The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


September 4, 2013

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Experienced participants are encouraged to bring their own gear. If your scout or church group, family or just a couple friends want to help out with this event, there are plenty of volunteer jobs to be filled. Potential exhibitors and vendors are also welcome. This event is being hosted by the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation and you can visit its web site at for more information about participating or volunteering.

n Rock hounds unite

The 48th Annual Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show, hosted by the Central Pennsylvania Rock and Mineral Club, is set for next Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 14 and 15 at the Kembo Shrine in Harrisburg.

The shrine is located at 2801 N. Third Street. More than 25 vendors and exhibitors are expected to attend this popular show. There is a $6 admission charge for adults but scouts who are in uniform may attend free.

Boy and Girl Scouts are encouraged to log onto the club's website ( to learn about the merit badge requirements that may be completed while attending the show. The show incudes plenty of fun activities such as fossil displays, educational displays and a rock and gem dig.

n Fall outdoor show

Outdoor shows in the fall have traditionally been duds. The thought was that folks were too busy getting ready for the upcoming hunting season, or they were still trying to get in some late-summer fishing, or they had spent the wad of cash that they had budgeted for outfitter trips way back in the spring.

Well the good folks at Carlisle Events are about to change all of these misperceptions. Carlisle Events is known for putting on mega-events that mostly focus on cars and trucks, but there's no question that they know how to promote a show, no matter its focus.

The First Annual Carlisle Sports and Outdoor Nationals opens Friday and runs through Sunday. This weekend's weather is shaping up nicely and the list of vendors, exhibitors and presenters scheduled for this show is truly impressive. You can check it all out at

Do yourself, your friends and your whole family a favor and head to Carlisle this weekend.

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