6th Annual Franklin County Veterans Affairs Golf Tournament, Penn National Golf Club & Inn

6th Annual Franklin County Veterans Affairs Golf Tournament, Penn National Golf Club & Inn

Friday September 2nd, 2022 * Registration 7:00 AM
8:00 AM Shotgun Start | Lunch and Awards to follow
$400 Foursome Includes: Light Breakfast, Greens Fees, Cart Fees, On-Course Refreshments, Lunch, Door Prize Ticket, Appreciation Gift
Your Support an Make A Difference for Franklin County Veterans
Top Prize: Tournament winners will receive cruise vouchers for two (5 days, 4 nights)
Prizes awarded to top male and female performers
In-Game Contests * Raffles * Networking Opportunities * and More
Choose your preferred course (based on availability)
Sponsorship opportunities available.
For more information or to register, call 717.263.4326, email: veteransoutreach@franklincountypa.gov or visit https://bit.ly/FCgolf22
Proceeds benefit the Franklin County Veterans Affairs Outreach Fund

 

Virtual Craft & Vendor Fundraiser

Virtual Craft & Vendor Fundraiser

Please join us on October 24th and 25th from 10am to 4pm for our “LIVE” virtual shopping experience where we hope to bring you unique various types of handcrafted items, your favorite direct sales products including local businesses joining us branding their business, services, and products and more.
Also be sure to especially look for Operation Save-A-Vet, Save-A-Pet Programs Booth where you can personally ask questions of the organizations leaders on, if your a veteran, how you can receive benefits from the program if you are in need of potentially a service dog, or how you can foster a service dog, etc.
This event is hosted to raise awareness and funds for Operation Save-A-Vet, Save-A-Pet Program. Please give from the heart and help fund the very program that helps service members receive the service dog along with paying for the training needed through Good Dog located in Greencastle, PA. Without donations from community members like you this program would not be possible.
Operation Save-A-Vet, Save-A-Pet is an exceptional veterans outreach program offered through the Franklin County Veterans Office in Franklin County, Pennsylvania in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania which provides service dogs for Veterans.
Operation Save-A-Vet, Save-A-Pet’s program is dedicated to assisting Franklin County Veterans with service-connected disabilities lead happier, healthier, and more productive lives by providing Veterans with K-9 service companions by way of a trained service dog that will provides assistance to the Veterans. Training is provided through Good Dog Training Facility out of Greencastle, Pennsylvania.
To participate or find out more about this event, Click Here
For any questions regarding the event please send email to events@tristateevents.org or send text to (717) 262-8839
School Teacher Enoch Brown and Ten Students Perish In School House Attack

School Teacher Enoch Brown and Ten Students Perish In School House Attack

In 1764, Franklin County PA was the frontier of colonial America, inhabited by Scots-Irish, German, Irish, and Welsh immigrants and remained the hunting grounds of Native American tribes, in particular the Lenni Lenape, known also as the Delaware. The unrest along the frontier was ever-present as a steady influx of  settlers occupied the frontier lands of Franklin County, seeping more and more into the land Great Britain promised would remain Native American territory.  A year earlier in western Pennsylvania, Chief Pontiac attacked British forts because of the encroaching settlements, and  British Colonel Henry Bouquet responded by attacking the Native Americans, spurring an increase of Indian attacks on European settlers of Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia. It became all-out warfare.  On the morning of July 26, 1764, as Enoch Brown and eleven students settled into their studies, the war came to the doorstep of the small, log school house in present-day Antrim Township, near Greencastle PA.

Three Delaware entered the school , clubbed and scalped schoolmaster Enoch Brown and his eleven pupils.  Archie McCullough, one young boy, would survive by pretending to be dead as the horror happened around him. When the Delaware left the schoolhouse, Archie managed to hide himself in the fireplace until he was certain they would not return and then made his way to a nearby stream to wash his head in the cool waters. The quietness of the schoolhouse signaled nearby farmers to investigate, bringing help to Archie and discovery to the victims.

Today, the site of so much anguish is a much more peaceful place. It is now Enoch Brown Memorial Park– 3-acres of greenery, which includes a memorial where the story is told on the four faces of a monument, a series of walking trails, and a pavilion.

The park is located off Williamson Road, which is just off Route 11, at 2730 Enoch Brown Road in Greencastle.

Save A Vet Save A Pet

Save A Vet Save A Pet

Dogs are more than just a friend to many; they can be life-savers. A local program aiming to help both veterans and shelter dogs is Operation Save-a-Vet Save-a-Pet.

Through a grant from the Pennsylvania Veterans’ Trust Fund, Veterans Outreach Fund, and donations, Franklin County veterans can receive a service dog that has been trained to help with their disabilities, free of charge. Veterans can also enter their own dog to attend classes to become a service dog at a small fee.

This service is dedicated to helping Franklin County veterans with service-connected disabilities that will help them life happier, healthier and more productive lives.

Disabilities that dogs can be trained to help veterans with include seizure disorders, diabetes, PTSD, psychiatric disorders, stability and traumatic brain injury.

Dogs come from local rescues and are put through a year-long training at no cost to veterans by Helen Carlson, who owns and operates Good Dog Boarding, Doggie Day Care & Training with her husband, Brad, in Greencastle. Carlson, has been training dogs for over 36 years and leads the dogs in the three-phase intensive program which ends with a final phase between the veteran and dog before being certified.

The public can support the program by making a donation to the Franklin County Veterans Affairs Office at 425 Franklin Farm Lane, or by indicating a preference to donate on the PA driver’s license or registration renewal for the Pennsylvania Veterans’ Trust Fund.

For more information about Operation Save-A-Vet Save-a-Pet, contact Justin Slep at the Franklin County Affairs Office at 717-263-4326.