Washington Township - 1779
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13013 Welty Rd, Waynesboro, PA 17268

Phone: (717) 762-3128

Fax: (717) 762-1775

Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm



In Memory of Supervisor McCracken

Richard A. McCracken

Richard A. McCracken

Richard A. McCracken, 75, of Waynesboro, and former of Mercersburg, died Sunday January 25, 2015 at his home.
Born September 26, 1939 at Lewistown, PA he was a son of the late William and Thelma Beers McCracken.
Dick retired after 20 years of military service in both the US Navy and US Marine Corps, where he served as an aide to The Honorable J. William Middendorf, II, Secretary of the Navy. 
He was a Washington Township Supervisor and a member of Franklin County Reagan Coalition. 
He served as music production coordinator for the 1981 Presidential Inaugural Committee and Sky Salute. He is listed in the International Who’s Who in Music and Men of Achievement. Dick was a graduate of the US Navy School of Music.
Along with his late wife, Patricia Ann (Wilson) McCracken, they owned and operated the former Shamrock Gift Shop of Greencastle for 16 years. Patricia passed away November 22, 2005.
Surviving family include his wife, Barbara Ann (Henicle) McCracken of Waynesboro, two sons, Scott A. & wife Leisa McCracken and Jeffrey A. McCracken & his fiancé, Keri Moore all of Mercersburg, two grandchildren, Megan S. McCracken and Patrick W. McCracken, both of Mercersburg, two step children, Travis W. Buffington and Heather R. & husband Brian L. Myers both of Waynesboro, a brother, William A. & wife Joann McCracken of Springfield, VA, and five step grandchildren. Also surviving are sisters in law, Betty (Wilson) & husband Roby Backensto, Shirley (Henicle) & husband Donnie Koons, Doris (Henicle) & husband Jerry Webster, Mary (Henicle) & husband Sam Shafer, and brother in law, Bill & wife Carol Henicle.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday January 28, 2015 at the Upper West Conococheague Presbyterian Church, 34 W. Seminary St., Mercersburg, with Reverends Anthony Lorenz and Richard Daughtridge officiating.
Private burial at Spring Grove Cemetery, Lemasters, PA will be held at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Renfrew Museum & Park, 1010 E. Main St. Waynesboro, or Monterey Pass Battlefield, 13013 Welty Road, Waynesboro, PA 17268.
Arrangements are by Lininger-Fries Funeral Home Inc., Mercersburg.

Police Officers Retiring

The Township would like to recognize and thank Officers Bryan Chappell, Sr. and
James Prohaska for their outstanding service to the township and wish them a great retirement.

2015-01-21 Chappell Retirement Photo

2015-01-21 Prohaska Retirement Photo

Officer Bryan Chappell, Jr. Receives Commendation

Washington Township Police presented Waynesboro Police Officer Bryan P. Chappell, Jr. with a
Certificate of Commendation for his outstanding service to Washington Township Police Department
on Nov. 7, 2014 with the apprehension of a bank robber who confessed to committing a
total of 5 bank robberies in the area.

2015-01-21 Chappell Jr Commendation Photo

Wharf Road Update

January 15, 2015


2015-01-15 Fil Tec

Pacemaker Press

2015-01-15 Pacemaker Press

December 11, 2014


2014-12-11 Fil-Tec

Pacemaker Press

2014-12-11 Pacemaker Press

Welcome to Washington Township Rep. Paul Schemel

New office is located at 1402 E. Main Street, Waynesboro, PA 17268

2015-01-09 Rep Paul Schmels office

Santa Express 2014

Santa Express Train Volunteers 2014

2014-12-13 Santa Express

A special thank you goes out to Linda & John Fleagle for organizing this year’s event again.

Pacemaker Press

2014-11-21 Pacemaker Press

On Wednesday, November 19, 2014, construction of the new Pacemaker Press building
on Zane A. Miller Drive in the Wharf Road Industrial Park is making great progress!


2015 Budget

The Washington Township Supervisors adopted the 2015 Budget
at their December 15, 2014 meeting.

To review a summary a Summary Budget please click here.

NEW! Red Run Express Shirts

If you are interested in a NEW Red Run Express Shirt and would like to purchase one
($10 each) or need more information – Please contact the township office at 717-762-3128.

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October 18, 2014 – Museum Ribbon Cutting

Ribbon Cutting at the Battlefield Museum

2014-10-18 BOMP Ribbon cutting Present at Saturday’s ribbon cutting ceremony at the Battle of Monterey Pass Museum were:

From Row: State Rep. Todd Rock, Franklin County Commissioner Bob Thomas, Franklin County Commission Chairman David Keller, Washington Township Supervisor Elaine Gladhill, Friends of Battle of Monterey Pass Board Historian John Miller, Friends of Battle of Monterey Pass Board Chairwoman Alicia Miller, Franklin County Visitors Bureau Executive Director Janet Pollard, Nancy Bull from U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster’s office and Washington Township Supervisor Richard McCracken.
Back Row: Washington Township Supervisor Chairman Jeffrey Geesaman and Washington Township Manager Michael Christopher

Franklin County officials attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday to commemorate the opening of the Battle of Monterey Pass Museum, on PA 16 near the intersection with Charmian Rd. The museum will officially open in April, but museum director John Miller said plans are to open the museum to the public on Saturdays through Nov. 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There are about 130 artifacts on display inside the museum, he said.

The Battle of Monterey Pass was fought for over ten hours on a rugged mountain, in a blinding thunderstorm during the middle of the night on July 4th & 5th, 1863.