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September 24, 1996
PENNSYLVANIA-MADE CRAFTS CENTER TO BE DEDICATED
PHILADELPHIA -- The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission today
announced that the new Pennsylvania-Made Crafts Center located at
the North Neshaminy Service Plaza, milepost 353 westbound, will be
dedicated at a ribbon cutting ceremony, September 25th at 11:00
Turnpike Executive Director John Durbin said, "The Commission
is always striving to serve Turnpike travelers in new and creative
ways. The opening of the Turnpike's crafts centers is just another
way we are achieving our goal."
Attending the North Neshaminy event will be the Turnpike's
Assistant Deputy Executive Director of Marketing, Deborah J.
Eckert, and Alice Eakin, President of Pennsylvania-Made Crafts, Inc.
The organization worked closely with the Commission to select
the crafts of some of Pennsylvania's finest artists and
craftspersons that will be available for Turnpike travelers to see
The other crafts center/travel information center, located at
the Zelienople Service Plaza in Western Pennsylvania, was dedicated
on Tuesday, September 24th.
The Pennsylvania-Made Crafts Centers are open from 8:00 A.M.
until 4:30 P.M. Sundays, Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays and from
8:00 A.M. until 1:30 P.M. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The crafts
centers are closed on Wednesdays.
P.O. Box 67676, Harrisburg, PA 17106-7676 Phone: (717) 939-9551 Fax: (717) 986-9649