Waynesboro briefs

March 18, 2009

Renovated WASHS on display

WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Students will guide tours during an open house of the renovated and expanded Waynesboro Area Senior High School on Sunday, April 5.

The public is invited to visit the school between 1 and 4 p.m.

"This is a tour of that which has been completed thus far," Principal Chris Dennis said.

He hopes to present "an open, welcoming atmosphere" for alumni, parents, future students and community members.

"I'm going to meet with the student leaders and provide them with a map and script," Dennis said, explaining they'll learn things like the number of seats in the new auditorium.

About 40 students from student council, FBLA and the Tri-M Music Honor Society signed up to give tours, Dennis said.

Additional custodial help will prepare the school and will work during the event, he said.

A groundbreaking ceremony in January 2007 officially launched the $46 million construction project, although asbestos was removed before that. A new auditorium and three-court gymnasium have been built.


The entire project is scheduled to be completed this fall.

Supervisors meeting moved

WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- The April 1 workshop meeting of the Washington Township Supervisors has been moved to the Blue Ridge Summit (Pa.) Fire Hall.

The supervisors talked about hosting several 2009 meetings in alternate locations to be more accessible to residents. The April 1 meeting will be their first of the year to be held somewhere other than their regular meeting room on South Welty Road.

The April 1 meeting begins at 7 p.m.

Washington Twp. Blvd. work resumes

WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Warmer weather has allowed work to fully resume on Washington Township Boulevard, a $16.7 million relief route being built north of Waynesboro.

Efforts continue to be focused on the new bridge being installed over the Antietam Creek near Country Club Road, township officials said.

Township Manager Mike Christopher said this week that crews are working on both portions of road that approach the bridge,

Concrete is being poured to form walls on the bridge, said Carroll Sturm, chairman of the township supervisors.

Those walls will have a stone texture when completed, he said.

WASHS presents 'Big: The Musical'

WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- The Waynesboro Area Senior High School all-school production of "Big: The Musical" will be presented at the end of March.

Shows are scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, March 27; 7 p.m. Saturday, March 28; and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 29.

Tickets cost $8 for adults and $6 for senior citizens and students.

-- Jennifer Fitch

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