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July 25, 2003

Pa. arts groups receive state grants

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Two Franklin County, Pa., arts groups have received state grants, state Rep. Jeff Coy announced Thursday.

Coy, D-Cumberland/Franklin, said $13,048 in grants from the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts has been awarded to the following organizations:

  • $3,200 has been awarded to the Caledonia Theatre Co., in Fayetteville, Pa.

  • $9,848 has been awarded to the Chambersburg Area Council for the Arts.

Rally for Virginia 1861 planned at W.Va. park

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Rally for Virginia 1861 will be held Aug. 9 and 10 at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.

Park staff and volunteers with the Liberty Rifles and Southern Grays, which are volunteer military history units, will relate the story of Harpers Ferry in the spring of 1861 - the beginning of the Civil War.

During this time, Harpers Ferry, the site of a U.S. Armory, became a military target less than a week after the first shots of the war were fired at Fort Sumter, S.C. Virginia military units rallied at Harpers Ferry to seize the federal gun factory and to join the Confederate Army.


Weekend activities will include an active military encampment and firing demonstrations. Civilian life during this time also will be portrayed. Military camp activities will be open to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 9 and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 10.

Peace coalition to host forum

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - A peace and justice coalition in the Eastern Panhandle known as WVPeace invites people of all points of view to a community forum July 31 to discuss Justification for War: True or False.

The forum will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Shepherdstown's Train Station, said WVPeace facilitator Elise Woods.

Neighborhood fun fair set for Aug. 12

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The 11th annual SummerFest neighborhood fun fair will be held at Otterbein United Methodist Church, 549 N. Queen St., on Aug. 12 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Carnival-type games, bingo, prizes, hot dogs, popcorn and homemade ice cream will be available at no cost.

K-9 dogs and horses will demonstrate search and rescue techniques and there will be horseback rides for children. A yard sale will be held. Families in the community are invited to attend.

For more information, call 304-263-0342.

Shepherd library to close for two weeks

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The Shepherd College library will close at 5 p.m. on Aug. 1 and remain closed through Aug. 14 to move portions of the collection into the newly renovated library, according to a news release.

The library will reopen at 8 a.m. on Aug. 15.

The new entrance to the library will be through the new sliding glass doors at the pillared porch across from the College Center, the release said.

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