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By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | alnotarianni@aol.com | May 25, 2013
Eric Forrester brought barbecue and entertainment to Fort Ritchie on Saturday with a competition and fundraiser he named “Memorial Day PigNic.” Forrester, owner of Mason-Dixon BBQ Services near Greencastle, Pa., and his wife, Carrie Forrester, have worked together for about 20 years as volunteers for the Make-a-Wish Foundation. A few years ago, Eric decided to use barbecue as a way to raise money for the organization that grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions by hosting Smoketoberfest in Chambersburg, Pa. Ann Waltman, a regional manager for Make-a-Wish Foundation of Greater Pennsylvania, said those events have raised between $6,000 and $10,000 each year.
LIFESTYLE
May 28, 2013
Members of Cub Scout Pack 34 and Boy Scout Troop 412 combined to be part of a service project Saturday for the Make-A-Wish Foundation's Pignic at Fort Ritchie in Cascade. The event was a fundraiser to help terminally ill children have a wish granted.
NEWS
May 13, 2004
SCOTLAND, Pa. - The second annual Franklin County Truck Convoy benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Franklin County, and sponsored by the Cumberland Valley Dental Society, will be held Saturday, June 5 at 10 a.m. at the Chambersburg Mall. If you are interested in entering your truck in the convoy, call Rich Bell at 717-264-1612 or 717-264-7518.
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December 1, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Franklin County Make-A-Wish children will enjoy an afternoon of food, entertainment and a visit from Santa as they celebrate the upcoming holidays at the Make-A-Wish Foundation Wish Family Holiday Party. The event will be Saturday starting at noon at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 336 E. Garfield St. in Chambersburg. The celebration is made possible by a number of groups, including the Penn National Outreach Women's group, the Cumberland Valley Dental Society, the Franklin County Make-A-Wish Golf Tournament committee, the Columbia Ladies, the Knights of Columbus and the Franklin County Make-A-Wish Volunteers.
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by BONNIE H. BRECHBILL | June 5, 2005
bonnieb@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, PA. - Thirty 18-wheelers festooned with balloons pulled out Saturday from Chambersburg Mall with a great blowing of horns. Many of them had large banners reading "WISH CHILD ON BOARD. " The truckers, all professional drivers, volunteered their time to take Make-A-Wish children and their families on a ride through Franklin County. The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with serious medical conditions, and the annual convoy helps to fund their wishes.
NEWS
By LISA GRAYBEAL | February 16, 1998
Charity warns of telephone scheme Four local people already had written checks on Monday morning before verifying that their money was truly going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. It wasn't, according to a foundation official. Officials at the national foundation, which fulfills the wishes of children under the age of 18 who are diagnosed with life-threatening or terminal illnesses, are warning area residents of a telephone scam being conducted in the area. Reports have come in from residents in 32 counties in Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, claiming callers identifying themselves as representatives of the foundation are asking for donations.
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By KATE S. ALEXANDER | December 7, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. - Christmas came early for 18 families in Franklin County who gathered Saturday at the Knights of Columbus in Chambersburg to celebrate the season of giving and the gift of one more year with their "wish kid. " All of the children invited to the Christmas Party battle a life-threatening medical condition and have been sponsored by the Make-A-Wish Foundation as "wish kids. " Together with the siblings and parents who often take a back seat to their wish child's disease, the families enjoyed a free meal made by the Columbia Ladies, entertainment from Tom Jolin, gifts from the volunteers and sponsors, and time with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
NEWS
December 27, 2008
David L. Shaffer, 36 JAN. 8, 1972-DEC. 23, 2008 FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - David L. Shaffer, 36, of Falling Waters, died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008 at his home. Born Jan. 8, 1972 in Chambersburg, Pa., he was the son of Jack W. Shaffer of Shippensburg, Pa. and Florence Shantz Peck of Greencastle, Pa. He was a 1990 graduate of Greencastle-Antrim High School, Greencastle. He served in the U.S. Marines Reserves. He worked as a Fed-Ex Ground driver for the last two years.
NEWS
By ASHLEY HARTMAN | November 10, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Cheerleading isn't just for football anymore. Seven teams from across Franklin County proved Saturday that it also could be used to raise money for various charities. A traditional cheerleading competition, "Cheering for Children," was held at Chambersburg Area Senior High School to raise funds for children's charities and for the high school's Echo yearbook. It was sponsored by the yearbook staff and the Keystone Youth Football League. "The event was inspired by a former student (of mine)
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LIFESTYLE
May 28, 2013
Members of Cub Scout Pack 34 and Boy Scout Troop 412 combined to be part of a service project Saturday for the Make-A-Wish Foundation's Pignic at Fort Ritchie in Cascade. The event was a fundraiser to help terminally ill children have a wish granted.
