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January 15, 2012

United Way has raised 89 percent of goal

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — With about a month to go in its 2011 annual campaign, the United Way of Franklin County has raised $667,599, or 89 percent of its $750,000 goal.

More than 100 businesses and 3,000 people have participated so far in the campaign.

"The final days of the campaign are usually the hardest," campaign board member Pam Anderson said. "Most people have made their charitable contributions by the end of the year. However, we are down to the final push, and this is when we see our community step up."

On Jan. 26, EJ's Grill at 346 Lincoln Way East in Chambersburg will do its part for the campaign with a special offer. Those who stop at the restaurant that evening and make a donation to the campaign will receive either a free drink or dessert.

The campaign ends Feb. 14.

More than 25 service organizations are supported by the United Way of Franklin County.

For more information, call 717-262-0015 or go to www.uwfcpa.org.

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Church to hold pancake breakfast during IceFest

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Trinity Episcopal Church will hold its annual pancake breakfast Saturday, Jan. 28, from 8 to 11 a.m. during Chambersburg's IceFest.  

The breakfast will be held in the church's parish hall at 58 S. 2nd St. The parish hall is off the alley behind the church.

The menu includes pancakes, eggs, bacon, and juice, coffee or tea.

The cost is $5 for adults and $2 for those younger than 10. Tickets may be purchased at the door.


Freedom Valley Chorus to provide singing valentines

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — The Freedom Valley Chorus, a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, will provide singing valentines on Feb. 14.

Women's barbershop quartets will fan out across the Tri-State area, going to offices, restaurants, schools and homes.

The typical singing greeting costs $40 and includes two songs, a card and a rose.

To place an order, call the Freedom Valley Chorus at 301-797-0051 or 717-816-8618.

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