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Organizations

March 05, 2006

At the annual member winter breakfast of the Franklin County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees (PASR), the audience was treated to a visit with Benjamin Franklin.

Gerald Reichard, president of the Franklin County chapter of PASR, wrote and produced "Ben Franklin - His Life." Reichard played a roving reporter who interviewed Ben Franklin about his young life at age 10 (played by Reichard's grandson Brett). Next, the reporter met and interviewed Ben Franklin at about the age of 30. Ben was married and had three children and was working in a print shop at that time. The portrayal of Ben at this age was by Reichard's grandson Chad Reichard.

Years passed and the roving reporter interviewed the statesman Ben Franklin (portrayed by Reichard's son Gerry Reichard). Franklin's accomplishments in later life included establishing a library and fire company, and helping in the formation of the government of the United States. He signed treaties, the Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution.

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After the Ben Franklin interview, door prizes with a Ben Franklin theme were awarded. The first was a Ben Franklin proof coin donated by Roger Acton and won by Dorothy Witherall. Other prizes went to Rita Byers, Joan Bowen and Gerald Reichard.

The breakfast was held at the Lighthouse Restaurant in Chambersburg, Pa., and was sponsored by the Franklin County Teachers Credit Union.

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