Lions fair funds park
By LISA GRAYBEAL
Staff Writer, Chambersburg
MERCERSBURG, Pa. - This town is gearing up for its big event of the year, the annual Mercersburg Fair, held every year by the local Lions Club at the town park.
The fair is the club's major fund-raiser each year and brings in enough money to maintain and improve the park.
The Lions Club formed in 1941, just before World War II, and bought the land for the park shortly after the war, said Harold Wagner, long-time club member and chairman of the food committee for the fair.
He said the fair grosses more than $60,000 every year and nets about $18,000 after expenses. The money goes back into the park and into other Lions projects like the children's Halloween party held in the town.