Pennsylvania community briefs

October 03, 2008

Washington Township seeking members for boards

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Washington Township Supervisors are accepting applications for people wishing to serve on the planning commission, zoning hearing board or municipal authority board.

Expiring terms of service mean the supervisors must appoint two people to the planning commission, one to the zoning hearing board and one to the Washington Township Municipal Authority.

People currently serving on those boards who have terms that are set to expire must reapply.

Applications can be picked up in the municipal offices on South Welty Road. The supervisors also plan to post them at

Applications are due Nov. 5.

Penn State Mont Alto holding open house

MONT ALTO, Pa. - Penn State Mont Alto will host an admissions open house Oct. 25 for individuals who are interested in attending Penn State.


There will be activities open to the public and logging sports open to alumni throughout the day.

The admissions open house will begin at 10 a.m. in the MAC building. There will be admissions counselors on hand to answer questions and provide information on Penn State academic programs, the admissions process, the application process, financial aid and more. Lunch and a tour of the campus will be provided. Prospective students and their families may check in anytime after 9:15 a.m. and enjoy light refreshments before the program begins.

Fall Fest will be hosted by student organizations from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. In addition to free Old Time Photos and free wax hands, children's activities include a costume contest, trick-or-treat, scarecrow making, pumpkin painting and face painting. All festivities are open to the community and benefit student clubs on the campus.

Everyone is welcome to observe the Mont Alto Woodsmen Team demonstration from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Events include the axe throw, crosscut sawing, bolt split, pole climb and chopping. Alumni who wish to participate in timbersports activities may register at 11 a.m.

To register for the open house, please call 717-749-6130 or 800-392-6173, or register online at

Wilson College to host dog washes

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Wilson College Veterinary Medical Technology Club will host dog washes Oct. 19 and 26, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the college veterinary building near the Park Avenue campus entrance off U.S. 11.

Washes cost $5 for toy dogs, $8 for small dogs, $13 for medium dogs, $18 for large dogs and $22 for extra-large or double-coated dogs. The fee includes a bath, nail trim, ear cleaning and drying - all of which will be performed by club members, most of who are enrolled in Wilson's veterinary studies program.

Proceeds from the dog wash will be used to help pay for the club's spring trip to Orlando.

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