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May Day Celebration Set April 28, 2017

Columbia High School, 901 Ironville Pike, will host the 72nd May Day celebration on Saturday, May 6, at 7 p.m. in the school's gymnasium. May Day is a celebration of nature.

For the past three years, a group of Columbia High School alumni has worked with one junior and one sophomore to create a new May Day celebration as the students' senior project. This year, junior Jordan Haberstroh and sophomore Brittnie Betteley are working with the alumni to hold the 2017 cherry blossom-themed May Day celebration. Additionally, many local organizations have donated toward the event.

Separate ticket costs have been set for adults and for students and senior citizens. Children under age 5 will be admitted for free.

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EAHS Posts Honor Roll April 28, 2017

Elizabethtown Area High School (EAHS) principal Maura Hobson, assistant principal Robert Crick, and assistant principal Dr. Lyn Shaffer have announced the honor roll for the third marking period of the 2016-2017 school year. For students to achieve honor roll ,they are required to attain a minimum non-weighted grade point average (GPA) of 94 percent with no grade lower than 85 percent.

Ninth-graders on the honor roll include Kimberly Bailey, Abigail Barnes, Erin Barton, Brody Beach, Samuel Becker, Amber Bender, Woodler Bien-Aime, Amber Bostdorf, Hayden Calaman, Haylee Calaman, Anna Caplinger, Morgan Chalk, Vicky Chan, Devyn Clair, Alexandra Collman, Leah Covaleski, Benjamin Davis, Anna DeGoede, Abigail Dehmey, Steven Dixon, Camille Donahue, Ashley Driesbach, Lauren Duffitt, Catherine Duncan, Elijah Eberly, Rogan English, Emily Epps, Dalton Ethriedge, Adam Evans, Jacob Falcon, Joshua Falcon, Claire Fritz, Jasmine Garcia, Camryn George, Logan Ginder, Adaline Gish, Denilson Godinez, Dominic Gomez, Collin Good, Sydney Gunther, Kaiya Haas, Kathryn Hackenberg, Alyssa Hamilton, Mackenzie Hammaker, Rachel Handshew, Liam Hanley, Alexander Hartman, Erin Heffleger, Derek Heisey, Michael Hensel, Ian Hess, Aryanna Hughes, MaKenna Keener, James Keller, Maya Kenley, Max Koehler, Kadey Kreider, Camryn Leitzell, Katelyn Locker, Ethan Lown, Tristan Mabee, Jacoby Mahone, Lauren Masser, Samuel Mauray, Veronica Mautner, Coleman McBride, Aileen McElhenny, Kristen McEvoy, Leighann Melvin, Avery Merlo, Alexander Miller, Sierra Miller, Jacques Mortha, Lydia Moynihan, Emma Musser, Jesse Myers, Julia Neideigh, Alex O'Shea, James Overmoyer, Ryan Parise, Joshua Phillips, Madison Rae, Julia Raybold, Madison Rhoads, Megan Rider, Paulina Sanchez Reyes, Dustin Sauder, Alexander Scheetz, Ellen Schlosser, Trinity Seigman, Jacob Sevcik, Kaelynn Sheetz, Seth Shoemaker, Joseph Sikora, Sydney Sloat, Gabriella Smith, Colin Steffie, Cameron Steinhart, Shealyn Tatara, Andrew Telenko, Adnan-Mussa Traore, William Troutman, Alicia Underkoffler, Malayna Van Winkle, Anna Wagner, Aiden Weaver, Alexis Weibley, Katelyn Weissend, Winston Williams, Benjamin Wohlbowne, and Helen Zou.

