Thank you to everyone who attended my Open House on December 15 in my district office in Camp Hill. It was a wonderful opportunity to share in the holiday season with the constituents who stopped by for cookies and to chat with my staff and me. I was able to meet many people in the 87th District who are civically engaged and to speak with them about their thoughts and concerns with current state government matters.
My staff and I are here to assist you and to serve as a resource for you and your family. If you need help with state government programs, services or initiatives in the future, I encourage you to visit our district office to meet my staff and me. We will be happy to help you get to know the services we offer in our office and learn about the ways we can help improve your interactions with state government.
Camp Hill Toys for Tots Parade and Tree Lighting
On December 2, Camp Hill Borough held its annual Toys for Tots parade along with the community tree lighting. It was a perfect day for holiday festivities, and it was a huge success that benefited a worthy cause.
Every year, the United States Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program collects new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December, and distributes them as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community.
In this way, citizens can donate to children throughout the United States, helping them to experience the joy of Christmas. It is good to see Camp Hill’s participation in this excellent program. It is important to have citizens in the 87th District who are united in a common cause, and I see their dedication each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign. These efforts will help to promote a stronger and more united future for those in our community who are in need during the holiday season. I commend Camp Hill Borough for its continued involvement.
Asian Indian Americans of Central Pennsylvania Annual Gala
On Saturday, December 3, I had the honor of attending the Asian Indian Americans of Central Pennsylvania (AIACPA) Gala at the Radisson Hotel.
As a nonprofit organization, the AIACPA’s efforts have spanned issues from humanitarian efforts, education, helping with global disasters, and raising funds for the underserved. Asian Indian Americans of Central Pennsylvania has been a staple of the community for 22 years. They are currently serving more than 6,000 Asian Indian families and organizations by organizing educational and medical seminars, cultural events, and formal networking events.
The Bethesda Mission
On December 13, I served breakfast alongside Speaker of the House Mike Turzai to the people of Bethesda Mission in Harrisburg. It was a wonderful opportunity to provide food and meet people in the central Pennsylvania area.
Planet Fitness Ribbon Cutting
On December 12, my staff joined the West Shore Chamber for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Planet Fitness located in the former Giant store in Enola.
In an area underserved in terms of fitness facilities, having an exercise facility in the area will be a huge boon to our community economy. Planet Fitness is located in the former Giant store and occupies 22,500 square feet of the 66,224-square-foot space.