Right now we are at the start of the proposal process. David LeVan has begun with Freedom Township in Adams County. Freedom Township's Mixed Use Zoning provides for houses and development typical of an American small town. LeVan is asking them to change the zoning to allow a racetrack and casino. The Township has not said yes yet, so he's hired an expensive Philadelphia lawyer to push them into complying. Many Freedom Township residents oppose this project. They are calling for a REFERENDUM in Freedom Twp on whether or not to prohibit a race track in the township. Freedom residents have met the criteria to make a Referendum mandatory. The Freedom Supervisors will decide at their 6/14/17 meeting.

When or IF he gets the zoning, or even if he does not, LeVan has until June 14, 2017, to apply to the PA Horse Racing Commission for the last remaining harness racing track. Our statement to the Horse Racing Commission.

How You Can Help

  • DONATE to our cause: 
  • Sign the petition going to the Freedom Township Supervisors, the PA State Horse Racing Commission, and the PA Gaming Control Board. These 3 groups are the decision makers.
  • WRITE a letter to your local newspaper. WRITE to the Gettysburg Times, Alex Hayes, Managing Editor 
  • One of the Standardbred racetrack application requirements is for LeVan to provide either copies of local zoning or land use approvals or a detailed explanation of the status of that request. (The requirement implies that the latter is sufficient for the application purposes, although undoubtedly the Commission would look more favorably on an application that had those approvals in hand.) He's now on his 3rd draft of the text amendment, which has been tabled by the Planning Commission for review. 
  • IF you live in Freedom Township send a personal letter to the Freedom Township Supervisors expressing your opposition. Their address is Freedom Township Supervisors, 2184 Pumping Station Rd
    Fairfield, PA 17320.   
  • Get a sign for your yard by writing ncgettysburg@centurylink.net
  • Attend the Freedom Twp Board of Supervisors Meeting 8PM, June 14, at Greenmount Fire Hall, 3095 Emmitburg Rd. At this meeting, Supervisors will announce their decision on the Referendum! 
  • We attend every PA Horse Racing Commission meeting we can. Dates and locations are here. Our most recent public comment.
  • TALK to your neighbors and friends about saving Gettysburg. Let people know how you feel about it. This will be part of your legacy.
  • Help us in person! We need people to help with website development, mailings, petition gathering in person, attending important meetings, speakers, research, organizing, etc. There is a place for you!  Go to Contact.

Our battle is expensive! Please help. (Your donation is not tax deductible but it will make you feel great to Save Gettysburg.) Send a check to No Casino Gettysburg, PO Box 4210, Gettysburg, PA 17325. Or click here to pay with a credit/ debit card or PayPal: