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Pride Franklin County Launches Rainbow Sale Fundraiser to Support LGBTQ+ Community

Pride Franklin County has officially launched its highly anticipated Rainbow Sale, a vibrant fundraising event dedicated to supporting local LGBTQ+ initiatives. The sale offers an exciting assortment of Pride-themed merchandise, ranging from stylish shirts and tumblers to trendy totes. Community members are encouraged to participate and show their support for Pride Franklin County.

Running until May 24th, the Rainbow Sale provides a convenient online ordering system, ensuring customers receive their purchases just in time for the upcoming Pride Month celebrations. On Thursday, June 1st, a lively Pickup Party will be held from 4-8pm at Liquid Art Brewing Co., located at 140 N. 3rd St., Chambersburg, allowing buyers to collect their orders in person and join in the festive spirit.

The Rainbow Sale serves as a crucial fundraiser for Pride Franklin County, a program operating under the esteemed nonprofit organization, Franklin County Coalition for Progress. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit, the Franklin County Coalition for Progress is committed to utilizing the sale’s proceeds to further Pride Franklin County’s mission of promoting LGBTQ+ visibility and acceptance within the community.

The Rainbow Sale introduces two exclusive Pride Franklin County designs. The first design, “Here to Slay,” showcases a powerful message of self-expression and confidence, available on shirts, totes, and tumblers. The second design presents a captivating, psychedelic twist on the beloved local figure, Ben, providing a unique representation of community pride. Interested individuals are urged to act quickly and secure their purchases, as supplies of these new designs are limited.

Not only can participants contribute to the cause through direct purchases, but they also have the opportunity to make a lasting impact through the “Pay It Forward: Gift A Shirt” initiative. By collaborating with like-minded youth groups and leaders, Pride Franklin County aims to gift Pride T-shirts to local LGBTQ+ youth, spreading acceptance and affirming their identities. Supporters can make donations towards this meaningful initiative as part of the Rainbow Sale, allowing them to actively participate in fostering a more inclusive and welcoming community.

Pride Franklin County is dedicated to its vision of creating a sense of belonging and celebrating diversity within Franklin County, Pennsylvania. By increasing visibility and recognizing the diverse contributions of LGBTQ+ individuals, the organization strives to unite the community and promote inclusivity. Further information about Pride Franklin County and its initiatives can be found at

With the Rainbow Sale in full swing, now is the ideal time for community members to demonstrate their support for the local LGBTQ+ community in Franklin County.

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Samuel R Welsh 1945-2024

Samuel was an avid sportsman all his life and enjoyed both playing sports and watching them on the television. He enjoyed playing golf.

Betty Marie Miller 1937-2024

Betty worked for 36 years in the Alumni office of The Mercersburg Academy. She enjoyed travel, knitting, and spending time with family and friends.

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She enjoyed sewing, baking, cooking, babysitting and crocheting. She especially enjoyed quilting, where she made over 40 quilts and gave them to her family.

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