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Citations issued after event at old Pa. school

November 28, 2006|by JENNIFER FITCH

QUINCY, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police troopers dispatched to the old Mowrey school on Pa. 997 last month issued citations for the sale of beer and violations of the uniform construction code, according to a police news release issued Monday.

Police responding to a disturbance overnight Oct. 14 found "a 'haunted house' attraction" and band concert held at the facility.

Bart Andrew Raifsnider, 36, of Fayetteville, Pa., was charged with selling brewed beverages without a license, police said. Kerry Lee Bumbaugh, 42, of Waynesboro, Pa., who was not at the scene, was charged with a summary violation of the uniform construction code, police said.

Bumbaugh, a Quincy (Pa.) Township supervisor, said Monday he did not know he had been cited and that the violations perceived by police were with the person renting the facility. He said he has rented the gym at the school since 1991.

"This is the first time we've had a problem," Bumbaugh said.

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Bumbaugh said the activities, which he described as a "maze" rather than a "haunted house," do not need to be permitted in the municipality.

He said the investigating trooper was dissatisfied with exit signs not being illuminated and plastic sheets hung by event organizers not being flame retardant. Those concerns, Bumbaugh believes, should fall on the person renting the facility under their agreement.

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