CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Sometimes it is hard to see what is special about where you live until you see it from another perspective, Columbia, Pa., Mayor Leo Lutz said Tuesday during a visit to Chambersburg.
Lutz recalled watching a television profile of the Lancaster County community and seeing it differently.
"When I watched that, I thought, 'Wow, that place is pretty darn nice,'" Lutz said.
More than 200 municipal and tourism officials were in Gettysburg, Pa., this week for Destination Pennsylvania: The Governor's Conference on Tourism, which is focusing on "character of place," according to the Pennsylvania Tourism Office.
Many of those attending boarded buses Tuesday to gauge the character of place and how it is promoted in several South Central Pennsylvania communities. Lutz and a few others, including Sharon, Pa., Mayor Bob Lucas, took the bus to Chambersburg.
The Founding Fathers statue in Fort Chambers Park, the Old Jail, The Capitol Theatre Center and Heritage Center were on the itinerary for the visitors, who were accompanied by Franklin County Visitors Bureau Director Janet Pollard and Downtown Chambersburg President Paul Cullinane.