On June 8, the state House voted in favor of House Resolution 877, which designates Friday, June 10, as Amusement Park Day in Pennsylvania. Representatives from four of Pennsylvania’s parks were recognized in the House. Pictured (back row, from left) are Speaker of the House Mike Turzai, Delgrosso’s Amusement Park Director of Marketing and Advertising Amy Mearkle, Knoebels Amusement Resort President Dick Knoebel, Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom General Manager Michael Fehnel, and Hershey Entertainment and Resorts Attractions and Entertainment General Manager Kevin Stumpf. Pictured (front row, from left) are State Reps. Judy Ward (R-Blair), Kurt A. Masser (R-Columbia/Montour/Northumberland), Ryan Mackenzie (R-Lehigh/Berks), and John Payne (R-Dauphin).
In order to honor veterans and raise awareness for PTSD and suicide prevention, Rep. Kurt A. Masser joined his colleague, Rep. Doyle Heffley, in doing 22 pushups. He is part of a challenge which includes doing 22 pushups for 22 days. The number 22 is significant because an average of 22 veterans take their own lives each day.
Rep. Kurt A. Masser joined several federal, state and local officials at the groundbreaking ceremony for the first contract of the $670 million Central Susquehanna Valley Transportation Project (CSVT) on May 20. This $156 million river bridge is the first of several construction improvements planned as part of the project. The CSVT will ultimately provide a 13-mile limited access highway connecting State Route 147 in Northumberland County, just south of the State Route 45 interchange, to U.S. Routes 11/15 in Snyder County just north of the Borough of Selinsgrove. When completed, the river bridge will be more than 4,500 feet long with a peak elevation of 180 feet. The full project is scheduled to be completed in 2024.