An Action-Packed 4th of July !!!


Thank you to All!

We wanted to say thank you to everyone that made Celebration Day a great event especially: Senator Rich Alloway, Abby Wishard, Mike Ross, the magical David Wayne and his lovely assistant Miss Penelope, The Full Circle Band, and the Altland House, but mostly our residents, this day was for you.  Cheers!  Click here (plus click here & here) to see pictures and feel free to share them with your friends and family.



Living History

(Mark your calendars)

150th GETTYSBURG ANNIVERSARY NATIONAL CIVIL WAR BATTLE REENACTMENT -- July 4th through 7th on the Redding Farm, 1085 Table Rock Road, Gettysburg.  In addition to specific battle reenactments, there will be field demonstrations, a large living history village, living history activities tents, & guest speakers.  For tickets, maps and other information, visit,

CIVIL WAR SEMINAR -- Learn about our nation's history from top historians from July 23-28 during "Gettysburg and Beyond." The Chamber is offering a discount to Franklin County residents who attend the Friday, July 26 sessions at Wilson College. There  also is a bus tour of Civil War sites in Franklin County and Hagerstown on Sunday, July 28, for $80 per person (includes lunch). For information or to register, call 717-264-7101.

BURNING OF CHAMBERSBURG -- Plan now to attend the Franklin County Visitors Bureau's re-enactment of the 1864 burning of Chambersburg on the night of July 20 in downtown Chambersburg. You can also learn more about the burning from a book and DVD that are for sale at the Chambersburg Heritage Center, 100 Lincoln Way East. The Heritage Center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays


4th of July Celebrations

July 3rd

Bonosboro, MD - Independence Day celebration, 5 p.m. Baker Park ~ music, food, activities, fireworks 301.432.5141

July 4th

Chambersburg, PA - Fireworks, at dark, Memorial Park rain date July 6th

Hagerstown, MD - Fireworks, 9:30 p.m., Fairground Park

Shippensburg, PA - Fireworks, dusk, Shippensburg Memorial Park

Waynesboro, PA - Fireworks, 9:30 p.m., across from Waynesboro Hospital

Williamsport, MD - Concert & Fireworks, 7:30 p.m., Byron Memorial Park

July 6th

Carlisle, PA - Fireworks, 9:30 p.m., Carlisle Fairgrounds

Sharpsburg, MD - "Salute to Independence Concert" by Maryland Symphony Orchestra of Hagerstown, 7:30 p.m., Antietam National Battlefield, performing Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" ~ free



Patti's Picks

  •  Locally grown Cherries, Blueberries & Raspberries fresh & delicious!

  •  Nitterhouse Concrete & Hardware, Chambersburg 267.4500 Stop by they have it all!

  •  The Road from Appomattox, Majestic Theater, Gettysburg in conjunction with Totem Pole Playhouse      July 10th through 21st, 377.8200 for Ticketes


Weekly Events & Club Activities

  • Monday, July 1

Men’s 18 Holers

Golf Goddesses 9-Hole Beginners

Merry Mermaids -  Water Aerobics Class

  • Tuesday, July 2

Mixed Doubles Tennis 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Merry Mermaids -  Water Aerobics Class

Penn National Bridge Club 12 p.m. Inn Meeting Rm

9 Hole Men

Ladies 9-Holers

Golf Goddesses Coach & Practice, 11:15 a.m. Golf Center

Food Pantry Pickup

Special Tee Clinic 5 p.m. with Kathy Murphy, Golf Center $20  Think Box/Play Box (Full Swing)

  • Wednesday, July 3

Merry Mermaids -  Water Aerobics Class

Ladies 18 Hole Golf League

Men’s 18 Holers

  • Thursday, July 4

Merry Mermaids - Water Aerobics Class

Have a Happy & Safe Independence Day!

  • Friday, July 5

Merry Mermaids -  Water Aerobics Class

Men’s 18 Holers

  • Saturday, July 6

Merry Mermaids -  Water Aerobics Class


Living History

  • First Weekend in July

Annual Gettysburg Civil War Battle Reenactment Tickets: 338-1525

  • Thursday, July 4 - Saturday, July 6

Battle of Monterey Pass, Wreath laying, candlelight tour & Speaker Series visit:


Fairs & Fun Stuff

  • Sunday, July 7 - Saturday, July 13

Franklin County Fair at Chambersburg Rod & Gun Club

visit:  for full schedule

  • Wednesday, July 3

Healthy Eating Adventure, Wilson College

Quick Start Training, Jensen Dining Hall at 6:00

  •  Saturday’s Through October

North Square Farmers Market

50 N. Main Street, Chambersburg 8 a.m. - Noon



Come Have Some Fun


Penn National Golf Center

Country Night

Every Friday 5 ~ 9 p.m.

Families get 1 large bucket of range balls and all the mini golf they can play.

$25 no limits on time or family size.

Wear your country attire 'cause we're cranking the tunes!


Master Gardener Classes

This year Penn State Extension, Franklin County will hold evening training classes for Master Gardeners. Information sessions will be held on Thursdays June 27 and July 11 at 6:30 pm. This is the same time classes will be held starting on October 3.

Call 717-263-9226 for information and to register for an information session and workshops.

The Master Gardener Helpline is available Mon-Fri 10 am-2 pm at the same number.

Upcoming Workshops:

Shade Gardening-Sat., July 6:  9–11 am $10