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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.


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 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


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


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


Gospel Quartet Wins Award November 15, 2018


Mount Joy Rotary Honors Students Of The Month November 15, 2018

Donegal High School has announced that Lauren Stwalley and Zachary Runkle were the Mount Joy Rotary Students of the Month for November. The students were honored by members of the Rotary Club during its monthly luncheon meeting.

Lauren is the daughter of Diane Renner of Mount Joy and Brian Stwalley of Dillsburg. She is a member of the Math Honor Society, the National Honor Society, FBLA, Senator for a Day, and Democracy Day. Lauren is president of both Student Council and the senior class. She is a member of the Varsity Club and Booster Club, as well as the girls soccer team, of which she was the captain this year.

Outside of school, Lauren volunteers as a coach for Donegal Youth Soccer. She plans to pursue a college degree in health care business/policy.

Zachary is the son of Christopher and Jennifer Runkle of Marietta. He is a member of the National Honor Society and the boys soccer team, having served as captain of the varsity boys soccer team during his junior and senior years. He visits the Donegal Primary School to read to younger students with the Varsity Club. Zachary is involved with the Donegal Experiential Education Program (DEEP).

Outside of school, Zachary attends church at LCBC Manheim campus, volunteers at the Columbia Food Bank, and serves as an assistant coach for the Donegal U11 Girls Select Soccer team. He also plays club soccer for HMMS Eagle FC '00 Titans.

Zachary plans to obtain a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.


Woman's Club To Host Achterberg November 15, 2018

The Lampeter-Strasburg Area Woman's Club will welcome author Cara Sue Achterberg on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 7 p.m. The program will take place at Wesley United Methodist Church, 40 W. Main St., Strasburg.

Achterberg will talk about her memoir "Another Good Dog," which was a People Magazine People's Pick. She will discuss her passion for fostering dogs, which led her to foster more than 50 dogs in less than two years. More information is available at


HLAA Chapter Sets Meeting November 15, 2018

The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) Capital Region Chapter will hold a meeting on Monday, Nov. 26, at 7:10 p.m. in the Community Center at the GIANT Food Store, second floor, 3301 Trindle Road, in the Camp Hill Shopping Center.

Guest speaker Matthew Frampton of South Central Pennsylvania Highway Safety will share about the PA Yellow Dot Program and how individuals can use it. He will also discuss Emergency Contact Information programs.

The meeting is free and open to the public. People who are hard-of-hearing and those they live with are especially invited to attend. The meeting will be captioned in real-time, and refreshments will be provided.

For more information, readers may may visit or call 717-802-6918. Details about the HLAA are available at


Meeting To Feature Pearl Harbor Survivors November 15, 2018

The World War II Oral History Club will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 7 p.m. at St. Anne's Retirement Community, 3952 Columbia Ave., Columbia.

The club will welcome Pearl Harbor survivors William Bonelli and Henry "Hank" Heim. They will share their experiences as a B-17 mechanic and gunner, respectively, as well as training to be a B-17 pilot and surviving the attack on Pearl Harbor.

The club meets at St. Anne's on the last Tuesday of each month except December. All WWII veterans and family members, as well as those who have an interest in WWII history, are invited to attend. WWII veterans who would like to share their experiences at a meeting may contact the club.

For more information, call 717-319-3430.


Fischel To Present Program November 15, 2018

Dr. Jack Fischel will present "U.S., Great Britain, Israel, and the Holocaust" on Monday, Nov. 26, at 7 p.m. at Congregation Degel Israel, 1120 Columbia Ave., Lancaster.

Fischel is an emeritus professor of history at Millersville Unviersity and a visiting professor of humanities at Messiah College. He has authored nine books on the Holocaust and has written hundreds of articles on the Holocaust, Israel, and other aspects of Jewish life and history.

The presentation is open to the public. For more information or to register, readers may email or call 717-402-1012.


York College CCE Names Assistant November 15, 2018

York College's Center for Community Engagement (CCE), 59 E. Market St., York, will be open to the public throughout the day, due in part to the hiring of senior administrative assistant Karin Swartz.

Beginning on Monday, Nov. 26, the CCE will be open on Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. year-round, as well as on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from September through April and from 9 to 11 a.m. from May through August.

Extending access to the center expands upon the history of the building as a place where leaders of York met to make plans to better the community, according to CCE dean Dominic DelliCarpini.

Swartz has experience serving the York community and York College. She has returned to York College after serving as director of communications for York Country Day School. Prior to that, she was the assistant director of the York College Fund. Before earning her master's degree in higher education from the University of Pennsylvania, Swartz attended Ursinus College, where she studied business, economics, and theater. She serves on the board of directors for DreamWrights Center for the Arts, the Advisory Board of York Young Professionals, and the Give Day Committee for Give Local York, and she is the founder and president of the York Fringe, which produced the City of York's first-ever Fringe Festival in August.


