State fire departments have received 88 Assistance to Firefighters grants totaling more than $6.5 million, Capito said.
Fleagle appointed to state trauma board
HARRISBURG, Pa. - State Rep. Patrick E. Fleagle recently was appointed to the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation Board, a news release said.
Fleagle, R-Franklin, said the purpose of the foundation is to develop a private voluntary trauma center accreditation program and to develop standards for the operation of trauma centers in the state.
The nonprofit foundation consists of a 19-member board of directors that includes physicians, nurses and representatives from hospitals and the emergency services field.
Fleagle is a member of the Summit Health Board of Directors and the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. He also is a certified emergency medical technician.
"I feel that I will be an asset to this board, given my current understanding of and experience with the health-care industry," Fleagle said in the release.
School to hold winter carnival on Friday
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The Greencastle-Antrim Middle School Parent Teacher Organization will hold its 2005 winter carnival, "Galaxy Games," on Friday, with a make-up date set for Saturday.
The carnival celebrates the school's partnership with NASA. The annual fund-raising event features activities and opportunities for all members of the family and community.
Games and activities representing each planet will be available. Each traveler will receive a badge to redeem prizes at many of the planets in the galaxy. Activity choices will include games of chance, target games, athletics, and gym attractions and events such as a dance simulator and virtual baseball.
Entertainment will be available in the cafeteria. The Greencastle-Antrim Jazz Band will perform at 6 p.m. and the show choir will perform at 6:20 p.m. Karaoke will be available from 7 to 9 p.m.
Other exhibits include: Penn State SPIRIT Group, Moon Rocks; Astronomy Club telescopes in the courtyard (weather permitting); the State College Astro Physics Group - Mars Rover; a balloon rocket launch; and an authentic spacesuit on display for picture taking.
For more information or to volunteer for the carnival, call Kathy Olivier at 717-597-6977.