In this update:
Come visit the 2020 Pennsylvania Farm Show!
This weekend marks the start of the 104th annual Pennsylvania Farm Show – the nation’s longest running indoor agriculture expo.
The Farm Show’s Food Court is open today until 9 p.m.
The full Farm Show kicks off tomorrow at 8 a.m.
This year’s Farm Show theme is: Imagine the Opportunities. The Farm Show is the country’s largest indoor exposition of the agricultural community and will feature over 10,000 competitive exhibits, 300 commercial exhibits and more than 6,000 animals.
Many of our county’s greatest exports will be on display at the Farm Show and I look forward to spending several days with many hardworking York Countians who will join the celebration of our county’s and Commonwealth’s number one industry.
This year’s butter sculpture includes mascots for the Eagles, Steelers and Flyers, which is pictured below.
Parking is $15, but admission to the Farm Show is free. Shuttle service is provided to and from the various parking lots.
Click here for more information about this year’s Farm Show. I hope to see you there!
Highlighting 2019 in one minute video
As we flip the calendars to 2020, I put together a short video highlighting some of the accomplishments we were able to achieve together.
You can watch the video below.
Attention Veterans: Dept. of State conducting confidential survey about employment in PA
One of the biggest obstacles facing service members and veterans is how to translate the skills and education they received in the military into civilian employment.
The Pennsylvania Department of State teamed up with St. Francis University’s Knee Center for the Study of Occupational Regulation to ask current Pennsylvania military service members, veterans and their families about their experience transferring occupational licensure from the military to the private sector.
Our office handles many cases from constituents, both from veterans and civilians, who have challenges obtaining a professional license from the department. This survey is geared towards veterans who have experienced hiccups in the system.
Responses will be kept confidential.
You can take the survey here.
Celebrating the New Year in Peach Bottom
Our region is rich with New Year traditions that have evolved over many generations. I was able to celebrate one of those traditions on New Year’s Day with our neighbors in Peach Bottom at the Slateville Presbyterian Church.
Many of us enjoy Pennsylvania Dutch traditions, which include the staple dish of pork and sauerkraut. According to the Dutch (and many other cultures), eating pork on New Year’s Day will bring luck since pigs move forward with their snouts – and we want to move forward; not backwards in the New Year.
Sauerkraut is made using cabbage, which is green and represents money.
With that being said, Happy 2020 and I wish you nothing but health, luck and prosperity!
What are some of your favorite New Year traditions? I’ll share some of the most creative in my update next week!
Mobile Office in York City this upcoming Thursday (Jan. 9)
On Thursday, January 9 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., our office will be in the City of York as part of our ongoing commitment to make your state Senate more accessible to you. More details can be found here.
Did you take my survey on vehicle registration stickers?
My latest survey is asking for feedback on a plan to bring back vehicle registration stickers. I lay out the arguments on my website, where you can also take the survey. If you or your neighbors have not taken the survey, please do so! I greatly value your feedback!
The Senate of Pennsylvania reconvenes on Tuesday, January 7 at 11:50 a.m.
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