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Gallopers Plan Meeting June 21, 2017

The East York Gallopers will meet on Tuesday, July 11, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Commonwealth Fire Hall, 2045 N. Sherman St., York. Kay's Reflections will provide entertainment.

Attendees are asked to dress in red, white, and blue in honor of the Fourth of July. Four prizes will be awarded. Readers may contact Phil Nalbandian at 495-4015 for more information.


YCCF Board Welcomes Jones, Royce June 21, 2017

Dr. Darryl E. Jones and Maria L. Royce were named to the York County Community Foundation (YCCF) board of directors to further the organization's impact on the community. They bring expertise in education and health, two key focus areas of YCCF.

Jones is a recent transplant to York, as the relatively new vice president of the York campus of HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College. In this role, he is committed to expanding partnerships for the school in the local community. Jones spent 12 years in leadership roles at the College of New Rochelle in New Rochelle, N.Y. prior to joining the HACC staff.

Jones earned his doctorate in higher education leadership from Union Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio; his master's degree in education from Howard University in Washington, D.C.; and his bachelor's degree in psychology from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C. His college teaching experience includes childhood development and college placement and procedures.

Royce is a senior vice president of strategy and market development and a chief strategy officer for WellSpan Health. Her expertise in strategic and operational planning, community health improvement, philanthropy, marketing, communications, and community partnerships will be vital contributions to YCCF's board of directors.

She earned her master's degree in public administration/nonprofit management from the University of Pittsburgh and her bachelor's degree from LaRoche College in Pittsburgh.

The nominations of Jones and Royce were approved by the board of directors prior to YCCF's annual meeting on May 11. At that time, three longtime board members retired upon the completion of their nine-year terms. Lori O. Mitrick, John M. Polli, and Paul L. Rudy III were all recognized and thanked for their service during the annual meeting.

YCCF's 2017-18 board of directors consists of the following individuals: William R. Hartman, chair; Jeffrey D. Lobach, first vice chair; Elizabeth F. Carson, second vice chair; Krista Snyder Darr, secretary; Holly A. Mayer, assistant secretary; Henry J. Christ, treasurer; John Bailey; Bruce Bartels; Timothy J. Bupp; Joseph P. Clark II; Jane M. Conover, ex-officio; David M. Davidson; Dominic DelliCarpini; Jennifer Geesey; Michael H. Hady III; Michael Haun; Ronald L. Hershner; Darryl E. Jones; Jack Kay; Timothy Kinsley; Susan D. Krebs; Scott C. Rogers; Maria L. Royce; Jack Shorb; Patti Stirk; Joseph G. Wagman; Daniel Waltersdorff; and Tim Warfield.


Roundtable Sets Meeting June 21, 2017

The Central Pennsylvania World War II Roundtable will meet on Thursday, July 6, at 7 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, 433 E. Main St., Hummelstown.

The speaker will be David Tuck, who was born in Poland, lost his mother when he was six months old, and was raised by his Orthodox Jewish grandparents. When Tuck was 10, in 1939, the Germans invaded Poland. For more than five years after that, Tuck was interned in labor camps throughout Poland and Austria, including a sub-camp of Auschwitz.

By the spring of 1945, Tuck had been transferred to Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp in Austria. On May 5, he and his fellow survivors were liberated by the Americans.

Tuck is now a participant in The Witness to History Project, an outreach program of the Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center in Philadelphia. He feels speaking to audiences about his experiences fulfils a responsibility to educate the public about the lessons of the Holocaust.

The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, readers may contact Charlie Lloyd at or 717-503-2862 or visit


Surviving Spouse Socials To Meet June 21, 2017

Surviving Spouse Socials will meet on Tuesday, July 11, at 7 p.m. at Faith United Church of Christ, 509 Pacific Ave., York. Refreshments will be served after the meeting.

The groups usually meets on the first Tuesday of every month except in August and December. The date was changed this month due to the Fourth of July holiday.

All widowed men and women are welcome to attend. The group also offers social activities. Readers may call 717-266-2784 or 717-845-4176 for additional information.


Flower Club To Meet June 16, 2017

The Elizabethtown Flower Club will meet at noon on Monday, July 3, at The Gathering Place, 6 Pine St., Mount Joy. The program will include a sing-along with Elizabethtown mayor Chuck Mummert and a cake walk.

Guests are welcome. Reservations and cancellations must be made by calling Luann Gantz at 717-653-9390 by noon on Thursday, June 29, to defray the cost of a reserved meal.

For additional information, readers may search for "Elizabethtown Flower Club" on Facebook.


Club Holds Luncheon June 15, 2017


Garden Club To Meet June 14, 2017

The Oxford Green Thumb Garden Club will meet at noon on Wednesday, June 21, at 209 Delaware Ave., Oxford. The program will be the group's annual plant exchange.

Virginia Melrarh will be the hostess, and co-hostesses will be Phyllis Deaver and Deb Bloth.

Members should call 610-235-9950 if they are unable to attend the meeting.


Fair Organizers Plan Meeting June 14, 2017

The Elizabethtown Fair Board will hold its meeting at Harvey's Main Street Bar-B-Q, 304 E. Main St., Mount Joy, on Thursday, June 22. The meeting will begin at 8 p.m.

The public is invited.


Square Dancers Welcome Seniors June 14, 2017

The Curlique Square Dancers invite senior citizens to join them for modern Western square dancing. The group meets at Zion Lutheran Church, 100 W. Main St., Hummelstown, on most Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

The group dances to basic and mainstream singing calls on records. No experience is necessary, and group members will help newcomers learn the dances. No partner is needed, and there is no fee to participate. Participants are encouraged to wear casual clothes and comfortable shoes. Participants can attend when they wish.

Attendees should enter the church through the rear parking lot doors, turn left to the first door on the left, and go down the stairs. Individuals may stop by on any Tuesday, and interested participants may call Nancy at 717-534-2972 on Monday afternoon to ensure the group will be meeting the next day. Readers with questions may address them to Nancy or to Randy at 717-867-1168.


Genealogy Club Sets Meeting June 14, 2017

The Susquehanna Trail Genealogy Club will meet on Thursday, June 22, at 7 p.m., at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2100 Hollywood Drive, York Township.

The speaker will be author Ronald Hershner, who will review York County in the Civil War. Hershner is a practicing attorney and managing partner of a local law firm. He and his wife, Judy, reside in Springettsbury Township. Hershner has published the following books: "Letters From Home: York County Pennsylvania During the Civil War," "Cross Roads, a History and Reminiscences," "Round Hill Presbyterian Church: 250 Years of Faith," and "The Fertile Barrens; Land and Property in Eighteenth Century York County."

The public is invited to attend. A door prize and light refreshments will be provided.

For more information, readers may contact Frank Long at 717-244-7214 or visit

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