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Mychal's Message Slates Two Performances November 16, 2018

Due to popular demand in its previous four years, consistently selling out the theater for its one-night engagements, the fifth annual "Wish" production hosted by nonprofit organization Mychal's Message has added a second performance. Dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m., and the show will start at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9, and Monday, Dec. 10, at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, 510 Centerville Road, Lancaster.

This year's show has been conceived, written, choreographed, and performed entirely by volunteer youths. It features 36 performers from kindergarten to college who have been rehearsing since September. Past audience members have remarked about the professional quality of the production by these children and teenagers whose collective experience includes performances at American Music Theatre, Sight & Sound, Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, and the Fulton Theatre, among many others.

"Wish" is far more than just dinner and a show. As the performers relate, the production is a chance to bring Christmas wishes to children who might not otherwise have them.

"It helps poor people by giving them hope and love from Jesus," said 8-year-old Allegra Essis, a student at Saint Leo the Great School, noting that Jesus' birth is celebrated on Christmas.

"Being part of the 'Wish' program has made me want to reach out to those who are less fortunate," said Cate Chadwick, 14, a student at Conestoga Valley High School and one of eight lead dancers in this year's show. "(It also gives) me more opportunity to do what I love - dance and perform with friends."

Everly Foster, 13, a student at Camp Hill Middle School, travels a moderate distance to be part of "Wish" but said she would not miss it. "Being part of 'Wish' means celebrating the true meaning of Christmas," she said. In the upcoming presentation, Everly has a solo in "The Little Drummer Boy," as well as a duet, "Isle of Hope," that she predicted will be a tear-jerker for the audience. Everly said she enjoys being at "Wish" rehearsals. "When I'm with my 'Wish' family, it reminds me of what is important in life," she remarked.

Working in partnership with the Lancaster Office for Displaced Families, Mychal's Message selects local families to receive a full-course Christmas dinner and gifts for their children on the morning of Christmas Eve. Each child receives one item they have said they would most like to receive on Christmas. At the top of this year's wish list are Nerf toys, Lego sets, board games, and jewelry-making kits. All funds raised from "Wish'" ticket sales directly benefit the selected families and children.

Tickets are required to attend the dinner and the show and may be purchased by calling the box office at 717-898-1900 or visiting www.dutchapple.com and clicking on "Special Events."

Mychal's Message was founded by Shannon Hickey Lapp in 2002 when she was 11 years old. Her simple idea to collect socks for the homeless grew into a ministry that aims to meet the needs of the homeless and poor. To date, Mychal's Message has distributed more than 500,000 new items to men, women, and children including coats and blankets, diapers and toiletries, sleeping mats and pillows, hats and gloves, toys and teddy bears, underwear and socks, and more. For more information, readers may find Mychal's Message on Facebook or visit www.mychalsmessage.org.

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L-S Students To Continue Athletic Careers November 16, 2018

On Nov. 14, a dozen Lampeter-Strasburg student-athletes took advantage of Early Commitment Day to pledge to their schools of choice.

The students, as well as their sports and colleges, are as follows: Aaron Snyder, baseball, Canisius College (Division I) in Buffalo, N.Y.; Kelsey Kimmel, lacrosse, Penn State University (Division I) in State College; Ezra Mellinger, track and field, Duke University (Division I) in Durham, N.C.; Kristen Herr, track and field, William & Mary (Division I) in Williamsburg, Va.; Brittney Zameroski, lacrosse, Campbell University (Division I) in Buies Creek, N.C.; Noah Patterson, lacrosse, Wagner College (Division I) in Staten Island, N.Y.; Mary Peticca, lacrosse, the University of Massachusetts Lowell (Division I) in Lowell, Mass.; Abigail Thorius, field hockey, Kutztown University (Division II) in Kutztown; Austin Lauver, golf at Millersville University (Division II) in Millersville; Emma Gochnauer, basketball at Holy Family University (Division II) in Philadelphia; Brynne Baker, softball at Messiah College (Division III) in Mechanicsburg; and Paige Weidman, lacrosse at Ursinus College (Division III) in Collegeville.

