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Coming up NXT: Pumpkins and railroad history in the Tri-State

Coming up NXT: Pumpkins and railroad history in the Tri-State

Pumpkin Festival offers child, adult fun

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — The 26th annual Pumpkin Festival returns to Renfrew Park in Waynesboro on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The festival, a joint fundraiser for Renfrew Museum and Park and The Institute at Renfrew, includes pumpkin carving, games, hayrides and the famous pumpkin-hurling trebuchet.

Pony rides for kids from Serendipity Horse Meadows Farm provide a fun, memorable experience during the festival.

A team of pumpkin artists will be on hand to help guests carve their own pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns during the festival. Safe carving tools and adult supervision are provided. Pumpkins will be available for purchase, priced by size.

Live music will be highlighted by bluegrass band, Marv Ashby and High Octane.

A full lunch is included in the price of admission—chicken corn and vegetable soups, breads and cider. In addition, hot dogs, soda and coffee will be sold separately.

Admission is $10 for adults, $4 for children ages 4 to 12, and free for children age 3 and under.

For more information about the Pumpkin Festival, call 717-762-0373 or 717-762-4723. Details also available at,, and on Facebook at www.facebook/renfrewpark or www.facebook/instituteatrenfrew

Experience ‘Life on the Rails’

GREENCASTLE, Pa. — Life on the Rails will be presented at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Greencastle High Line Train Station, 21 S. Jefferson St.

The program presented by Kevin Talhelm will highlight the life of his cousin, Jacob Talhelm. Jacob Talhelm was a locomotive engineer for the Cumberland Valley Railroad and Pennsylvania Railroad in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

A Greencastle native, Jacob Talhelm played a part in ushering in passenger service at the Cumberland Valley Railroad’s High Line Train Station on Feb. 9, 1909, as the engineer on Train Number 6.

Seating for the presentation is limited, so reservations are recommended by contacting Scott Sutton at

Refreshments will be provided.

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