Pennsylvania community briefs

October 30, 1997

Crime prevention subject of program

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Drugs, violence and crime prevention will highlight an educational enrichment program from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Franklin County Housing Authority Community Center on West Washington Street, Chambersburg.

Speakers include former Chambersburg resident Kenneth Winston, a youth counselor near Philadelphia who has been drug-free for six years. The Rev. Leroy Blair of the John Wesley AME Zion Church and Samuel Brand of the Scotland School for Veterans' Children will also speak.

Chambersburg Senior High School teacher Sandy Grotberg and several students will perform a skit and discuss peer pressure. An officer from the Chambersburg Police Department is also scheduled to speak.


Sponsored by Laurel Lodge 133, the program is open to teens, parents and government officials, as well as others in the Chambersburg community.

"We wanted to do something for the community," said Jackie Banks, head of Laurel Temple's education committee, who wants to make the meeting an annual event.

Buffalo Soldiers part of parade

SOUTH MOUNTAIN, Pa. - The VisionQuest Buffalo Soldier re-enactors will participate with other such re-enactors from across the country in Hagerstown's Alsatia Mummers' Parade at 7 p.m. Saturday.

The VisionQuest youth re-enact the historic 9th and 10th Cavalry units of the post-Civil War U.S. Army. These were the first peace-time African-American military units.

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