Students in 10th grade who earned recognition include Abigail Alspaugh, Kaylee Altimore, Astrid Amaya, Kayla Azaroff, Corrie Baker, Lillian Becker, Abigail Bender, Andrew Bernard, Olivia Berra, Tyler Bixler, Kylie Blouch, Katherine Bomboy, Kayla Bretz, Jenna Brinkman, Sean Brown, Scott Bucher, Emily Burkholder, Bethany Burton, Skylynn Coble, Megan Conley, Caeli Connolly, Cera Connolly, Allyson DeBerry, Zachary Duncan, Mayelin Ebersole, Rebecca Epps, Elliot Farver, Lexis Ferree, Hannah Fitzwater, Amanda Franz, Logan Garber, Christopher Gartley, Jonathan Gartley, Sarah Gerlach, Brooke Geyer, David Gladfelter, Nikaila Halterman, Allyson Hampton, Jonathan Heisey, Zachary Heistand, Benjamin Hoehne, Lauren Hottenstein, Ashley Johnson, Kristyn Keefer, Dylan Keeports, Kayla Kent, Blaike Kessler, Katherine Kimbark, Logan Kline, Nicklaus Kreider, Ryan Kruft, Katrina Kunselman, Samantha Lehman, Victoria Lehman, Jayce Leleux, Trevor Levosky, Cole Livingston, Jessica Lloyd, Lawrence Locker, Marena Lonardi, Emily Louie, Erin Lownsbery, Alexander Lutz, Jesus Macias, Rachelle Malari, Nathaniel McCloud, Kristen McCord, Matthew Merlo, Frank Miele, Ava Miller, Ryan Minnich, Gracie Mummau, Grace Murray, Brecken Musser, Madelyn Nagel, Quintanna Nahalea, Mollie Nicholson, Brooke Nicodemus, Adrienne Nolt, Nicholas Nolt, Elizabeth Ortiz, Cole Patrick, Taylor Peca, Sydney Pierson, Matthew Pottgeiser, Marissa Rafferty, Julia Rathsam, Michael Ravert, Allen Reed, Gavin Reed, Evan Schneider, Sadie Seaman, Lorelei Self, Catherine Shontz, Ethan Shumaker, Samantha Shutt, Ashlan Smith, Madison Smith, Blanca Sosa Cruz, Elijah Stackhouse, Dylan Sweger, Lauren Swope, Javan Thomas, Regan Thomason, Logan Vogelsong, Elizabeth Vuxta, Mackenzee Walters, Erik Webb, Kyle Welch, Julee Wells, Jared Wolf, and Abigail Zarfoss.

Juniors on the list include Aba Aggrey, Katherine Anderton, Kara Bachert, Brett Baker, Davis Barrett, Brandon Bechtold, Kirsten Becker, Rachel Bennage, Daniel Bert, Gregory Bishop, Lauren Bossert, Ethan Bridgehouse, Tristan Brown, Kimberly Bucher, David Buckwalter, Sierra Burkey, Narvin Chhay, Solen Clark, Chase Clements, Amanda Covaleski, Scyla Crozier, Jeremy Davies, Travis Davis, Nathaniel DeGoede, Austin Denlinger, Ryan Dennehy, Lauren Dietrich, Nicholas Dobslaw, Hannah Doll, Brianna Eberly, Jasmine Eichler, Kiara Esoldo, Owen Evans, Maya Fanus, Aiden Fertich, Tyler Freeman, Kevin Gamber, Caleb Gaumer, Rebecca Gillette, Gregory Good, Kayla Grudi, Claire Hackenberg, Seth Hake, Kasey Halbleib, Richard Hart, Haley Haver, Karissa Herr, Olivia Hershey, Steven Hershey, Dane Hilsher, Katrielle Hoffman, Brody Johnston, Brianna Kain, Sharri Kambesis, Sullivan Kauwell, Adam Kimball, Alex Kimball, Haylie Kircher, Skylar Kline, Holly Konopka, Kai-Uwe Konrad, Erin Kraskewicz, Braden Kreider, Austin Kreiser, Timothy Laird, Nicholas Leverentz, Cayden Livingston, Rebekah Long, Emma Lown, Caroline Martin, Janae Matson, Hannah McConnell, Timothy McCorkle, Kayla McEvoy, Elizabeth Mehesy, Hannah Mink, Jonathan Minnich, Camren Montanez, Madeline Musser, Eddie Myers, Noah Myers, Kendra Neideigh, Lily Oltmans, Amber Orban, Emily Oyler, Adam Peifer, Michael Polizzi, Dylan Quinn, Oliviah Rachael, Cade Robinson, J. Roth, Hannah Ruby, Cory Sauder, Montana Sauder, Charles Scharf, Gage Schatz, Audrey Schlosser, Baylee Sexton, Owen Shaffer, David Shank, Isaiah Shickley, Nickolas Sieber, Kaitlyn Smith, Samantha Stackhouse, Chloe Thomas, Tony Truong, Keerston Underkoffler, Kesha Wanga, Carissa Warren, Abby Weidman, Colin Wieand, Nathan Willison, Campbell Woitas, Rachel Wood, and Macy Zimmerman.

