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Pennsylvania briefs

November 08, 2012

Deadline is today for Pa. Lights of Love effort

GREENCASTLE, Pa. — To sponsor “Lights of Love” in Heritage Christmas, contact the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce today.

Each light on the Greencastle square can be named “in celebration of” or “in memory of” a loved one. The Lights of Love scrolls will be initially displayed during the tree-lighting ceremony Friday, Nov. 16

Forms are available at the Chamber office at 217 E. Baltimore St. For more information, call 717-597-4610.

Veterans Day events are planned this weekend

GREENCASTLE, Pa. — Several public Veterans Day activities are planned across Franklin County, Pa., over the next week.

In Greencastle, the VFW Post 6319 and American Legion Post 373 will host an outdoor event at 11 a.m. Sunday at Greencastle Borough Hall.

The two posts will partner with the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce to sponsor an evening tribute to veterans at 7 p.m. Sunday in the Greencastle-Antrim High School auditorium. The program will feature music by the Greencastle-Antrim Middle School band and choir.

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Lt. Col. Joe Ignazzitto, an active duty Army Reserve officer, will be the guest speaker for that program. He served in Kosovo and Iraq.

Also on Sunday, the United Churches of the Chambersburg (Pa.) Area and the Joint Veterans’ Council of Chambersburg will host their annual service at 3 p.m. Held at Letterkenny Chapel in Chambersburg, the program will feature guest speaker Chaplain Maj. Gen. David H. Hicks, who retired from the U.S. Army.

One part of the service will be the dedication of the Navy flag and 29 new memorial pavers at the Veterans’ Memorial on the chapel grounds. Music will be provided by the Falling Spring brass choir, Community Chorus and organist Patti Plasterer. VFW Post 1599 will post the colors.

Relive the Big Dipper dance planned for Nov. 17

ROUZERVILLE, Pa. — The Rouzerville Lions Club will present the sounds of the 1950s and 1960s as it relives the Big Dipper, a former restaurant in the area, during an event on Nov. 17.

The 10th annual event will transform the Hooverville Elementary School cafeteria into an oldies atmosphere. Music will be played by Mike Embly of Coast-to-Coast Productions for dancing.

The Lions will sell food and drinks.

The event pays homage to the Big Dipper, a restaurant that was a popular hangout for teenagers on Friday and Saturday nights. All proceeds raised at the event will support Lions’ charitable causes.

Tickets are $5 each and include a raffle chance on a Landis Whitsel print of the Big Dipper. Music plays from 7 to 10 p.m.

Advance tickets are being sold at The Record Herald and Ronnie Martin Realty. Tickets will be sold at the door.

For more information, call 717-762-4218.

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