Tri-State briefs

June 12, 2012

Franklin County Democrats to host annual summer picnic

SCOTLAND, Pa. — Area Democrats are invited to the annual Franklin County Democratic Picnic on Saturday, June 23, from 3 to 8 p.m. at Scotland Community Park, 3735 Scotland Road.

Two bands, Grand Point Station and Stack O’ Blues, will perform and there will be barbecue and other food available, along with beverages from Chambersburg’s Roy Pitz Brewery and soda.

The Franklin County Democratic Women will offer homemade desserts.

Local and statewide candidates or their representatives are expected, as well as local organizations with information tables.

Tickets, which include beverages and entertainment, cost $10 for adults and $7 for students. Children 12 and younger are free.

For more information or to reserve a table for your organization, contact Sheri Morgan at or Paul Politis by email at, or by phone at 717-597-4332.


Free athletic physicals offered for Berkeley County students

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Staff and physicians from WVU Hospitals-East and University Health Associates recently performed more than 400 free physicals for athletes in the three Berkeley County high schools, according to a news release from WVU Hospitals-East.

According to Brenda Allen, director of rehab services at WVUH-East City Hospital, the annual event is hosted by the hospital and local physicians as a community service.

The physicals were performed on three consecutive nights at the McCormack Center on the City Hospital campus.

Pa. House candidate opens campaign headquarters

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. — Susan Spicka, Democratic candidate for the 89th District of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, will host the grand opening of her campaign headquarters today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 301 N. Fayette St.

The event is free and open to the public, and children of all ages are welcomed. Visitors are invited to bring a dessert, snack or drink to share, and supplies to help stock the campaign office. In case of rain, the event will be rescheduled.

Spicka’s campaign manager, John Alosi, said the headquarters is opening two months ahead of schedule due to the high level of volunteer activity.

Spicka is running against Republican incumbent Rob Kauffman.

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