Bless The Badge Luncheon - January 26, 2024

Rep. Frank Burns thanks area law enforcement for the job they do every day to protect the citizens of the 72nd Legislative District by hosting a Law Enforcement Appreciation Day Luncheon, where a member of the clergy blessed the officers and their badges.

Annual Veterans Appreciation Lunch

As a way of saying ‘Thank you!’ to area veterans for their service, Rep. Frank Burns hosted his annual spaghetti lunch for veterans on November 4, 2023.

State Rep. Frank Burns dedicates Charles J. Vizzini Memorial Bridge

On Oct. 13, state Rep. Frank Burns dedicated the Charles J. Vizzini Memorial Bridge in a ceremony held at the Ebensburg VFW Post 4963, where Vizzini served as commander. Burns spearheaded efforts last legislative session to name the Cambria Township bridge that carries U.S. Route 22 over New Germany Road after Vizzini, a decorated World War II veteran and longtime advocate for other veterans and the community.

2023 Senior Fair

Rep. Frank Burns hosts his annual Senior Fair which featured information on programs and services for senior citizens from local, county, and state agencies.

October 11, 2022 - Reforming Charter Schools

The House Democratic Policy Committee convened a hearing to discuss the need to reform Pennsylvania’s charter school law and address teacher shortages across the state. The hearing, hosted by Rep. Frank Burns, featured testimony from several local school district officials and local school board members, as well as a charter school advocacy organization.

Bridge Dedication Ceremony

Rep. Frank Burns held a bridge dedication ceremony to name a highway bridge over Coal Pit Run in Blacklick Township in honor of the Lanzendorfer brothers. The brothers, eight in all, served their nation during World War II, the Korean War, and in peace time. They also served their communities in a variety of public positions, including police chief, postmaster, and tax collector.

2022 Senior Fair

Rep. Frank Burns hosts his annual Senior Fair on September 23, 2022.

Annual Veterans Appreciation Lunch

Rep. Frank Burns' hosts his annual Veterans Appreciation Lunch at the Jackson Township Fire Department on August 28, 2022.

Janice Keen-Livingston Memorial Bridge

Rep. Frank Burns held a bridge dedication ceremony on August 27, 2022 at the Summerhill Fire Department in memoriam of Janice Keen-Livingston, a paramedic who was killed at the scene of a motor vehicle accident on March 2, 2015.

Imagination Library Kickoff Event

State Rep. Frank Burns and Saint Francis University held a kickoff event to bring the Dolly Parton Imagination Library to Cambria County on Sept. 24, 2021.

Concealed Carry Seminar

Rep. Frank Burns hosts a Concealed Carry Seminar at the Jackson Township VFC, where law enforcement representatives discussed the rules and regulations regarding firearm transport and use in Pennsylvania – including primers on concealed carry, the Castle Doctrine, using firearms for personal protection, and related legal liabilities.

80th Anniversary of The Civil Air Patrol

Rep. Frank Burns joins colleagues from both sides of the aisle to honor the Civil Air Patrol, which functions as the civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, on its 80th anniversary.

Annual Veterans Luncheon

Rep. Frank Burns hosted his annual spaghetti dinner for Cambria County veterans on November 14, 2021.

Ceremony Honoring WW II Hero

Rep. Frank Burns held a ceremony honoring a Dysart native who was killed while serving his nation in World War II when his destroyer was sunk during the invasion of Italy. The ceremony designating the Seaman 2nd Class Louis J. Benzie WWII Memorial Bridge on state Route 53. Benzie was killed in action at the age of 18, when the destroyer he was serving on, the U.S.S. Maddox, was attacked by a German dive bomber while on an anti-submarine patrol.

USS Plant Meeting and Tour

Rep. Frank Burns, the Democratic Chairman of the Steel Caucus, joins members of the Allegheny County Delegation for a meeting and tour of USS Edgar Thomson Plant in Braddock on Manufacturing Day.

2021 Senior Fair

Rep. Frank Burns' hosts his annual Senior Fair.

Technical Sergeant Mike Capelli Memorial Bridge

Rep. Frank Burns hosts a ceremony to memorialize a local World War II hero who gave his life in service to our nation.

In state tuition for military families bill passage 2021

Rep. Burns speaks prior to the House unanimously passing his bill guaranteeing in-state tuition for military families who get transferred outside of Pennsylvania.

Syberton Road Pedestrian Crossing Project

Rep. Frank Burns participates in a groundbreaking ceremony to install a dedicated pedestrian crossing with the help of $50,000 in state funds he secured.

Grant For Countywide Anti-Bullying Program Presser

Rep. Frank Burns announces the launch of a new countywide anti-bullying program in local schools, which was made possible thanks to a $50,000 state grant that Burns secured.

Concealed Carry Seminar

Rep. Frank Burns hosts a concealed carry seminar on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020 at the St. Clair Tremont Club in Lower Yoder Township to provide an overview of the laws on firearm transport and use, including concealed carry, the Castle Doctrine, personal protection and legal liabilities.

