Briefly for Saturday

October 25, 1997

HPD gets $61,390 federal grant

Hagerstown City Police have been awarded a $61,390 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, lawmakers announced Friday.

The law enforcement block grant will be used for technology, said U. S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett and U.S. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski.

Police Chief Dale Jones was not available Friday to explain the specifics of the grant.

Another boost for Franklin County

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - For the second time in a week, Franklin County business has received a boost from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.

Fort James Corp. was awarded a $100,000 grant to help buy $15 million in new machinery and equipment. The company, which makes consumer tissue, packing materials and paper products, employs 270 people at its Chambersburg plant.


Ingersoll-Rand Co. will get a $500,000 loan to help buy $3.1 million worth of new equipment, creating 10 new jobs.

The Shippensburg, Pa., company already employs 707 to manufacture earth compaction equipment.

Earlier this week, Ingersoll-Rand got a $100,000 grant to expand its road machinery division.

Wilson students trick-or-treating

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Wilson College students will take migrant children trick-or-treating for canned goods today.

The students will canvas the Wilson College neighborhood for donations to the local food bank, said college spokeswoman Connie Mull.

The community can donate canned goods by dropping them off at Edgar Hall, she said.

Halloween dance tonight

ST. THOMAS, Pa. - The St. Thomas Sportsman's Club will host a Halloween dance from 8 o'clock to midnight tonight.

"Thunder Road" will play at the over-21 only dance.

Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door. Call 717-267-1880.

`Walk to Remember' Sunday in Chambersburg

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Cumberland Valley Chapter of the Resolve Through Sharing Program will sponsor a local "Walk to Remember" at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Chambersburg Memorial Park pavilion area.

Those walking will honor babies who have died through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or newborn death.

Parents who have experienced a loss, as well as their family and friends, are invited.

`Walk With Your Doc' Sunday in Chambersburg

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Healthy Communities Partnership is sponsoring a 1.9 mile "Walk With Your Doc" at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Chambersburg Hospital.

The event highlights the benefits of brisk and regular walking, which can improve the efficiency of the heart, lungs and blood circulation.

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