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Who Laid Out the Lots for the Town Called Waynesboro?

Who Laid Out the Lots for the Town Called Waynesboro?

Answer: John Wallace
The Waynesboro Historical Society is bringing back its ever-popular "Waynesboro Jeopardy!" contest, and several local notables have been tapped to serve as contestants.
In the hot seat for the Thursday, March 12, program in the Waynesboro Elks Lodge will be contestants Pat Fleagle, Ed Miller and Dave Thompson, with David McJonathan, a member of the society's board, standing in for Alex Trebek.
Dinner will be served at 6pm, with the game to begin at 7.
The entree will include salad, stuffed chicken breast, mashed potatoes, gravy, a California vegetable bland and ice cream with mint sauce. A vegetarian entree, vegetarian lasagna, may be substituted for the chicken breast. The cost of the fund-raiser, including the complete meal, is $18.
Deadline to make dinner reservation is March 6, and those signing up for the meal should indicate whether they prefer chicken or lasagna.
"Waynesboro Jeopardy was one of the historical society's most popular programs," said David McCarney, who is helping to develop the brain-teasers for the contest with the help of fellow board member Jeff Mace.
"We haven't held a contest for several years and decided it was time to bring it back. Local history buffs enjoy playing along at their seats - without the pressure of being a contestant."
The contestants' knowledge of Waynesboro history is impressive.
Fleagle, a native of Waynesboro, is a former state representative and former Waynesboro mayor; Miller worked for the Nicodemus family, which donated Renfrew to the community; and Thompson , who works for the Herald-Mail Co., was for many years a society board member and publications director. All three live in Waynesboro.
To make dinner reservations, call the Oller House, the historical society's headquarters, at 762-1747 and leave a name, phone number, number of people expected to attend and which entree you prefer.
Checks for the dinner may be made payable to the Waynesboro Historical Society and mailed to 138 W. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa. 17268. Be sure to note on the check that it's for the "Jeopardy" fund-raiser.
Those who want to attend only the game at 7pm are invited to do so.

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