September is National Milkshake Month

September is National Milkshake Month

Let your taste buds celebrate in Franklin County.

The delicious and creamy milkshake is a sweet treat that all can enjoy and in September, as National Milkshake Month begins, the Franklin County Visitors Bureau invites all to try this sweet treat made from the delicious local milk.

Happy cows make delicious milk and at Trickling Springs Creamery, enjoy milk as fresh as it can get. This organic creamery only uses milk from grass-fed cows with no synthetic hormones and are all free range so their products, ice cream, yogurt, cream, butter and cheese are the most delicious and fresh you can get, including a delicious milkshake from their shop in Chambersburg.

Enjoy delicious homemade ice cream from Antietam Dairy in Waynesboro in your milkshake like strawberry, chocolate, vanilla and a wide range of different flavors.

A must stop for a milkshake with fresh ice cream in Chambersburg is Windy Knoll Farm Market & Creamery. This market serves up the sweet treat as well as their fresh lunch meats and bulk items in store.

With over 50 different flavors to choose from, The Waynesburger in Waynesboro makes delicious milkshakes to go with any of their specialty burgers, chili and gyros. Try a new spin on a classic with flavors such as root beer, strawberry banana, chocolate amaretto, peach mango and many more.

Step back into the days of drive-ins and old-fashioned diners at the Milky Way Drive-In Restaurant in Fort Loudoun. Try their specialty, the famous Galaxy Burger with a homemade milkshake for dessert.

Take a break from the everyday business at Twin Kiss Drive-In in Waynesboro. Sample one of their famous milkshakes, ice cream or a delicious meal in the large outside seating area. Make it a family affair and spend some time at the play area in the back and feed the local deer.

With 440 operating dairy farms in Franklin County with 850 million pounds of milk being produced a year, there are many creameries and local places with delicious milkshakes and other milk products to enjoy.

Franklin County Visitors Bureau Plans Visitor Center

The Franklin County Visitors Bureau (FCVB) purchased of a former bank property at 15 South Main Street on the southwest quadrant of Chambersburg’s Memorial Square. The nearly 10,000-sq. ft. building will be a launching point for visitors to Franklin County, providing a variety of rotating exhibits, displays of local art, originating tours to destinations throughout the county, and providing expanded awareness to Franklin County’s events and destinations. (more…)


Local officials have been on a three-year search to find a location for Leg Up Farm (LUF) to locate in Franklin County. The search is now over as Penn National will become the home for Leg Up Farm’s 2nd therapy center.

LUF is a non-profit therapy center for children with special needs from birth to age 21.  It is the only facility in the nation to offer physical, occupational, aquatic and speech therapy, therapeutic horseback riding, counseling, nutritional services and educational programing under one roof.  The original LUF is located in Mt. Wolf, PA in York County. (more…)


The Capitol Theatre’s $5.00 Summer Movies are back!  This Summer brings another slate of great movies, but this Summer each movie has been chosen by community leaders who will introduce the film they’ve chosen.  They will tell you why they chose the film and why it’s so special to them, maybe offer some trivia or other insight into their chosen film.  (more…)

Greencastle Chamber Sponsors Seasonal Marketplace

Greencastle Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Seasonal Marketplace on Saturday, May 20, 2017 in downtown Greencastle.  The Marketplace is sponsored by Meritus Health System.

Seasonal Marketplace will be held from 9am to 3pm on the square in Greencastle.  The focus of this unique event is the craftsmanship, skill and talent of the vendors and artists. All items are hand-crafted, hand-made, earth-friendly and unique. There will be a variety of crafts, food, seasonal produce and local chefs on the square. (more…)

Allison-Antrim’s May Speaker Focuses on Lincoln and his Cabinet

On Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 7 pm, Allison-Antrim Museum will hold its monthly Speaker’s Meeting, in the German bank barn.  Rescheduled from February, Joe Mieczkowski will present a PowerPoint presentation, “Lincoln and His Cabinet,” based on his book of the same title.  Lincoln’s first cabinet included all of his major rivals for the Republican nomination for President in 1860, including William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, Simon Cameron (Maytown, Pennsylvania), and Edward Bates.  (more…)