The Trail Town Program® Newsletter

Fall Trail Town Workshops!

This fall the Trail Town Program® will be hosting two workshops in early November. The first workshop will be held on November 9th in Emlenton, PA at the Crawford Center. The topic of this workshop will be Trip Planning and Marketing. The second workshop will be held on November 16th in Ohiopyle, PA at the Laurel Highlands Falls Area Visitor Center. The topic of this workshop include Bike, Kayaks and More, and Running a Sustainable Business. For more information please click here. To RSVP please contact or 724-216-9160 Ext 316.
Jury Award
The Progress Fund and the community of West Newton were recognized at Urban Land Institute’s 3rd Annual Placemaking Awards for Excellence. For more information please click here.
Featured Property
224 Center Street in downtown Meyersdale is a great opportunity for a new business.  This large building is currently for a sale at $65,000.  Located on a large lot, there is room to start or expand businesses as well as additional room for storage (perhaps even bike storage).  
To learn more about this property and additional photos, click here.

Learn more about Meyersdale's Business Opportunities here.  

Available Grants

Sprout Fund's Grand Idea Grant - December 4, 2015
West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund - January 21, 2016
Green Mountain Energy Sun Club Donation Grant - Rolling

Upcoming Trail Town Events
Annual Fall Festival - Elizabeth Township, PA - October 24th
Trail Town Quilt Show & Most Awesome Bake Sale - Confluence, PA - October 24th
Veteran Dedication - Saltsburg, PA - October 24th
Mayhem By Moonlight - Titusville, PA - October 24th
Annual Family Pumpkin Festival - McKeesport, PA - October 24th
27 Miles for 27 Girls - Homestead, PA - October 25th
Big Savage Tunnel Ride - Meyersdale, PA - October 25th
Halloween Parade - Connellsville, PA - October 27th
"Pedaling for Progress" - Cumberland, MD - October 27th
Halloween Spooktacular - Cumberland, MD - October 31st
Kountry Klub Kid's Halloween Party - Dunbar, PA - October 31st
Laurel Highlands Interactive Marketing Summit - Latrobe, PA - November 6th
Harvest Ball @ Aaron's Building - Connellsville, PA - November 7th
Beers of the Burg: Winter Warmers - South, Side, Pittsburgh, PA - November 7th
Santa's Workshop - Titusville, PA - November 13 - 14th
Light Up Night - Franklin, PA - November 21st
Turkey Trot 5K - Oil City, PA - November 21st
Turkey Trot - Ebensburg, PA - November 26th
Santa Express - Titusville, PA - November 28th

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The Trail Town Program® is an initiative of The Progress Fund, a non-profit lender to businesses in the travel and tourism industry.
These partners have invested in the future of the Trail Town communities by financially supporting the Trail Town Program®:
  • Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation
  • Richard King Mellon Foundation
  • Anonymous donor
  • The Katherine Mabis McKenna Foundation, Inc
  • Community Foundation of Fayette County
  • PA Department of Community and Economic Development
  • PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
  • The Student Conservation Association
  • Colcom Foundation
  • United States Department of Agriculture - Rural Development