Clearfield PA Elks Lodge #540 ,
26th Annual High Country Arts Fair, July 13, 2014
Since 1989 the Clearfield PA Elks Lodge has presented their High Country Arts Fair in cooperation with the
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources, the administrator of S.B. Elliott State Park, Penfield PA.
Because the Fair is held on publicly owned land the proceeds must all go toward supporting
non-profit organizations in our area.
Several such organizations do their part in helping the Elks with the Fair each year and a total of Twenty-Six
are presented a distribution of the proceeds at a dinner held each October at the Clearfield Lodge.
Scroll down the page for a list of the benifiting associations.
Some 150 Craft Vendors and Artists also take part in the Fair and help attract the always large crowds.
Our guests are greeted by ( and pay their money to ) PER Gus Yeager while being serenaded by Lodge organist
Bob Guarino. Actually you pay Gus only if you wish to have a famous Clearfield Elks P.E.R.Chicken Dinner -
admission to the grounds, browsing the many vendors and enjoying the entertainment is all free of charge.
A nice addition this year was the Art exhibit presented by the Susquehanna River Arts Council.
the crowds swarming the grounds; the craft vendors . . . .
Clearfield Elks 2014 High Country Arts Fair . . .
American Cancer Society
American Red Cross - Heartland Chapter
Area Agency on Aging
CAHS Band Boosters
CAHS Swim Team
Clearfield Area United Way
Clearfield Arts Studio Theatre Inc
Clearfield Bison Quarterback Club
Clearfield County Crimestoppers
Clearfield Elks Christmas Committee
Clearfield - Lawrence Twp. Airport
Clearfield Ministerium Food Bank
Clearfield Swimming Pool Association
Curwensville Civic Center
G T Waroquier Scholarship Fund
Joseph & Elizabeth Shaw Public Library
Judd Zimmer Scholarship Fund
N. D. Yingling MD Cancer Center
Salvation Army, Clearfield Corps
Society for Handicapped / Disabled Citizens
Special Olympics of Clearfield County
Susquehana Rural Free Clinic
Tagg Team Corporation
Participants - These are some of the area charitable and non-profit organizations that have benefited
from the Clearfield Elks High Country Arts Fair over the years ~
The Clearfield Elks would also like to thank the many local companies
that graciously provide manpower and in-kind donations.
Guests wait patiently in line at the Hot Sausage booth. Like all of the food stands
at the Fair, this booth is staffed by member Elks, their spouses, their kids and
other community minded area residents.
Chicken Chefs . . .
Hot Sausage Hotties . . .
Simple Simon . . .
. . . met a Pieman . . .
. . . going to . . .
. . . the fair !
Chicken Line . . .
When life gives you lemons . . .
Condiment Cutie Pam
more examples of Elks "caring and sharing" as they prepare and serve their mouth watering treats . . .
throughout the afternoon, entertainment was provided by Magician Denny Huber and by the Moore Brothers . . . .
Emergency Care on site is provided by Clearfield E.M.S, Shuttle service by Fullington's Trolley . . . .
At one point in the afternoon PER Duane Berry suggested that I take some "Bird's Eye View" pictures from the second
floor of the Pennsylvania Center. He may have even mentioned my going out on the roof. If so, that idea was quickly dismissed. Only one of the windows would open which accounts for the muntins seen in the last two pictures.
The three pictures through the one operating window are "Grounds Left, Grounds Right, and Grounds Center"