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Mayor says no reenactment this year at March to Destiny

20 March 2013 No Comment


A Civil War battle reenactment may not be part of March to Destiny this year because reenactors will be busy with events celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.

Mayor Bruce Hockersmith made the announcement at Tuesday’s Shippensburg Borough Council meeting. He added that despite the loss of the reenactment, the event will go on with the other activities.

A new event may be put on the schedule. Hockersmith said Shippensburg Historical Society may propose the addition of a parade during March to Destiny.

In other news, on behalf of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, Becky Myers suggested the borough facilitate the development of a walking path at Memorial Park.

A particular route through the park has become popular with runners and walkers, and the board wants it marked to improve the path. She and council threw around ideas for gravel, macadam and simply marking the area of the path. Myers said the board would be satisfied with the minimum for now.

To talk about that and a number of other projects and possibilities, council and the board will conduct their annual meeting at 6 p.m. April 16. Because it is a gathering of council, it will be open to the public.

Council voted 5-0 to adopt an ordinacne that alters the zoning map to end one tax parcel’s split between two zoning districts. President Andrea Lage was absent.

The zoning of a portion of 40 Lurgan Avenue was changed from residential high density to light manufacturing. The change allows a business to expand.

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