NCAA National Signing Day will be Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019.

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Phillips To Continue Athletic Career November 16, 2018

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Solanco Cross-Country Runners Receive Recognition November 16, 2018

Solanco's cross-country teams officially capped their seasons with an end-of-the-year banquet held at the DoubleTree in Willow Street on Nov. 12. Head coach Craig Ausel and his staff recapped the season and presented awards.

The Coach Harrington Outstanding Runner Award went to seniors Ben Stickler and Aubree Roop. Hannah Wheeler and Dan Keller received the Waggoner Scholar Athlete Award. Receiving the Coach Haines Golden Mule Award were Colin Althoff and Chesley Ledesma. The Coach Rhodes 5th Runner Award recipients were Nathan Eller and Sarah Snyder, while freshmen Avery Jacobsen and Halle Brown received the Solanco XC Alumni Award. Evelyn Billings was presented with the Heart and Soul Award.

The banquet opened with the announcement of Sue Thomas and Nate Spangler as this year's Cross-Country Hall of Fame Award winners presented by former head coach Art Harrington.

In other cross-country news, Dan Keller, Angel Daniel, and Hannah Wheeler were recognized as Scholar Athletes (3.7 GPA or higher) at the Lancaster-Lebanon League Cross Country Banquet on Nov. 5.

Wheeler also received a standing ovation after receiving the L-L League Cross Country Coaches Association's Courageous Runner Award for her journey the past two years. In the spring of 2016, Wheeler underwent tarsal tunnel release surgery in hopes of alleviating foot pain, but the pain spread to her other foot and hands. She began to drop things and frequently tripped because she could not control her feet. As the stress built, her body started to hurt randomly, and within months, at least one part of her body was in pain all of the time.

In 2017, Wheeler visited A.I. duPont Medical Center and was diagnosed with amplified musculoskeletal pain syndrome (AMPS), which is similar to figromyalgia. Wheeler returned to duPont two to three times a week for treatments.

Wheeler's mother shared, "Thankfully, through God's grace, an amazing counselor, and running, she has been able to embrace the pain as a part of life that not only acts as her stress gauge, but as an unconscious comparison of how happy times are to be cherished. A genuine laugh is a joy-filled gift that should not be taken for granted."

Last spring, Wheeler trained for and ran a marathon as a fundraiser for the children of the AMPS unit at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She was hoping to qualify for the Boston Marathon, but at mile 7 her AMPS pain level kicked in and she became violently ill. Although she added 20 minutes to her previous best marathon time, she finished.

Hanna shared that at mile 13 she was going to drop out because she hurt so bad, but when she got to mile 13, she said God reminded her that the children she was running for felt pain like this each and every day.

Running still hurts her feet, and the heat and stress affect her entire body during each and every race. She runs because it is her emotional escape and because she loves to run.

Ausel expressed how Wheeler's leadership and loving spirit contributed to the team this year, and he said that she continues to teach many valuable lessons. "Her courageous spirit teaches us all to be thankful for each and every day and the joy that surrounds us," stated Ausel.

It is because of this journey and her determination that Wheeler received the Courageous Runner Award.

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Students Of The Quarter Honored November 16, 2018

Landisville Middle School has announced its Students of the Quarter for the fourth quarter.

The eighth-grade Patriots Team honorees were Haley Thompson, daughter of Ann and Jim Thompson of Lancaster, and Gavin Chamberlain, son of Vanessa and Marc Chamberlain of Lancaster. The eighth-grade Pioneers Team honorees were Maya Garcia, daughter of Lisa and Joaquin Garcia of Landisville, and Will Mahoney, son of Natalie and Steve Mahoney of Lancaster.

