Projects

Our club of dedicated volunteers works diligently all year long raising funds and performing hands on work for out many projects. Over just the past nine years, we have raised and disbursed over $84,000 in our local community. 

Recent Projects

Scholarship Opportunities

Every year we give away four $500 scholarships to students, who has been selected by their guidance counselor. We do this in these partner schools, Bishop Carroll, Central Cambria, Admiral Perry Vo Tech and Blacklick Valley.

Dickens of a Christmas

Every year we get into the theme of this wonderful Ebensburg event! Our members serve up delicious hot chocolate to the folks who are visiting Santa after the parade. We do this as a community service to show the hospitality of our town.

Highway Cleanup

Twice a year a crew of Rotary members, organized by Rotarian Jim Stratton, put on our protective gear and clean up a 2 mile stretch of Route 219. We have a lot of fun as we help keep our community looking beautiful.

Lake Rowena Benches

We have placed benches close to Lake Rowena, at the borough pool and by the flower gardens. These benches were made by students at Admiral Peary Vo Tech and honor past Rotary Club of Ebensburg presidents by featuring their names on plaques that were crafted by students at Blacklick Valley High School.

Concerts in the Park

Every year, we proudly sponsor one of the Concerts in Penn Eben Park during the month of August.

Lending Library

In partnership with The Ebensburg Main Street Partnership, Ebensburg Public Library, and the CCCDC, four lending libraries have been placed at the following locations: YPCC, Gazebo at Penn Eben Park, Revloc Recreation Park, and the Mini Mall near Kosta’s.  Stop in to one of the libraries to grab a good book or drop one off for someone else to enjoy!  A special thanks to Duane Mohney for making the beautiful libraries.

Dictionary Project

We are proud to partner with the Dictionary Project and our local elementary schools. Third grade students at Blacklick Valley, Central Cambria, Holy Name and Cambria County Christian and Jackson Elementary are gifted an actual dictionary to help them with their language skills.

World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

Annually we provide an opportunity for a few local students to attend a World Affairs event in Pittsburgh, accompanied by one of our Rotarians. This year, Rotarian Jim Stratton accompanied 2 Central Cambria Students to Pittsburgh to learn about Cuba and the World Economy.

Community Gardens

Thanks to the leadership of Rotarian Fred Creany, who is the lead on this project, the club members get together a few times a year to plant, weed, water and upkeep the beautiful gardens on the south end of town by the Ghost Town trail head.