Jun. 02, 2023

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#Listrak\DateStampLong# The latest news from the State Capitol
New Businesses Set Up Shop in Hummelstown!

I had a great time celebrating the grand opening of the new PLCB’s Fine Wine & Good Spirits located at Meadow Marketplace, 261 Hershey Road in Hummelstown. The new establishment brings knowledgeable employees who can help with the selection of the best wines and spirits for any occasion. Joining me for the ribbon cutting were Sen. John DiSanto and PA Liquor Control Board Chairman Tim Holden. I presented a celebratory certificate from the PA House of Representatives to Monica Graham, the store manager.

Congratulations to Dr. Elle Dunham on opening Ellements of Health in Hummelstown! It is always a good day when we get to welcome a new business to the community.
Update on Farmers Market Nutrition Program Vouchers

Each year, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture operates its Farmers Market Nutrition Program for low-income seniors and Women, Infants and Children (WIC) recipients.

The program provides vouchers that can be redeemed at local farmers markets and farm stands for fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs.

While the vouchers are typically made available at the beginning of June, computer programming and printing delays mean the vouchers may not be available until the end of June.
More information about the program and eligibility is available here.
Out and About …

We had the absolute best weather for the Hummelstown Memorial Day Parade with Mayor David Roeting. This parade, along with services and events in many other area communities, gave residents a chance to gather and honor our veterans who gave all for our country.

It was my pleasure to congratulate Jerry Feaser for reaching his 32nd degree as part of the Valley of Harrisburg, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite.

At the Grantville community yard sale last weekend, some of our local emergency management gurus were sharing information with the public about preparedness. They even provided an opportunity for visitors to try hands-only CPR.

I had the pleasure of presenting a congratulatory citation to Larry and Caroline Benner of Middletown on the occasion of their 60th wedding anniversary, which will occur on June 8. What a fantastic couple!
Stay Safe on the Water this Summer

I want to remind all boaters to put safety first during the busy spring and summer boating season.

Please follow this basic safe boating checklist before and during every boating adventure:

  •   Wear a Life Jacket. A life jacket must always be available to every person aboard a boat. Children ages 12 and under are required to always wear a life jacket while aboard most small boats, including all canoes and kayaks. Make sure life jackets are fitted correctly for adults and youth.
  •   Have a Float Plan. Send a text, leave a note, or make a call. Let someone know where you will be boating and when you expect to return home. Update your plan as needed throughout your adventure.
  •   Don't Drink and Boat. Just like driving a car, boating under the influence is unlawful, and the legal blood alcohol limit is .08%.
  •   Check the Weather Forecast. Summer's fast moving storms can cause water levels to rise quickly and become dangerous.
  •   For more information on safe boating, visit: www.fishandboat.com
Remembering D-Day

JJune 6 marks the 79th anniversary of the Normandy landings during World War II, otherwise recognized as D-Day. D-Day marked the beginning of the final push across Europe to defeat Axis forces during World War II, with more than 9,000 Allied soldiers killed or wounded in that battle alone. For a full history on D-Day, click here.  

I wish to extend a special heartfelt thank you to the men and women who served that day, and our gratitude to those who did not come home. Your legacy is not forgotten.