The seventh-grade Knights Team honorees were Leah Schmitz, daughter of Karen Slivovsky and Jeffrey Schmitz of Lancaster, and Jack Sanchez, son of Dr. Kimberly and Victor Sanchez of Landisville. The seventh-grade Nobles Team honorees were Kylie Delp, daughter of Stephanie and Greg Delp of Landisville, and Logan Harelson, son of Tami and Steve Harelson of Lancaster.

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Farmdale Students Recognized November 16, 2018

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Manheim Central Students Recognized November 16, 2018

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Students Participate In Service Day November 16, 2018

Kraybill Mennonite School held a service day for students in third through eighth grades on Nov. 9. Students traveled to Global Aid Network (GAiN) in Mount Joy.

GAiN is a local organization that helps express the kindness of Jesus through humanitarian aid. It brings relief to those who are suffering while restoring dignity and hope to people around the world.

Seventy-five students, teachers, and parents worked in mixed grade-level groups, packing aid kits, cutting towels, sorting clothes, and creating beaded bracelets. At the end of the day, many students said they enjoyed getting to know students from other grades and having the chance to interact while they worked. They said they also enjoyed being able to provide support and comfort to people from the countries helped by GAiN.

According to principal M.J. Smith, the school has a long-standing tradition of giving to people beyond the school during the holiday season. School supplies and money for supplies is being collected in the school office through Wednesday, Dec. 12. After that date, students in prekindergarten through second grade will work together to pack the school supply kits at school before delivering them to the GAiN warehouse.

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Romain Cast In Leading Role November 16, 2018

Matt Romain of Elizabethtown is performing his first leading role in Shakespeare's "Pericles, Prince of Tyre," at Gamut Theatre, 15 N. Fourth St., Harrisburg.

Romain is a 2012 graduate of Elizabethtown Area High School and has continued his education in the theater arts program at HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College; Gretna Theatre Summer Internship Program; and the Popovsky Performing Arts Studio. He has also performed in other roles on stage at Gamut Theatre, Gretna Theatre, and the Rose Lehrman Arts Center.

Romain has been cast as Pericles in Gamut's signature fall production. The play is directed by veteran Thomas Weaver with collaborative choreography by Rachita Menon.

Performances of "Pericles, Prince of Tyre" will take place on Friday, Nov. 23, and Saturday, Nov. 24, at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, Nov. 25, at 2:30 p.m. For tickets and information, readers may visit www.gamuttheatre.org/tickets or call the box office at 717-238-4111.

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Students Honor Veterans November 15, 2018

Manheim Central Middle School held a Veterans Day assembly on Nov. 12 in the auditorium.

The program featured retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Tad Oelstrom as the keynote speaker. The program also included a slideshow, poetry, and a question-and-answer time.

Additionally, the school's Meistersingers performed. The group includes Hannah Hostetter, Leah McMurry, Haley Pogue, Kaitlyn Beachy, Lexi Groff, Emmy Weaver, Samara Bucher, Debbie Showers, Linsay Insyxiengmay, Makenzie Arment, Heidi Enterline, Katelynn Haugh, Ava Graff, Payton Snyder, Helen Slacik, Cailey Hoover, Hailey Kowalski, Julianna Lindberg, Kate Haldeman, Heaven Irish-Fyke, Belle Bonanno, Reagan Ibach, Julia Rohrer, and Katy Holsinger.

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Fourth Friday, Discount Books Announced November 15, 2018

The Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce has posted upcoming events and programs.

Numerous establishments in Wrightsville, Marietta, and Columbia will celebrate Fourth Friday on Friday, Nov. 23, from 5 to 8 p.m. Participating businesses will offer specials, samples, and/or extended hours.

Additionally, the Chamber and Visitors Center, 445 Linden St., Columbia, which represents the three rivertowns, is offering a Holiday Discount Booklet for purchase. The booklet can be used starting Small Business Saturday, Nov. 24, through Monday, Dec. 24.

