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Coming up NXT: Salamander, 'Smoke' and swimming in the Tri-State

Coming up NXT: Salamander, 'Smoke' and swimming in the Tri-State

Renfrew Institute’s Salamander Scramble 5K set for July 4

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — Registration is now open to join “Team Salamander” for Renfrew Institute’s Salamander Scramble 5K. A fundraiser for the institute, the race is held in conjunction with Waynesboro’s Summer Jubilee Firecracker 5K on Thursday, July 4.

The race begins at 8 a.m. on the Summer Jubilee grounds across from Waynesboro Hospital. Youth participants aged 6 to 12 may also compete in the One Mile Fun Run at 7:30 a.m.

Runners or walkers at any level are invited to join Team Salamander by fundraising for Renfrew Institute, a nonprofit educational organization.

“Our team has members ranging from elite runners to those who merely stroll the 5K course, and from children to senior citizens,” said Jessica Watson, institute assistant director and event coordinator.

All team members this year receive a new eco-tech, made-in-the-USA team jersey, and free entry to the Firecracker 5K. In addition, youth and adult event participants will be entered in drawings for an array of prizes.

Team members who raise at least $500 are eligible for the top fundraiser prize, a YETI brand cooler filled with YETI products and a mix of beverages for all ages. Top fundraiser prize for youth is a “Mellow Float”—a Shenandoah water tubing adventure, donated by River and Trail Outfitters.

Additional race day drawing prizes include gift cards for local eateries, entertainment and businesses youths and adults.

All team members receive special race-day benefits like icy cool finish line towels, a VIP tent with food and beverages, along with a one-year membership to Renfrew Institute.

“And of course,” said Tracy Holliday, institute executive director, “our Scramblers have the good feeling of knowing that race proceeds support Renfrew Institute’s mission and activities throughout the year.”

Individuals and businesses sponsor the runners, and PayPal donations may be made through the institute’s website.

For more information or to register for the Salamander Scramble 5K, call the institute at 717-762-0373, or email, or visit

‘Smoke on the Mountain’ coming to Totem Pole Playhouse

FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. — Totem Pole Playhouse will host Theatre A Go-Go, Inc.’s production of Smoke on the Mountain. It’s a story of a Saturday Night Gospel Sing at a country church in North Carolina’s Smoky Mountains in 1938.

The show features 24 rousing bluegrass songs played and sung by the Sanders Family, a traveling group making its return to performing after a five-year hiatus. Pastor Oglethorpe, the young and enthusiastic minister of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, has enlisted the Sanders Family in his efforts to bring his tiny congregation into “the modern world.” Between songs, each family member “witnesses” – telling a story about an important event in their life. Songs include “No Tears in Heaven,” “Wonderful Time Up There,” “I’m Taking a Flight,” and “I’ll Fly Away.”

The following performances are scheduled:

  • Friday, June 21 — 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 22 — 2 and 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 23 — 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 25 — 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 26 — 2 and 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 27 — 2 and 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 29 — 2 and 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 30 — 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 2 — 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 3 — 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 4 — 2 and 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 6 — 2 and 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 7 — 2 p.m.

New pool complex to be dedicated

FORT LITTLETON, Pa. — For the past 71 years, Scouts from the Mason-Dixon Council and the surrounding area have attended summer camp at Camp Sinoquipe in Ft. Littleton, Pa. The camp has completed over five million dollars in renovations and improvements over the past 10 years, the latest of which is a brand-new pool complex, which will be used for the first time during the 2019 Summer Camp Season.

To celebrate, the camp will have a dedication ceremony for the new Lee Stine Family Pool Complex on Saturday, June 22 at 1:30 p.m. The ceremony is open to the public and all are invited to attend. Camp Sinoquipe , located at 677 Boy Scout Road in Fort Littleton, Pa., will be open at 11 a.m. for anyone that would like to stop by check out the many updated facilities. Camp Sinoquipe begins its 2019 camping season on Sunday, June 23, when almost 250 Scouts and Leaders will arrive for the first of six weekly sessions.

The addition of a swimming pool to the aquatics program will allow Scouts to take full advantage of the existing lake-based activities such as lifesaving, canoeing, rowing, kayaking, inflatables, etc.

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral decisions by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath & Law.

For more information, contact the Mason-Dixon Service Center at 301-739-1211.

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