Pennsylvania briefs

September 27, 2012

Alloway picked for military protection commission

HARRISBURG, Pa. — State Sen. Rich Alloway, R-Franklin/Adams/York, was recently appointed by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett to serve on the newly formed Military Community Protection Commission.

The panel was created to serve as an advocate for Pennsylvania’s military installations, according to a news release from Alloway’s office.

“I know the important role that Letterkenny Army Depot and other military installations play in local economies and their importance to our national security,” Alloway said in a news release.


Led by Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley, the commission will be composed of four members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly who serve on the Military Installations and Base Development Caucus, along with others familiar with military installations or operations.

The commission will be an advocate at the federal, state and local levels for the enhancement of Pennsylvania’s military installations, organizations and defense-related regions. It will assist with the expansion of the economic development opportunities and defense-related industry regions across the state, the news release stated.

Volunteers needed for Pa. Daffodil Days committee

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — For 40 years, the American Cancer Society has marked the beginning of spring with Daffodil Days, which will take place March 18-24, 2013.

The society needs volunteers to join the planning team to help with this year’s campaign. The next meeting will be Oct. 18 at 9 a.m. in the upstairs conference room at The Avenues Complex, 550 Cleveland Ave., Chambersburg. 

The planning team could use assistance with recruiting new pre-sale coordinators, planning out week of event logistics, recruitment of new sponsorships, data entry assistance, and much more.

If you have an interest in any of these areas or you would like to contribute in any way, contact Jennifer Kessel at 717-264-6266 or

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