Pennsylvania briefs

November 01, 2011

Medical center launches fundraising campaign

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. — Fulton County (Pa.) Medical Center has announced the launch of its 2012 Annual Giving Campaign.

Last year's campaign raised more than $11,000 and helped fund training for smoking cessation instructors, the Red Cross swimming program at Great Cove Golf Course & Recreation Center, numerous health care scholarships, and other patient care and wellness initiatives of Fulton County Medical Center.

"Support for this year's campaign is more crucial than ever as funding has been reduced for many crucial programs of the medical center," said Robert Roush, executive director of the foundation, in a news release.

Roush said donors may support any particular program or department of the medical center, patient care or health education in general, or may support the foundation with an unrestricted donation.

Residents will receive a letter or call in coming weeks. For more information, visit and click "foundation," or mail donations to FCMC Foundation, 214 Peach Orchard Road, McConnellsburg, Pa. 17233.

Rouzerville Lions Club to stage ninth annual dance

ROUZERVILLE, Pa. — The sounds of '50s and '60s rock 'n' roll music will return to the area on Nov. 12 when the Rouzerville Lions Club stages its ninth annual dance featuring "Relive the Big Dipper 9."

The event will be held in the Hooverville Elementary School cafeteria.

The "Big Dipper" was a small Rouzerville restaurant operated by Dick and Mary Jane Boyer. It has since been torn down and the Sheetz convenience store now is at the site.

In the 1950s and 1960s, the Big Dipper was a popular hangout for the teenagers of the area. The jukebox played constantly and it was wall-to-wall people with standing room only.

In 2002, the Rouzerville Lions Club decided to try to recreate this setting by staging a night of nostalgia in a fundraising function called "Relive the Big Dipper."

Music will be played by Mike Embly of Coast-to-Coast Productions. Typical food and drinks for the era are sold by the Lions.

All proceeds raised at the event go into the Lions service account to support community, county, state and national charities.

Cost to attend is $5, which includes a chance on a Landis Whitsel print of the Big Dipper. The music plays from 7 to 10 p.m. for dancing.

Advance tickets are being sold at the Greater Waynesboro Chamber of Commerce, The Record Herald and Ronnie Martin Realty in Waynesboro. Tickets will also be sold at the door.

For additional information or directions, call 717-762-4218.

Waynesboro Lions Club to hold model train show

MONT ALTO, Pa. — The Waynesboro (Pa.) Lions Club will hold its annual model train show Sunday, Nov. 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Mont Alto Volunteer Fire Department's firehouse.

Organizers are expecting more than 100 vendor tables and a working model railroad display. Also on tap are door prizes and food.

Admission is $3 per person and $5 per family, which refers to parents and children.

For more information, contact Lion Dave McCarney at 717-762-5543 or


Bluegrass benefit to be held for family of Mike McDonald

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — A benefit bluegrass concert for the family of a Hagerstown man who died unexpectedly last month will be held Sunday from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Beck & Benedict Music Theatre.

Mike McDonald died on Sept. 16 at the age of 39, leaving behind a wife and two children. The local bluegrass community is hosting the concert to benefit his family, according to a news release.

McDonald was a member of the local bluegrass community for many years, most recently performing with Circa Blue and The In Crowd. He previously played with Cedar Ridge, Cross Creek, Dark Hollow and Hickory Ridge.

The event will feature five bands at the theater, 118 Walnut St., next to the Gold's Gym, including:

  • 1 to 1:45 p.m. — Ernie Bradley & Grassy Bridge
  • 2 to 2:45 p.m. — Twin Hill Express
  • 3 to 3:45 p.m. — Billy Lee Cox & Scott Brandon (Don Reno & Red Smiley Tribute)
  • 4 to 4:45 p.m. — Back Creek Valley Boys
  • 5 to 6 p.m. — Circa Blue

Tickets cost $10 per person at the door. Food and beverages will be sold.

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