Toepel to Host Two Penn State Extension Services Presentations in Gilbertsville
HARRISBURG – Rep. Marcy Toepel (R-Montgomery) will host two presentations with Penn State Extension Services staff on the benefits of food canning and the invasive Spotted Lanternfly that has been taking root in the Commonwealth. The sessions will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 19.

“Both of these topics were chosen due to their timeliness,” said Toepel. “With Hurricane Harvey, and now Hurricane Irma, reminding us how quickly natural disasters can occur, making sure we have an adequate emergency food supply is important. Canning is a great way to stockpile food, whether for emergencies, or simply to have fruits, vegetables and preserves on hand during the off seasons.

“The Spotted Lanternfly is continuing to spread within the Commonwealth, especially in our region of the state,” continued Toepel. “Homeowners need to take the necessary steps to prevent further spread of this invasive pest that can cause damage to area trees and orchards.”

The presentations will be held as follows at Toepel’s district office, located at 1885 Swamp Pike, Suite 107, Hanover Court Retail Complex, Gilbertsville.
  • 10 a.m. to noon: Benefits of Food Canning. A Penn State Extension Services staff member will answer questions and provide information on food canning. Canning lids can also be tested during this time with a pressure gauge tester.

  • Noon to 2 p.m.: Spotted Lanternfly. A staff member from the Master Gardner’s Program will answer questions and provide information on the Spotted Lanternfly.

No reservations are needed to attend the presentations.

Representative Marcy Toepel
147th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Alison Evans

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