A special thank-you to tavern owner Mike Kramer for his longtime support of my candidacy; and to Jason Dhans of Knuckleheads Pizza (located across Dickson Street from Kramer's) for his help in promoting the event and making the arrangements for all the food. Kudos to entrepreneurs like Mike and Jason who open vibrant small businesses in their hometowns.
A belated thank you to Ernie McCullough, Kathryn Zamboky, Lisa Maust, Eric Maust and Steve Cady for staffing our booth this past weekend at the Pennsylvania Bavarian Oktoberfest in Canonsburg! The weekend was a busy one for festivals and community events so I am extremely grateful to these volunteers for maintaining our presence at Oktoberfest as I crisscrossed the district.
The other major festival this past weekend was the 2006 Covered Bridge Festival, held at several locations throughout Washington and Greene counties. There were three sites in the 46th District: the Hanover McClurg Bridge near the Village of Florence in Hanover Township Park; the Pine Bank Bridge at the Meadowcroft Rockshelter & Museum of Rural Life in Jefferson Township near the Village of Avella (which is located Independence Township); and the Krepps Bridge in Mt. Pleasant Township near the Village of Cherry Valley (which is in Smith Township).
The festival at the Krepps Bridge was organized this year by the good people from the Hickory United Presbyterian Church (after some years absence). The funds raised there will be used to help pay the costs of the large new addition to the church on Route 50. Thank You to the members of the church for bringing back the festival at Krepps Bridge!