Wheels & Wings

7th Annual Event in Ebensburg

Ebensburg - Ebensburg officials and community members are gearing up for the 7th
annual "Wheels and Wings" event to be held Thursday evening, June 23rd, in Downtown
Ebensburg. This car, truck, and motorcycle show will once again be combined with a wing-off
between local restaurants and vendors! The event, which is held in conjunction with
Johnstown's Thunder in the Valley motorcycle rally, brings thousands to Downtown Ebensburg
each year! It will be held in Memorial Park (next to old Jail), along North Center Street and
adjacent streets.
"The Ebensburg community really enjoys this summer event and because of that the
event has grown to be one of Ebensburg's largest and most popular events," said Shawna Drop,
Community Development Director.
Vehicle registration will begin at 4:30 p.m. on the day of the event only. Only the first
300 vehicles will be registered and the first 100 registrants will receive 'Wheels & Wings' dash
plaques. The registration fee is $7 and will take place in the First National Bank parking lot, 111
West High Street. This year vehicles will be judged by classes; there will be three bike classes:
Sport Bike, Cruisers & Custom Bikes. There will be five car classes: Pre-50's, 50's, 60's, 70's,
Post-80's. There is also one class for trucks.
A panel of judges will award trophies to the top 3 vehicles in each category. A "Best of
Show" award will also be given to one car, truck and motorcycle. The awards will be announced
at 8:30pm from the band stage.
food vendors will serve up their best wings from 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
while competing for the title of "Best Wings!" Vendors will include Kosta's Restaurant, B & T
Concessions, Pit Stop Concessions, Wings-N-Things, Pizza Hut / Wing Street, Benshoff Farms,
Firehouse Grill, Castle Pub, Portage Area SummerFest Committee, Carol's Concessions, Holy
Name Hawk Wings, Nikki D's Wings from The Grove, Yahnert's Concessions and Mojo's
Catering. Other awards given out to wing vendors are "Best Wings - Runner Up" and also a
"Spirit Award" for the food vendor who gets into the event the most.
The following will serve as wing judges: Doug Tusing, Borough Council Vice President;
Ebensburg Mayor Randy Datsko; Milan Gjurich, Cambria County Commissioner; Susan Kuhar,
Cambria County Clerk of Courts; and a representative from the event sponsor, State Farm.
Additional food items will also be available for sale in the park. Dauntless Fire
Company and The Castle Pub will sell adult beverages, and musical entertainment will be
provided by Totem from 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. In addition, a giant inflatable slide and games
will be available for children along North Center Street and mechanical bull rides will be
available for children and adults in Memorial Park.
The 'Friends of the Pool' committee will be selling chances for motorcycle items in order to
raise money for the Ebensburg Swimming Pool Project.
For more information, please visit www.ebensburgwheels.com or call the Ebensburg
Borough office at (814) 472-8780! This event is sponsored by State Farm Agent Kim Springer.
"Wheels & Wings" Schedule
6 - 8 PM: Car, Truck, & Motorcycle Show
4:30 PM - 6 PM: Registration
($7 per vehicle - 1st 100 registrants receive dash plaque)
*Absolutely no vehicles will be registered before 4:30 PM.
Enter at First National Bank, 111 West High Street.
5 - 10 PM: Wing-Off
8:30 PM: Awards
6 - 9:30 PM: Live Music by Totem
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