Waynesboro briefs

September 21, 2006|by JENNIFER FITCH

Ambulance Squad to host open house

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Waynesboro Ambulance Squad will host an open house at its new $2.3 million headquarters on West Main Street from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30.

"We're going to be giving away hot dogs, sodas and water," squad volunteer Melissa Burkholder said.

The 17,000-square-foot building has several offices; a commercial kitchen and community room available to rent; a weather station; and classroom space used by the Pennsylvania Institute of Applied Health Sciences.

"For the most part, everybody is settling in," Burkholder said.

At the open house, the public will be able to see the Wall of Foundation and buy bricks to add to it. The public also will be able to learn more about the ventilation system the squad wants to purchase for the ambulance bay.

"STAT MedEvac is going to have a static display here," Burkholder said.

Staff will be on hand to show the community around the facility, she said.


CROP Walk, YMCA Fun Day on tap

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - CROP Walk and the Waynesboro YMCA's Fun Day will be held jointly Sunday, Oct. 1.

The Fun Day events kick off at 1 p.m. with free hot dogs, ice cream and beverages for everyone. Games, face painting, a clown and balloons are on the schedule for children.

Registration begins at 1 p.m. for the CROP Walk, with the walk itself starting an hour after that. The course starts at the YMCA, then moves to the track at the Waynesboro Area Senior High School.

The CROP Walk is designed to fight poverty, and 25 percent of the money raised benefits the local community, event organizers said.

To find out more information about the CROP Walk, call 717-762-7042.

Township looking for committee volunteers

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Washington Township (Pa.) Supervisors are accepting applications from conservation-minded residents willing to serve on a 10- to 12-person committee that will make recommendations about zoning ordinance changes.

The supervisors are looking for a diverse group, citing Realtors, farmers and retirees as examples.

The committee might ultimately determine whether the township proceeds with Conservation by Design and what it does with the idea of planned residential developments, Supervisor Chris Firme said.

Applications, which are due Oct. 7, may be picked up in the township offices on Welty Road or accessed at

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