Franklin County’s History: Looking Back at April 7th

County’s history Dec 4nd

Take a look back at Franklin County’s history through news and photos that appeared in local newspapers 25, 50, and 100 years ago on April 7th.

25 years ago

April 7 1995  Friday

“Easter Stuffing”

Following tradition, the 32nd annual Chicken ‘N’ Stuff dinner will be served Easter Monday, April 17, in the Chambersburg Area Senior High School cafeteria. 

The Rotary Club of Chambersburg and Knights of Columbus sponsor the dinner to benefit the Easter Seal Society of Franklin and Adams Counties Inc. 

Chicken dinners will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. Carry-outs will be available. 

Tickets, which cost $5, are available from members of both clubs and the Easter Seal Society office, 55 Hamilton Road. They also will be sold at the door. 

Free delivery will be available at locations where there are eight or more orders; call 264-7578. 

For more information, call Tom Pongpat, 267-1341, or Ralph Peldman, 267-2204.

50 years ago

April 7, 1970  Tuesday

“Bender Buys Old Car Barn”

Chambersburg – C. A. Bender has purchased the Rossman Sign building at the corner of Stouffer Avenue and Lincoln Way East. Harry Rossman, operator of the sign company, said this morning he would discuss his plans prior to his move in early September. 

Bender said that he was hoping to rent or lease the property he owns. Bender owns all of the property at the corner of Lincoln Way and Stouffer and East to 1-81. 

The Rossman building is the former Trolley or car barn.

100 years ago

April 7, 1920 – Wednesday

“Salvation Army Drive”

Strenuous efforts to organize county for the Salvation Army drive which starts on May tenth are being made by A. T V. Perkins, of Carlisle, campaign director for this district.

As the quota for Adams county in this cause is but $4,000, Mr. Perkins expects to have little difficulty in raising that amount as soon as he secures some capable man to head the movement.