Frank Feather carvings topic of program

Franklin County Judge Shawn Meyers will host a talk in Frank Feather. PROVIDED PHOTO

Franklin County Judge Shawn Meyers will lead a program on the life and work of Frank Feather at a program at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan 31, in Waynesboro Theatre, 75 W. Main St. The program is sponsored by Waynesboro Industrial Museum in partnership with Main Street Waynesboro and the theater.

Feather was an itinerant artist who often gifted his canes and household items to people in the northern Maryland and southern Pennsylvania area who provided food and shelter for him. Many of his carvings contain objects such as acorns, Biblical phrases or patriotic themes. Meyers is one of the local collectors of Feather’s work.

Since January, 2010, Meyers has served as a judge for the Court of Common Pleas for the 39th Judicial District for Franklin and Fulton counties. In December 2019, he began serving as President Judge. He is second vice president of the Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges and has served as a member of the education and website committees.

Meyers graduated from Mercersburg Academy, earned of bachelor of arts degree in political science from Kenyon College and a juris doctorate degree from Villanova University School of Law. He started practicing law in 1993 with David C. Cleaver and Associates, before becoming a partner in the law firm of Steiger, Steiger and Meyers, Mercersburg, and also serving as Franklin County Solicitor. Meyers has served on numerous boards of various charitable organizations and clubs during his career. He is a member and past president of the Greene Township Lions Club. He lives in Chambersburg with his wife, Nancy. 

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