Seniors who earned the distinction include Conner Babinchak, Kaitlyn Babinchak, Jessica Barraclough, Samantha Barton, Nathan Bashore, Kayla Beach, Karl Beard, Naomi Becker, Brooke Bingeman, Emily Bitner, Amity Brown, Kyra Buettner, Grace Butscher, Sydney De Poto, Brooke Dohner, Joshua Dullinger, Madison Ebersole, Harrison Eichelberger, Daniel Elder, Briana Fair, Olivia Farwell, Elise Forry, Michael Frantz, Elizabeth Franz, Marissa Garrity, Nicholas Gartley, Mallory Gish, Nicholas Goodling, Taylor Halbleib, Alexandra Hartman, Emily Heffleger, Darren Heisey, Matthew Heisey, Solomon Heisey, Kendra Herr, Amber Hershey, Nicole Hetrick, Molly Hill, Gwyneth Johnson, Jacey Kauffman, Karrah Keck, Noelle Keefer, Haley Keener, Jenna Kehler, Meili Kenley, Scott Kennedy, Natalia Krawczak, Hannah Kuntz, Conor Larison, Allison Lines-Livering, Mallory Lines-Livering, Kristopher Mattis, Elaine McClain-Rowe, Madison Meiser, Erin Mickievicz, Kirsten Mumma, Simon Munyan, Anais Ortega, Sydne Orth, Wandja Osango, Lucas Overmoyer, Aparna Paul, Veronica Poli, Brianna Polites, Megan Polites, Sydney Pollock, Malina Quarry, Tyler Rae, Teresa Ramsey, Charlotte Reed, Emily Reiner, Benjamin Rivera, Madison Rivera, Rachel Rupp, Ria Santiago, Lukas Schaffer, Kallista Scharf, Ethan Schneider, Alexis Shank, Justin Shelly, Kathryn Shenk, Braydon Shuck, Lauryn Six, Alexis Smith, Robert Smith, Leah Stern, Megan Stoltzfus, Kent Taylor, Emily VanderMey, Kelsey Wagner, Morgan Walters, Sydney Weidler, Adam Weissend, Kaitlyn Welch, Sarah Yost, Taylor Zerphey, and Taylor Zerphey.

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EAMS Recognizes Students April 28, 2017

Elizabethtown Area Middle School (EAMS) principal Dr. Nate Frank and assistant principal Michael Pericci announced the honor roll for the third marking period of the 2016-17 school year. For students to achieve honor roll status, they are required to attain a 92 percent average overall with no grade lower than 83 percent in any subject area.

