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In this Update:
How to Prepare for the Nov. 7 Election
Election Day on Nov. 7 is approaching. You’re able to participate as long as you’re registered to vote by Oct. 23. If you’ve moved, this is also a great time to double check that you’re registered to vote at your current address.
Anyone who wishes to vote by mail must apply by Oct. 31. You must be a registered voter to submit an application, which can be done here.
If you are looking for a way to help your community, learn more about becoming a poll worker here. Thousands of Pennsylvanians are needed to run elections, and poll workers are needed in all 67 counties.
Sign Up for My Coffee & Conversation Event Next Week
To connect with residents of the 36th Senatorial District, I will be hosting two Coffee & Conversation events this fall.
The free Coffee & Conversation event series is an informal opportunity to discuss issues that are important to Lancaster County communities and what’s happening in Harrisburg.
On Thursday, Oct. 19, from 9-11 a.m., I will host the first event at Garden Spot Fire Rescue, 339 E. Main St., New Holland. There will be coffee and light refreshments for guests to enjoy.
On Thursday, Oct. 26, from 9-11 a.m., I will host the second event at Mastersonville Fire Company, 2121 Meadow View Road, Mastersonville. There will be coffee and light refreshments for guests to enjoy.
Please click here to RSVP for whichever event is more convenient for you.
Visiting Owl Hill Learning Academy in Lititz
I enjoyed a terrific visit to Owl Hill Learning Academy in Lititz recently. I am grateful for all those who work to deliver high quality Pre-K for PA children. This work is central to improving literacy proficiency in our commonwealth.
For photos from Owl Hill Learning Center, visit my Instagram page here.
Veterans: Please Join Me for an Appreciation Breakfast
On Monday, Nov. 20, from 8:30-10:30 a.m., I will be hosting a Veterans Appreciation Breakfast at Eden Resort, 222 Eden Road, Lancaster, in the Presidential Ballroom. A complimentary breakfast will be provided, along with a special music guest, and a presentation from 15th Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey as the keynote speaker.
Information about relevant legislation and veterans’ benefits will also be available.
All veterans in the 36th District are invited to attend and may bring a spouse or guest. Seating is limited, so registration is required. If you’d like to attend, please RSVP online here.
Touring Sahd Metal Recycling in Columbia
Thank you to Dan Sahd and his team at Sahd Metal Recycling in Columbia for hosting me for a tour of his business. Sahd Metal is a full-service metal recycling center that buys and sells metal. They have three generations of metal expertise to serve the communities of Lancaster, York, and Harrisburg.
For more photos from this informational tour, visit my Instagram page here.
Empowering High School Juniors with Discovering Paths
It was a pleasure to join the Lancaster Chamber for its Discovering Paths program and speak to high school juniors from all across Lancaster County about what makes our area such a great place to live, work, and play. We talked about how I’ve worked to improve the quality of life in Lancaster County so young people are encouraged to stay after they graduate. Our conversation also covered career and educational opportunities.
Thank you to the Lancaster Chamber for hosting the program for high school juniors. For more photos from this wonderful event, check out my Instagram page here.
PennDOT Survey Open Until Oct. 20
What do you think of PennDOT’s construction and maintenance services? Motorists have until Friday, Oct. 20, to provide feedback via an online survey.
The 24-question survey asks respondents how they receive PennDOT roadway information and how often PennDOT meets or exceeds expectations regarding construction and maintenance services. Respondents are also asked about experiences with reporting concerns to their department, and whether or how they use the state’s 511PA traveler information services.
Enjoy PA’s Gorgeous Fall Foliage
Some of the world’s most beautiful fall colors are in Pennsylvania. Our state also has a longer and more varied fall foliage season than any other state in the nation.
Find prime locations for viewing fall foliage in the commonwealth, as well as information about scenic driving tours, here.
Of course, there are all sorts of fun things to do in Pennsylvania this fall beyond leaf peeping. Read about autumn tourism activities – including partaking in festivals, enjoying seasonal foods and exploring architectural marvels – here.
Brush Up on School Bus Safety
School Bus Safety Week, Oct. 16-20, is the perfect time for students, parents and drivers to brush up on traffic safety rules.
For students, this means knowing how to safely board, ride and exit the school bus. For parents and all drivers, this means knowing what to do on the road when a school bus is in the area and being aware of the penalties associated with breaking Pennsylvania’s School Bus Stopping Law.
Detailed school bus safety information is available online.
Turn Around, Don’t Drown: What to do When Roads Flood
Flooding is more common during hurricane season. Please listen for flood warnings, and don’t drive through flooded roads. After all, it takes just two feet of fast-moving water to float a car.
Anyone who drives around barriers intended to close a road can face increased penalties if emergency responders are called to rescue motorists who disregard traffic control signs.
Learn more about flooding and how to prepare for it here.