Pennsylvania briefs

May 06, 2012

Spring Fling and Fishing Rodeo planned in Pa.

QUINCY, Pa. — The third annual Quincy Village Spring Fling and Fishing Rodeo will be Saturday, May 19, on Antietam Creek from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Families are invited to catch fish and win some prizes.

Held in partnership with Tru Cut Lawn Care, the rain-or-shine event will offer parking off Orphanage Road.

Boy Scout Troop 86 will be hosting a rock-climbing wall, and the Waynesboro Area Senior High School Art Club will be offering face painting.

Food will be available on-site with a sub, chips and soda costing $5. The Mont Alto Volunteer Fire Department will have hamburgers, hot dogs and other food for sale.


Also on the schedule is a display of antique gas engines and antique bicycles, and live musical performances at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. by the Take Two variety band.

The Quincy Village thrift shop, model railroad club and heritage room will also be open.

Quincy Village, a continuing-care retirement community, offers independent and assisted living, as well as skilled nursing care and rehabilitation.

For more information, call 717-749-2317.

Pa. animal shelter to host hike for homeless pets

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. — The Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter will hold a Hike for the Homeless Pets from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday on the Dykeman Trail.

The hike will start at the Ripple Ball Fields at 220 S. Earl St. and continue through two and a half miles of country settings and woods. Registration begins at 9 a.m., with the hike starting at 10 a.m., rain or shine.

Canine contests will start at approximately 11:30 a.m. and include best kisser, best talker, best trick, best costume and best owner/dog look-alike.

The event will also include vendors and prizes.

Proceeds will benefit the shelter’s Rallying to Relocate Capital Campaign.

Sponsorship forms can be downloaded at They can also be picked up at the shelter, Shippensburg borough and township offices, the CVAS Thrift Stores in downtown Chambersburg and Shippensburg, and the Greater Chambersburg (Pa.) and Shippensburg Area chambers of commerce.

For more information about the event, or to contribute to the shelter’s relocation campaign, call 717-263-5791, ext. 203, or send an e-mail to

Franklin Co. settles contract with correctional officers

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — On April 27, contract negotiations between Franklin County and AFSCME for Correctional Officers at the Franklin County Jail were settled by an impartial arbitrator.

The resulting contract will be for the years 2012 to 2015. It calls for a 3 percent wage increase per year.

“The county feels that this is a fair contract for our correctional officers and Franklin County. As always, we appreciate the hard work of our correctional officers and are happy that the arbitration team was able to come to a resolution so quickly,” Franklin County Commissioners Chairman David Keller said in a news release.

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