To purchase the Holiday Discount Booklet or to view a list of participating businesses, readers may visit www.SVCC.ticketleap.com/holidaydiscount or stop by the Visitors Center on Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information, readers may call 717-684-5249 or email event2@visitsusquehannavalley.com.

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DHS Posts Summa Honor Roll November 15, 2018

Donegal High School (DHS) recently posted its first-quarter summa honor roll.

The 12th-grade honorees are Mackenzie Allessie, Austin Bailey, Elizabeth Barrick, Morgan Biesecker, Kyle Bitting, Adriana Black, Ashleigh Blackwell, Dylan Bowers, Mason Bradfield, Trinity Breneman, Janell Brinser, Rylan Brooks, Adam Burkholder, Elliot Burnette, Kyler Carnes, Christopher Cole, Bailey Crager, Morgan Creek, Gabriel Cressman, Christopher Dacenzo, Alexandra Daly, Darlene David, Aaliyah Davila-Smith, Anita Distasio, Brendan Donough, James Douglas, Karli Dunn, Kyler Enck, Katie Flores, Zion Gibbs, Madison Godsey, Mitchell Goshen, Tyler Groft, Ruby Hartley, Elizabeth Henriques, Brandon Hess, Jenna Hottenstein, Chelsey Houser, Maxfield Iobst, Matthew Jackson, Aliza Johns, Addison Jones, Gwendolyn Jordan, Owen Kauwell, Joel Keener, Daniel Keyton, Kristen Kitch, Elisabeth Kreider, Leigha Lehman-Funk, Francis Licopoli, Cheyenne Livelsberger, Amber Lookenbill, Ryan Lutz, Dylan Martin, Hannah McNece, Nathan McNece, Skye McNece, Reign Medina, Jessica Melhorn, Abigail Mellberg, Emily Miqueis, Catherine Moran, Sophie Morrison, Clark Mummau, Mary Murphy, Gavin Murren, Rhiannon Myers, Quintanna Nahalea, Syeda Naqvi, Logan Nauman, Leah Nissley, Kyra Perkins, Kaylee Pfeiffer, Joseph Piatt, Kerstin Rapp, Regina Redinger, Aryonna Rivera, Rodrigo Rivera, Jayden Robertson, Aaron Rugh, Zachary Runkle, Ethan Salem, Andrew Salvatore, Isabelle Santiago-Vega, Luke Saufley, Lindsey Sellers, Benjamin Shaffer, Madison Shenigo, Mackenzie Shirk, Zoey Sites, Rachel Snyder, Summer Steffy, Lauren Stwalley, Ella Warburton, Anika Weaver, Hunter Williams, Savannah Williams, Safari Witmer, and Trinity Young.

Juniors named to the list include Brayton Alkinburgh, Emily Ashley, Kira Barrett, Taylor Barton, Kiera Baughman, Drew Bechtold, Katiana Bonhomme, Zachary Brown, Nathan Brubaker, Brandon Buckius, AbbyRose Dannecker, Ryan Dearborn, Ella DeBruin, Lydia DeBruin, Brooke Diehm, Sarah Dukeman, Zachery Emswiler, Marissa Farmer, Connor Flory, Avery Ford, Joseph Fox, Payton Frederick, Hailey Fry, Rachel Fuhrman, Grace Haas, Kaci Halbleib, Madelyn Heidlauf, Carrie Hess, Austin Hollinger, Ryan Horst, Jacob Houck, Jaymee Hynes, Eve Jeffries, Filipp-Remy Kanegene, Corey Kendig, Sarah Leidich, Vicky Liu, Jessica Louv, Aydan Miller, Lydia Miller, Megan Myers, Julia Mylin, Timothy Overmeyer, McKenna Palmer, Lexington Reed, Stephanie Reider, Connor Ruhl, Marina Saad, Benjamin Sanders, Morgan Saunders, Kristen Scheuing, Katelyn Schwab, Mitchell Scordo, Emma Shelly, Olivia Shenk, Emily Shreve, William Small, Jaina Spatola, Talya Spenla, Peter Steinkamp, Sklar Storey, Claire Stoviak, Matthew Wallace, David Weems, Hannah Werner, Aedan Wilkinson, Michael Zettlemoyer, and Ryan Zuch.

