June 7 is the 9th Annual Race Against Poverty. Mark your calendar now to be part of this amazing event that empowers, engages, and ends poverty.
The Race Against Poverty raises funds for the Support Circles initiative: a collaborative effort by many entities & community members who care about poverty issues, and want to see a realistic pathway out of poverty for those working hard to build long term stability. This initiative is facilitated by South Central Community Actions Programs (SCCAP).
SCCAP is a local non profit that is working to empower famiiles and engage our community to pursue innovative and effective solutions to break the cycle of poverty.
For more information about this work, please view this informational video here.
The public is invited to participate in the 15th Annual Tim & Susan Cook Memorial 1-Mile Race/Walk on July 14 to help raise scholarship funds for Chambersburg high school seniors.Held annually, the race honors the memory of Tim and Susan Cook who died tragically in a car accident in 2002. Funds raised are donated to the Tim and Susan Cook Memorial Scholarship fund at Chambersburg Area Senior High School (CASHS).Tim and Susan were both graduates of CASHS, and remained involved with the school and their community. Tim was a mathematics teacher and girls’ cross country and track coach, and Susan was an administrative assistant at Shippensburg University.
The scholarships funded by this race are awarded by the Chambersburg Area School District Foundation each May and keep the Cooks’ spirit alive by contributing to the continued education of local high school graduates.
The pre-registration deadline is June 25, and the race-day registration will begin at 7 a.m. at CASHS upper concession stand. The women’s and girls’ race/walk begins at 8 a.m. followed by the men’s and boys’ race/walk at 8:30 a.m. Both races begin at Chambersburg Area Middle School and end at CASHS.Pre-registration for the race is $15 without a T-shirt and $20 with a T-shirt on or before June 25. After this date, registration is $18 without a T-shirt and $22 with a T-shirt while supplies last.
Register online here. Download the registration form here. Or contact Robin Harmon at 717-264-7101, ext. 205 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the race or scholarships.
The Greencastle Golf Club, an 18-hole championship golf course nestled in the rolling hills of south central Pennsylvania, is under the new and — for the first time — local ownership of Greencastle residents Ron and Beth Powers and Dave and Jenn Swam. Supported by the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce, a ribbon cutting with champagne toast will be held on March 16 at 4:30 p.m. in celebration of the start of the 2018 golf season and the grand opening of the newly established Fireside Pub. The event will feature local band Admiral Mouse and will reveal an updated drink and entree menu and with prizes being raffled every hour.
The club, which has the capability of hosting social events and weddings, is a semi-private course located in a 180-home, affluent neighborhood off Williamson Road, Greencastle. Headed by certified PGA pro Ben Powers, the course offers a challenging layout and beautiful views of the rolling terrain with several ponds and wetlands. Five years ago, owners invested over $2 million in capital expenditures to upgrade the professional shop, restaurant and irrigation system. The facility now boasts a full service restaurant, snack bar, golf shop, and a 20-station driving range with more improvements currently underway.
For more information on the event or Greencastle Golf Club, call 717-597-1188 or visit www.greencastlegolf.com. The Club and the Fireside Pub can also be found on Facebook.
The Franklin County Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA) Program is a certification program that serves to increase tourism by inspiring front-line hospitality employees and volunteers to work together to turn every visitor encounter into a positive experience.
Franklin County has the beauty of four season with year-round festivals and outstanding recreation, plenty of fresh foods, breweries and wineries, galleries and theatres, plus chapter after chapter of American history. It is a destination like no other. But, the greatest asset is our people. Our people still stop, speak, and smile. It is what sets our destination apart!
Being a CTA builds the confidence to go above and beyond with the visitor experience. Plus, it provides a way to network, support pride in community, stay in the know on local happenings, gain knowledge of local history and culture, and develop leadership qualities.
Franklin County Visitors Bureau (FCVB) looks ahead to a transformative 2018. In 2017, FCVB celebrated the tenth anniversary of ExploreFranklinCountyPA.com and the Franklin County Visitors Guide, the two cornerstones of promoting what to see and do, where to dine, and where to stay in Franklin County PA. In 2018, promotion will take another step forward as FCVB begins renovations of the 1865 bank building at 15 South Main Street. The building is the next cornerstone in the FCVB mission to make the public aware of Franklin County as a destination. FCVB purchased the bank building in December 2016, developed the reuse plans throughout 2017, and will open the 11/30 Welcome Center and new home of the Franklin County Visitors Bureau in fall 2018. (more…)