Josh Gallagher receives Community Impact Award from Chamber of Commerce

JOHNSTOWN – Josh Gallagher returned to his home state on Friday to be honored on a special night that was dedicated to the Cresson native.

It’s been just over two months since he wrapped up his journey on NBC’s “The Voice.”

The night’s festivities kicked off at a VIP dinner hosted by the Chamber of Commerce.

Gallagher held an exclusive performance for about 200 people at the dinner.

Lauren Petrelli then joined the singer on stage for an interview where Gallagher answered questions about the show.

He divulged what it was like behind the scenes and what projects he is working on now.

After the dinner, Gallagher moved over to the Johnstown Tomahawks game where the fun night continued.

Before leaving the dinner Jean Desrochers with the Tomahawks announced a portion of ticket sales from the game would go back to Gallagher to help him fund his future album.

Gallagher dropped the ceremonial puck to open the game, sang the national anthem, and performed during intermission.

Fans cheered Gallagher on as he sang for them from the center of the rink.

Gallagher stood on the back of a truck as he sang some of his favorite songs, including his new iTunes hit “Pick Any Small Town.”

After his performance, he made his way to the ice again to receive the Chamber’s first-ever Community Impact Award for bringing the community together through a positive story.

Gallagher thanked everyone for the award and credited his hometown for much of his success.

Gallagher then presented a check to the Penn Cambria School's music program for $3,000.

A crowd of students from the school were on the ice to accept the check and thank Gallagher for the donation.

Gallagher wrapped up the night by greeting fans who were eager to meet him, something the singer said “is totally worth it.”

Gallagher will head back home to continue to work toward his music dreams, but he already has plans to return to Pennsylvania.

The singer is scheduled to sing the national anthem at the Altoona Curve game on April 13.

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