Tri-State briefs

September 05, 2007

Contestants sought for 'AppleFest Idol'

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Talented area singers are invited to enter the second annual "AppleFest Idol" competition to be staged Saturday, Oct. 20, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in downtown Chambersburg's Courthouse Plaza during AppleFest.

"AppleFest Idol" will feature one grand prize of $500, along with the title of "AppleFest Idol" and an opportunity to open the 2008 "AppleFest Idol."

The contest, based on the popular "American Idol" TV show, is open to those ages 16 and older, and will feature judges from the community. Pro-Arts Recording and Sound Co. will provide background tracks for vocalists.

Pre-registration is required. Contest rules and entry forms are available by calling 717-261-0072 or can be downloaded at

Along with the entry form, contestants also should submit a two-song, self-recorded cassette tape or CD "audition." It is from the pre-event audition cassettes that the 20 finalists will be selected by the AppleFest Idol Committee.


The deadline for entries is Friday, Sept. 28.

Candidates sought for supervisor's slot

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The Franklin County Republican Committee will select the party's nominee to fill the vacant Antrim Township supervisor's slot on Sept. 12, the committee chairman announced last week in a press release.

The nominee will go on the November ballot to run as supervisor for a two-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2008, James B. Taylor said.

Longtime Supervisor Robert Whitmore resigned last month. The supervisors will attempt to appoint a replacement who will serve the rest of the year.

Anyone interested in being a candidate should send a letter stating his or her interest and include their qualifications to Taylor, care of the Franklin County Republican Committee, 293 Southgate Mall, Chambersburg, PA 17201 or send an e-mail to

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