Built in 2012 by Johnstown Area Heritage Association, Peoples Natural Gas Park is a permanent home for the festival, and has served as a catalyst for more special events. Ron Carnevali, our festival chair, was instrumental in the years of fundraising and planning it took to get us that far. Now, once again through Ron’s leadership, we are planning to make significant improvements to the sound quality inside the Community Foundation Oilhouse. It’s a recycled industrial building, and the surfaces in there are hard — and the sound in there is, well, less than ideal.
Based on the recommendation of our sound engineer and a lot of research, we believe the application of Tectum spun fiber panels strategically placed on the walls, ceiling and structural steel will go a long way to improving the sound.
The panels will be installed by JAHA staff and volunteers. It will cost about $6,000 to get it done, and Ron has raised $5,000 already. We’re close, but could use your help! Donations of any size are greatly appreciated as we work to achieve this longtime goal.
Click here to donate on Facebook, or contact Deb Winterscheidt at JAHA, 814-439-1889 x315.