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Friends of Simpson Annual Dinner

R.J. Harris

Join the Friends of Joseph T. Simpson Public Library for their Annual Dinner on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 6:00 pm.  The keynote speaker for the evening will be R.J. Harris from WHP 580.  Enjoy a delicious family style dinner with family and friends at the Church of the Brethren in Mechanicsburg, PA.  A dessert bar is provided by SweeTreats.  Tickets are on sale at Simpson Library for $20.





An Evening with R.J. Harris



Church of the Brethren

301 Gale St.

Mechanicsburg, PA 17055


Keynote Speaker:

R.J. Harris from WHP 580



6:00 pm:  Social Time

6:30 pm:  Dinner



Tickets are $20 each.  Checks payable to Friends of Simpson Library, or you can pay with a credit or debit card.



Family style dinner featuring Roast Turkey with Filling and Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans Almandine, and Tossed Salad with Dressings, Rolls and Butter, Celery, Carrots, Coffee, Hot Tea and Water


Dessert Bar donated by SweeTreats.


R.J. Harris Biography


RJ Harris loves his job! Originally from Reading, PA, he has considered Harrisburg home for many years, and is related, according to family folklore, to John Harris, founder of Harrisburg. One day he'll get around to tracking down the family tree.


RJ's full name is Richard John Harris; named after Phillies legend Richie Ashburn because his older twin brothers insisted on it.


He has worked in New York City for NBC.  Also Chicago, Philadelphia, Nashville, and Sacramento. Married to Bonnie since 1972. Three children: Mike, Eric, and Christi, and three grand children: Lydia, Leah, and Lucy.


RJ Harris is also an author! He once weighed 400 pounds and now weights 185. RJ has kept his weight off and has inspired many to lose weight.


A few of RJ’s Honors:

Distinguished Service - Marine Corp League

National Assoc. of Insurance and Financial Advisors "PA Humanitarian of the  Year" 2008

Capital Area SERTOMA Club- Sertoman of the Year 2008

Special Olympics PA "State Personality of the Year 1999 and 2009"

Chapel of the Four Chaplains- Inducted 2003

UNICEF- Humanitarian Citation from Huge Downs for Earthquake relief

Governor Robert Casey - Citation for fund raising for flood relief

Named "Harrisburg's Official Humorist" by Mayor Reed

Named "The Morning Mayor" by Harrisburg Mayor Reed

Recipient of Legion of Honor Bronze Medallion from the Chapel of Four Chaplains.

Recipient of Several Seals Award from the National Guard and Reserve



Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 6:00pm

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