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Monthly Bingo Blast!
Harrisburg River Rescue and Emergency Services

Is proud to announce the return of Bingo!

To be held the first Saturday of the month.

Located at the Capitol Area Constable Association:
801 South Front Street
Steelton, PA 17113

Doors open at 5pm
Selling starts at 6pm
Bingo starts at 7pm

Harrisburg River Rescue And Emergency Services Inc

Mission Statement
Harrisburg River Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, 100% volunteer organization which provides community-based, high quality, cost effective water rescue and emergency services for the residents of the south-central Pennsylvania region that started over 50 years ago.

Our Mission: To provide volunteer emergency search and rescue services to persons suffering because of fire, flood, accident or other disaster. These services include water rescue and patrol, dive rescue and recovery, special fire police services, emergency first response services, water-pumping and related services, and fire and rescue services to the public. The Corporation also provides emergency search and rescue equipment and facilities to governmental agencies and other organizations assisting persons in distress, and provides emergency search and rescue services to persons in distress on area waters. The Corporation offers courses that promote safety on area waters, and offers training to the general public and to emergency personnel on boating safety and water rescue.

Our Motto: We would rather save than search.

While there are many water rescue teams in existence, River Rescue, is widely considered one of the best equipped and best trained all-volunteer units in and around the state of Pennsylvania.

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Holiday Shopping with Amazon Smiles!


The holidays are almost here! Instead of fighting through the department store crowds, try shopping from home! 

Please consider doing your online shopping at and choose Harrisburg River Rescue and Emergency Services as your charitable organization. Amazon will then donate a percentage of your order to help support the Emergency Services and Programs of the organization.

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Penquin Plunge

Harrisburg River Rescue will be joining the Humane Society of Harrisburg and 105.7 the X's Nipsey for the annual Penquin Plunge on Thursday, January 1, 2015 on City Island in Harrisburg.

Registration begins at 10am - Plunge goes off at Noon

Participants plunge into the icy Susquehanna River to raise funds for homeless pets! This annual event has become a Harrisburg and HSHA tradition for hundreds of animal lovers, and all proceeds benefit the more than 500 homeless pets at HSHA.

Individuals who raise over $75 will receive an event towel. For teams to receive towels, each member must raise at least $75.

*The Humane Society asks that each participant make a $40 donation to HSHA.

AFTER THE PLUNGE Stop by Flinchy's Restaurant for "post-plunge" festivities with pork and sauerkraut.

Contact Heather Myers at or 717-564-3320 x115 for more information or visit their website:

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City Island Glow in the Park 5K Run!


When is the race?

The 2nd City Island Glow in the Park 5K will be held on City Island on June 20th, 2015!

What is "Glow in the Park"?

A Glow in the Park race will be a social running event themed as the ultimate party run. There will be "obstacles" along the course for runners to conquer. The obstacles will include two foam pits, two glow-water sprays, and two glow-powder dustings. This is all in preparation for the dance party at the end of the race, at which finishers will celebrate to beats spun by a local deejay. The races will take place just after dark for a unique experience with glow colors and lighting. It's the best way to light up the night! The ultimate party fun run! But most importantly, it's the freakin' awesome foam-pits-fluorescent-colors-blacklights-glowing-warpaint-dance-moves night you'll never forget!

What to expect:

YOU will light up the night as you run a 5k – no speed needed!

Before the race, you and your friends will each get a goody bag of glow accessories and paint to adorn yourselves to the height of glowy fashion

Now to brave the seas of foam (industrial machines spewing foam to the beat of some hot music), the rain storm of UV glow water (volunteers will spray a rainbow of glow water as you run past), and the dust cloud of neon powder (volunteers will toss handfuls of neon goodness to make sure you are covered in color and glowing like a champ)!

Once you have triumphantly reached the finish line you will be greeted by a celebratory dance party and a chance to show off your accumulation of glow and your fabulous dance moves.

Enhance your glow experience by renting a blacklight headlight!

Glow in the Park has doubled the foam and will be adding special UV glow tunnels at each of the color stations! We are also including a Glow in the Park t-shirt with every registration received before June 14th! (sign up by June 14th to guarantee your free shirt. Glowers who do not register before t-shirt ordering deadline will not be guaranteed a shirt with their packet, but may have a chance to purchase a t-shirt on the day of the event)

Schedule of Events


Category Until January 17th Until March 14th Until May 31st Until June 19th Race Day


$30 $40 $45 $50 $55
Team $25 $35 $40 $45 $50

* Team requires a minimum of 4 people

Children age 4 and under do not need to register, but will not receive the race goodie bag.

What You Get With Your Registration

Individual Racer Registration

Team Registration

Volunteer Registration

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