The Gettysburg Area Retail Merchants Association (GARMA) will offer another fun-filled First Friday on June 1, and this month the Adams County Library System (ACLS) will also benefit.

"Every month on First Friday participating GARMA businesses offer a themed event designated by GARMA to tie in with local events, causes or traditional holidays. June's First Friday theme is "Book Smart" to tie in with Adams County Library System's FunFest. GARMA member Artworks, 30 York Street, will be a collection point on First Friday, June 1, and the entire month of June, for donations for the library," said Jennie Shaffer.

"We are thrilled to be selected as the recipient of this month's First Friday and to offer FunFest for the community," said Dawn Smith, ACLS development officer. "The ACLS is in need of large print books as well as books printed in Spanish. A gift card to Amazon or Staples will also help us with our purpose, which is to connect people to opportunities that enrich their lives."

FunFest is a free event for the entire family and launches Summer Quest, formerly known as the Summer Reading Program. This event takes place on Friday, June 8 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Gettysburg Rec Park and features face painting, balloon artists, the Super Sensational Storytime Show with Mr. George, treats from Mr. Y's Shaved Ice, tunes from DJ John of Ziegler's Mobile Entertainment, and fun activities from over 40 organizations. The Kiwanis of Gettysburg - Adams will sell hot dogs with all proceeds reinvested in the youth of Adams County. And of course, children, teens and adults can register for the Adams County Summer Reading Program. FunFest occurs rain or shine.

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