Paint the town pink during First Friday

CHAMBERSBURG—Downtown Chambersburg is going pink for October’s First Friday in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Volunteers from the Downtown Business Council and the Cumberland Valley Breast Care Alliance have decorated trees along Main Street with pink lights and ribbons, businesses will be decorating their windows and water in the fountain on the square will be turned pink to raise awareness of breast cancer and the importance of screenings.

This year, an estimated 276,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 48,530 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer. In addition, about 2,620 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in men in 2020, according to

“As you know we have had to dial back so many events this year, but Paint the Town Pink is one we can really get behind and is for a good cause,” explained Andrea Finch, coordinator of the Downtown Business Council.

As part of First Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 2, local businesses will be offering activities and specials, including a Find the Flamingo contest to benefit the CVBCA.

CVBCA will be on the square selling big pink ribbons along with their big pink flamingos for a photo op.

Participating shops include: Pap’s Dog Stop, Shabby Chic Farmhouse Boutique, Franklin County Visitors Bureau, Ludwigs Jewelers, Sweet Rollers, Here’s Looking at You, Gift Enclosure, Council for the Arts, Olympia Candy Kitchen, Another Man’s Treasure and more.

First Friday kicks off at 5 p.m. tommorrow downtown.