Division Honors Area Volunteers

April 20, To honor area volunteers during April (National Volunteer Month)The Ancient Order of Hibernians (General William Thompson, Cumberland II)presented Central PA volunteers with Presidential Awards signed by President Barack Obama.  Senator Patricia Vance and Carlisle Mayor Bill Kronenburg assisted in the presentation of the awards. (L-R front row) Senator Patricia Vance, Carol Glabus, Emilie McGinnis, MaryJo Mullen, Rodney Owens, Carol Carter, Pat Lyons, Joe Rittner, Susan Foy-Federinko, Dave Foy, Charles Moore. (L-R back Row) Mayor Bill Kronenburg, Ed Glabus, Jack Ritter, Bud Swisher, Jim Williams, Larry Carter, Mark Willits, Jim Washington, Thomas Kane (AOH President). Not Pictured, Tammy Jones, … Continue reading

March 17 Letter to the Carlisle Sentinel Editor

A salute to the mayor Dear Editor: Rarely does a citizen have the opportunity to praise a public official for something done right, but today I want to do just that and explain how the actions of our local mayor placed little Carlisle ahead of the entire state in terms of recognizing a valuable asset and heritage of his local community. I serve as the president of the local Ancient Order of Hibernians, a not for profit organization established to promote its Catholic and Irish heritage and beliefs and to protect against any attacks or criticism of that proud heritage. … Continue reading

March is Irish-American Heritage month in Carlisle

It’s official, March 2012 is Irish-American Heritage month in Carlisle, Pa.  The proclamation was made official by Carlisle’s new Mayor William Kronenberg. The Ancient Order of Hibernians, General William Thompson, Cumberland County Division 2, sincerly thank his Honor the Mayor for his efforts and this Proclamation. We will continue to serve our community and church as we celebrate our heritage and reach out to those in need, “In Friendship, Unity, and Christian Charity.” … Continue reading