Franklin County community briefs

July 06, 2009

Red Cross collecting for wounded soldiers

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Franklin County (Pa.) Chapter of the American Red Cross is collecting items for wounded soldiers during the month of July.

Items will be delivered to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

Needed are international phone cards, Visa or American Express gift cards, retail and grocery store gift cards, T-shirts, non-disposable razors and replacement blades, and full-size toiletries like deodorant, body wash, shampoo and mouthwash.

All items should be new in unopened packaging.

Donated items can be dropped off at 25 Penncraft Ave., Chambersburg, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. They can also be dropped off at the Toll Gate House, 323 E. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa., from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday.

Also, items will be accepted at a booth at Chambersburg's Chamber Fest and the Red Cross "Ride for the Red."


For more information, call Allen White at 717-264-6214 or e-mail

Salvation Army chapter receives stimulus money

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Chambersburg Salvation Army has received federal stimulus money to help individuals and families with rent, mortgage and utility payments.

Eligibility requirements must be met. If authorized, checks will be sent directly to the person/company owed money, according to a news release.

Recently unemployed persons should contact Pat Hughes at 717-264-6169 to determine if they qualify for assistance.

Ride for the Red fundraiser is July 25

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Franklin County (Pa.) Chapter of the American Red Cross will hold its third annual "Ride for the Red" motorcycle ride fundraiser and blood drive Saturday, July 25.

The ride will begin and end at M&S Harley-Davidson on Falling Springs Road in Chambersburg.

There will be prizes and raffles, including a chance to win a 46-inch television from a $20 donation, according to a news release.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

For information or tickets, call Allen White at 717-264-6214, e-mail or go to

Manufacturing history exhibit continues in Waynesboro

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Waynesboro Area Industrial Heritage Trust continues to present its 2009 exhibit "The Evolution of American Manufacturing Technology."

The museum, at 235 Philadelphia Ave., will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 7, Sept. 26 and Oct. 3. It will be open 1 to 4 p.m. on July 25, Aug. 15, Sept. 5, Sept. 6 and Sept. 27.

The museum will also be opened for special visits, according to a news release. There is no charge to visit.

The exhibit features "the almost meteoric path of manufacturing techniques" from arrow heads to steam engines, firearms, automated ship buildings, assembly lines, and laser and water jet machining, the news release stated.

For more information, call 717-762-4460.

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