Students in 10th grade who received the honor are Kate Barrelle, Hayley Bauer, Daniel Bhatti, Shyanne Binder, Garrett Blake, Danielle Brady, Liberty Breneman, Hailey Brown, Alayna Brubaker, Xavier Cannon, Kyla Collins, Kinsey Custer, Joanne Dancause, Ainsley Elkner, Sydney Erb, Rachel Fernald, Madisyn Frederick, Amanda Fry, Jessica Geary, Aysha Gibbs, Madeline Gohn, Isabella Hain, Sean Haines, Chelsea Halterman, Ashtyn Hess, Hailey Hess, Sarah Hinkel, Jonathan Holden, Lydia Homsher, Avery Houser, Deegan Hughes, Ryan Kong, Emily Kreider, Kirsten Kriner, Micah Kurtz, Heather Lauver, Trysten LeBlanc, Devin Lorio, Alison Martin, Cayden McCabe, Jordan Miller, Noah Morrison, Myra Naqvi, Ashley Nolt, Rachel Oster, Brock Overlander, Madison Parduski, Jordynn Park, Madison Reisinger, Joseph Rhoads, Kaitlyn Rice, Joshua Schwartz, Ethan Seidel, Jordyn Shank, Haley Shaub, Levi Sites, Laura Smith, Carolyn Snyder, Carlee Stankiewicz, Evan Stehman, Emily Stoe, Milligan Straub, Emily Stuck, Jennifer Waldron, Catie Weber, Owen Weber, Aaron Wentzel, Julianne Wheeler, Desiree Whitcraft, Angel Williams, and Reagan Witman.

Ninth-graders on the list include Lydia Alkinburgh, Maude Barlett, Samantha Beckman, Ryan Bedi, Brian Breedlove, Ian Brown, Vianna Brydon, Tressa Burger, Victoria Burton, Emma Caszatt, Michael Clark, Reagan Clark, Jaidyn Coley, Katherine Cook, Levi Dannecker, Jack Dearborn, Amy Diaz, Andrea Dyer, Christine Emswiler, Jacob Erb, Morgan Ferree, Jorge Figueroa, Luke Fountain, Vincent Fulvio, Thomas Garner, Hunter Gehman, Isabella Gruber, Megan Harlacher, Brooke Henry, Michael Hindes, Anne Hollinger, Colin Hottenstein, Kyle Huncher, Conner Hyle, Aubree Jones, Connor Kauwell, Aiyana Kibler, Isabella Lapp, Isaac Lloyd, Gerson Malave Cortes, Sariah Marrero, Kaylee Marshall, Rita McKain, Charlene McNally, Tierani Melhorn, Paige Miller, Morgan Mullhausen, Ian Mummau, Diavionne Musser, Hannah Mylin, Dylan Nolt, Sophia Ortiz, Olivia Paul, Alexandra Peachey, Karolina Perez Relova, Julia Piatt, Nadia Rivera, Samuel Rothstein, Serenah Rush, Hunter Seifert, Joseph Sentz, Jessica Shaker, Hadley Shoaf, Lucia Skirboll, Kevin Slattery, Andrew Small, Tristan Stark, Mia Steffy, Lillian Stehman, Nicholas Stewart, Cody Stough, Iris Thomas, Gabbriell Troutman, Joseph Turbedsky, Sonia Wagner, Jayden Walker, Allison Wallander, Alyssa Werner, Rowan Willing, Randi Witman, Kathryn Wolf, Meg Zell, and Ellen Zern.

