About

Fort Ligonier Days 2021

 

 

WELCOME TO FORT LIGONIER DAYS!

There are changes to this year’s celebration after last year’s festival was canceled, but most of the changes won’t be noticeable to visitors.

The food booths are full, but there have been some changes in the craft lots. We’ve changed one at the School District offices – “Train Station East” – from a craft lot to a food area, with eight to ten food vendors. One reason for doing this is that fewer craftsmen applied to take part in this year’s show – possibly because of the uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. But then we’ve had some late-comers, so there are plenty of crafters, food vendors, and sponsors to visit.

We have modified the detour route due to safety concerns. Traffic on North Walnut Street will no longer be able to cross West Main Street. Vehicles will have to turn right on West Main Street to exit town, whether they at going west or east. Only shuttle buses will be allowed to cross West Main Street using Walnut Street during the festival.

Festival hours will also be shortened somewhat this year, running from 9 AM to 6 PM Friday and Saturday, Oct. 8 and 9, and from 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM on Sunday, Oct. 10. There will be no evening entertainment and no Saturday night fireworks. This will help make the festival more controllable, and safer for our guests.

As for Covid-19 restrictions, all CDC recommendations will be followed. On behalf of the entire Fort Ligonier Days Committee, THANK YOU for coming to Ligonier and participating in our event.

We are thrilled to be back!

Jack McDowell
Chairman

HELPFUL HINTS & REMINDERS


PLEASE BE ADVISED OF THE FOLLOWING HEALTH MEASURES PUBLISHED BY THE CDC TO REDUCE THE RISK OF COVID:

• Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
• Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face covering or a non-surgical mask when around others.
• Practice social distancing, stay at least 6 feet apart from others.

Local Merchants will be holding Sidewalk Sales all weekend.
Conemaugh Physician Group – (Corner of N. Fairfi eld and Main St.) Blood Pressure Screening and Covid Information
Mommy Gear (107 South St. Clair Street) hosts a quiet place for breastfeeding moms and a changing area for babies.
Fort Allen Antique Farm Equipment Club
will be displaying some of their prized antique tractors and farm equipment at the corner of West Main and Walnut Streets
all weekend.
Laurel Mountain Horse & Pony Club will be hosting pony rides at Ligonier Agway(603 West Main Street).

DETOUR ALERT
Festival travelers need to be aware of a change in our detour using N. Walnut St.
• All traffic will have to turn RIGHT onto West Main to exit Ligonier.
• This means eastbound traffic will have to travel on West Main to connect to Rt. 30 East

PLEASE FOLLOW ALL DETOUR SIGNS POSTED….
Borough Ordinance 556 prohibits dogs (pets) from being in the Festival Area during festival hours. This makes Fort Ligonier Days is a pet-free environment. Backpacks and open containers are also prohibited. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

BACKPACKS ARE PROHIBITED

In Appreciation


 

The 2021 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
Tom Stablein,
Vice President
Nancy Roderick,
Secretary
Pam Anderson
Rob Tuscano
Dustin Barr
Henry Scully
Jack McDowell,
Festival Chairman
Bill Stablein,
Chair Emeritus

Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce
Fort Ligonier Days Staff

Alberta Evans, LVCC/FLD Support

Singer Accounting

Lindsey Singer,
Julie Brehun

Fort Ligonier

Julie Donovan,
Matt Gault,
Mary Manges

 

Public Safety & Security


 

Dan Stevens, Public Information Officer
John Berger, Ligonier Valley Police Chief
Mike Matrunics, Ligonier Valley Assistant Police Chief
Doug DeForrest & Ryan Mates, Mutual Aid Ambulance Service
Excela Health, Latrobe Hospital
Ron Ross & Jan Shaw, Ligonier Borough Public Works Department
Tom Gibson & Debbie Finley
Roland (Bud) Mertz, Director of Public Safety, Westmoreland County
Ligonier Borough, Public Works Crew

Ligonier Valley Fire Companies and surrounding area Fire Departments
Ligonier Township Supervisors and the Township Crew
Team 211
Pennsylvania
State Police
Western Appalachian
Region National Ski Patrol

 

Civil Air Patrol PA Wing


 

Earl Gardner
Tim Steiner

Eric Gironda

 

Crafts


 

Christy Show, Chair-Municipal Lot
Carole Wright & Tracy Daugherty-
Mellon Park Lot
Emma Markle-
Train Station Lots

Carley Markle-Loyalhanna Lot
Peggy Steele
-Fairfield Lot

 

Entertainment


 

Sandy Podlucky, Chair
Erich Bucholtz, Sound Engineer

Don Lachie

5-K Run/Walk & Kid’s Fun Run


 

Pam Anderson, Co-Chair
Mark Sorice, Co-Chair
Megan Welty, Co-Chair
Cindy Smith, Co-Chair

Karen Markle Sandy & Kip Crumrine
Carla Naugle
Peggy Steele
Rob & Terri Tuscano

 

Food


 

PVic Smith, Chair
Heather Kaecher,
Co-Chair
Jeremy Springer,
Co-Chair
Tom Donchez
Andy Grace

Lee Price
Matt Smith
Kayla & Michael Tamer
Chris Theys
Marti Wood

 

Information Booths


Paul & Patsy Kennedy, Coordinators

 

Logistics and Planning


Larry Shirey
Dennis Irwin

 

Event Assistants


 

Tyler Coleman
Dale Show

Mark Sorice
Jeremy Springer

 

Parade


 

Tom Stablein, Chair
Alberta Evans
Pam Anderson
Mason Daugherty
Nathan Johnston
Karen Markle
Carla Naugle
Dave O’Hara
Pete Pacienza

Bob Penrod
Jake Smithley
Sam Sapone
Mark Sorice
Kristen Miller
4-H Club
Middle School & Midget Cheerleaders
Smail Auto Group Town & Country Motors

Design & Technology Consultant


Trib Total Media
Claudine DePaul

 

Grants


Alberta Evans

 

Publicity


Rick Schwab The Voice of Fort Ligonier Days 2021
Paul McKraken

 

Sponsorship Advertising


Claudine DePaul
Jim Faccenda

 

Wine Tasting


Pete & Patty Bloomer
Ron & Leah Marr

 

Transportation


Nancy Valley

 

Sanitation


McInchok Sanitation

 

Electric Crew


Shaun Teacher, Electrical Consultant
Michael Jones, Cleveland Brothers

 

Festival Crew and Signs


 

Josh Roberts
Bonnie Kimmick
Todd Kimmick
Chase Daugherty

Mason Daugherty
Nolan Schandel
Ian Shaw
Rick Brickle

 

Radio Distribution Center


Jacob Smithley

 

Program Distribution & Meeting Host


Kip and Sandy Crumrine, Valley Youth Network
Ligonier Valley Soccer Team

 

Golf Carts


Scott Graham
Russ Ziolko

 

Maps


Jeff Bell

 

Other Contributors


 

Snyder-Green Funeral Home
McCabe Funeral Home
Association of Churches
EADS Group Engineering
Economic Growth Connection
Highland Harley Davidson,
Somerset
John Hall Inc.
John & Linda Whipkey,
Laughlintown Garage
Laurel Valley Golf Club
Mr. Robert Benner

Ligonier Giant Eagle
Ligonier Valley School District
Loyalhanna
Watershed Association
Luther P. Miller, Inc.
Mack M. Darr Co., Inc.
Valley Youth Network
Valley School of Ligonier
West Central
Equipment

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