Shippensburg area rec authority gets startup grant

 A regional parks authority for the Shippensburg area has been awarded a $10,000 from the state to get on its feet.

The grant will pay Susan E. Landis, executive director of the Lancaster Recreation

Commission, to act as a consultant. Landis will work with the fledgling Shippensburg Community Parks and Recreation Authority to create the job description for a park manager, determine possible programs and give the authority a direction, according to Southampton Supervisor Samuel Cressler.