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Bob Durgin’s radio career spanned almost fifty years and began when he was sixteen years of age at a radio station in Norristown, Pennsylvania. After touring Europe with the United States Air Force in the 1960’s, he moved to Texas and spent time at Top 40 radio stations in Wichita Falls, Amarillo, and Austin. After those stops, he worked for twenty years in Oklahoma City as the news director for KTOK before settling in central Pennsylvania in 1989.
Eric Papenfuse spoke to members of the Rotary Club of Harrisburg on Monday, June 17 as part of the club's weekly lunch meeting at the Harrisburg Hilton. Papenfuse was invited by club leadership to present on the topic, Meet Eric Pappenfuse: Putting a Name a with a Face and The Ideas Behind Them. The 2013 Harrisburg Mayoral Candidate remarked that this was one of his first community speaking engagements following the recent primaries and that he was honored to be asked, reaffirming the club's positive mission and reputation in the Harrisburg community. Papenfuse's speaking topics included his history of work and community engagement in Midtown Harrisburg and his passion for literacy, arts, and culture. He also discussed the importance of education in Harrisburg, as well as the need for business development to create more partnership and retail opportunities within the city. Papenfuse is founder and CEO of the Midtown Scholar Bookstore and a resident of Harrisburg since 1999. He is a former public school teacher, and earned bachelor and graduate degrees from Yale University.
Foose Eye Project served more than 300 students, improving vision and quality of life
Members of the Rotary Club of Harrisburg teamed up with the Harrisburg School District, Steelton Highspire School District, Vision Resources of Central PA, PA Resource Family Association, and various other Central PA Rotary clubs to offer a free three-day eye care event for nearly 300 Harrisburg School District and Steelton Highspire School District students in need of vision screenings and corrective eyeglasses. The service project took place from February 12 - 14 at Foose Elementary School in the Harrisburg.