Celebrate Volunteer Month with Free Lunch and Learn


CHAMBERSBURG- Franklin County Visitors Bureau invites the public to celebrate National Volunteer Month on April 4 at the Franklin County 11/30 Visitors Center for lunch and a tour of the Chambersburg Volunteer Fire Museum, 411 Broad Street. Pick up a picnic lunch of sandwich, potato salad, chips, and lemonade at the 11/30 Visitors Center, 15 South Main Street, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tours of the Chambersburg Volunteer Fire Museum Times are 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 1:30 p.m. Participants have the flexibility of enjoying lunch before or after the museum tour. Spaces on the tours are limited; register here to secure a spot.

The April 4 Lunch & Learn is offered at no charge by the Franklin County Visitors Bureau to recognize and thank everyone that volunteers. National Volunteer Month began in 1991 as part of President George H. W. Bush’s thousands points of light campaign. In Franklin County, volunteerism helped to build community. Fire protection is an important community capacity supported by volunteers. The Chambersburg Volunteer Fire Museum shows the importance of volunteering and the many ways community benefits from volunteers. The museum pays tribute to the volunteers that gave their time, energy, and support to make Franklin County a safer place. It is the spirit of this volunteerism that National Volunteer Month honors.

The Chambersburg Volunteer Fire Museum displays a variety of fire-fighting equipment. People of all ages will enjoy seeing different fire engines and pumpers, the various fire departments memorabilia, and artifacts of a past era. The Chambersburg Volunteer Fire Museum is housed in the former Chambersburg Hose Co., which formed with support from the Borough of Chambersburg and the Cumberland Valley Railroad. In addition to tours on April 4, the Chambersburg Volunteer Fire Museum will be open on Sunday, April 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is no fee to tour, but donations are welcome.

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