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Good Samaritan Services Launches Campaign March 25, 2019

Good Samaritan Services (GSS) is a Chester County- and Lancaster County-based organization that provides emergency shelter, transitional and permanent housing for those experiencing homelessness.

To honor the 10th anniversary of CEO Nate Hoffer's leadership at Good Samaritan Services (GSS), GSS board and staff have launched a campaign to fund permanent housing rental assistance for the organization's Bridge of Hope @ GSS program.

Through the "It's Good to Be Home!" campaign, GSS is seeking businesses, churches, schools, community groups and individuals to make donations or set up fundraising teams to help avert eviction and homelessness for single women with children in Chester and Lancaster counties.

When Hoffer was appointed as leader of GSS 10 years ago, the organization had three houses and served approximately 15 men in emergency shelter and transitional housing in a year. Now, GSS serves more than 185 men, women and children every year, working across the spectrum of needs, from emergency shelter and transitional housing to long-term affordable housing and permanent housing, with additional programs like matched savings, microfinance, mentoring and job training.

To find out more about the campaign, to donate or to raise funds through the crowd-sourced site Everyday Hero, readers may visit www.goodsamservices.org/good-to-be-home.

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DSAA Plans Expansion March 22, 2019

Donegal Substance Abuse Alliance (DSAA) is developing new programs and services to meet the needs of families impacted by addiction.

Additionally, the organization, which is currently located at 15A W. Main St., Mount Joy, is planning to relocate. The plan is to use the new space as a hub for family support, not just with the services it currently offers, such as family support, assistance with finding treatment, and naloxone distribution, but also with the new programs it intends to start after it moves. These programs are slated to include SMART (Self-Management and Recovery Training) Recovery meetings and SMART Teen meetings; the organization also plans to invite 12-step programs to meet at its location.

Among the special activities slated to be offered are sober social events for those in recovery, such as game nights, potluck dinners, and movie nights. Open hours will be set up for those in recovery to use computers to build resumes and search for jobs. Life skills classes and a clothing/hygiene pantry will also be available.

DSAA also plans to expand its family support programs by offering SMART Friends and Family meetings, as well as six-week group sessions; the organization currently can hold only one-on-one sessions. Additional plans call for holding family retreats to teach families how to manage the challenges that come when addiction is present in a family.

The organization has had many requests for support groups for children impacted by addiction. As DSAA's mission is to support families struggling with addiction, it is currently working with organizations and individuals experienced in working with children to develop evidence-based programming and support. DSAA is also planning to add support for those caring for their family members' children.

DSAA hopes that its hub will be a friendly, welcoming space full of activity. The organization estimates that it will cost $120,000 to cover construction and furnishings. It has currently raised $50,000.

For more information, readers may email dsasquared@gmail.com or call 717-492-4596.

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MAMOW Will Hold Breakfast Event March 22, 2019

The public is invited to attend the Millersville Area Meals on Wheels (MAMOW) community breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 6, at Millersville Community Church/First Campus, 121 N. George St., Millersville. Proceeds from the breakfast, sponsored by Millersville University's Phi Sigma Pi Chapter, will benefit MAMOW and its clients.

The menu will include pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, egg/ham/cheese and potato casseroles, caramel French toast, and coffee and juice. Separate costs have been set for adults and for children, with veterans and military personnel invited free of charge.

For more details, readers may contact Joanne DeRenzis at 717-872-2415 or office@mamow.org. For complete information about MAMOW, readers may visit https://mamow.org.

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Sorority To Offer Free Clothing March 22, 2019

The Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority at Millersville University will host its Spring Cleaning Clothing Exchange on Sunday, March 31, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. in Room 24 in the Millersville University Student Memorial Center on South George Street. Free clothing will be available to members of the campus and community.

Donations of gently used items will be accepted on the day of the event. Attendees may donate clothes for men, women, babies and children. Coats, blankets and shoes will also be accepted.

At the end of the event, all remaining items will be donated to the Maternal and Children's Health Consortium of Chester County. The organization's mission is to empower families to build a healthier and brighter future for their children by overcoming the social and environmental barriers that lead to poor health conditions.

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Garden Symposium Will Emphasize Native Plants, Pollinators March 22, 2019

The Master Gardener organizers of the 27th annual Shirley R. Wagner Garden Symposium have once again planned an event to appeal to anyone with an interest in gardening. Speakers during the event will talk about trends in gardening, weeds, woodland wildflowers, native bees, and plants for pollinators. An update on the spotted lanternfly infestation will also be offered.

