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Out of the Cold: Centre County

Out of the Cold: Centre County

The Winter season has begun! Isn't it nice being snuggled up in your warm home? This is something that most people don't have to worry about, but can you imagine being stuck out in the cold with nowhere to go? Out of the Cold:Centre County cares for unsheltered in Centre County to help the homeless.

Now more than ever it is important to support your local community and help people during the Holiday Season. Out of the Cold is a community supported organization that answers the call to serve those experiencing homelessness by providing shelter, food, and support services.

How do you get involved? There are many ways to help in the effort make a difference in these peoples lives. You can be an overnight volunteer, evening volunteer dinner provider opportunities are available, make a financial...

State College News - Holiday Lighting Contest

State College News - Holiday Lighting Contest

Happy December 1st! Everyone is getting in the Holiday spirit and getting decorated for the Holidays. Do you go all out decorating for the Holidays? You will want to check this out!

If you reside in State College Borough or the Townships of College, Ferguson, Halfmoon, Harris or Patton you are eligible to participate. Get your lights and decorations ready!

The entry fee is $5R/$8NR per home and benefits Centre Region Parks & Recreation. There will be $125 Cash prizes and goft baskets will be awarded to winners in each of the four catergories; classic, show stopper, ever "green" and best theme. You will be required to choose your category when entering. 

Decorating with lights brings joy to us all during this time of year. Spread your Holiday Spirit and participate or just go look and take in the pretty views of the beautiful homes in the area.

Are you thinking of Buying or Selling in the area? Call KBB...

State College News- State College Food Bank Distributes Thanksgiving Meals

State College Food Bank Distributes almost 700 Thanksgiving Meals

The State College Food Bank has a mission to provide food security, directly or indirectly, to people in Centre County, ensuring that no one in Centre County goes hungry regardless or age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, creed, or disability.

The Food Bank is committed to making the community a better place through their missions and programs, and their primary focus is to ensure access to healthy and nutricious food for anyone who is in need of our support and assistance. 

700 residents in Centre County received a free Thanksgiving meal, to-go earlier this week. The ...

State College News- Small Business Saturday

State College News- Small Business Saturday

Venture downtown State College to support your local small business on November 28th during Small Business Saturday!

Small Business Saturday focuses around the local shops, who want people to shop small. This day is an American shopping holiday held the Saturday after Thanksgiving. 

This Event falls right in the middle of the Holiday shopping season, which is considered the busiest time of the year for many stores. 

All these local small businesses have one thing in common, they agree shopping locally gives them a better connection with the companies, and now more than ever it is important to shop small in order to keep their business successful and running. 

Small Business Saturday was created in 2010, and local shop owners say each year it gains more attention.

"Beyond their size, small businesses are defined by their spirit. And at the helm are their intrepid founders—scrappy, ambitious,...

State College Farmers Market - Covid Adjustments

State College Farmers Market - Covid Adjustments

People enjoy buying local, that is why the Farmer's Market is such an important event that has been taking place in Downtown State College for years. Everyone enjoys getting fresh produce, baked goods, flowers.. etc. 

The Farmers Market would normally offer a variety of different vendors and be open to the public Tuesdays and Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the 100 block of Locust Lane. Participating farmers are required to personally produce everything they sell. The markets start outdoors the first week of May and run through the beginning of November.

Due to the pandemic, the amount of vendors for the Farmers Market have been adjusted.  There are half as many vendors that are taking part which has affected all participating in the Farmers Market.

It is still a delight that the Farmers Market is in fact taking place at the same times it...