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The 99th Pennsylvania Farm Show kicks off this weekend
The 99th annual Pennsylvania Farm Show week starts tomorrow, Saturday, January 10 at 8 a.m. and runs until January 17.
Pennsylvania’s agricultural community comes together at the state’s Farm Show Complex each January to showcase the best livestock, equipment, exhibitions and food our state has to offer.
The Pennsylvania Farm Show is the nation’s largest indoor agricultural event, featuring over 10,000 exhibits and more than 6,000 animals.
You can learn more about this year’s Farm Show and find a full schedule of events by visiting www.farmshow.state.pa.us
Berks County resident earns rank of Eagle Scout
On Sunday, January 4, Samuel P. Moseman became the 99th Eagle Scout from Troop 184. For his Eagle Scout project, Sam led a team of scouts to design and install a flagpole at the Senator Rhoades Memorial Park in Tilden Township.
Sam is attending Boston University where he is pursuing a mathematics degree. Congressman Charlie Dent, Representative Jerry Knowles and I presented him with congratulatory citations. Congratulations!
Read more about Sam’s accomplishments here.
Also shared at the Eagle Scout Court of Honor was a photo of the late Senator Rhoades as a Cub Scout by Mary Edith Rhoades – see below.
Berks TEA Party discusses state issues
The Berks TEA Party invited me to address their members on Thursday evening in Shillington. The event was focused on our forthcoming efforts on Senate Bill 76 – the Property Tax Independence Act. I appreciated the opportunity to talk about this key issue, along with other issues with concerned local residents. I found the discussion to be very informative and appreciated the feedback from everyone who was able to attend!
Read more about the event here.
Coal Cracker Editorial Board interview in Mahanoy City
On Thursday afternoon, the Coal Cracker staff interviewed me in my Mahanoy City office. They interviewed me on a host of issues, including the ongoing “War on Blight,” medical marijuana, international affairs, the state of our infrastructure, student loans and several others.
You can see their photo gallery here.
The Coal Cracker Magazine is a youth-led news publication for the Anthracite Coal Region. I invite you to check out their social media sites to learn more about their great work – Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Sen. Argall’s Capitol office has relocated to Room 171 Main Capitol
Throughout the year, I am fortunate to have visitors in my Capitol office from Berks and Schuylkill Counties. I am happy to accommodate school tours, meetings with local residents to discuss important state issues, and constituents touring the beautiful Capitol stopping by to say hello.
For the last few years, my Capitol office has been in Room 16 of the East Wing in the Capitol Complex. However, I recently moved to Room 171 of the Main Capitol. My new office was once the office of my predecessor, the late Senator Jim Rhoades.
If you are in Harrisburg, I invite you to stop by and visit!
If you or someone you know is interested in a Capitol tour, you can visit my website to contact me by selecting under “Select an Issue: Schedule a Capitol Tour”
If you would like to visit one of my local offices, you can see that list to the left of this email or on my website.
2015-16 legislative session begins
Tuesday, January 6 marked the opening of the 199th General Assembly. Members of the state House of Representatives and half of the Senate of Pennsylvania were officially sworn-in to office.
Pictured below is the Schuylkill County state legislative delegation, including Representatives Neal Goodman (D-Schuylkill), Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin) and Jerry Knowles (R-Schuylkill/Berks/Carbon) and me.