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August Art Workshops being held in Waynesboro and Mont Alto

Mont Alto

question-purzen_Icon_with_question_mark_Vector_Clipart - CopySplish Slash I was taking a bath getting ready to go to this month’s Clay Day Mystery Workshop on August 4th from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. or from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Mont Alto pottery studio located in room 008 of the General Studies building on the Penn State Mont Alto campus.

Are you ready to create something new and exciting? You bet! A mystery project awaits you!

Your instructor, Carolyn Baker, will guide you step by step through this mystery project for easy understanding, which will be sure to please and delight even the most curious person. Come be inspired and enjoy!

Whatever the project is, it will be made from durable stoneware clay and glazed with glazes that are food, oven and microwave safe. The cost of $35.00 which includes instruction, clay, glazes and firings.


August - CopyLions, Tigers, and Bears, oh my!

Join us to create a slab-back whimsical version of your favorite crazy animal, at our Wild About Animals children’s workshop.

This one of a kind children’s workshop will be held at the Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro, 13 South Church Street August 20th, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

During this 2 hour session, Heather Forberger will guide you step by step in how to make your own ceramic animal creation, using a combination of slab and sculpture. Students will have the opportunity to use various decorative applications to make their animal a one-of-a-kind masterpiece.  Each workshop includes all instruction, materials, glaze and firings.


Warmer2 - CopyYou’re invited to join us for the Essential Oil Warmer Corks and Clay Workshop at the Ceramic Arts Center, 13 South Church Street in Waynesboro, PA on August 5th or 18th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. or on the 23rd from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Imagine smelling the beautiful scents your essential oil warmer will create after you light its tealight to warm the essential oils and/or scented wax.

Using the slab handbuilding method, instructor Trudy Gembe-Palughi will guide you through the process of creating your own unique warmer. This project will not only make your home smell good, but it will add a decorative touch too!  Participants will choose from a selection of glazes and decorative additions.

The workshop is $30.00 and includes all materials, glaze and firings Invite your friends for a unique night out on the town. The class size is limited to 10 students. BYOB! Drinks and snacks are encouraged.

Special pricing for private groups of 6 or more.

Mont Alto

Birds of a Feather Flock Together is the theme for the August 4th Workshop being held from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Nicodemus Center for Ceramic Studies Mont Alto pottery studio located in room 008 of the General Studies building on the Penn State Mont Alto campus.

Your instructor,  Carolyn Baker,  will guide you step by step through this project for easy understanding, and creativity. You will create an amazing Bird House Feeder like no other. Come, be inspired and enjoy the opportunity of embracing your inner creativity as you decorate it with all sorts of embellishments!

The birdhouse feeder is made from durable stoneware clay and glazed with glazes that are food, oven and microwave safe. The cost for this workshop is $50.00, which includes instruction, materials, glaze and firings.


If you wish to register for any of these classes, go to www.ceramics-nccs.org.
For more information e-mail Mary Ashe-Mahr at waynesboroceramics@gmail.com or call 717-404-3190.


109th Annual Path Valley Picnic & Homecoming

Wednesday, August 10th – Saturday, August 13th
Hammond’s Grove (19,898 Hammond Road)
Spring Run, PA 17262


Free Admission & Parking everyday


Wednesday, August 10th

Dollar Hotdog Night

6:00PM Ride All Night $8.00 (In Memory of Cheryl Price)

6:00PM Bingo

6:30PM Music by Chris Woodward & Shindiggin

Thursday, August 11th

4:00PM Barbecued Chicken served

5:00PM Music by David Zentner & The Classic Country Band

6:30PM Parade (Info – Jason 717-349-4029)

After parade Bingo

After parade Music by Josh Imes & Band

Friday, August 12th

4:00PM Ox Roast served (Donated by McCartney Incorporated)

6:00PM Bingo

6:30PM Barnyard Games (Info – Ben 717-349-2670)

7:00PM Music by Ragged Edge

Saturday, August 13th

7:00AM Breakfast served till 10:00AM

7:00AM Walk A Thon (Info – Jenny 717-349-2254)

8:00AM Flea Market (Info – Rick 717-349-2254)

8:00AM Horseshoe Pitch Tournament Registration

9:00AM Horseshoe Pitch Tournament (Info – Harold 717-349-7509)

12:00PM Free Blood Pressure Checks at Bingo Stand till 1:00PM

12:00PM Barbecued Chicken served

1:00PM Bingo

3:00PM Music by Jake Kaiser (Acoustic, Country, & Classic Rock)

6:30PM Barnyard Olympics (Info – Annette 717-349-7760)

7:00PM Music by David Heaton & Country Connection

10:00PM Raffle drawings by numerous organizations

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For Information contact:

Concession Stands Rick 717-349-2254
Entertainment Don 717-349-7546
General Info Bill 717-552-8849


Rides by Garbrick Amusements


Picnic sponsored by
Fannett-Metal Fire & Ambulance, Company Incorporated
Dry Run, PA 17220


Anyone wishing to place in entry in this year’s
Path Valley Picnic Parade
on Thursday, August 11th at 6:30PM
please contact Jason at
717-349-4029 or ajcpeterson@embarqmail.com


Awards will be given out in the following categories:

Antique Car/Truck

Antique Tractor

Business Entry

Classic Car/Truck

Comedy Entry

Educational Entry

Horses Entry

Individual Entry

Path Valley Pride Entry

Religious Entry


Student Life in Franklin County

Submitted by Colleen Hoover


I have attended school in the Franklin County area since I was three years old. Starting with pre-school at a local church in Waynesboro, PA to attending middle school and high school in Chambersburg, undertaking dual enrollment classes at Wilson College (while still in high school) to ending my long journey by achieving my Bachelors of Business at Shippensburg University.

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Trail Riding in Franklin County

Submitted by Colleen Hoover

Riding in Franklin County’s majestic mountains on the back of a horse is absolutely breath taking. Franklin County has many options for riding one of the most popular is Caledonia State Park: Michaux Forest which is part of the Appalachian Trail.  A few other locations such as Steel House Hollow in which you can see across several valleys and Tea Berry trail (a part of South Mountain).

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