Chambersburg Celebrates New Year with Martin’s Potato Roll Drop

Chambersburg Celebrates New Year with Martin’s Potato Roll Drop

Join Downtown Chambersburg Inc. and Martin’s Famous Potato Rolls for a New Year’s Eve drop in Downtown Chambersburg on December 31st! Event starts at 5PM. Ring the New Year in at 9PM!

5PM- Indoor Activities at Brussel’s Cafe (DJ LEX) and Avocado Cafe (DJ Rello)

7PM – Candy Drop by Shafer Equipment Company, Boys & Girls Club of Chambersburg and Healthy Communities Partnership of Greater Franklin County & Chambersburg Care Community Stands.

Event includes 70 Free Belgian Hot Chocolate at Brussel’s Cafe, 100 Free Hotdogs by Redneck Hot Dogs, Martin’s Famous Potato Rolls and Breads Tent & Product Giveaway, Radio Remotes from VerStandig Media, PA National Guard activities.

Be sure to register by 8:45 for  $1,000 Giveaway. Register today. Click here.

The drop of Martin’s Famous Potato Roll is 9:00 PM in Fort Chambers Park.

Special thanks to:

Martin’s Famous Potato Rolls for being the presenting and title sponsor! Their sponsorship makes this event possible!

To participating vendors:
1- Brussel’s Cafe + DJ Lex Party! (5PM on)
2- Avocado Cafe + DJ Rello Party! (5PM to 8:30PM)
3- Lotus Moon Gallery and Yoga’s Schitt’s Creek Party (5PM on)

To In-Kind sponsors!
– VerStandig Media (Radio Media)

– Mobile Works for stringed lights at Chambers Fort Park
– Bob Rocks, WAYZ & The Goat.
– p2 Investigative Solutions (Security)
– Kegerreis Outdoor Advertising (Digital Billboards)
– DJ Rello!
– Kegerreis Digital Advertising (Digital Advertising)
– Chambersburg Neighbors (Community Magazine)
– Franklin County 11/30 Visitors Bureau (Posters, County-wide marketing)
– abc27 / Good Day PA (Video Media)
– Shafer Equipment Company (Equipment)
– Printaway (Business Cards)
– L&L Creations (2023 Number Lights)
– American Print Consultants (Drop Item)
– Art Sign Company of Chambersburg (Signage)
– Beam Graphix Custom Print Co (Merchandise)
– Franklin County Free Press (Regional Online Publication)
– Chambersburg Cares / Healthy Community Partnership (Community Partner)
– PA Army National Guard (Football Toss and Punching Bag)
– CPA Wireless / Boost Mobile (Wifi Hot Spot)
– Borough of Chambersburg staff and Police for permitting and consultation

If your team, company or organization would like to be a part of organizing Chambersburg’s 1st New Year’s Eve event, please email us at!

Grils Scouts in Heart of PA Add “We Keep Water Flowing” Patch Program

Grils Scouts in Heart of PA Add “We Keep Water Flowing” Patch Program

Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania (GSHPA) is thrilled to share Pennsylvania American Water’s “We Keep Water Flowing” patch program with girls across its 30-county footprint.

GSHPA received a $10,000 grant from Pennsylvania American Water to encourage girls to expand their knowledge about water resources and their impact on our environment. “We Keep Water Flowing” will inspire Girl Scouts to learn more about water sources in their community, strive to protect those water sources, and explore careers in the water industry. Keeping it girl-led, participants will be able to work through the program individually and choose activities that meet their interests and available resources. The program will align with the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE) to achieve the following goals:

· Discover: Seek opportunities to learn about the wide world of water.

· Connect: Collaborate with others to expand water knowledge.

· Take Action: Do something to help protect water sources.

“Our ‘We Keep Water Flowing’ patch program will help Girl Scouts connect real world water processes and issues to their daily lives by encouraging girls to participate in activities such as touring their local water treatment plant, hiking along a river or stream, and meeting and learning from women who work in the water utility business. All of the activities are designed to teach young people where their water comes from and the importance of water in their lives,” said Marcus Kohl, director of water quality and environmental compliance for Pennsylvania American Water.

