Pennsylvania briefs

July 20, 2011

Waynesboro police to host National Night Out

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — The Waynesboro Police Department will again participate in a National Night Out crime and drug prevention event.  

This year, police will be hosting a pool party at Northside Pool in Waynesboro. It will be on Tuesday, Aug. 2, from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

The 28th annual National Night Out's theme is "Giving Neighborhood Crime and Drugs a Going Away Party."

According to a news release, National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for local anti-crime efforts, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

The Waynesboro Fire Department will be grilling hotdogs. Gatorade, bottled water and Antietam Dairy ice cream also will be provided.

The Waynesboro Ambulance Squad will be conducting child seat safety inspections.

Communities That Care will be fingerprinting and photographing children with their Child ID Kits.

This event is free and open to the public.

Cycling event raises $7,000 for Pa. cancer center

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — The Franklin County Metric Century cycling event on June 18 raised $7,000 to benefit breast care services offered by Rhonda Brake Shreiner Women's Center, an affiliate of Summit Health, and the Cumberland Valley Breast Care Alliance.

The event was hosted by the Summit Health Bike Club.

The event began with Laura Gordon, the breast health patient navigator at Rhonda Brake Shreiner Women's Center, in costume as the "Breast Fairy" leading the pack of 142 cyclists away from the Summit Health Center in Chambersburg. Gordon was riding in a pink Volkswagen Bug, owned and operated by Jeff Fisher of Jeff Fisher Insurance Agency.

The riders then had a choice of riding routes that were 63 miles, 40 miles, or 18.5 miles, through Franklin County. Support vehicles patrolled the course to assist riders and comfort stations with water and snacks were positioned throughout the routes and were staffed with volunteers and nurses.

The next Franklin County Metric Century is scheduled for June 23, 2012.

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