Around Franklin County: Scavenger hunts and weekend fun

Naughty or nice

Scavenger hunts and weekend fun, coupled with Gov. Tom Wolf’s easing of restrictions on large gatherings, could signal a return to some semblance of normalcy in a world turned upside down by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine on Tuesday amended existing COVID-19 orders to allow for adjusted capacity to gathering limits. The order keeps in place mitigation tools such as wearing masks and maintaining social distancing. but allows for bigger crowds at both indoor and outdoor gatherings.

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The order increases event limits to up to 3,750 and 7,500 [people in venues with an extremely large capacity. Smaller venues would range between 10 and 20 percent capacity, depending on whether it is indoor or outdoor. That vastly exceeds the previous maximum of 250 for outdoor events.

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While organizations figure out exactly how those limits will affect various venues, here are some already scheduled events to consider.

A history scavenger hunt

The Franklin County Historical Society announces the Local History Scavenger Hunt 2020! This popular fundraiser requires participants to follow clues to find 12 historical plaques, markers, or places in the general Chambersburg area.

The event, sponsored by the nonprofit Society, will award $50 for first place and prizes for second and third place. The entry fee is $10 per person. 

Participants may pick up a clue packet at the Old Jail, 175 East King Street, Chambersburg, from 10am-4pm Thursdays through Saturdays or by appointment. Packets may also be purchased and downloaded from the online gift shop at franklinhistorical.org.The event begins on October 1 and answers are due by Saturday, October 24.

Anyone with questions may call 717-264-1667 or email [email protected] 

Fall festival

Fall Festival at 1833 Schiers Market on October 10 & 11! We will have a fall photo booth, delicious food, and awesome vendor booths featuring fall decor, jewelry, country signs, Boyds Bears, and much more! Food Vendors: Antietam Dairy Ice Cream Truck, Carbaugh’s Kettle Corn, Pretzel Spot Cafe.

32nd annual G-ACC Golf Tournament

While the weather still holds, look for us on the course at the Greencastle Golf Club
for the 32nd Annual Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament next Friday, October 9th. Thanks to the many sponsors, players and volunteers that contribute to this fun event!

Greencastle-Antrim merchants open house

November 7th for the Downtown (And-Around-Town) Merchants Open House. You’ll definitely want to check out the specials at the shop, E.L.M Department Store, Growing With Music (CVSM), The Center of Balance and, new to the Square, Teal Blossom Boutique, among other G-ACC merchants.

Heritage Christmas

The 30th Annual Heritage Christmas tree is scheduled to be raised in the Square by Saturday, November 21. Back on the calendar are Greencastle’s traditional Friday nights in and around the Square on December 4 & 11. Be on the look out for Santa and his merry band of Bellsnickles, along with snowmen, Victorian strollers and Apple Annie! Santa’s been keeping a close watch on everyone to see if they’ve been “Naughty or Nice” — the theme for this year’s Heritage Christmas season.
You’ll find more details in the brochure to hit the mailboxes early in November. Now is
the time to contact the Chamber if you or your community group would be interested in
participating or performing.

Downtown Waynesboro Food Stroll

Sample the wonderful treats of downtown Waynesboro at Mainstreet’s second annual Downtown Food Stroll! Hear great music from Bobby D from 7-9 p.m. at Main Street Park and win great prizes from downtown businesses.  Sponsored by Mainstreet Waynesboro.

Participants include The Candy Kitchen, Christine’s Cafe and Gourmet Coffee House, Frank’s Pizza, Gus and Ted’s Tavern, Rough Edge Brewing, Sopporo, Taqueria La Cienega, Tranquila TEA, Toledo’s Pizza, Warner’s Ice Cream and Soda Shoppe, The Waynesburger and Zoe’s Chocolate Co.

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