Tri-State briefs

April 09, 2007

Healthy Kids Day Saturday at YMCA

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Waynesboro Area YMCA will host its Healthy Kids Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, with dance demonstrations, door prizes, swimming, inflatable games and tours of fire trucks, ambulances, the MedSTAR helicopter and the fire safe house.

Special visitors include Wayzee the Clown, McGruff the Crime Dog and Smokey Bear. YMCA brochures will be available with tips on raising healthy children.

"Statistics say that 22 percent of our children are considered overweight, and Waynesboro Area YMCA is committed to helping these young people get healthier," said Tanja Koons, child care director at the Waynesboro Area YMCA.

YMCA Healthy Kids Day is part of YMCA Activate America, a national long-term initiative focused on developing and implementing community-based solutions to help all Americans improve their health and wellness.


Admission is free.

Rock 4 Drew benefit features four acts

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - The Drew Michael Taylor Foundation will team with Ledbetter Heights to Rock 4 Drew on Saturday, April 21.

The all-ages, multiband show begins at 4 p.m. with Marsiglia, Rivers Monroe, Prone 2 Panic and Josa Step in the parking lot of the Market Cross Pub in Shippensburg. Ledbetter Heights performs at 8 p.m.

The event, hosted by Hooligan of Indie 415, supports the Drew Michael Taylor Foundation, which provides educational and recreational opportunities for children in memory of 3-year-old Drew, who died in a traffic accident June 13, 2006.

Admission costs $5, and T-shirts will be sold at the event.

Kohl's to open this week in Chambersburg

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Kohl's Department Store in the Chambersburg Crossing shopping center on Norland Avenue will host a grand opening celebration Wednesday.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for 7:45 a.m., and doors open officially at 8 a.m.

The store has outdoor seating and music, showcase windows displaying fashions and redesigned checkout stations, according to a company news release.

Mints, restaurant team up for Scouts

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - 3 Onions Restaurant and Lounge has created desserts made with Girl Scout cookies and will be offering them to customers in April and May through a partnership with the Girl Scouts of Shawnee Council Inc.

A portion of each sale of the thin mints dessert will go to the council and its 15-county service area.

Foster parent training event offered

STATE LINE, Pa. - The Foster Parent Association of Franklin County is offering a free training event to both parents and professionals on Saturday, May 19 at the Living Hope Community Church in State Line.

Faye Hall and Jeff Merkert will present "Creating a Healing Home" in morning and afternoon sessions. Participants will learn new parenting techniques for nurturing emotionally impaired children.

A free lunch will be provided. RSVPs are required. For more information contact

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