In this update:
PA Farm Show Runs Jan. 6-13
As a state where agriculture is one of the top industries, Pennsylvania is proud to host the largest indoor agricultural exposition under one roof in the nation. The 108th Pennsylvania Farm Show runs from Jan. 6-13 in Harrisburg.
The Farm Show features nearly 6,000 animals and more than 10,000 exhibits. There are also thousands of competitions and educational and entertaining events – and of course the famed Food Court, offering Farm Show milkshakes, fried cheese and so much more. Admission is free, and parking is $15 per car. Make the most of your trip with the visitor’s guide.
Agriculture in PA employs nearly half a million people and contributes $132.5 billion to the state’s economy annually.
2024 Mobile Office Hours Are Back!
Building off the success of our fall mobile office hours, I am delighted to announce the continuation of our mobile services into 2024! Starting on Thursday, Jan. 4, my office will once again be bringing our state services into the community!
The first Thursday of every month, members of my team will be stationed at the York Area United Fire and Rescue Station in Springettsbury Township from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. On the third Thursday of every month, members of my staff will be at the Penn Township Municipal Office from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Our commitment to serving you and being accessible remains unwavering. My team is able to provide assistance on a wide array of state issues, including pending legislation, PennDOT matters, birth and death certificates, Property Tax Rent Rebates, unclaimed property, and more.
To ensure we are fully prepared to address your specific concerns, we encourage you to let us know in advance if you plan on stopping by. Feel free to email me or give my district office a call at 717-741-4648.
We look forward to seeing you at our mobile office hours in 2024!
Mature Drivers: Take a Course, Save on Insurance
Mature drivers who would like to brush up on their driving skills and save money on car insurance are invited to take a Basic or Refresher Mature Driver Improvement course.
The approved courses provide information about how aging affects driving abilities and insight into driving on today’s roadways. There are no written or practical driving tests.
By completing the Basic Mature Driver Improvement Course, drivers are eligible for a 5% discount on their vehicle insurance. Check course fees and availability here.
Resources to Help Quit Using Tobacco
As we approach the New Year, many people are thinking about changes they can make in 2024. If one of your resolutions is to stop smoking – or to give up tobacco use in any form – resources are available.
Learning tobacco-free coping skills is safe and achievable; improves physical and mental health; and aids long-term success. Access free online resources.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also offers a free support hotline at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669).
Happy New Year!
Pennsylvania is a wonderful and unique place to live all throughout the year, including during the holidays. Our state offers some quirky New Year’s Eve drops, from the bologna drop in Lebanon to the strawberry drop in Harrisburg. There are also family-friendly options, including Crayola’s Jazzberry Jammin’ New Year’s Eve in Easton.
No matter how you choose to ring in the New Year, I would like to thank you for the opportunity to serve as your state senator. It’s a true privilege to collaborate with you, engaging in open and meaningful conversations to enhance YOUR state government.
May your 2024 be filled with blessings and happiness.
Reminder: Holiday Office Hours
Please be advised that due to the holidays, below are our office hours for the next few weeks.
Friday, Dec. 29: 9 a.m. to noon
Normal office hours resume on Tuesday, Jan. 2
You can always access many state resources on our online office at SenatorKristin.com.
Also, PennDOT Driver License Centers will be closed on Dec. 30 and Jan. 1 for New Year’s. Customers may still obtain a variety of driver and vehicle products and services online through PennDOT’s Driver and Vehicle Services website.