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Annual Millersburg fireworks event rescheduled for July 17

According to a Mid Penn Bank spokesperson, Millersburg’s fireworks event has been rescheduled for Friday, July 17, due to inclement weather.

Festivities including food, live music, activities and more will kick off at 5 p.m., Friday, July 17, at Millersburg Riverfront Park. The fireworks, to be displayed over the Susquehanna River, are scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m.

As the event sponsor, Mid Penn Bank will offer free face painting, balloon art and giveaways.
There will also be several food vendors on site, as well as local organizations offering activities and giveaways.

Mid Penn Bank to
host fireworks display

The fireworks display is scheduled for Thursday, July 2 at 9:30 p.m. and will be preceded by activities in Riverfront Park, starting at 5 p.m. (Photo courtesy of Mid Penn Bank)

MILLERSBURG -- Mid Penn Bank  will host Millersburg’s 26th annual fireworks event in honor of Independence Day.

This year’s event will be held Thursday, July 17 July 2  at Riverfront Park, starting at 5 p.m. with various festivities, including food, live music and activities for children.

The fireworks display over the Susquehanna River is scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m.

“It is an honor for Mid Penn Bank to be the sponsor of the Millersburg fireworks,” said Mid Penn Bank President and CEO Rory G. Ritrievi. “Bringing the community together to celebrate our nation’s independence is important to Mid Penn, which we show not only through our financial commitment but also through our presence along the riverfront during the event.”

The bank will have several staff members on site offering giveaways, face painting and balloon art.

“The entire team at Mid Penn Bank is committed to making this a special celebration for the community,” said Ritrievi.

There also will be several food vendors on site, as well as local organizations offering activities and giveaways.

“The fireworks event is a longstanding tradition for the town of Millersburg, while also evolving over the years to attract individuals from throughout central Pennsylvania,” said Millersburg Mayor Rick Ibberson. “Mid Penn Bank’s support has helped to further strengthen this tradition and keeps people coming back year after year.”

The fireworks celebration has been a part of the Millersburg community since 1990.

Route 147 near Millersburg
to be single lane

HALIFAX TWP. -- The second phase of work along Route 147 south of Millersburg was scheduled to begin June 29 and continue weekdays until completion.

Traffic will be restricted to a single lane from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, July 3. Flaggers will alternate each direction of traffic, according to District 8-0 of the state Department of Transportation.

Starting Monday, July 6, traffic restrictions will begin one hour earlier (6 a.m.) to accommodate the installation of new fence posts, District 8-0 said.

Rock removal work at the site was completed June 26. Almost four weeks in duration, the work required closing Route 147 between Millersburg and Halifax for six hours each weekday, and detouring traffic to Elizabethville via Route 225.


Asbestos find may
delay renovation work

MILLERSBURG -- School board members are surprised -- and more than a little unhappy -- with news that asbestos was discovered during building and renovation work on the secondary campus recently.

The discovery could affect the time for the building project, which began in earnest in early June.

At the board’s June 22 meeting, Project Manager Craig Zimmerman, along with another engineering contract representative from Crabtree Rohrbaugh Associates, reported that the asbestos was found while workers were involved in removing ceilings in the high school.

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Also in this week's
Upper Dauphin Sentinel:

Elizabethville Echoes - Elizabethville Echoes columnist says "Time flies and time is running out"
Ned Smith Center - Ned Smith Center to show film "Horton Hears a Who" at DeSoto Amphitheater.

(And much more in this week's print edition of the Upper Dauphin Sentinel)

Addresses of area
service personnel listed

The Upper Dauphin Sentinel is accepting the names and addresses of area residents who currently serve with the U.S. Armed Forces in the Middle East.

The following names and addresses are current as of press time for this week’s issue.

Bryen Foraker and Gregory Gusler have returned from overseas.

1 SGT Delton Kreiser Jr. 

HHC 728th CSSB  

APO-AE 09366

Allen J. Rummel  

367 EAM XS/C-17  

APO AE 09353


Additional names and a-addresses will be published as they are received and as space permits. Photos will be published if submitted. Information on area residents awaiting deployment also will be published.

This information can be:

  • faxed to the Sentinel at 692-2420;

  • e-mailed to  or

  • brought to the Sentinel office at 510 Union St., Millersburg.

For questions, address corrections or more information, call 692-4737, extension 117.

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