Theranklin County communities granted funding for the runway and vehicles

Franklin County, Pennsylvania (WHTM) — Rep. Rob Kaufman (R-Franklin) announced funding for fourranklin County communitiesriday.

“I am very pleased that these deserving organizations are receiving government funding through this highly competitive program,” Kaufman said.

Chambersburg Borough has received $879,865 that will be used to build an outdoor amphitheater. The construction of the runway will include footpaths, hard seating, spaces and much more.

“This funding would not have been possible without the support of the Town, Rep. Kauffman, Senator Mastriano, and the CFA. We look forward to the day we unveil the completed project, which will provide an exciting outdoor space for musical performances and entertainment. We hope this project will also act as a catalyst to revitalize all properties on length of Lincoln Way West,” said Sam Thrash, president of Downtown Chambersburg Inc.

The Marion Volunteerire Company was awarded $374,310 to purchase a new ambulance.

“Marion Volunteerire was excited to hear the news that PA Commonwealthunding has awarded our company a grant of $374,310 in local equity account funds, which will allow us to replace our 2001 ambulance to better serve the community. Thank you very much. to our Principal, Jim Birgfeld, and Guilford Township Superintendent, Don Clapper, to complete and submit all documents necessary for consideration for this funding.“Receiving this grant for an ambulance allows our fundraising efforts to now be directed at the equipment,” said Amy Murray, President of Marion Volunteerire. Other required improvements to our station.

Theranklin County Sheriff’s Department received $53,708 for the use of a K9-equipped vehicle.

“The money awarded to theranklin County Sheriff’s Office to purchase a new K9 is a game-changer. Since K9 Iron joined the Sheriff’s Office family in 2022, he has been servingranklin County and the South Central region with pride. Since graduating from Basic Academy in April 2022, K9 Iron has responded and processed numerous calls, and have done hundreds of proactive searches withinranklin County.Proactive scans are conducted at schools, businesses, and government buildings.Because of the type of work they do and their need to always be available, a reliable, specially equipped vehicle is critical to maximizing this resource This money will ensure that they can go where they need to go quickly, safely, and ready to go to work,” said the vice president of Benjamin Sites.

The Habitat for Humanity ofranklin County will purchase aord-250 for $65,888 awarded. The Chambersburg office will use this truck to deliver tools and materials.

The funding was granted under the Local Participation Account Program, which is funded by revenue collected as part of Pennsylvania’s gaming law, not taxpayer money.