2019 Charlie Vizzini Award Ceremony

Irene Huschak, a tireless advocate and volunteer in the Portage community, has been named the recipient of the 2019 Charlie Vizzini Volunteerism Award.

2019 Job Fair

Rep. Frank Burns hosts a Job Fair.

Army Pfc. Nick Kozorosky Bridge Dedication

Rep. Frank Burns hosts a memorial bridge dedication ceremony to posthumously honor Ebensburg native and Army Pfc. Nick Kozorosky.

2019 Representative Burns Tree Planting

Representative Burns visited several schools to celebrate Arbor Day on Friday, April 26, 2019.

Admiral Peary VoTech Tour

Rep. Frank Burns tours the Admiral Peary Vo-Tech school and discussed several issue relating to educational programs with educators there.

Paul E. Sweeney Bridge Dedication Ceremony

Rep. Frank Burns holds a ceremony to dedicate the Paul E. Sweeney Memorial Bridge in remembrance of the Lilly resident who received the Purple Heart for his injuries in the St. Lo campaign.

2018 Senior Fair

Rep. Frank Burns hosts his annual Senior Fair.

Corporal Robert J. Sherwood Jr. Memorial Bridge Ceremony

Rep. Frank Burns hosts a dedication ceremony to name a bridge on Rt. 58 after a fallen Vietnam Marine.

2018 Veterans Luncheon

Rep. Frank Burns hosts his annual Veterans Luncheon.

Annual Food Drive

Rep. Frank Burns collects donations for his annual food drive benefitting the Dorothy Day Center at St. Francis University.

2017 Pet Food Drive Donations

Rep. Frank Burns delivers donations collected from his 2017 Pet Food Drive to the Humane Society of Cambria County.

Pet Food Drive 2017

Schools in the 72nd Legislative District again helped make Rep. Burns' annual Pet Food Drive in April a success. Here he is with students on collection day, as the items were gathered for delivery to the Humane Society of Cambria County.

2017 Tree Plantings

Rep. Burns made a springtime visit to the Cambria County Christian, Saint Benedict and St. Michael elementary schools to participate in tree plantings and discuss the environment.

2017 Veterans' Appreciation Dinner

Rep. Frank Burns hosts his annual Veterans' Appreciation Dinner.

Scholarships for First Responders event at Cambria County Fire School

Before suiting up for training exercises at the Cambria County Fire School on April 23, Rep. Burns held a media conference to discuss his House Bill 48, which would provide PHEAA scholarships for fire company, ambulance and rescue squad volunteers.

2016 Senior Fair

Rep. Frank Burns hosts his annual Senior Fair.

Regional Detox Centers Hearing

Rep. Frank Burns attends a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing to gather information on proposed legislation that would establish eight regional detox centers throughout Pennsylvania to help in the efforts to address the current heroin and opioid epidemic sweeping the state.

"Heroes" Kids Fair 2016

Rep. Frank Burns hosts a “Heroes” Kids Fair to recognize police officers, firefighters, and other emergency responders for their service to the communities of the 72nd Legislative District.

Blue Lives Matter

Rep. Frank Burns is the prime sponsor of a bill that would make assault on a law enforcement officer a hate crime in Pennsylvania.

Wirfel Bridge-Naming Ceremony

Rep. Frank Burns hosted a ceremony recognizing Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Herbert A. Wirfel, who was killed in the line of duty in February 1982. The bridge spanning U.S. Route 219 on Tower Road will forever be named the Trooper Herbert A. Wirfel Memorial Bridge, in recognition of this dedicated law enforcement officer.

2016 Special Olympics Fishing Derby

Rep. Burns attended the 2016 Special Olympics Fishing Derby, sponsored by the Bakerton Rod and Gun Club, on May 21. He commends the club for hosting such a worthwhile event.

2016 Pet Food Drive

With help from students at the Jackson Township, Cambria Heights, Portage and St. Benedict elementary schools, the offices of state Rep. Frank Buns collected and delivered a truckload of pet food to the Cambria County Humane Society on Thursday. These community-minded students make the annual Pet Food Drive a big success.

Burns Speaks at Statute of Limitation News Conference

Rep. Frank Burns speaks at a news conference calling on the Altoona-Johnstown Roman Catholic Diocese, which a grand jury determined shielded priests who sexually abused children for decades, to make amends by supporting legislation to lengthen the statute of limitations for such crimes.

Annual Veterans Appreciation Luncheon

Rep. Franks Burns held his annual Veterans Appreciation Luncheon on Nov. 11, 2015 at Cresson Volunteer Fire Co., serving a free meal to the men and women who served our nation in the military. Attendees also had the chance to learn about programs benefiting veterans and obtain a photo identification card.

Abercrombie Memorial Bridge

Rep. Frank Burns participates in a ceremony renaming a bridge in the 72nd legislative district as the Alexander Miller Abercrombie Memorial Bridge, a Cambria County resident who was killed in battle during World War II.