Join the Franklin County Visitors Bureau and author Cindy Ross in taking the “road less traveled” on Saturday, April 27, 1 to 3 PM, at the Franklin County 11/30 Visitors Center. Ross, travel writer and author of The World is Our Classroom, is a modern adventurer, who with husband Todd, consciously chose to connect their children with the knowledge, culture, and beauty of the world around them. She will share her world travels and inspire families and individuals to take advantage of the opportunities close to home to shape an education. The world around is an every-day opportunity to live a fuller, bigger life.
Franklin County Visitors Bureau (FCVB) celebrates April as Spring-into-History month. Franklin County was the American frontier, a vital part of Pennsylvania’s breadbasket, and the gateway and retreat of the Gettysburg Campaign. It offers three hundred years of American history and culture, the beauty of the Tuscarora and South Mountains, the two oldest state parks in PA, plus 36 local parks and three environmental centers.
A visit to Franklin County is taking the “road less traveled–” to see and do in four-seasons of beauty, explore trails of history, refresh with a reflective walk, peddle an invigorating climb, or taste plenty of local foods and spirits. “The World is Our Classroom is a perfect fit for Franklin County because it inspires everyone to take a fresh look and see the wonder around them,” said Janet Pollard, FCVB executive director.
The event, held in the second floor Great Room of the new Franklin County 11/30 Visitors Center, is free and open to the public. A post-presentation walking tour of downtown Chambersburg is also being offered at no charge. Register for the presentation and walking tour here.
Franklin County Visitors Bureau invites the public to Franklin County for a weekend of Earth Day Celebrations on April 27-28. Renfrew Park in Waynesboro kicks off the celebration with its annual Reuse/Recycle Yard Sale, 9 AM to 3 PM on Saturday April 27. Recycle worn-out athletic shoes, used eyeglasses and cell phones, plus free paper shredding. The Earth Celebration Day & Festival of Art, organized by Renfrew Institute, gets underway at 11 AM with music, exhibits by local hiking, watershed, and conservation groups as well as activities for children. The backdrop is the beautiful 107-acre park, historically known as the Royer Farmstead. In addition to the historic farmhouse and farm buildings, Renfrew Park includes areas for picnicking, walking, and fishing in season. Enjoy lunch in the park with pizza, hot dogs, and bake sale.
On Sunday, April 28,Fulton Farm for Sustainability, on the campus of Wilson College, launches Franklin County’s newest Earth Day Celebration from 10 AM to 2 PM. This first-time event is organized by Concerned Citizens of Franklin County PA, The Citizens Climate Lobby, Community Uniting and The Franklin County Coalition for Progress. The event is for Earth lovers of all ages and is focusing on exhibits that enhance appreciation of the Earth. The event will include tours of Fulton Farm, environmental story-telling, musical performances, face-painting, scavenger hunt, a vegan-cooking demonstration, and exhibits to showcase ways to incorporate better environmental practices into daily life.
Celebrating Earth Day is just one way to discover Franklin County PA. The Franklin County Visitors Bureau invites all to explore history, arts and architecture, recreation, natural beauty, fresh foods and the warm hospitality of communities like Chambersburg, Greencastle, Mercersburg, Shippensburg, and Waynesboro.