In this Edition:
August Episode of Legislative Report Show with PennDOT
In my August episode of Legislative Report, I interview Ron Young of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) District 5 to discuss current and future road and bridge projects in Monroe and Northampton Counties.
Healthy Living Series: Shingles Vaccine at the West End Fair
I will be continuing my Healthy Living Series in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Health to offer low-cost shingles vaccine shots at the 2016 West End Fair.
On Wednesday, August 24, the Department of Health will administer the vaccines to qualifying individuals at my booth at the West End Fair (570 Fairgrounds Road, Gilbert, PA) between the hours of noon – 3:00 p.m. The vaccines will be administered on a first-come-first-served basis.
The $5.00 low-cost shingles vaccine shots are available to people age 50 or older who are uninsured or underinsured. This service is not available to anyone with Medicare Part D or insurance that already covers the vaccination. The Pennsylvania Department of Health will accept a personal check or money order made payable to “Commonwealth of PA.” Cash will not be accepted.
Around the 40th District
New FedEx Ground Site to Bring New Jobs to Region
I joined State Senator Lisa Boscola, Congressman Charlie Dent, Senator Pat Toomey and Governor Tom Wolf as FedEx broke ground in Allen Township on the future site of FedEx Ground's Lehigh Valley distribution center. Creating more than 680 new jobs on site, the 800,000 square foot facility expands an already growing logistics and supply chain industry. I am pleased to see such strong support for this project.
New Eagle Scouts John D’Orsi and James Adams
A special congratulations to new Eagle Scouts John D'Orsi and James Adams. It was a pleasure attending your Eagle ceremonies this weekend. I wish you both the best in your future endeavors!
Upcoming Events in the 40th
Jackson Township Vol. Fire Co. Car Show
The Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Company will be hosting their 3rd Annual Motorama and Car Show on August 20th at the Jackson Township Ball Fields. Please join me in thanking the volunteer emergency personnel for their service to our community by attending the event.
Dansbury Community Day
Dansbury Community Day will be held this Saturday August 13th at Dansbury Park in East Stroudsburg. I will have a booth available with information on state agencies and programs. I hope to see you there!
St. Rocco’s Festival
The Saint Rocco's Roman Catholic Church in Martins Creek holds a parish festival to coincide with the feast day of their patron saint August 11 th – 14th. This four-day event for the entire community features their famous porketta sandwiches, crispellis, and many more summertime favorites, coupled with music, games and fun for all!
West End Fair
The West End Fair will be held from August 21st to the 27th. As one of the largest County Fairs in Pennsylvania, the West End Fair has plenty of fun for all members of the family. Stop by my booth for information on programs and state agencies. Learn more here.
Blue Valley Farm Show
The annual Blue Valley Farm Show, a Northampton County Fair event with rides, live entertainment, food, bingo, competitive exhibits, contests, flea market, arts and crafts, and more will be held from August 23rd to the 27th at 707 American Bangor Road in Bangor.
Thursdays on Pocono 96.7 – Gary in the Morning
Please join me next Thursday, August 11th on Pocono 96.7 - Gary in the Morning in the car, at work, or in your home. I will be discussing the latest from Harrisburg and answering your questions at 7 AM.
You can listen online athttp://radio.securenetsystems.net/v5/WABT
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2989 Route 611, Suite 103
Tannersville, PA 18372
Phone (570) 620-4326
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