Wellsboro Highlights: 06/05/17 – 06/09/17

A week of Wellsboro Home Page feature highlights!

by Home Page – June 10-11, 2017

It’s time once again to take a look at what happened the past week. The Weekly Highlights are a great way to catch up, but don’t forget that you can always watch the full stories from either our front page or the archives section.
Higgins claims 7th STPR Victory
The 41st annual Waste Management Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally was held from Friday, June 2 to Saturday, June 3. This year’s event was sanctioned by a new partner, the American Rally Association. Racing teams from across the globe, including locals from Tioga County, gathered on The Green in Wellsboro to begin the weekend on Friday.

Higgins and Drew would continue on to win, marking Higgins 7th STPR victory and his third American Rally Association championship. Travis Pastrana and Robbie Durant placed second overall, with Jeff Seehorn and Karen Jankowski following in third.
Back to Basics – Honor
As a nation we just celebrated Memorial Day weekend, and the topic of honor is in the front of our minds. To honor someone simply means to show them high esteem or great respect. We understand the importance of showing respect to those who have purchased and defended our freedom by sacrificing their lives for the good of their country. And it is their sacrifice the helps us remember what it means to live in a way that is truly honorable. Rather than buying into the world’s pattern of honoring self above all else, remember the example of those before us who would rather live for the good of another than the good of self.
Smithgall Directs Final Concert
Mrs. Judy Smithgall conducted and directed her last Spring Choral Concert on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Home Page cameras were there to capture the concert, the tears, the thank you’s and the memories of this extraordinary teacher.

The event took place at the Wellsboro High School Auditorium. The atmosphere was swirling with memories as participants performed to a packed audience for the last time under Mrs. Smithgall’s direction. Her guiding movements, eye contact with her students, and the energy of her conducting revealed the enthusiasm of a twenty-five-year-old. Mrs. Smithgall will be deeply missed and difficult to replace.
Adventures at Pop’s!
Looking for some family-friendly games to keep you from being bored this summer? Well look no further! If you’re looking for outdoor games, travel games, card games, strategy games, and more, Pop’s Culture Shoppe is the place to be!

In this tour of Pop’s Culture Shoppe, we discover games such as Takenoko, Forbidden Island, and Brick Party. When the weather is sunny, we can enjoy fun, outdoor games such as ring toss, boomerangs, hacky sacks, and giant, soft Frisbees to throw. We also learn about magnetic games, bingo, and other travel games that will keep the kids busy on long car rides, in a hotel room, or even at a campsite. In addition to games, Pop’s Culture Shoppe also sponsors a photo contest to determine which photos will be turned into special Tioga County puzzles.
The Laurel Festival Approaches!
Today’s feature focuses on the 76th annual State Laurel Festival, held June 10th-18th. Begun as a weekend event in 1938 by Larry Woodin, the festival has grown into a weeklong celebration that kicks off the summer.

These events are just a sneak peek of the many wonderful activities and entertainment you can enjoy this week for the 76th Annual State Laurel Festival! Be sure to check the Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce’s website for a complete schedule, or pick up a brochure from many of our area businesses and tourist attractions. If you have any questions, you can call the Chamber of Commerce at (570) 724-1926.

Produced by Vogt Media
Funded by Penn Wells Hotel, Laurel Health Centers

Advertising (Inside)

New Creation Events Presents Unspoken with David Dunn

Circle W Sports

UPMC Susquehanna

Laurel Health Centers

Penn Wells Hotel Lodge

Cafe 1905

Citizens & Northern Bank

Vertical Edge Media

Dunhams Department Store

First Citizens Community Bank

Sherwood Motel

Bethany's Jewelry and Design

Johnnyz HOT ROD Cafe

Peggy's Candies & Gifts
Matthews Motor Company

Terreuz Jewelry

Akikos Floral Arts

Pops Culture Shoppe

Three Springs Ministries

Accounting with Attitude

In My Shoes

Wellsboro Woodlands

Ginn & Vickery Attorneys at Law

Dunhams Do-it Center

Wellsboro Inn on the Green

Tony's Italian Cuisine

The Fifth Season