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Group Sets Prayer Vigil November 15, 2018

Maytown Stands for Life will hold its 14th monthly prayer vigil/witness on Sunday, Nov. 25, at 1:30 p.m. The group will meet and pray in the Center Square of Maytown.

Readers with questions may contact Larry Garber at 717-426-3689 or llgarber4@gmail.com.

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OMM To Celebrate The Season November 15, 2018

On My Mat (OMM), a yoga empowerment organization for girls, will be participating in an event at the Lancaster Barnstormers' stadium, 650 N. Prince St., Lancaster. The inaugural event, Christmas at Clipper, will feature more than 200 Christmas trees that will be decorated by various organizations.

To kick off the holiday event, OMM's executive director, Julie Mathers, will host a holiday craft making party at the Lancaster Lululemon, 661 Harrisburg Ave., Lancaster, on Saturday, Nov. 24, starting at 8:30 a.m. OMM participants and their families are encouraged to attend this event to help create decorations. Mathers will be on-site to promote the OMM program and answer questions from prospective families.

Through Sunday, Dec. 23, visitors will be encouraged to vote for their favorite tree with tickets, which may be purchased for a nominal fee. The tree that receives the most votes will be awarded the People's Choice Award and receive a $5,000 donation to the given charity or nonprofit. The trees that garner the second- and third-most votes will receive funds of $3,000 and $2,000, respectively, for their organizations as a donation. Winners will be announced on the Barnstormers' social media platforms.

The OMM Christmas tree will be decorated the week of Tuesday, Nov. 27. For more details, readers may visit www.onmymat.org.

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Senior Center Sets Activities November 15, 2018

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 Mondays through Fridays. Interested individuals may call the center at 717-367-7984 for more information or to make reservations. Readers may also visit www.etownareaseniorcenter.org for details.

The center will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 22 and 23, for the Thanksgiving holiday.

On Monday, Nov. 26, the schedule will feature walking at 9 a.m.; laddergolf at 9:30 a.m.; Strength, Stretch, and Balance at 10 a.m.; bingo at 10:45 a.m.; and pinochle at 12:30 p.m. Lunch will be a hot turkey sandwich with gravy, whipped potatoes, carrots, and applesauce.

Activities on Tuesday Nov. 27, will include walking at 9 a.m., a morning stretch at 9:30 a.m., music with Tony at 11 a.m., and funny jokes at 1 p.m. Lunch will be baked salmon, white rice, broccoli, and pineapple tidbits.

On Wednesday, Nov. 28, the center will offer walking at 9 a.m., chair exercise at 9:30 a.m., Wii Bowling or table games at 10 a.m., Lunch Bunch at 11 a.m., and Ukulele Band at 2 p.m. Lunch will be a barbecue burger, sweet potato bites, and fresh fruit.

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Holiday Card Drive Planned November 15, 2018

Cards and coloring pages for area military veterans are being collected through Tuesday, Dec. 4, as part of the American Red Cross' "Holidays for Heroes" program. Cards may be dropped off at any Royer's Flowers and Gifts location during normal business hours. Free coloring pages are available at the stores or can be downloaded at www.royers.com/holidaymail.

The Red Cross advises those preparing cards to use generic salutations such as "Dear Service Member," as cards addressed to specific individuals cannot be delivered through this program. Individuals should also include messages of support and thanks, sign their name to the cards, avoid including letters or other personal information, and refrain from choosing cards with glitter.

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Lititz Library Sets Schedule November 15, 2018

Lititz Public Library, 651 Kissel Hill Road, Lititz, has announced its schedule of programs for November. Readers may call the library at 717-626-2255 for more information.

The library will be closed on Monday, Dec. 24, and Tuesday, Dec. 25.

Parachute Play for children ages 3 to 5 will be held on Mondays, Dec. 3 and 10, at 9:30 a.m. or Tuesdays, Dec. 4 and 11, at 9:30 or 10:30 a.m. The program encourages cooperative play, following directions and motor skills coordination. Each class is limited to 12 children.

