Franklin County briefs

November 17, 2009

State police to host safety seat checks

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -The Pennsylvania State Police will be conducting free child safety seat checks from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, at Cline Collision Repair at 1460 Lincoln Way East.

For more information, call Trooper Edward S. Asbury at 717-264-5161, ext. 107 or e-mail

Learning Center to host Christmas musical

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -The students and staff of the Franklin Learning Center will present "Charlie Finds Love at Christmas" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, and 12:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, at the school on Loop Road.

Another performance has been scheduled to coincide with the Council for the Arts' TGIF event on Dec. 4.

Admission is free for the musical loosely based on the Peanuts comic strips by Charles M. Schulz. In one feature, the children enter with sleighs and bells.

Marching band to march at Christmas parade

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The Greencastle-Antrim Middle School marching band participated in parades at the end of October and will perform at the Greencastle-Antrim Christmas Parade on Saturday.


The band is under the direction of Eric J. Plum, with Natalie Knight as band front adviser and drum major Heidi Stein.

Other upcoming performances include the holiday concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 21 in the high school.

Restaurant to donate toward library system

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -The Orchards restaurant and Franklin County Library System are partnering this week for a fundraising effort that library officials say is needed to offset state budget cuts.

Ten percent of all food purchases made through Sunday benefit Coyle Free and Grove Family libraries in Chambersburg.

For more information, visit or call 717-264-4711.

Depot to host hunt for those who are ill

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Letterkenny Army Depot will host its annual "Hunt of a Lifetime" event on Saturday, Dec. 5, for youths ages 12 to 21.

The participants, all of whom have been diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses, are given the opportunity to hunt in designated areas. The Hunt of a Lifetime Foundation has been sponsoring hunting and fishing trips for youths since 2000.

On Saturday, Dec. 12, the AW2 Hunt will be held for participants with the U.S. Army Wounded Warrior program. Soldiers who suffered injuries or illnesses after Sept. 11, 2001, receive special privileges to hunt at Letterkenny for white-tailed deer in the fall and wild turkey in the spring.

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