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Organizations

July 24, 2006

A check for $700 was presented to Diane Martes of the Chambersburg Hispanic American Center by Brenda Hefner, Leadership Franklin County chairperson, and James Butts, representative from The Butcher Shoppe, on June 29. The donation derived from the proceeds of a Leadership Franklin County project that brought the first-ever Cinco de Mayo celebration to Chambersburg.

The Ethnic Food Festival/Cinco de Mayo event hosted by the Downtown Business Council and Leadership Franklin County Cinco de Mayo Project Team was held on the square in Chambersburg on May 6. Funds remaining from the sponsoring businesses' contributions, after entertainment expenses, were donated to the CHAC.

Financial contributions were received from The Butcher Shoppe, lead preferred sponsor, F&M Trust, Barley Snyder LLC, Patriot Federal Credit Union, TB Woods, Sprint, Kimmel Insurance, Floor Coverings International, Sentry Trust, Nursery Supplies, Sunrise Computers, Mattie's Hair Salon, Tom's Tanning, Harmon's Furniture, and Thomas June Artisan Gallery. Other contributing businesses include Rita's Italian Ice, La Michoacana, Lisa Chapman of Long & Foster, Reed Miller of Chambersburg Area Senior High School, CASHS National Honor Society students, Chambersburg Area School District fifth-grade students, Ponderosa, Grove Family Library and Central Presbyterian Church.

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Martes was delighted to accept the donation on behalf of the center, stating that the roof is in need of crucial repairs and hopes that more donations will be made to assist with this large expense. Donations can be made to The Chambersburg Hispanic American Center CHAC at 252 S. Main St., Chambersburg, PA 17201. Call 717-262-2480 for more information.




A pergola has been constructed at the Franklin County Extension Wildlife Area in Chambersburg, Pa. The project was made possible through a donation of $1,000 from George Washington Lodge 143, Free and Accepted Masons of Chambersburg. The pergola was built by Jay Wentling, junior deacon of Lodge 143. A project of Franklin County Master Gardeners, the pergola is available for use by Scout troops, nursing home residents and area garden clubs for meetings and educational activities in the wildlife area.

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