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Franklin County briefs

July 28, 2009

'Help is Here Express' to stop in Chambersburg on Wednesday



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- The "Help is Here Express" bus tour will be at the Southgate Shopping Center in Chambersburg on Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m., according to a press release.

The purpose of the tour is to help uninsured and financially struggling Pennsylvanians access information on programs that provide prescription medicines for free or nearly free, according to the release.

The bus tour is part of the Partnership for Prescription Assistance, a program designed to raise awareness of patient assistance programs, according to the release.

Patients also can learn about new medicines in development to fight chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes and asthma, according to the release.

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Tour of historic sites offered in downtown Chambersburg



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Joe Hunt, an ambassador with the Costumed Heritage Center, will lead walking tours of historic sites in downtown Chambersburg Aug. 15 at 10:30 a.m.

Those interested in the tour should meet in the Costumed Heritage Center at 100 Lincoln Way East.

The outdoor walk features the Memorial Fountain, historic buildings, the Founding Family statue in Fort Chambers Park, the fort site and Falling Spring Presbyterian Church. If time permits, the walk will continue past the old jail and the John Brown House, both on East King Street.

Tour participants will receive written materials listing 40 points of interest and facts about each.

The cost is $3 per person.

For reservations or information, call 717-264-7101.

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