By RICHARD F. BELISLE
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Harry Stepler is painting Chambersburg green, at least the poles that hold up its streetlights and signs.
Stepler, 68, has painted more than 80 poles a pretty emerald green since he started his one-man civic project in April. He has no particular goal nor specific number of poles to paint. Like movie hero Forrest Gump, Stepler said he'll stop when he gets tired.
"I paint at my own pace, usually three or four hours a day when the weather's good. I don't have a schedule. I just do it when it suits me," he said.
Stepler, who lives at 42 Rose St., got the idea to paint posts when city officials sent out a plea for citizen volunteers to help out during Chambersburg Pride Day, an annual cleanup day sponsored by the borough. Stepler said he agreed to volunteer if he could pick his own project - painting poles.