Today the Discovery Center was open as part of the Franklin County Visitor’s Bureau Spring History event. The flags were at half staff to honor the former first lady Barbara Bush.
Today we welcomed a visit from the Bendersville Fire Company Juniors to the Discovery Center. Here they are in the fire-fighting equipment room.
These dedicated volunteers are very active in training and working as volunteer firefighters Thank you for the visit and we hope you had a good time!
On Saturday, April 11 PFHA held our annual meeting for 2017. The meeting opened with a Pledge of Allegiance in honor of Veterans’ Day.
Here is the group!
President Peter Linehan leads the business meeting.
Our speaker, Austin Grove, an alumnus of Penn State Mont Alto, recounts his experiences as a wildfire fighter in Colorado and other western states this past summer.
Entertainment, of a sort, was provided by The PFHA Players.
A detailed account of the meeting will be in our next newsletter.
Invitation to Attend
PA Forest Heritage Association Annual Meeting
Norlo Park, Chambersburg PA- Saturday, November 11, 2017
Theme: Keeping On the Right Course
The 2017 Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Forest Heritage Association (PFHA) will provide something of interest to all of our membership. Come and join us in celebrating the present accomplishments of YOUR organization and help plan for the future.
Total Fee = $25.00 includes lunch
Registration Deadline: November 1
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Please make check payable to PFHA. Mail registration form and fee to:
Jack Graham, 365 Peach Ridge Rd., Elliottsburg, PA 17024
Questions? 717-582-2235 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Number of Registrations _______________ X $25.00 = $ ____
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___ Sorry I can’t make it, but would like to contribute to meeting expenses.
Here are some scenes from the tournament.
Pennsylvania Forest Heritage Association and the
Pennsylvania Forestry Association held the 16th Annual Golf
Outing Friday, June 23, 2017. The rain-shortened event was
held at the Rich Valley Golf Course in Mechanicsburg, PA.
48 golfers in 12 foursomes participated in the event. A midafternoon
storm shortened play but all agreed it was a great
The First Foursome was Rick Klimkos, Shannon Terry, Matt
Kring and Tag Kring.
The second foursome was Shane Hoover,
Brent Will, Andy Masson and Mitch Morrill.
In third place was
the foursome of Dave Klinger, Steve Kline, Terry Felty and John
The Pot of Gold was won by Ken Brenner. Closest to the pin on
#5 was Rick Klimkos. The longest drive on #7 was Dave Klinger.
Despite the rain, the intrepid golfers tried their best to play out
but the torrential rains just would not allow play to continue.
Following the golf, dinner was served at the clubhouse where
the prizes were awarded.
Many thanks to our generous sponsors.
In what is fast becoming an annual tradition we celebrated the Smokey Bear birthday party at the Forest Heritage Discovery Center on Sunday, August 6.
Below are more pictures:
It took the efforts of many people to make this event happen:
While volunteering at the Discovery Center this past weekend I noticed that the firefighter photo popup was really popular with the young visitors. It really attracted attention of almost all the children!
And who wouldn’t want to see what they look like as a wildfire fighter!