Seventh-graders on the list include Connor Alspaugh, Julia Bailey, Rylee Bender, Christian Bert, Emily Bonsall, Carson Brantley, Victoria Bressler, Rachel Broomell, Faith Burkholder, Cole Chrzanowski, Joshua Clouser, Hana Connolly, Mara Connolly, Logan Conrad, Madison Conway, Brayden Corwin, Angela Costa-Ouimet, Kaitlyn Crum, Kendall Davies, Madisyn Dean, Ella Dehmey, Allison Evans, Mason Flowers, Kaitlyn Foy, Abigail Franz, Brieal Frey, Alexis Gage, Mitchell Garber, Ashley Geesey, Owen Gensemer, Kyveli Georges, Jessica Gilbert, Patrick Gilhool, Alena Gober, David Good, Ethan Hall, Brendan Heisey, Charlotte Hershey, Katrina Hook, Derek Hottenstein, Eleni Houck, Kaitlyn Houck, Samantha Ippolito, Sierra Kapcsos, Alyssa Kreider, Will Kreider, Ellen Laszakovits, Hannah Lawrence, Kyle Lloyd, Makenna Locke, Kallee Locker, Natashia Long, Allison Lowell, Ryan Lownsbery, Jolene Markley, Kylie Masser, Maxwell McCloud, John McGovern, Hailey Mertz, Jessica Minick, Sophie Mize, Noelia Morales, Ryan Moyer, Nathanael Moynihan, Wyatt Mummau, Bryan Murray, Julia Nolt, William O'Connell, Catherine Perry, Sophia Rajnic, Karissa Rankin, Ainsley Raybold, Peyton Reedy, Abigail Rickabaugh, Helene Riddles, Jacob Rudy, Jake Rudy, Ryan Ruth, Nevin Rutherford, Sydnie Schaffer, Aidan Schiavoni, Matthew Sharp, Olivia Shenk, Aivery Shuck, Julia Sikora, Nicholas Smith, Anasen Spang, Justin Stella, Haidyn Tenny, Damian Tobias, Chloe Tollaksen, Katie Wagner, Cohen Weaver, Emma Weaver, Erin Weaver, Madelyn Weeks, Briahna Williammee, Kayla Williams, Maria Wohlbowne, Kara Wood, and Jessica Zimmerman.

Eighth-graders who earned the honor include Alyssa Adams, Alisia Alvarez, John Angeny, Olivia Anson, Benjamin Azzalina, Mackenzie Batche, Gabriel Berrier, Sophia Berry, Emma Blyler, Emma Boksan, Taylore Bradley, Jason Brandt, Tanner Breault, Sophie Brinkman, Jacqueline Bruno, Emma Buettner, Grace Cairns, Abigail Carlin, Elizabeth Carter, Rhilynn Coffey, Alexander DeFlavia, Andrew Donahue, Emma Duralja, Garrick English, Madison Ernst, Eden Fanella, Madison Fanus, Mary Fisher, Emma Foley, Moriah Garber, Chloe Garner, Kristin Geesey, Jagger Gilleland, Ethan Gunther, Jordyn Gutshall, Megan Handshew, Anna Hart, Elise Hassinger, Benjamin Heinz, Brooke Heisey, Lydia Heisey, Owen Heistand, Angelina Hemsch, Gabriela Hohenwarter, Brooke Horst, Lara Hummer, Micheale Kanode, Remi Keeports, Jett Kelly, Madelyn Kirkessner, Hannah Kline, Westin Kolaric, Joshua Kreider, Emma Kreiser, Bradley Kruft, Emily Laird, Pierce Landon, Haley Laughlin, Daniel Longenecker, Ava Lorenzen, Alexis Martin, Liam Mautner, Laura Maxwell, Margaret McCoy, William McNitt, Erica Minnich, Sidney Mize, Aidan Mollohan, Eryn Moore, Erik Motter, Zoe Myers, Zoey Noble, Seth Oltmans, Mackenzie Peterman, James Phillippe, Lukas Pierson, Madeline Quinn, Sarah Rhine, Kyla Rhoads, Ryan Risser, Stephany Rogers, Mia Roth, Ana Santiago, Joseph Sauder, Dallan Schoenberger, Carly Sedun, Aaliyah Sharpe, Olivia Shenk, Matthew Smedley, McKenna Smith, Zion Smith, Kaitlyn Snyder, Elizabeth Stiles, Olivia Sullivan, Lilith Taylor, Daniel Tema, Claire Thomas, Connor Vogelsong, Deric Wanga, Alexander Williams, Garrit Witters, Rudolf Woitas, Kara Young, Makayla Zeager, and Maya Zimmerman.

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Fundraiser Drawing Posted April 28, 2017

The second annual Blasting Blood Cancer to Bits drawing for firearms and other outdoor equipment is now underway. All proceeds will benefit the Emily Whitehead Foundation for pediatric cancer research.

The drawing consists of four handguns, a kayak, a crossbow, stun guns, a rod and reel and other outdoor-related items. Tickets are available for a fee and may be obtained at Kinsey's Outdoors, 1658 Steel Way, Mount Joy, or by contacting Tom Garrett at 315-7228 or tgarrett@msn.com.

