Tri-State briefs - Aug. 24

August 23, 2012

Northside Pool will open to dogs, owners Sept. 8

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — Northside Pool will host its third annual Dog Day at the Pool on Saturday, Sept. 8, according to Waynesboro Borough Council member Wayne Driscoll.

Northside, off Brown Street in Waynesboro, will be closed for swimmers after Labor Day weekend.

However, the pool and its grounds will be open to dogs of all sizes and their owners on Sept. 8 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Admission costs $5 for dog and owner and $5 for each additional person or dog. Owners are asked not to bring more than two dogs per person.

All proceeds benefit the Northside Dog Park, which opened several years ago.

Participants are asked to bring a new bag of food for the Antietam Humane Society in Waynesboro.

Benefit ride will travel to Flight 93 memorial

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — A benefit ride to the Flight 93 memorial in Somerset, Pa., and a chicken sale will be held next month in memory of a boy who died from injuries suffered when he was struck by a passing motorist near his Franklin County, Pa., home.

The event will be Sept. 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Affordable Storage, 700 W. Loudon St. The ride departs for Somerset at noon.

Dustin Farner, 9, died in April after he was struck by a passing motorist on Black Gap Road (Pa. 997). He was a student at Scotland (Pa.) Elementary School.

Proceeds from the ride will help Dustin’s family with medical and funeral expenses, according to one of the ride organizers, Jessica Morningstar.

Smith’s Barbecue Chicken will be cooking and selling the chicken.

Those who preregister for the ride will receive a free T-shirt and chicken dinner, Morningstar said.

The cost is $25 per rider and $15 per passenger.

Morningstar said people may purchase chicken tickets in advance as well as come just for the chicken. Tickets for the barbecue cost $10.

For more information, call 717-729-0603 or email Morningstar at

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