Upper Allen Township alcohol referendum (2009)

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An Upper Allen Township alcohol sales referendum was headed for the May 19, 2009 ballot in Cumberland County, but was unable to gather enough petition signatures.[1]

Cornelia Appleby, owner of the Union Hotel Restaurant along the Gettysburg Pike, was leading an effort to put a referendum on the ballot to allow retail liquor sales in Upper Allen's restaurants.[2]

Upper Allen Township has been dry since January 16, 1920. the odyssey

Signature requirement

2,398 valid signatures were required to qualify the measure for the ballot, and 1,063 were collected. The signature collection deadline was March 10.