Governor and First Lady Wolf to Host National Night Out Event At PA Governor’s Residence Governor’s Residence, Press Release, PSA Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf will host the second annual National Night Out event at the Pennsylvania Governor’s Residence today, Tuesday, August 2. The event will run from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. and will proceed rain or shine. The Governor and First Lady will greet visitors at the event.“Now, more than ever, it is crucial that we build positive relationships between our tremendous Pennsylvania communities and those in law enforcement who work tirelessly to keep us safe,” said the Governor and First Lady. “We are excited to host the second National Night Out event at the Pennsylvania Governor’s Residence and hope that it can help to build these important relationships. National Night Out is a wonderful opportunity for the Governor’s Residence to serve as an open, community space for everyone to enjoy. We are thankful to the Pennsylvania State Police and Capitol Police for being a part of this event and we hope many of our neighbors and community members will be able to attend.”Visitors will have the opportunity to visit with Pennsylvania State Police Mounted Patrol, K-9 Unit and explore a State Police patrol car. They will also be able to explore a full-sized Capital Area Transit bus that will be on hand for tours and a “touch and feel” station provided by Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Martial Arts Master Vergara will provide martial arts demonstrations at 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Pennsylvania Office of Administration’s Next Generation Taskforce will facilitate games and temporary tattoos for kids and additional activities and educational information will be provided by Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region, YWCA Greater Harrisburg, WITF, Capital Area Girls on the Run, American Red Cross of Central PA, and American Cancer Society.The Residence will serve light refreshments and will be open for tours of its gardens.The Governor’s Residence is located at 2035 North Front Street in Harrisburg. Parking is available along 2nd Street and in the private lot at the corner of 2nd and Maclay Streets. Guests should enter the Residence grounds through the 2nd Street gates. No large bags, totes or purses will be permitted, and some security measures will be in place.National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community relationships in order to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live. It is held annually on the first Tuesday of August in thousands of communities across all 50 states, according to the National Association of Town Watch.For more information on the Governor’s Residence, visit residence.pa.gov. For other National Night Out events in your area, visit natw.org.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf August 02, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
The winner of a personal single-season best 31 features this season, Ramsey Meyer earned a career second national crown in IMCA’s Mach-1 Sport Compact division. Speedway Motors President Clay Smith is at left at at right is IMCA President Brett Root. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography)PIERCE, Neb. – The good stuff was the right stuff this season for Ramsey Meyer.Meyer raced to 31 feature wins and track titles at Raceway Park and Off Road Speedway to earn his career second IMCA Mach-1 Sport Compact national championship.“We found some good stuff. We worked hard and just kept going,” the Pierce, Neb., driver said. “I race against some of the best competition in the country so we just kept plugging away like we hadn’t won anything yet.”He won 11 of 12 starts at Raceway Park and 11 of 13 outings at Off Road Speedway, along with championships at both.Meyer started the season with the opening night checkers at Beatrice Speedway’s Spring Nationals and won four times at Boone County Raceway and twice at Junction Motor Speedway, with single victories at Eagle Raceway and Park Jefferson Speedway as well.“Spring Nationals was a race neither my brother Cameron or I had won before, so it was special. We definitely knew that night this might be a special year,” he said. “There were some nights when I would have thought somebody was crazy if they said we could be national champions. Good luck can have a lot to do with it but we tried to make our own luck with preparation and hard work.”Meyer racked up 36 top five finishes in his 41 starts this season. Streaks of 10 and 11 straight wins from April 27 to July 15 were separated by a sixth place finish.“Beatrice was one of the wins that were special,” he said. “We had a night at Raceway Park when we got caught up with another car, restarted 17th and came back and won. It’s hard to do that when you race against the guys we do.”His 31 wins were Meyer’s single-season best and put him at 168 for his career. He’s averaged nearly 28 wins a year since 2013.“It’s hard to compare this year with the national championship I won in 2013. They both had their ups and downs,” Meyer said. “What made this year so challenging was all the rainouts. You had to make the races you got in count.”“We ran some of the bigger races. We won a lot of them and we had the car to win some of the others,” he added. “I felt we could have raced anywhere in the nation and had a chance of winning.”Wins-31 Top Five Finishes-36 Starts-41HIS CREW: Parents Tom and Karen. Grandparents Dale and Gail Clipston, brother Cameron and sister-in-law Bridget, the Vollbrecht family and Justin Morton.HIS SPONSORS: Tom’s Service and MAC Tools, both of Pierce; Renner Auto Body of Norfolk; and Jet Racing of Beatrice.