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DAR Chapter Hosts Speaker April 19, 2018

Members of the Cornwall Iron Furnace Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) gathered for a presentation on the Ephrata Cloisters contributions to the American Revolution on Jan. 20.

Michael Showalter, museum educator for the historic Ephrata Cloister, gave a presentation on the history of the Ephrata Cloister, which was one of the Revolutionary War hospitals where soldiers were treated. In the winter of 1777-78, it cared for approximately 260 soldiers. Showalter also pointed out other sites that were use throughout central Pennsylvania where wounded service members were treated.

For more information about the DAR chapter, readers may visit www.cornwallironfurnacedar.org.

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Library To Host Authors April 19, 2018

Four local authors will converge at Quarryville Library, 357 Buck Road, Quarryville, on Tuesday, May 1, to talk about their respective titles. Co-authors Mike Roth and Stan White, along with Carol A. Park and Todd Gontz, will be available for a meet-and-greet event at 6 p.m. The hourlong program will then begin at 6:30 p.m.

The program will begin with presentations by Park and Gontz. Park has published "Banebringer," which is the first book of her "heretic gods" trilogy. The fantasy novel for adults is set in a world teetering on the brink of war, but two unlikely heroes discover that the most difficult wars are those waged within.

Gontz will discuss his spy novel, "Operation Cinder." The historical fiction sheds light on espionage that occurred behind the scenes of the battles of the Civil War.

The featured presentation will be given by Roth and White, who will focus on the subject of their new book "Fulton House." The duo will relate interesting facts about the Robert Fulton Birthplace and the area once called Fulton House. Roth and White have collaborated on two previous books, "Quarryville" and "A Railroad for the Southern End."

The authors will have books available for purchase, and they will sign autographs during the meet-and-greet portion of the program.

The May 1 event will be open to the public free of charge. For more information, readers may contact director Sylvia Drennen at 717-786-1336 or sdrennen@quarryvillelibrary.org.

Special Events

Document Shredding Day

Document Shredding Day, a free, community-wide event, will take place on Friday, April 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Dauphin County Recycling Center, 1625 S. Cameron St., Harrisburg. The event is free and open to the public. Boxed paper products only will be accepted, and no staples or metals may be included.

The event will be held in celebration of Earth Day and will be co-sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Epsilon Sigma Omega Chapter, in collaboration with Dauphin County Commissioners and Dauphin County Department of Solid Waste Management and Recycling. It will provide an option for securely shredding documents while combatting fraud, identify theft, and information insecurity.

Clubs/Senior Centers

Soup and Sandwich Sale

Oxford Area Senior Center, 12 E. Locust St., Oxford, will hold its spring soup and sandwich day fundraiser on Friday, April 20, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Homemade items, including chicken corn and vegetable beef soups, sandwiches, and desserts, as well as beverages, will be available for purchase.

No reservations are needed. Takeout meals will be available. For information, call 610-932-5244.

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