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Churches Will Host "Camp Good News" June 23, 2017

Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) of Lancaster County will present Camp Good News for children ages 6 to 12 at several area churches.

Calvary Bible Church, 629 Union School Road, Mount Joy, will be the site of the day camp from Monday through Friday, July 10 to 14. Grace Baptist Church, 1899 Marietta Ave., Lancaster, will also host a day camp that week, but it is already at capacity. Additionally, Elizabethtown Grace Brethren Church, 305 Anchor Road, will hold a day camp from Monday through Friday, July 31 to Aug. 4.

All camps will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Children will be invited to sing fun songs, engage in Bible lessons, play games, and make crafts. Each week of camp will conclude with a special Friday Water Day, to which parents and siblings will be invited.

CEF has created the curriculum and trained teenagers to lead the lessons through the Christian Youth in Action program. Adult directors and volunteers provided by the host churches will also be active at each location.

This year's theme is "Discovering Jesus." Camp Good News coordinator/administrator Lisa Kilgore noted that there will be a forensic element to the lessons. "Children will be detectives looking for clues about who Jesus is and how to have a relationship with Him," she said. "All the lessons relate to things Jesus said about Himself - the 'I Am' statements."

Campers will also learn about missionaries who serve with CEF in western and central Africa. The mission story will focus on Mary Slessor, a native of Scotland who spent much of her life sharing the love of Jesus with tribes in the kingdom of Calabar, which is located in southern Nigeria.

Registration is required to attend Camp Good News, and applications will be accepted until all spaces are filled. There is a cost to attend, which includes supplies, snacks, and a picnic lunch on the last day of each camp, and limited scholarships are available. For more information or to register, readers may visit www.ceflancaster.org or contact CEF secretary Heidi Walker at 717-569-5412 or info@ceflancaster.org.

Rec Centers


Hempfield Rec Will Host Golf Outing June 23, 2017

The mission of the Hempfield Area Recreation Commission is to enrich lives in the community through programs and services. To ensure that all people with an interest - especially children - are able to participate, the Hempfield Rec offers financial aid toward the cost of tuition as needed.

"It's a great place," executive director Jeff Book said of the rec center, which is located at 950 Church St., Landisville. "It's family-oriented, so there are opportunities for everyone in the family."

During the summer, 260 children are attending Hempfield Rec's day camp, and more than 500 youngsters are participating in the playground program. A significant portion of the participating families received financial aid, Book noted.

As a way to continue making that assistance available, a golf outing will be held on Friday, July 28, at Four Seasons Golf Club, which is situated across the road from the rec center at 949 Church St., Landisville. Hempfield Rec had held a golf outing years ago, and the hope is to make it an annual event once again.

"We thought it was important to bring something like this back," Book said. "It's a way to get business people (and others) together on the course to support our community. The biggest thing is that it benefits kids."

Book would like to see at least 25 groups of four golfers participate in the outing, and he estimated that registration is about a third of the way there.

Separate costs for participation have been set for individuals and for groups of four. The deadline to register is Friday, July 21. Check-in on July 28 will begin at noon, and the shotgun start will be held at 1 p.m. Every golfer will receive a goodie bag containing snacks and bottled water, as well as other items. At the conclusion of the round, golfers may enjoy a dinner of roast pork, scalloped potatoes, and more, which has been included in the registration fee. Skill-based prizes will be awarded at the dinner, and door prize drawings will be held.

Additionally, a drawing will be held to select the winners of several grand prizes. A family membership, a single membership, and a membership for a couple, as well as three months of unlimited tennis court time, will be awarded in the drawing. Anyone may enter, and tickets may be purchased at the rec center's front desk. Winners do not need to attend the golf outing and dinner.

Hempfield Rec staff members and a golf professional have planned the outing. Volunteers to help during the event will be welcome, and sponsorship packages are available. For more information or to register to participate in the golf outing, interested individuals may contact Book at 717-898-3102, ext. 36, or jbook@hempfieldrec.com. Readers may visit www.hempfieldrec.com to learn more about the organization and the programs it offers.

Breakfasts/Dinners


Chicken Barbecue

Mount Zion Potosi United Methodist Church, 10730 Mount Zion Road, Glen Rock, will host a chicken barbecue on Saturday, June 24, in conjunction with a silent auction and bake sale. Chicken meals will be sold from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the bake sale and silent auction will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Preorders for chicken meals are encouraged. To preorder a meal, readers may call Ginny at 717-993-2846.

Fundraising Organizations


Wheels And Wings Festival And 5K

Rotary To Hold Annual Fundraiser

Rotary Club of Lancaster members Dave Eberly, Reid Spangler, and Russ Harlan were looking for a way to get the community more involved in the organization's annual fundraiser. They found the answer in the Wheels and Wings Festival and 5K. The purpose of the summer event is to raise money that Rotary can use in a initiative of the United Way of Lancaster called Summer Youth Experience, which helps at-risk youths bridge the gap between the end of the spring semester and the return to school in the fall. "(Summer Youth Experience) is (designed to) keep students engaged and learning throughout the summer," said Harlan.

Organizers of the event hope to raise $20,000 for Summer Youth Experience. Rotary Club of Lancaster president Lisa Groff noted that the programs are carefully selected for their benefits to students. "We look at applications for many different summer programs, which are vetted through United Way and Rotarians," she said. "There are so many (summer programs to choose from), but we choose those that have a learning component," she added.

The Wheels and Wings Festival and 5K will be held at the Lancaster Airport, 500 Airport Road, Lititz, on Saturday, June 24. Festivities will kick off with a 5K race at 7:30 a.m. A fly-in will begin at 8 a.m. A car show will be held from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. There is no charge for spectators to come and enjoy the day.

The 5K will be held rain or shine. Registration on the day of the event will begin at 6 a.m. Medals will be awarded to the overall top male and female finishers, as well as to the top three male and female finishers in six age groups. Runners may register to take part at www.lancasterrotary.org/impact.

Rotary Club event organizers hope to have 500 cars at the car show, and the first 400 participants will receive goodie bags. Car show registrants will have the opportunity to win cash prizes and door prizes, including a ladies' watch, a diamond bracelet, and aircraft rides. Registration on the day of the show will begin at 7 a.m. Show trophies will be awarded to winning cars.

The fly-in will include personalized aircraft on display, flying in, and taking off. There will be chances to win an airplane ride as well. In the case of inclement weather, the fly-in will be held on Sunday, June 25.

Food that will be available for purchase at the event will include pitas, salads, barbecued meats, pizza, cupcakes, and ice cream. Live music will be provided by the Rock'n'Roll Time Machine, an oldies band from Manheim.

Groff said that the organization originated the event with a goal of attracting area residents. "(Club members) were motivated by a desire to engage ... Lancaster County and to have a fun day for families and people of all ages," she said. "An event of this nature allows us the opportunity to inform a bigger audience on the wide array of services our club performs and supports."

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