Lions Support Transplant December 19, 2014
The Baron Stiegel Lions Club has contributed a $1,000 check to the fund supporting a liver transplant for Jordan Groff, a 23-year-old who is an active member of the Durlach Mount Airy Fire Company. The check presentation took place at meeting of the fire company, which recently raised over $6,100 for Jordan's fund with a soup and sub sale.
Groff is a candidate for a liver transplant at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. The transplant costs approximately $200,000 for a person without life insurance.
Community Chest Receives Food December 19, 2014
Students at Chesterbrook Academy Preschool in Lititz recently presented a donation of 115 pounds of food to Lititz Warwick Community Chest. A representative from the food bank accepted the donations and thanked students for their contributions. Students, parents and teachers collected nonperishable food items to help Warwick-area families in need during the holiday season.
Lititz Warwick Community Chest is a local food bank that provides temporary assistance to neighbors in need who reside within the Warwick School District. Readers may visit www.lwcommunitychest.org for additional information.
Behney Receives Doctoral Degree December 19, 2014
Adam Behney recently received a doctorate in zoology from Southern Illinois University. His dissertation topic was "Foraging Behavior of Ducks During Spring Migration in the Wabash River Region, Illinois." He is currently managing two research projects as a postdoctoral fellow.
In 2009 Behney received a Master of Science degree in wildlife science from Texas Tech University. His thesis, "Predation and Reproductive Behavior of Lesser Prairie-Chickens at Leks in the Texas Southern High Plains," was used by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service while designating the species as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.
Behney received a Bachelor of Science degree in wildlife and fisheries Science from Penn State University in 2006. He graduated from Donegal High School in 2002, where he participated in the DEEP program as well as baseball and other outdoor recreation activities.
Klein Society Honors Inductees December 19, 2014
Lititz Moravian Church leaders recently gathered for a dinner at Moravian Manor to honor members of the Klein Society, which includes members of the congregations, living and deceased, who have made a bequest to the church or who have announced their commitment to do so in the future. The dinner is sponsored by the church's planned giving and special gifts committee.
Pianist Tyler Riegel entertained dinner guests at the Steinman Hall grand piano during a social time before dinner. After dinner, Greg Bomberger introduced Michael and Nancy Valudes as new members of the Klein Society. A redware plate created by local potter Ned Foltz was presented to Michael in appreciation for his and Nancy's commitment. A third new Klein member was also announced at the occasion: Margaret Yerger Pfautz, who was inducted posthumously.
Kim Barabas, a member of the Lititz Moravian archives committee, was introduced as this year's guest speaker. Her talk was titled "John George Klein: The Man, the Donation and the Legacy." In recent months, Barabas has done extensive research on Klein and his wife, Anna, who gave their 471-acre farm to the Moravians to establish the community that was named Lititz.