Tri-State briefs

July 23, 2007

Christmas in July ride set for Sunday

ST. THOMAS, Pa. - Proceeds from the "Christmas in July" scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 29 will benefit The Salvation Army.

Motorcyclists can ride in "Santa's Parade" from M&S Harley-Davidson of Chambersburg, Pa., to the event at Detrich-Brechbill American Legion Post 612 on U.S. 30 in St. Thomas, according to a news release. The ride begins at 1 p.m., the release states.

Food, beverages, vendors and door prizes will be available at the event, which requires donation of $10 or a new toy.

For more information, call 717-372-2092.

Wilson hosts open house for adults

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Wilson College will conclude its summer series of "Wednesdays at Wilson" open houses for adults on Aug. 1. The series will resume in November.


The Aug. 1 "Wednesdays at Wilson" will feature a panel of experts at sessions from 5 to 7 p.m. to discuss admissions, financial aid, educational assistance and the best career changes.

Wilson faculty members also will answer specific questions.

For more information, or to register, contact Wilson's office of Continuing Education by calling 800-421-8402 or e-mailing

Logan Noll ladies golf tournament on tap

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The 10th annual Logan Noll ladies golf tournament will be held Sept. 1 at Rocky Spring Golf Course, with proceeds benefiting children with Down syndrome.

Shotgun starts at 7:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. will kick off the 18-hole, four-person scramble, according to a news release.

The $40 fee covers green fees, golf cart and lunch, the release states.

The first men's tournament will be held Sept. 2, with the same shotgun start times and fee.

For more information or to book a tee time, call 717-264-7742 or 717-765-4248.

CT Council hears annexation request

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Charles Town City Council members were briefed last Monday night on a proposal to annex 684 acres into the city.

The land is near Cave Road and Roper North Fork Road south of Charles Town, according to a spokesman with William H. Gordon Associates Inc., the firm handling the project.

The land will probably be used for a mix of commercial and residential development, although the project is still in the early stages, the spokesman said.

The site is referred to as the Stolipher, Roper and Zigler properties.

City council members did not take any action on the proposal.

Group seeks info on Underground Railroad

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - The Mercersburg Area Committee of the Franklin County Underground Railroad Coalition is asking for help in documenting local sites used during the times of the Underground Railroad.

The group is currently researching Little Africa, the old AME Church on Park Street, George Wolfe, the Light of Parnell, Stoner Graveyard and Atchinson Ritchie.

If you have any information on these or other sites and people, contact Underground Rail, c/o MACC, P.O. Box 161, Mercersburg, PA 17236.

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