Quantcast

A tradition of colorful fun in downtown Millersburg - abc27 WHTM

A tradition of colorful fun in downtown Millersburg

Posted: Updated:
  • Let's Go PlacesMore>>

  • Perry County Man Gets Charge Out of Commute

    Perry County Man Gets Charge Out of Commute

    Perry County Man Gets Charge Out of Commute

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:09 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:09:35 GMT
    On the outside, it looks like any other pickup truck, until you look under the cargo cover."We have twelve 200 amp hour sealed lead acid batteries," explained Gary Nye, pointing to a truck bed full of batteries, wired in series. It's the power source foran electric motor in what was once a gasoline engine vehicle.Nye said he was inspired to make the power conversion every time he filled the gas tank of his SUV. He saw it as a way to save on his daily commute between Landisburg and Carlisle"I ...More >>
    On the outside, it looks like any other pickup truck, until you look under the cargo cover."We have twelve 200 amp hour sealed lead acid batteries," explained Gary Nye, pointing to a truck bed full of batteries, wired in series. It's the power source foran electric motor in what was once a gasoline engine vehicle.Nye said he was inspired to make the power conversion every time he filled the gas tank of his SUV. He saw it as a way to save on his daily commute between Landisburg and Carlisle"I ...More >>
  • Teenagers Earn Their Wings in Lebanon County

    Teenagers Earn Their Wings in Lebanon County

    Teenagers Earn Their Wings in Lebanon County

    Monday, July 21 2014 9:20 AM EDT2014-07-21 13:20:20 GMT
    At Farmer's Pride Airport in Fredericksburg, it was a summer school like none other. Nine days of learning about and flying glider planes. A unique chance for 16 Civil Air Patrol cadets to expand their abilities in aeronautics and in life.James Linker, Director, Civil Air Patrol Northeast Region,said the participants learn critical thinking skills that carry over into any walk of life."Primarily, it's an aviation exercise," said Linker, "but it's a great skill-building exercise too."Before, d...More >>
    At Farmer's Pride Airport in Fredericksburg, it was a summer school like none other. Nine days of learning about and flying glider planes. A unique chance for 16 Civil Air Patrol cadets to expand their abilities in aeronautics and in life.James Linker, Director, Civil Air Patrol Northeast Region,said the participants learn critical thinking skills that carry over into any walk of life."Primarily, it's an aviation exercise," said Linker, "but it's a great skill-building exercise too."Before, d...More >>
  • Autoharp Gathering in Perry County Draws Worldwide Participants

    Autoharp Gathering in Perry County Draws Worldwide Participants

    Autoharp Gathering in Perry County Draws Worldwide Participants

    Friday, July 11 2014 11:08 AM EDT2014-07-11 15:08:08 GMT
    For five days at the end of June, it was all things Autoharp at Little Buffalo State Park near Newport."We have people from Germany, Italy, Japan, France, Canada and from almost every state," said Neal Walters, Director of the 24th Annual Mountain Laurel Autoharp Gathering.Throughout the festival, workshops focused on playing techniques geared for all talent levels for the multi-stringed instrument from the zither family. There was even a seminar on how to play in front of an audience.Worksho...More >>
    For five days at the end of June, it was all things Autoharp at Little Buffalo State Park near Newport."We have people from Germany, Italy, Japan, France, Canada and from almost every state," said Neal Walters, Director of the 24th Annual Mountain Laurel Autoharp Gathering.Throughout the festival, workshops focused on playing techniques geared for all talent levels for the multi-stringed instrument from the zither family. There was even a seminar on how to play in front of an audience.Worksho...More >>

Long before the contestants arrived, there were paints to mix, cups to fill and brushes to sort. Volunteers from the Lenkerville Elementary PTO prepared for a long standing Millersburg tradition. And, at 2 o'clock sharp, an army of young artists swarmed onto the town square for the annual Halloween window painting contest.

Armed with trays of paint, clean brushes and a game plan of sorts, more than 200 student, escorted by adults, branched out to assigned window spaces in front of 32 downtown businesses.

Chairperson Nicole Heim said it's a much anticipated tradition for the students.

"This is one thing kids have enjoyed for many years," said Heim. "They look forward to this through the school year. And, they always say thank you, and we had a great time."

Since the window painting contest began 58 years ago, it has been sponsored by the Millersburg VFW Post 5507 and its Ladies Auxiliary. The popular event was the brainchild of the late Margaret Sierer and her husband Charles.

"The purpose of the contest was to provide an outlet for the kids of the community to be able to express themselves in a positive way rather than destructive ways during Halloween," noted Barbara Labone, daughter of the contest's founders.

Painting by themselves, or in pairs, the youngsters competed for small cash prizes and the chance to share their artistic skills with passers-by.

"Artistically, we're looking for the kids to paint the whole window," Heim said. "We want them to make sure they're using great color. And that they're incorporating Millersburg and Halloween all into their pictures."

"And our borough police department has been great with the contest," Heim added. "They're very willing to be out on our town to make sure they're in the streets and keeping everybody safe."

"It's a wonderful tradition that we are so blessed to be able to have for our kids," said Heim, watching the excited young artists enjoying their day.

Powered by WorldNow