Franklin County Visitors Bureau Celebrates Ben Franklin Day With Community Mixer

Lauren Formosa of Franklin County Visitors Bureau serves Matt Wedd of Conococheague Institute as Jordan Nace of Cumberland Valley Business Alliance seems on.

Ben’s birthday was the right time for FCVB to rejoice neighborhood and acknowledge impactful companions.

The Franklin County Visitors Bureau (FCVB) celebrated Benjamin Franklin, Franklin County‘s namesake, on the night of his 317th birthday. The 11/30 Visitors Center reworked to the “Spirit of Independence Tavern on 11/30” to host greater than 175 tourism companions and members of the Cumberland Valley Business Alliance at a Ben Franklin Day Mixer. Three centuries after his beginning, Americans nonetheless find out about Benjamin Franklin– his level-headed recommendation, his community-minded innovations, and his ardour for independence.

Ben’s birthday was the right time for FCVB to rejoice neighborhood and acknowledge impactful companions. In 2018, when a 135-foot, excessive voltage energy line venture was proposed to cross almost thirty miles of Franklin County, the county got here collectively behind the usage of county land and gave a collective voice to the county’s worth. The venture merely didn’t make sense as one to enhance and ship energy. Ultimately, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission didn’t approve the venture. Without partnership and love of neighborhood, Franklin County’s voice wouldn’t have been heard and the land of Franklin County revered. The FCVB Board of Directors is aware of the tourism belongings of Franklin County will depend on respecting and sustaining Franklin County’s pure, agricultural, and cultural sources as a result of it’s the purpose Franklin County is an effective place to dwell, work, play, and go to. Out of real appreciation and esteem got here two particular recognitions of the Franklin County Visitors Bureau—Partners for Impact Awards and Community Impact Award.

Benjamin Franklin could be among the many largest supporters of those awards, so it simply made sense to rejoice Ben, the neighborhood of Franklin County, and say thanks with these two awards. The recipients of the Partners for Impact Award have been the South Mountain Partnership, Lori and Allen Rice, Karri Benedict, Leah Nitterhouse, and the Franklin County Commissioners. All have been acknowledged for his or her collective work to maintain the pure, agricultural, and cultural sources of Franklin County. Brad Warner of Patriot Federal Credit Union obtained the primary Community Impact Award due to assist within the powerline wrestle and for beneficiant and abiding contributions to make Franklin County a great place to dwell, work, play, and go to.    

Cumberland Valley Breast Care Alliance (CVBCA) was available and obtained the proceeds of the 2022 Franklin County Festival of Trees. Samantha Logsdon, CVBCA, accepted a test for $7000, the cash raised from voting and auctioning of 51 timber and 18 wreaths on the 4th annual occasion. Also offered on the Ben Franklin Day Mixer was the Franklin County Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA) of the Year 2022 Award. Heather McEndree was chosen by her fellow CTAs. CTA is a nationwide certification, which Franklin County PA initiated in 2017. The Franklin County CTA program strives to carry consistency, positivity, and delight to the individuals guests meet.

When accepting the Community Impact Award, Brad Warner of Patriot Federal Credit Union mentioned, “In greater than 40 years of working in banking that he had not discovered a neighborhood like Franklin County.” People come collectively and make issues occur. Franklin County Visitors Bureau is proud to signify Franklin County PA.

The Franklin County Visitors Bureau invitations all to discover historical past, arts and structure, recreation, pure magnificence, recent meals, and the nice and cozy hospitality of communities like Chambersburg, Greencastle, Mercersburg, Shippensburg, and Waynesboro. Franklin County PA is positioned simply north of the Mason Dixon Line and is a straightforward drive from Washington DC, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. Plan a go to at E or contact 866.646.8060.

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