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Franklin County

United Way of Franklin County is thrilled to announce the upcoming Community Info Expo, an exciting one-day event bringing together a diverse array of organizations, experts, and resources to provide valuable information to the public. This event is scheduled to take place on November 4th from 9am- 12pm at World Harvest Outreach, and it is open to all members of the community, free of charge.

The Expo is designed to be an informative and engaging gathering where attendees can access a wide range of resources, connect with local organizations, and gain knowledge on various topics that impact their lives. “Our aim is to empower our community by improving access to essential information, services, and opportunities,” says Amy Hicks, Executive Director of United Way.

Event Highlights:

  • Information Booths: Local organizations, government agencies, non-profits, and community groups are invited to set up booths to provide information on services and supports they offer, such as healthcare, education, housing, employment, legal services, and more. Registration will be available on the website beginning mid-September. Space is limited.
  • Educational Workshops: Throughout the day, there will be informative workshops and presentations conducted by experts in their respective fields. Topics will include financial literacy, health and wellness, career development, and much more.
  • Networking Opportunities: The Expo will provide an excellent platform for attendees to connect with one another, as well as with representatives from organizations and agencies that can address their needs and concerns.
  • Door Prizes and Giveaways: Prize drawings will occur hourly, generously donated by the local community.

United Way is dedicated to making this event accessible and inclusive for all members of our community. We welcome individuals of all backgrounds, ages, and abilities to join us in this celebration of knowledge and community support. If you, or someone you know, would like to serve as a translator for this event, please contact the United Way office. We are currently seeking volunteer Spanish and Creole translators.

“We believe that access to information and resources is essential for personal and community growth,” says Hicks. “Our Community Info Expo is an opportunity for our community to come together, learn, and connect with the resources that can help them lead healthier, happier lives.”

To learn more about the Community Info Expo or other community impact events, contact United Way of Franklin County at (717) 262-0018. Upcoming events and opportunities are also highlighted on their website at www.uwfcpa.org.


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Amy Elizabeth Twine 1967-2023

Born on September 8, 1967 in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, Amy was a daughter of the late Jack Lester and Betty Louise Shaffer Miller.

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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.