Last year's initial drawing helped raise more than $2,200 for the foundation. This year's goal is to raise more than $3,000.

Kinsey's Outdoors also plans to hold an Emily Whitehead Foundation Day this spring. During the event, a percentage of each sale will go to the foundation.

The Emily Whitehead Foundation was formed by the family of Emily Whitehead. The foundation's mission is to help fund innovative treatments for childhood cancer. In 2012, Emily Whitehead became the first child treated for her cancer using her own re-engineered T cells. After relapsing from a bout with leukemia, Emily entered a clinical trial at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), where she underwent the new therapy. She almost died and was on life support for two weeks and in a coma. But the doctors at CHOP fought to keep her alive while they addressed the side effcts of the new treatment. Emily awoke from her coma on her seventh birthday. Detailed medical tests revealed she was cancer free. Nearly five years later, doctors and researchers have built on Emily's case, and the treatment is now being used to save the lives of many children and adults. For more information, readers may visit www.emilywhiteheadfoundation.org.

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Fitness Hike, Music Jam Posted April 28, 2017

Governor Dick Environmental Center, 3283 Pinch Road, Mount Gretna, has posted its programs. Individuals should meet at the Environmental Center. Programs are free unless stated otherwise, but preregistration is required. For more information or to register, readers should email governordick@hotmail.com or call 964-3808 and leave a name and phone number in case the program is canceled.

A fast-paced 4- to 6-mile fitness hike will be offered on Sunday, May 7, at 9 a.m.

Also on May 7, Music on the Porch, a bluegrass music jam, will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Individuals may bring a lawn chair and a stringed instrument.

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Students Of The Month Named April 28, 2017

Middletown Area High School has named Arianna Kurtz and Mitchell Carson as the Students of the Month for April. They were selected by their teachers.

Arianna is the daughter of Paul and Danyelle Kurtz. She is involved in Link Crew, yearbook, and band. She is an EPI mentor and a certified nurse aide. She had internships at Kunkel Elementary and as a nurse aide at PinnacleHealth. She plans to attend York College to pursue a career as a registered nurse.

Mitchell is the son of Steven and Krisaundra Carson. He is involved in bowling, tennis, the marching and concert bands, chorus, county chorus, the fall play and spring musical, and television production.

In his junior year, he was secretary of the PRIDE Club. He is the assistant manager for WMSS and was honored for covering local sports in radio. He has been included on the honor roll. His team won the league bowling championship for two years, and in his junior year, Mitchell qualified for district bowling. He was in the band that won the Tournament of Bands.

Mitchel does community service through Grace United Methodist Church and has a volunteer shift at WMSS.

He plans to attend HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College, for one year and then transfer to Millersville University to study media and broadcasting.

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Scouts Hold Fishing Weekend April 28, 2017

Scouts from Londonderry's Boy Scout Troop 97 recently spent a weekend fishing at Gifford Pinchot State Park. Despite the rainy weather, the boys hiked, camped and fished at the park, which was dedicated in 1961 and was named after former Pennsylvania Gov. Gifford Pinchot. The park offers fishing in its 340-acre lake.

Life Scout Daniel "Texas" Jilka had the biggest catch of the weekend, a large mouth bass. Bass were in abundance, but the Scouts also pulled in sunnies and crappies. The senior Scouts taught the younger boys how to bait their hooks and cast properly. A Scout leader demonstrated how to clean and fillet a crappie.

The younger Scouts took a break from fishing and went on a 5-mile hike in order to meet rank advancement requirements. They also had their first camp cooking experience with the older boys guiding them.

Upcoming events for Troop 97 include Philmont Shakedown camping and hiking in Loysville at Hidden Valley Scout Reservation, Scout weekend camping at Knoebels, Adopt-A-Highway road clean-up, and exhibiting at the Londonderry Elementary School May Fair. To learn more, readers may contact Kevin Little at 944-1957 or Ted Pauley at 944-2766. Boy Scout Troop 97 is sponsored by the Londonderry Fire Company.

