FirstEnergy donates to downtown

First Energy donates

The FirstEnergy Foundation recently donated $4,000 to Downtown Chambersburg Inc. to sponsor various events and support businesses.

A total of $2,000 was given to The Foundry, an artist cooperative that offersa retail shop, art exhibits, classes and supply store stocked with new and gently used art supplies.

For general expenses for the inaugural Food Truck Fest – set for Oct. 25 in downtown Chambersburg – the foundation provided$750. It also donated $750 to sponsor a recent outdoor showing of the 2019 film “The Addams Family,” which the public could attend at no cost.

Finally, the foundation gave $500 to help market Small Business Saturday, which falls the day after Black Friday each year and is meant to encourage people to patronize locally owned small businesses.

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Jordan Nace, Steve Christian and Sam Thrush accepted the check from FirstEnergy’s Jim Crowder. Nace is the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce membership director. Christian is president of the Chamber and Chambersburg Area Development Corp. executive director. Thrush is DCI’s president.

The foundation aims to helpimprove the quality of life in communities and support safety initiatives by advancing workforce development and educational initiatives; supporting employee leadership and volunteer interests that align with FirstEnergy’s business interests; and promote local and regional economic development.

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