Kids Corner at the YMCA

Larry Stormer
Shantel McConville

Event Assistants

Tyler Coleman
Dennis Irwin
Laurel Ross
Larry Shirey
Dale Show
Mark Sorice
Jeremy Springer


Tom Stablein, Chair
Sheryl Bendorf
Barb Smith
Susan Woolridge
Pam Anderson
Mason Daugherty
Nathan Johnston
Todd & Karen Markle
Carla Naugle
Dave O’Hara
Pete Pacienza
Bob Penrod
Laurel Ross
Sam Sapone
Mark Sorice
4-H Club
Middle School & Midget Cheerleaders
Smail Auto Group
Town & Country Motors

Design & Technology Consultant

Paul Fireman, Fireman Creative
Rhonda Marshall, Fireman Creative
Macy Hyland, Fireman Creative

Grants & Marketing

Annie Urban


Ralph Kinney Bennett
Rick Schwab

The Voice of Fort Ligonier Days

Bill Brown


Tom Sylvester

Wine Tasting

Pete & Patty Bloomer
Ron & Leah Marr


Nancy Valley


John McInchock, McInchock Sanitation

Electric Crew

Shaun Teacher, Electrical Consultant
Michael Jones, Cleveland Brothers

Festival Crew and Signs

Josh Roberts
Bonnie Kimmick
Todd Kimmick
Sam Sapone
Chase Daugherty
Mason Daugherty
Jake Bolby
Nolan Schandel
Ian Shaw

Golf Carts

Scott Graham


Jeff Bell

Other Contributors


Mrs. Elizabeth Bloom
Mr. & Mrs. Dan Flickinger
Jerry Lucia, Klocik Burial Vault Co
Mr. & Mrs. J. Paul McCracken
Association of Churches
Economic Growth Connection
Highland Harley Davidson, Somerset
John Hall Inc.
John & Linda Whipkey, Laughlintown Garage
Laurel Valley Golf Club
Ligonier Country Club
Ligonier Giant Eagle
Ligonier Valley School District
Loyalhanna Watershed Association
Luther P. Miller, Inc.
Mack M. Darr Co., Inc.
Rolling Rock Club
Valley School of Ligonier

We appreciate ALL our volunteers and ALL of their hard work!
We apologize if anyone’s name has been omitted.