A Civil War re-enactment set for Saturday in Rebersburg will help mark the wars 150th anniversary.
The reenactment will take place at 4 p.m. in front of the hotel on Main Street, the site where 72 men from Brush Valley enlisted in August 1862.
Vonnie Henninger, of Rebersburg, said those participating will take the names of the men who enlisted into Company A of the 148th Pennsylvania Regiment.
According to information provided by Henninger, those men came from across towns in Brush Valley, including Wolfs Store and Madisonburg.
The Coburn Brass Band will play patriotic music during the celebration.
As the soldiers leave, like they did 150 years ago, it will be announced they are being taken to Lewistown by wagon, then by train to Camp Curtin in Harrisburg for training.
In other Penns/Brush Valley news, the Millheim Business Community is sponsoring a Meet Millheim weekend July 20-22.
The newly formed merchants association is inviting children and adults alike to explore the new businesses in town, and to revisit old favorites.
The event will feature live music, street food and activities for children. Most merchants will have extended hours, and many will be offering specials, according to organizers.
The Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture will showcase local farms will samples of locally produced foods and beverages on Saturday, July 21, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Local crafters and artists will also have their work on display.
There will be a rubber ducky race for children at noon on Saturday at Millheims mill race. For animal enthusiasts, well-known falconer Mike Dupuy will be on hand with three of his birds.
Additional details about the events participants are available at many Millheim businesses.
Matt Carroll writes about news from the Penns and Brush valley regions. Contact him at 231-4631. Follow him on Twitter @Carrollreporter