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Watch the Ransoming, Burning & Rebirth of Chambersburg and A Cappella & Unplugged finals Saturday July 17 on Mid Penn Broadcasting

CHAMBERSBURG COMES TO LIFE JULY 17

Mid Penn Broadcasting will be live from the square at Franklin County Visitors Bureau for the Burning of Chambersburg and A Cappella & Unplugged finals at 7:00 p.m. as contestants vie for $500.

Just before 9:00 p.m. as the sun sets, the history of the Ransoming, Burning & Rebirth of Chambersburg takes center stage with lights and atmospheric affect so real you think you are in 1864.

Join Mid Penn Broadcasting for live coverage beginning at 6:30 p.m. Click here or photo above to watch live. The livestream will be archived for viewing at any time.

Join us on Saturday, July 17th 2021 in Downtown Chambersburg as the town is set ablaze to commemorate the day that Chambersburg was held for ransom and then burned. We celebrate community, rebirth and Chambersburg’s rise from the ashes with a day full of events:

Old Market Day Street Festival kicks-off at 9am! Enjoy lots of art, food, crafts, vendors, and music!

–Visit the 11/30 Visitors Center on the Square throughout the day for book signings, drawings, kids’ activities, giveaway, and tours.

–Explore the new lobby exhibit: Let the Journey Begin…People, Places & Possibilities all day!

1pm: Come experience Edna Lawrence – a quilt storyteller as she talks about her art and passion for history and people.

5pm – 8pm: The PA Army National Guard joins the 11/30 Visitors Center bringing their rock-climbing wall Downtown for all those adventurous individuals to endure!

7pm: A Cappella & Unplugged Final Round – the very talented finalists perform for your vote as they sing for a chance to win the big $500 prize!

Just before 9pm: As the sun sets, the history of the 1864 Ransoming, Burning & Rebirth of Chambersburg takes the night’s center stage as lights and atmospheric affects so real that bystanders will think they were transported back to 1864!

For more information visit the Franklin County Visitors Bureau website.

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