In this Update:
Electric Prices to Adjust June 1
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) reminds consumers that on June 1, most electric companies will adjust electric generation prices charged to non-shopping customers. Find out what your “Price to Compare” will be here.
In most areas of Pennsylvania, consumers can choose a different electric generation supplier for more competitive pricing by visiting PAPowerSwitch.com. The website offers comparison data regarding price, fixed-price contract terms, renewable content, deposit/cancellation fees and other relevant information.
Ribbon-cutting Ceremony for New Winfield Access Boat Launch
I joined officials from PennDOT, Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, and Susquehanna Greenway Partnership under the Central Susquehanna Valley Transportation river bridge for a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the New Winfield Access Boat Launch located at 15 Lees Lane in Union County. The ceremony was timely, considering May 20-26 is National Safe Boating Week.
AGAPE Love From Above to Our Community Serves Local Residents
I visited AGAPE Love From Above to Our Community in Bloomsburg this week and toured its warehouse facility. The organization is committed to serving in the name of Jesus Christ and providing help to residents in the community while simultaneously sharing the Gospel. You can learn more about the mission and history of this local organization here.
Bastian Kiwanis Playground Reopens
After being closed for years and receiving approximately $60,000 of renovations, the Bastian Kiwanis Playground reopened this week in Sunbury, where it once again will serve as a gathering place for children and families. The Sunbury Kiwanis Club and Hill Neighborhood members worked together to reopen this community asset. Pictured in the photos above are Cory Fasold from the Sunbury Kiwanis Club, Tom Mertz from Sunbury Motors and Kara Seesholtz from the Community Giving Foundation.
2023 PA Fair Guide Released
Fair season has started. If you’re looking to visit one of the state’s many fairs and festivals this summer, the 2023 Pennsylvania Fair Guide is now available online.
Published by the state Department of Agriculture, the guide lists the dates, locations and contact persons for more than 100 agriculture fairs and events scheduled this summer and fall in Pennsylvania.
The guide also highlights 16 fairs that offer harness racing.
Farmers Market Vouchers Available to Eligible Seniors
Through the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program, eligible participants will receive five $10 vouchers and a list of participating farmers and farmers’ markets where vouchers can be used to purchase Pennsylvania grown fruits and vegetables. Vouchers are good until Nov. 30.
To be eligible, seniors must be 60 by Dec. 31 and have a household income less than $26,973 for one person or $36,482 for two people. Seniors living in personal care or nursing homes are not eligible.
Vouchers will be available beginning in June for pick up only until they are gone. Call your County Aging office to find out when and where it will distribute the vouchers. Learn more here.
License Plate Helps PA Women Veterans
In addition to recognizing the importance of women who served, purchasing an Honoring Our Women Veterans License Plate supports programs assisting women veterans in Pennsylvania.
Each plate costs $37, with $15 going directly to the Pennsylvania Veterans’ Trust Fund (VTF). The VTF regularly issues grants to statewide charitable organizations assisting veterans service organizations and county directors of veterans affairs. The grants are used to aid veterans in need of shelter, essential goods and other services. The license plate is available for passenger cars or trucks with a registered gross weight of not more than 14,000 pounds.
Additionally, Honoring Our Veterans license plates for passenger cars, trucks with a registered gross weight of not more than 14,000 pounds and motorcycles are available for $38 each, with $15 from each plate also going to the VTF.
Learn more or apply for either license plate here.
Honoring the Sacrifice of Our Fallen Heroes
Monday marks the solemn occasion of Memorial Day, when we honor the men and women who gave their lives serving our nation with dignity, bravery and distinction.
Today and every day, remember the valuable contributions and tremendous sacrifices members of our Armed Forces have made on behalf of our country and the freedoms we so deeply cherish. The legacy of the veteran cannot be lost.
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