Holiday Family Storytime.edu will be held on Dec. 4 at 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 10 a.m. Attendees will kick off the holiday season with a special story time all about Christmas trees. Children of all ages are welcome with an adult.

Paws to READ will be held on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 10, 10:30, and 11 a.m. The Reading Education Assistance Dogs (READ) love to have children read to them and to be petted. Children may bring a favorite story or pick a book to read from the library. Participants should sign up for a half-hour slot.

Holiday Happening will be held on Saturdays, Dec. 8 and 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Attendees may make crafts and browse a table decked with children's library materials that can be purchased to commemorate someone special. A children's holiday-themed film will be shown throughout the day.

Santa Claus will make his annual stop at the library on Dec. 8 and 15 from 10 a.m. to noon to listen to children's wishes. He will read "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" at 11 a.m.

A holiday train display will be offered on Dec. 8 and 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Tuesday, Dec. 11, and Thursday, Dec. 13, from 3 to 6 p.m. All are welcome to see the model train displays set up by Lavon Stauffer, Greg Phillips and others.

Hank the Health Hero Tells a Story will take place on Dec. 8 at 10:30 a.m.

A Scrabble Meet-Up will be held on Monday, Dec. 10, from 1 to 3 p.m. Participants should bring their own boards for casual games of Scrabble.

The History Book Club will meet on Dec. 10 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss "Enrique Krause: Mexico, Biography of Power."

The Great Decisions Discussion Group will meet on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 6:30 p.m. The moderated, nonpartisan discussion group is for those with an interest in foreign affairs.

Registration for winter story time sessions, including Little Steps (for ages 6 to 24 months with a caregiver), will begin at 9 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, at the library, for residents of Elizabeth Township, Lititz Borough and Warwick Township. Beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 9 a.m., story time registration will be open to all if openings are available. Story time programs will begin the week of Monday, Jan. 28.

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Nursery School Student Wins Bicycle November 15, 2018

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School District Honors Veterans November 15, 2018

Elizabethtown Area School District (EASD) saluted 26 local veterans during its 11th annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Nov. 9. The program afforded school officials and high school students an opportunity to salute local veterans for their service to the country. It was also an opportunity for students to learn about the contributions that veterans have made and learn about the meaning of the holiday.

EASD board president Terry Seiders and Elizabethtown Borough Mayor Chuck Mummert joined superintendent of schools Dr. Michele Balliet in thanking the veterans who had gathered for the program in the high school auditorium. All five branches of the military - Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy - were represented among the veterans who gathered for the ceremony. Each veteran was presented with a certificate of appreciation and gratitude.

High school students Julia Anderson, Madelyn Nagel, and Alaina Telenko took part in the program along with the high school marching band. Nagel delivered the invocation, Telenko read a brief history of Veterans Day, and Anderson read a tribute poem to the veterans. The marching band performed the national anthem. Band member Matthew Merlo played taps.

During her remarks, Balliet challenged the more than 150 high school students in attendance to never forget the sacrifices of veterans both past and present.

The honorees were as follows.

Air Force: Clyde Barnhart, Donald Feiler, David Giuliano, James Hanley, Dan Helm, Keith Lloyd, and W. Fred Orth.

Army: Roger Hipple, Mark Klepping, Thomas Louie, Matthew McNitt, James Phillips, Suzanne Smith, and Dave Snavely.

Coast Guard: Ann Edwards and Lee Reed.

Marine Corps: Jacob Kadilak, Robert Murphy, Jason Potts, and James Read.

Marine Corps, Air Force, and Air National Guard: Jess Durham.

Navy: Russell Baker, Joseph Eckman, Chad Enck, Paul Rettew, and Daniel Serfass.

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School Honors Students Of The Month November 15, 2018

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