Around Franklin County: Community happenings

community happenings

Here’s a list of community happenings taking place around Franklin County. There’s lots of activities coming up, giving local residents lots of choices, from free fruits and veggies to a race of rubber ducks down a local waterway.

Fresh Express giveaway in Waynesboro

Mark your calendar for the First Tuesday of October. Fresh Express is giving away free bags of fresh fruits and vegetables that day. It’s a curbside pick-up event at 123 Walnut Street in Waynesboro. No need to sign up for anything. Just show up curbside at the Waynesboro Community and Human Services building between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to get a bag of fresh vegetables and fruit.

WCHS provides free community health nursing services, clothing, food, and diaper banks, a backpack program and other services. WCHS provides a central location for the provision and coordination of a variety of human services

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Good news from Greencastle

The Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce has changed its plans for Heritage Christmas events! A recent court ruling regarding the constitutional liberty to gather is responsible for the reevaluation of plans for the 2020 Heritage Christmas season, organizers say. 

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While formerly canceled, activities in the Square on the first two Friday nights in December (4 & 11) have been reinstated. Social distancing will be encouraged by spacing activities apart in order to accommodate the safety of vendors and participants.

Food offerings, performance groups and community organizations will set up around the Square from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. both nights.

Community groups and food truck vendors interested in participating should contact the Chamber of Commerce at 717-597-4610 or by emailing [email protected].

Teal Blossom Boutique ribbon cutting

As part of a two-day grand opening and in conjunction with the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce,

Help Teal Blossom Boutique celebrate its expansion to Greencastle during an official ribbon cutting at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce members and the local community are invited to celebrate a ribbon cutting for

Teal Blossom Boutique is located in the northwest corner of the Greencastle Square at 38 Center Square. The grand opening continues through Saturday and Sunday, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day. Interactive drawings for give-aways will be part of the celebration..

With another location in Mt. Joy, Pa., Teal Blossom Boutique is the inspiration of sister-owners Katie Hade & Megan Mera, who have over ten years of women’s fashion retail experience. Popular for its live demos, Teal Blossom Boutique offers clothing for all ages including children and women in sizes x-small to 4X.  Store hours will be: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Wednesdays and Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The store is closed Sundays and Mondays.

Renfrew pumpkin festival cancelled… but

This just in from Renfrew Institute in Waynesboro:

“We regret it, but we just can’t pull off our traditional Pumpkin Festival this year—too many obstacles due to challenging circumstances.

“However…the good news is we’ll have a Pumpkin Patch with pumpkins for sale, and
you can also buy a make-your-own Scarecrow Kit! Through October, Pumpkins and Scarecrow Kits will be available for a suggested donation in the museum’s gift shop in the Visitors Center
at Renfrew Park. While supplies last.”

Renfrew Museum and Park is located at 1010 East Main Street, Waynesboro.

Free outdoor movie

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Downtown Chambersburg Inc. is hosting a free outdoor movie on October 9 at 7 p.m. in Chambers Fort Park. The 2019 Addams Family is sponsored by FirstEnergy Foundation.

Dark hilarity ensues in this PG movie after the Addams family relocates to suburban New Jersey. Their macabre traditions are promptly challenged by modern technology and their neighbors’ 21st century norms.

The 2019 The Addams Family stars the voices of Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Oscar Isaac, Bette Midler, & Allison Janney. Before the movie, consider grabbing dinner from a downtown restaurant.

Please abide by current state and CDC COVID-19 guidelines. Bring your own chair or blanket, sit in your family grouping and wear a mask when within 6 feet of those outside of your family unit.

Dont forget the Duck Derby

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Ducks on the Conococheague

The Ducks are back! Downtown Chambersburg Inc. will present the 7th Annual Duck Derby on Saturday, October 3rd at 10:30 a.m.

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You can win up to $500! Tickets on sale online here . Tickets will be available at ticket partners downtown or at the Chambersburg Heritage Center & Gift Shop at 100 Lincoln Way East.

Numbered rubber ducks will go into the Conococheague Creek at the Park of the Valiant next to Chambersburg Fire Department headquarters on North Second Street.

Ducks will “swim” down the Falling Spring Creek, over the falls and race to the finish line near the bridge at Chambers Fort Park.

Ducks are $5 each or $25 for a Quack Pack of 6. The first duck to finish will win $500! 2nd place through 4th will receive $250, $100 and $50 respectively. And don’t worry if you’ve got a slow duck! The last duck across the line will receive $25.

Winners will be contacted after the event and attendance isn’t necessary to win.

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