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Awards/Announcements


Grant Supports Local Preschool December 15, 2017

iPadz for Autism was awarded a $1,000 grant by Wells Fargo's Community Connection Program. The grant enabled iPadz for Autism to purchase three iPads for the Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12 preschool program. The remaining funds will be used to purchase Apple AppStore cards to accompany the iPads.

The iPads purchase enabled iPadz for Autism to complete its promise to the preschool program. In total, 130 iPads were placed since 2013.

Awards/Announcements


Rotary To Offer Scholarships December 15, 2017

Applications for the 2018-19 Rotary Foundation Global Scholarships are now available from Rotary Clubs in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, and York counties and from the Rotary District 7390 District office headquartered in York. The Rotary District 7390 Scholarship Committee will award one scholarship for 2018-19.

Rotary Global scholars must study abroad in one of the six areas of focus of The Rotary Foundation. The areas are peace and conflict prevention/resolution; disease prevention and treatment; water and sanitation; maternal and child health; basic education and literacy; and economic and community development.

The scholarships, which are designed to further international understanding and goodwill, provide for study abroad in more than 200 countries and geographic areas where Rotary Clubs are located. Rotary Global Scholarships are generally for one academic year abroad and provide funding for roundtrip transportation, tuition and fees, room, board, some educational supplies, and language training, if necessary, up to a maximum award of $30,000 or its equivalent.

For more information, readers may contact the Rotary District 7390 office at office@rotary7390.org or 717-854-7842. Interested individuals may also visit www.rotary.org.

Applications must be submitted through a local Rotary club in the area of the applicant's legal or permanent residence or place of full-time study or employment. Rotary clubs must then submit the endorsed application to the district chair by Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. Interviews will be held on Saturday, Feb. 17, in York.

Seasonal


Hershey Holiday Skating Show

The Hershey Figure Skating Club will present its annual Holiday Show on Sunday, Dec. 17, at 1:30 p.m. at the historic Hersheypark Arena, 100 Hersheypark Drive, Hershey. Admission and parking are free.

Attendees will watch some of the region's best solo skaters, group numbers, and those who simply skate for fun. They may also watch and cheer on local skater Zachary Yaninek, who will compete in the U.S. National Figure Skating Championships in late December.

A parking pass for the event is available at www.hersheyfigureskating.org.

Community Events


Lampeter-Strasburg Community Band Christmas Concert

The Lampeter-Strasburg Community Band will perform a variety of Christmas music on Sunday, Dec. 17, at 2:30 p.m. at Community United Methodist Church, 130 Tennyson Drive, Lancaster. The band consists of 35 members and is directed by Howard Boots. Olivia Daugherty will sing "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas."

A freewill offering will be received. For more information, readers may call 717-330-5495 or visit www.lscband.com.

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