Greencastle briefs

July 09, 2004

Area veterans sought for Old Home Week

GREEENCASTLE, Pa. - Frank Mowen, chairman of the official opening ceremony for Old Home Week, is looking for area residents who served in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan for special recognition.

Mowen, a former Greencastle mayor and past president of Old Home Week, said the official opening begins at 11:30 a.m. on July 31 in the borough's Center Square.

The opening ceremony committee wants to recognize local residents who are serving in the two current war efforts plus any who served in the Gulf War in 1991, Mowen said.

The opening ceremony's main speaker will be Army Reserve Capt. Jeremy Hirneisen of Greencastle.

Hirneisen served in Iraq in 2003 from April 22 through July 3 and in Kuwait from August 2003 through April 4 of this year, said his wife, Susan.


Mowen said so far three residents who served in those conflicts have said they would attend the opening ceremony. He said he also would read the names of local service men and women still serving in the Middle East.

Renovated Chamber office to be dedicated

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce will hold a dedication and open house of its newly renovated office building and John L. and Cora I. Grove Community Room at 217 E. Baltimore St. on Aug. 4.

The dedication ceremony begins at 1:30 p.m. with the recognition of donors and volunteers for the renovation project over the past three years.

The open house for chamber members, Old Home Week guests and the community runs from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

G-A shirts for sale during Sidewalk Days

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The Greencastle-Antrim Education Foundation is selling blue polo shirts with Greencastle-Antrim embroidered on the left pocket area.

The shirts will be sold at Sidewalk Days today and Saturday at the information booth on the square. They cost $25.

Proceeds from the shirt sales benefit the Greencastle-Antrim Education Foundation.

The Greencastle-Antrim Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization created to support educational opportunities for all members of the Greencastle-Antrim community, according to a news release.

For more information about the Greencastle-Antrim Education Foundation, call 717-597-1137.

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