Pennsylvania briefs

January 03, 2013

Bridal Expo scheduled for this weekend in Pa.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — J&B Bridals and Tuxedos is hosting a bridal expo on Sunday at Wilson College’s Laird Hall featuring more than 30 wedding-related businesses.

Bridal Show 2013 will feature a New York runway show by award-winning bridal designer Madeline Gardner.

Gardner is designer of Mori Lee Bridal Fashions and will be showing her spring 2013 bridal fashions. Gardner has won several industry awards for her creations, according to a news release.

Doors will open at noon. Tickets cost $5 and are available at J&B Bridals at 136 S. Main St. in Chambersburg or by calling 800-301-1935. 


Brides will get the chance to work with Gardner after the show. Several of the gowns on display Sunday will be making their national debut at this show.

Pa. event to benefit Women in Need shelter

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — “Eat, Sleep, Run, Grow ... Redefining Ourselves as Women,” will be held Saturday, Jan. 12, to benefit Women In Need of Franklin and Fulton counties.

Proceeds from the event will be used in construction of a new shelter and advocacy center.

The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the science center at Wilson College. It will feature three keynote speakers, education exhibits, exercise demonstrations, refreshments, vendors and a chi walking/running workshop.

Lunch will be provided.

For more information, visit or call 717-552-9771.

Christmas tree pickup scheduled in borough

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — Christmas tree pick-up for the Borough of Waynesboro will take place during the week of Jan. 14 to 18 on residents’ normal trash collection day.

All decorations and tree stands should be removed, and Christmas trees should be placed at the curb no later than 6 a.m. on the day of residents’ normal trash pick-up, according to a news release.

Trees should not be placed at curbside prior to the designated week, the news release stated.

The collector will be recycling the trees into usable by-products.

MOMS Club donates gifts to Pa. children

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — The MOMS Club of Chambersburg West recently held a Holiday Giftaway that provided free holiday shopping for the families of Franklin County Head Start students.

The club collected new and gently-used toys, games, books and stocking stuffers from members and the community, as well as monetary donations that were used to purchase new gifts.

More than 1,500 gifts were distributed to 250 children — 190 of whom came through in the first hour.

“I couldn’t be more pleased with the success of this event in its first year. I am a true believer that if you are blessed and able to give and pay it forward to someone less fortunate, knowing you have helped make someone else smile will give you the best feeling in the world,” Club President Dana Kuehler said in news release.

The Chambersburg West MOMS Club is a chapter of MOMS Club International, an organization dedicated to supporting stay-at-home moms and their families.

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