Pennsylvania briefs

June 04, 2010

God Bless America riders invited to breakfast

WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Waynesboro-area motorcyclists participating in the God Bless America ride on Sunday are invited for a free breakfast at Blondie's in Rouzerville, Pa.

Breakfast starts at 8 a.m., and motorcyclists will leave for the benefit ride at 9:15 a.m.

"We're going to leave as a group," participant Don Baldwin said.

He asked that people wanting to eat breakfast call him at 717-765-4106, so the restaurant owners can know how many people to expect.

Washington Township, Pa., police will assist the motorcycles out of the Blondie's parking lot, Baldwin said.

The God Bless America ride from Greencastle, Pa., to Martinsburg, W.Va., benefits veterans services. Registration is from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Travel Center off Interstate 81 Exit 5 in Greencastle.

Departure will be at noon.

Strollin' Saturdays program continues this weekend

WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- The Strollin' Saturdays program continues this Saturday in downtown Waynesboro, where merchants will be offering specials in coordination with a pet theme.


Also, donations of pet food, litter and blankets can earn tickets for a gift basket raffle. Those donations will go to the Antietam Humane Society.

Strollin' Saturdays is sponsored by the Franklin County (Pa.) Visitors Bureau and Main Street retailers. Nonprofit organization Main Street Waynesboro Inc. organizes the event, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Some features include animal balloons, ice cream, a dog dress-up contest at 1 p.m., and a pet parade at 2 p.m.

For more information, call 717-762-0397.

The Waynesboro Farmers Market debuts Saturday on Rotary Parking Lot.

Crime Solvers to host chicken barbecue fundraiser

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Franklin County (Pa.) Crime Solvers will hold a fundraiser from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Dilly's Restaurant on U.S. 30.

For $6.50, attendees can get half of a barbecue chicken, baked beans, coleslaw and roll. Proceeds will be used for Crime Solvers' reward money.

Contact Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Ed Asbury at 717-264-5161, ext. 107, or"> for tickets.

Mercersburg hosts second annual Relay for Life

MERCERSBURG, Pa. -- Mercersburg's second annual Relay for Life will be held this weekend at the James Buchanan High School stadium.

Coupled with the Relay will be the Jim Houck Memorial Pancake Breakfast and Bike Ride. Proceeds from the events will benefit the American Cancer Society.

The Relay opening ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. Friday. The luminaria service will begin at about 9:30 p.m.

The closing ceremony will be at 1 p.m. Saturday.

The pancake breakfast will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at James Buchanan Middle School. The bike ride will begin at 6:30 a.m. Saturday at the middle school, with two routes measuring five miles and 15 miles.

Houck was a teacher in the Tuscarora School District and lost a battle with cancer last year.

Career Center develops display cube at Mall

SCOTLAND, Pa. -- Franklin County (Pa.) Career and Technology Center students worked with Chambersburg Mall management to develop a Plexiglas cube that will serve as a community calendar to display events for non-profit organizations, according to a news release from the school.

The cube is near the movie theater entrance.

Career center senior Michael Piper II, a marketing student, was chosen to maintain the sign and recruit organizations to advertise their events.

To submit an event, contact the mall office at 717-263-5007.

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