Open Trail, Borough of Mercersburg

Open Trail, Borough of Mercersburg

Saturday April 30th, 2022 * 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
On behalf of the Mercersburg Area Council for Wellness (MACWell) and the Montgomery Peters Mercersburg Connectivity (MPMC) Project, you are invited to the “Open the Trail” event this Saturday, April 30th from 9 AM to Noon at the Johnston Run Stream Side Trail in the Borough of Mercersburg.
If you have not been to the trail, the entrance is located at Oregon Street/Church Hill Road beside Choice Collision Center. 
Welcome
Introduction of Board Members
Recognitions – Donors & Other Stakeholders
Tree Planting – In Honor of Dr. Elizabeth George
Remarks & Future Plans
Trail Tours
11 AM – Socializing & Light Refreshments
The MACWell/MPMC team hopes to see you there, you do not need to RSVP; however, if you would like to, please visit THIS LINK or email Becky Wolf

 

3rd Annual Franklin County Festival of Trees

3rd Annual Franklin County Festival of Trees

Saturday November 20th – Friday December 3rd, 2021
Benefits Cumberland Valley Breast Care Alliance
Franklin County Visitors Bureau (FCVB) is excited to bring holiday cheer at the 3rd annual 2021 Festival of Trees, held in the Franklin County 11/30 Visitors Center–the former 1865 National Bank of Chambersburg on the square.
The festival opens at  4 PM on November 20.
Come see beautifully decorated trees and wreaths.
Enjoy a holiday train display, courtesy of Cumberland Valley Model Railroad Club, in the lobby of the visitors center, and family fun in downtown Chambersburg.
Visitors can vote for their favorite tree or wreath as well as participate in the silent auction to take home a tree or wreath.
Funds raised will support Cumberland Valley Breast Care Alliance..
Admission to Festival of Trees is Free. 
Trees and wreaths are being decorated by local organizations.
Visitors may vote for their favorite tree or wreath by purchasing four ballots for $1.
Silent auction bids can be placed in person, via phone at 866-646-8060 or by emailing fcvbfestivaloftrees@gmail.com.
Silent auction amounts will be displayed in the Visitors Center and online.
Current bid amounts will be updated online daily at explorefranklincountypa.com.
Final votes for favorites and final bids for the silent auction will close at 7 PM on December 3 with winners being announced the same night.
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.
Franklin County PA is located just north of the Mason Dixon Line and is an easy drive to Washington DC, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh.
Plan a visit at ExploreFranklinCountyPA.com, contacting 866.646.8060, or stopping by the Franklin County 11/30 Visitors Center on the square in downtown Chambersburg.
We hope to see you!
The Institute Presents, How to Identify Trees and Shrubs

The Institute Presents, How to Identify Trees and Shrubs

Thursday, February 25th, 2021 *  7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Ryan Davis, Pennsylvania Forests Projects Manager for the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, presents a program on tree and shrub identification. The program is free and offered online via Zoom. 
“I used to give loads of in-person tree ID workshops,” Ryan said, “but had to change that up with COVID. So now, rather than teaching with the plants in person, I teach how to get proficient on identification on your own.”
Ryan grew up on the coastal plain of Virginia and North Carolina, where he spent his time roaming the woods and catching all the fish and bugs that he could. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology with a minor in Forestry at North Carolina State University.
A professional wildlife biologist, Ryan worked in North Carolina, Nevada, and Missouri before earning a master’s degree from West Virginia University in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology.
Ryan joined the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay in 2017, where he is program manager on the Chesapeake Forests team. He focuses on forest conservation and restoration within the watershed in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New York.
When not working Ryan is outside as frequently as possible. “My happiness is strongly correlated to the amount of mud and sunshine I’m exposed to,” Ryan said. He loves hiking, fishing, hunting, biking, and trying to identify every plant, animal, and fungus he comes across.
To register for this free program, send an email to info@NatureAndCultureInstitute.org. You will receive the Zoom meeting link once it has been created.
Mercersburg Tree Lighting

Mercersburg Tree Lighting

Saturday, November 28th * Small Business Saturday
Although we will not be holding a traditional in-person tree lighting, our plan is to light the tree on Small Business Saturday, this Saturday. With the tree, the Parade of Wreaths on the parking meters, the Borough and Mercersburg Beautification decorations, our quaint town will look great.
Remember to support our small businesses this Saturday, your support is needed more than ever!