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By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | alnotarianni@aol.com | May 25, 2013
Eric Forrester brought barbecue and entertainment to Fort Ritchie on Saturday with a competition and fundraiser he named “Memorial Day PigNic.” Forrester, owner of Mason-Dixon BBQ Services near Greencastle, Pa., and his wife, Carrie Forrester, have worked together for about 20 years as volunteers for the Make-a-Wish Foundation. A few years ago, Eric decided to use barbecue as a way to raise money for the organization that grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions by hosting Smoketoberfest in Chambersburg, Pa. Ann Waltman, a regional manager for Make-a-Wish Foundation of Greater Pennsylvania, said those events have raised between $6,000 and $10,000 each year.
NEWS
By BRIDGET DiCOSMO | December 14, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- The Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-Atlantic Inc.'s Hagerstown field office has only been open since late spring, but personnel there are preparing to celebrate their first wish. At their holiday open house event Tuesday afternoon, volunteers and staff members will host a "bon voyage" party for a 17-year-old girl from Frederick County, Md., who will visit Nashville, Tenn., for the first time the day after Christmas, said Judy Mann, manager of the Hagerstown field office.
NEWS
December 27, 2008
David L. Shaffer, 36 JAN. 8, 1972-DEC. 23, 2008 FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - David L. Shaffer, 36, of Falling Waters, died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008 at his home. Born Jan. 8, 1972 in Chambersburg, Pa., he was the son of Jack W. Shaffer of Shippensburg, Pa. and Florence Shantz Peck of Greencastle, Pa. He was a 1990 graduate of Greencastle-Antrim High School, Greencastle. He served in the U.S. Marines Reserves. He worked as a Fed-Ex Ground driver for the last two years.
NEWS
By KATE S. ALEXANDER | December 7, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. - Christmas came early for 18 families in Franklin County who gathered Saturday at the Knights of Columbus in Chambersburg to celebrate the season of giving and the gift of one more year with their "wish kid. " All of the children invited to the Christmas Party battle a life-threatening medical condition and have been sponsored by the Make-A-Wish Foundation as "wish kids. " Together with the siblings and parents who often take a back seat to their wish child's disease, the families enjoyed a free meal made by the Columbia Ladies, entertainment from Tom Jolin, gifts from the volunteers and sponsors, and time with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
NEWS
December 1, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Franklin County Make-A-Wish children will enjoy an afternoon of food, entertainment and a visit from Santa as they celebrate the upcoming holidays at the Make-A-Wish Foundation Wish Family Holiday Party. The event will be Saturday starting at noon at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 336 E. Garfield St. in Chambersburg. The celebration is made possible by a number of groups, including the Penn National Outreach Women's group, the Cumberland Valley Dental Society, the Franklin County Make-A-Wish Golf Tournament committee, the Columbia Ladies, the Knights of Columbus and the Franklin County Make-A-Wish Volunteers.
NEWS
By ASHLEY HARTMAN | November 11, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. - -Cheerleading isn't just for football anymore. Seven teams from across Franklin County proved Saturday that it also could be used to raise money for various charities. A traditional cheerleading competition, "Cheering for Children," was held at Chambersburg Area Senior High School to raise money for children's charities and for the high school's Echo yearbook. It was sponsored by the yearbook staff and the Keystone Youth Football League. "The event was inspired by a former student (of mine)
NEWS
By ASHLEY HARTMAN | November 10, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Cheerleading isn't just for football anymore. Seven teams from across Franklin County proved Saturday that it also could be used to raise money for various charities. A traditional cheerleading competition, "Cheering for Children," was held at Chambersburg Area Senior High School to raise funds for children's charities and for the high school's Echo yearbook. It was sponsored by the yearbook staff and the Keystone Youth Football League. "The event was inspired by a former student (of mine)
NEWS
by BONNIE H. BRECHBILL | June 5, 2005
bonnieb@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, PA. - Thirty 18-wheelers festooned with balloons pulled out Saturday from Chambersburg Mall with a great blowing of horns. Many of them had large banners reading "WISH CHILD ON BOARD. " The truckers, all professional drivers, volunteered their time to take Make-A-Wish children and their families on a ride through Franklin County. The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with serious medical conditions, and the annual convoy helps to fund their wishes.
NEWS
May 24, 2005
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The third annual Franklin County Truck Convoy benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation will be Saturday, June 4, at 10 a.m. at the Chambersburg Mall. The trucks will depart at 11:30 a.m. and travel Pa. 997 to Waynesboro, Pa., continuing on Pa. 16 through Greencastle, Pa. The convoy then will travel on U.S. 11 through Chambersburg, arriving back at the mall around 2 p.m. With 30 trucks participating, last year's convoy raised $8,000, all of which was used to grant wishes of Franklin County's Make-A-Wish children.
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