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Seniors Of The Month Honored April 28, 2017

Leah Hoffman and Kyle Peters have been selected as May Seniors of the Month at Manheim Central High School. The Manheim Women's Club sponsors the Girls of the Month and honors them at a dinner meeting at the end of the year. The Boys of the Month are sponsored by the Rotary Club of Manheim. Both students are invited to a luncheon at Teen Central for the month they are chosen. Seniors of the Month are chosen by the professional staff of the high school based on academic achievement, character, and involvement within the school and community.

Leah Hoffman is the daughter of Randy and Kiersten Hoffman of Manheim. She is a four-year member of Spanish Club and the field hockey team and has been involved in Spanish Honor Society and National Honor Society (NHS) her junior and senior years, serving as NHS president this year. She was class historian as a junior and has taken part in Wednesday Morning Worship as a junior and a senior. She received the National Spanish Exam Silver in 2016 and National Spanish Exam Bronze in 2015 and was named Lions Club History Student of the Year in 2013 and Field Hockey JV Player of the Year in 2015. She is the president of the youth group at Chiques Church of the Brethren youth group, and she has served as a day camp counselor, and a Manheim Central field hockey youth camp coach. After graduation, she plans to attend college.

Kyle Peters is the son of Brian and Michelle Peters of Manheim. He is a four-year member of video yearbook and the high school tennis team and has served as manager of the girls' tennis team for all four years of high school. As a junior and senior, he has been involved in pingpong club. He attended STN (Student Television Network) in Anaheim, Calif., for film in March. He was named Most Improved Player for tennis during his junior year and has received first and second honors throughout high school. He attends St. Paul's United Church of Christ and plays on a softball team. He has also completed mission work with churches both locally and in Tennessee, and he has served community breakfast once a month through his church. Kyle plans to pursue a career in film/cinematography.

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AARP Chapter Sets Meeting April 28, 2017

The Susquehanna Valley AARP Chapter 5020 will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 10, at 10 a.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, 10th and Manor streets, Columbia. Guest speaker Chris Vera will share some of the history of Columbia.

For the month's service project, donations will be accepted for the local food bank.

Visitors are welcome, and new members are accepted.

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Senior Center Posts Schedule April 28, 2017

The Elizabethtown Area Senior Center, located in the GEARS Community Center, 70 S. Poplar St., Elizabethtown, invites area seniors to its upcoming programs. The center, a service of GEARS and the Lancaster County Office of Aging, is open regularly on weekdays. Interested individuals may call the center at 367-7984 for more information.

On Thursday, May 4, the center will offer walking from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., sewing at 9 a.m., a morning stretch at 9:30 a.m., Make Your Wishes Known with Joan Groh at 10:30 a.m., pinochle at 12:30 p.m., and bridge at 1 p.m. Lunch will be a chef salad, wedding soup, and pears.

Activities on Friday, May 5, will include walking from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Bible study at 10 a.m., trivia with Vaughn at 11 a.m., and a TGIF Party at 5 p.m. Lunch will be a barbecued beef ribette, sweet potatoes, mixed vegetables, and a brownie.

On Monday, May 8, the schedule will include walking from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., laddergolf at 9:30 a.m., an activity sponsored by Oak Leaf Manor at 10:30 a.m., and pinochle at 12:30 p.m. Lunch will be chicken, rice, mixed vegetables, and applesauce.

Activities to be offered on Tuesday, May 9, will include walking from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Creative Arts in Aging and a morning stretch at 9:30 a.m., Bingo Buddies at 10 a.m., Nutrition Activities at 10:30 a.m., and Vacation Destinations at 1 p.m. Lunch will be salisbury steak, a potato, coleslaw, and mixed fruit.

There will be a trip to the Lancaster Barnstormers' game on Wednesday, May 10. On that day, the center will also offer walking from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., pancakes at 9 a.m., chair exercise at 9:30 a.m., Wii Bowling at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., King's Corners at 11 a.m., and Seniors in GEARS at 4 p.m. Lunch will be sausage and peppers, potatoes, green beans, and birthday cake.

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