Model Railroaders Plan Open Houses November 15, 2018

The Red Lion Train Station Model Railroaders will hold holiday open houses on Sundays, Nov. 25, Dec. 2, Dec. 9, Dec. 16, and Dec. 30, from 1 to 5 p.m.; on Thursday, Dec. 27, and Friday, Dec. 28, from 7 to 9 p.m.; and on Monday, Dec. 31, from 7 to 11:30 p.m.

Attendees will be able to view the club's O-gauge, N-gauge, and S-gauge layouts and other model railroad layouts located in the historic Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad's Red Lion Train Station Museum, 73 N. Main St., Red Lion.

Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

The club will give away four complete, ready-to-run train sets on New Year's Eve, Dec. 31, at 11 p.m. Entrants do not need to be present to win. Tickets are currently available for purchase.

The club welcomes new members.


Flower Club Members Will Gather November 15, 2018

The Elizabethtown Flower Club will meet at noon on Monday, Dec. 3, at The Gathering Place, 6 Pine St., Mount Joy. Members are asked to bring plants, baked goods or seasonal decorations for the silent auction. Guests are welcome to attend.

Reservations and cancellations must be made by noon on Thursday, Nov. 29, by calling Mary Ann Kale at 717-653-9183 to avoid payment for a reserved meal. A cost for the lunch has been set.


Lions Induct New Member November 15, 2018


Lions Club Honors Student November 15, 2018

The Stewartstown Lions Club recognized Kennard-Dale High School senior Bryce Baliko of Fawn Grove as its September Student of the Month, representing the fine arts department.

Bryce is the son of Alex and Heather Baliko of Fawn Grove.

Bryce has been involved in the following activities: soccer, marching band, jazz band, sax quartet, Students for Christ, pit orchestra, vocals, men's ensemble, Future Business Leaders of America, and men's leadership club.

His work and community activities include Company of Praise SUMC, Stewartstown Music Theatre, and volunteering at SpiriTrust Lutheran in Shrewsbury.

Bryce plans to attend college to major in music.


Group Meets With Former HUD Secretary November 15, 2018


Nersten Honored As Student Of The Month November 15, 2018

The Stewartstown Lions Club recently recognized Colleen Nersten as the Student of the Month for October. Nersten represented the math department at Kennard-Dale High School.

Colleen is the daughter of Maureen and Scott Nersten of Stewartstown. She has served as class president and has been involved in Aevidum, the Health Careers Club, the Envirothon, Future Business Leaders of America, Varsity Club, National Honor Society, and Academic Letter Society. She has played soccer in high school.

Colleen has been listed on the distinguished honor roll. She received the Principal's Award and in 10th grade was named English Student of the Year. In the community, she is a member of the York County Student Diversity Council.

She is interested in studying biology with a focus in genetics in college. She wants to attend medical school, become a doctor, and work for an organization like Doctors Without Borders.


LCCC Presents Donations At Car Show November 15, 2018

The Lancaster County Corvette Club (LCCC) held its annual American Legends Fun Show for Corvettes and any other GM or GM-powered cars at Faulkner Chevrolet on Oct. 21. More than 145 cars showed up for the event despite the cold weather. Awards were presented in 15 classes - seven for Corvettes and eight for non-Corvettes - along with special awards presented by Clare House Lancaster and Faulkner Chevrolet. Best of Show trophies were awarded for Best GM Car, Best GM Truck and Best Corvette.

During the afternoon, checks were presented for $23,000 to Clare House and for $22,500 to the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation (CMAF). During the year, LCCC members sold giveaway drawing tickets for a new 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. The proceeds from the ticket sale minus the costs of the car were split between the Clare House and CMAF. The car was awarded to Chris and Donna Giles of Conisteo, N.Y., during the annual Corvettes at Carlisle event in late August. LCCC governor Clyde Mooney presented checks to Eva Dombrowski, Clare House executive director; Valerie Kissinger of Clare House board of directors; and Judy Miller, Chip Miller's widow and assistant treasurer of the CMAF.

The club has organized numerous car giveaway drawings in the past, but after a gap it restarted its efforts last year. In 2016 and 2017, the club distributed more than $51,000 each year to the same two charities. Along with the giveaway drawing for the car, the club also has other shows and events through the year. These activities also raise additional funds for Clare House, the club's dedicated primary beneficiary.

For more information, readers may contact Mooney at 717-898-2766 or

Information about the charities is available at and Information about LCCC is available at


Wilson Receieves Award November 15, 2018

Penn-Cumberland Garden Club (PCGC) president Karen McAuliffe recently presented the Exceptional Horticulture Award to Betty Wilson of Mechanicsburg.

Wilson was recognized for her horticulture knowledge as well as her work with rhododendrons, daffodils, and pressed flower designs. Wilson's name will be inscribed on the Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania's (GCFP) Honor Roll of Exceptional Horticulturists. She is the 10th PCGC member to be added to the Honor Roll.

GCFP's Honor Roll lists those members who have exhibited their experience, education and sharing in an exceptional manner.


Shadowfax Holds Picnic, Dinner November 15, 2018

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