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Patriot Supports Franklin County Library System

Patriot Federal Credit Union recently donated $3,500 to the Franklin County Library System to help with the cost of their fundraising campaign that brought in over $80,000 for the library system and generated nearly 500 new individual and corporate donors.

The Franklin County Library System provides public library services throughout Franklin County, with branches in Chambersburg (2), Greencastle, St. Thomas, Blue Ridge Summit, and two mobile libraries throughout the county.   Funds raised are used for operational expenses associated with the branches, including the mobile libraries.  Expenses include staffing, maintenance, purchasing books as well as program materials for patrons of all ages.  

“Thank you so much for the great work Patriot continues to do throughout Franklin County and beyond,” said Alice Elia, Senior Director of Development and Human Resources at the Franklin County Library System.   “Your help is making our communities better.”


Earl L. Crawford, Jr. 1937-2024

Earl worked for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company for 30 years before going into business for himself at Crawford Tire from 1981 until 2019.

Dennis W. Flythe 1953-2024

Denny attended Greencastle Antrim High School and graduated from Delaware State University. He focused on providing for his family and creating a legacy.

Arnold W. Wagaman 1939-2024

Arnie was employed at Mack Truck as a quality control specialist until his retirement; a total of 39 years. In his free time, he enjoyed fishing and gardening.

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Who We Are

The Franklin County Free Press, established by Vicky Taylor in 2019, emerged as a beacon of local journalism for the residents of Franklin County. Under Vicky's leadership, it quickly became an essential source of news, particularly at a time when major newspaper publications were increasingly overlooking local coverage.

On January 1, 2022, the torch was passed to Nathan Neil and his firm, Neil Publishing, LLC. Neil, a local entrepreneur with multiple thriving businesses in Chambersburg, shares Vicky's fervent commitment to both the community and the world of local journalism.

Rooted in the heart of Franklin County and powered by its residents, the Franklin County Free Press continues to bridge the gap, ensuring that the local stories, events, and issues that matter most to the community remain in the spotlight.