MAYOR PAPENFUSE TO HOLD PRESS CONFERNCE FRIDAY AT HISTORIC CHURCH AND JOIN STUDENTS FOR CLEANUP AT CITY ISLAND

April 23, 2015 Harrisburg, PA – Mayor Eric Papenfuse will hold a press conference at Camp Curtin Memorial-Mitchell United Methodist Church, 2221 N Sixth St., at 10 a.m. Friday to support a fundraising drive to repair the historic church, then join students for a cleanup of City Island for the Youth Day of Caring.

Camp Curtin Memorial-Mitchell United Methodist Church is launching a fundraising drive to support repair of the historic church, which dates back to1895. The church is home to one of the largest pipe organs in Harrisburg.

“The Camp Curtin Memorial-Mitchel United Methodist Church is a key part of Harrisburg’s history, and we want to support efforts to preserve this important structure,” said Mayor Papenfuse.

After the press conference at the church, Mayor Papenfuse go to City Island to greet students participating in the annual Youth Day of Caring sponsored by the United Way of the Capital Region. More than 185 local high school students are volunteering as part of the 13th annual Youth Day of Caring.

Volunteers will participate in painting, clean-up and landscaping projects throughout Harrisburg City Island to prepare the park for the spring season.

Juniors and seniors from the following six high schools will participate: Bishop McDevitt, Camp Hill, Central Dauphin East, Lower Dauphin, Red Land and Susquehanna Township.

“Youth Day of Caring gives teens a chance to see first-hand how volunteering can make a difference in our community,” said Heidi Neuhaus, director of United Way of the Capital Region’s The Volunteer Center.

Youth Day of Caring is sponsored by Fulton Bank (lead sponsor), Harrisburg Kiwanis Youth Foundation, Giant Foods and PSECU. Additional support is provided by United Way of the Capital Region’s Bridges Society.

For more information about the Mayor’s activities, contact Joyce M. Davis, Director of Communications, at jdavis@cityofhbg.com or call 717 255 3015.

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