“We are so excited for this partnership with Pennsylvania American Water to bring more environmental education to our Girl Scouts. This patch program is so much more than a

collection of fun water activities – it’s an opportunity for children, parents, and community members to learn how our actions have a direct impact on one of our most important resources,” said Lutricia Eberly, GSHPA Chief Membership Officer.

The “We Keep Water Flowing” patch program will run for two years. GSHPA anticipates officially launching the program in January 2023. For more information about the patch program, check out the “We Keep Water Flowing” program pamphlet.

ATTACHED PHOTO CUTLINE: (From left to right) Pennsylvania American Water’s Marcus Kohl, director of water quality and environmental compliance, and Kristi English, external affairs manager, award Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania’s Lutricia Eberly, chief membership officer, and Jackie Stem, director of fund development, with a $10,000 grant to encourage girls to expand their knowledge about water resources.

About Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania (GSHPA)

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. Through programs from coast to coast, Girl Scouts of all backgrounds and abilities can be unapologetically themselves as they discover their strengths and rise to meet new challenges—whether they want to climb to the top of a tree or the top of their class, lace up their boots for a hike or advocate for a cause that motivates them, or make their first best friends. Backed by trusted adult volunteers, mentors, and millions of alumnae, Girl Scouts lead the way as they find their voices and make changes that affect the issues most important to them. To join us, volunteer, reconnect or donate, visit

About Pennsylvania American Water

Pennsylvania American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and wastewater services to approximately 2.4 million people. With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,400 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and regulated-like drinking water and wastewater services to more than 14 million people in 24 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable, and reliable water services to our customers to help keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit and Follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn

Christmas Eve Service at Letterkenny Chapel

Christmas Eve Service at Letterkenny Chapel

United Churches of the Chambersburg Area will hold their traditional Christmas Eve Service at the Historic Letterkenny Chapel located at 2171 Carbaugh Avenue, Letterkenny Army Depot, Chambersburg, PA 17201
It will be an afternoon service this year, starting at 3pm on Saturday, Dec. 24.  Depot Chaplain, Army Captain Bai Fornah will be the speaker.
Come join the worship in word and song at the historic Letterkenny Chapel.
History Talks

History Talks

Chambersburg Civil War Seminars is offering subscriptions to History Talks. Subscribers are pre-registered for EVERY bi-monthly talk in 2023 on the 15th at 7 p.m. EST.
Cost of the subscription is only $60–a $12 savings. Cost includes 12 HISTORY  Talks in 2023. Non-subscribers pay $6/session. Hsitory Talks is an excellent way to engage with expert historians and is streamed LIVE via Zoom..

Franklin County Visitors Bureau Announces Successful Festival of Trees

Franklin County Visitors Bureau Announces Successful Festival of Trees

Franklin County Visitors Bureau wrapped up the fourth annual Festival of Trees at the 11/30 Visitors Center, 15 South Main Street, on Friday, December 2. The festive event featured 51 beautifully decorated trees and 18 wreaths while raising more than $6,250 for the Cumberland Valley Breast Care Alliance (CVBCA). CVBCA promotes breast cancer awareness, advocates for early diagnosis, supports people and their loved ones going through treatment, and celebrates the lives of survivors while remembering those that succumb.

In addition to donating the funds from the voting and silent auctioning of the trees and wreaths, Franklin County Visitors Bureau teamed up with Homeless Matters and Grocery Outlet to launch Sharing the Heart of the Holidays. The first-year event supported Franklin County families and residents that needed a little extra help during the holiday season by collecting items like gloves, hats, scarves, blankets, coats, family games, grocery cards, gas cards, and toys. More than 600 items were collected and are being distributed across Franklin County.

The Festival of Trees People’s Choice Awards were:

  • People’shoice Tree – Tree 37, decorated by Starr Insurance.
  • People’s Choice Wreath – Wreath D, decorated by Conococheague Audubon

The top-selling tree of the silent auction was Tree 31, decorated by Chambersburg Hearing Center with a final bid of $450. The top-selling wreath was Wreath H, decorated by the Capitol Theatre with a final bid of $120

Franklin County Visitors Bureau appreciates the support of the businesses, individuals, civic groups and organizations that decorated trees as well as the those who visited the 2022 Festival of Trees. The 2023 Festival of Trees is set for November 18 through December 2, 2023.