Best of Franklin County 2022 Announced

Franklin County Free Press Publisher, Nathan Neil could not wait or hold the secret of the winners for even a full day. Very excited, he took to Facebook Live and announced the winners for this, the first year our publication has ever done a community award program.

Neil opened with remarks thanking a variety of people for their support including Vicky Taylor our former publisher, Jordan Nace from the Cumberland Valley Business Alliance and Sam Thrush from Downtown Chambersburg Inc. He also took a moment to honor his friend Vera Cornish who passed away in 2020.

Cornish was the publisher of the Dauphin County publication, The Urban Connection. They worked together for many years. “Early into working with Vera, She taught me the importance of community,” Neil stated. Neil went on to highlight the importance of community throughout the entire live stream. “It’s the community that makes Franklin County the place that my family and I love to live and work.”

Individuals interested in advertising or supporting the Franklin County Free Press in anyway, were also encourage to connect by emailing This years awards were sponsored by LaunchUX, a web development and search optimization company serving the country from right here in Franklin County.

Watch the Award Announcement

The Best of Franklin County Winners

Best Burger – Red Robin

Best Wings – Norland Pub

Best Ice Cream – Kenny’s

Best Homestyle Food- Path Valley Restaurant

Best Pizza – Pat and Carla’s

Best Downtown Restaurant – Bistro 71

Best Steak- Texas Roadhouse

Best Ethnic Restaurant – Montezuma’s

Best Dining Experience – Copper Kettle

Best Brewery – Roy Pitz

Best Event Venue – Goldfish Barn

Best Family Attraction – Cluggys

Best Annual Event – Icefest

Best Clothing Store – Black & Blush Boutique

Best Event – Path Valley Picnic

Best Salon – Meraki

Best Outdoor/Hunting Store – Keystone Country Store

Best Bank – Orrstown

Best Florist – Royer’s

Best Car Wash – Rain Tunnel

Best Accounting Firm/Tax Preparer – Ocker & Associates

Best Insurance Agency – PDM Insurance

Best Auto Repair – Shivley’s

Best Travel Agent – Wanda Keefer

Best Hotel/B&B – Mercersburg Inn and The Inn at Ragged Edge

Best Garbage Service – Parks

Best Realtor – Stacy Mellot

Best Funeral Home – Geisel

Best Mattress/Furniture Store – Colony House

Best In-home Care – Spiritrust

Best Grocery Store – Sunnyway

Best Pharmacy – Norland Pharmacy

Best Candy Store – Olympia

Best Pet Groomer – Wagnificent Pet Grooming

Best Toy Store – Kryptonite Toys

Best Dentist – Chambersburg Dental

Best Coffee – Dunkin

Best Veterinarian – Mercersburg Veterinary Clinic

Best Bakery – Sweet Rollers

Best Auto Detailing – Valley Detailing LLC