"For a gardener, this is the place to be," said symposium co-chair Brenda Walker.

Fellow co-chair Holly List added, "It's a wonderful place to talk with other gardeners."

The symposium will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, at the Farm and Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster. When the doors open at 7:45 a.m., a continental breakfast will be available, and attendees may shop the Gardeners' Marketplace. Vendors will include sellers of stoneware and porcelain pottery, pollinator-attracting native plants, home and garden decor, small-batch bath and body projects, succulents, herbs, perennials, and preplanned gardens. Walker explained that preplanned gardens are approximately six to eight complementary plants sold as a group.

In addition to the businesses selling items, the Master Gardeners of Lancaster County will host the Garden Shed, offering gently used gardening materials as a preview of the group's annual plant sale, which will be held on Saturday, May 4, this year. "These are true gardeners' treasures," Walker remarked.

The newest class of Master Gardeners will display projects outlining the results of current research, including information on rain gardens, pollinators, vegetables, and more. All of the Master Gardeners were given an opportunity to include tidbits about their own gardens in the event booklet, a copy of which every attendee will receive along with seeds, information, and other resources.

Symposium attendees may visit the vendors during the breaks between sessions. Jourdan Cole of the Garden Media Group will kick things off by reviewing eight recent garden trends that encourage a love of nature.

"People have been saying they're looking forward to this (session)," List said.

Recently retired horticulture extension educator and Master Gardener Annette MaCoy will talk all about weeds and how to control them. List praised MaCoy's knowledge base and noted that she has trained many of the Master Gardeners in Lancaster County.

Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve executive director Miles Arnott will discuss the life cycles of early spring plants and their ecological benefit. "We don't often use them (in planned gardens) because they're not around very long, but they add a taste of spring when we're yearning for it," List said.

Kelly Gill is a pollinator conservation specialist for the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation and a partner biologist with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions. She will talk about native bees and their habitat needs, a topic that she frequently discusses during her role helping farmers, landowners, and others implement Farm Bill practices to conserve pollinators and other beneficial insects. In a second session, Gill will talk about designing and managing pollinator-friendly landscapes.

"Even a pot on a patio will help pollinators," said Master Gardener and symposium committee member Dyan Eisenberger. "They can act as way stations for insects and birds during migration."

Breakfast and lunch, as well as entries in the drawing for more than 100 prizes, will be included in the cost of attendance, and folks should register by Sunday, April 7, by visiting https://extension.psu.edu/wagner-garden or by calling the Penn State Registration Service at 877-345-0691 on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. For more information, readers may contact Master Gardener coordinator Lois Miklas at lim2@psu.edu or 717-394-6851.

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All Things Home Fair Has New Location March 21, 2019

The All Things Home Fair will have a new home this year. The annual event, which was held at Brightside Opportunities Center in previous years, will take place on Saturday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lancaster Rec Center, 525 Fairview Ave., Lancaster, and its next-door neighbor, Price Elementary School, 615 Fairview Ave.

The host sites are anchor organizations in SoWe, the southwest quadrant of Lancaster city bordered by Fairview Avenue and Prince, King, Manor, and Seymour streets. SoWe is a larger revitalization effort driven by Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership (LHOP) and neighborhood residents, explained SoWe neighborhood director Jake Thorsen. Residents of the southwest quadrant are especially encouraged to attend the home fair, but everyone else in Lancaster County is welcome to attend.

The fair is organized by LHOP and SoWe and will aim to provide helpful information for renters, homeowners, and buyers and sellers of property. Mortgage lenders, real estate agents, home inspectors, attorneys, and insurance agents will be among the exhibitors. Title companies and pest control agencies, along with the City of Lancaster, Pet Pantry of Lancaster County, and Lancaster-Lebanon Habitat, will also be represented.

"We (will encourage) people to talk to each of the vendors and enter door prize drawings," said LHOP director of development Laurie Moir. Among the prizes is a family pass to Conestoga Pines Pool.

"There are lots of giveaways just for coming," added event co-chair Carole Kirchner. She noted that while giveaways are fun, the real prize is the knowledge folks will glean at the event.

"My daughter came two years ago, and afterward, she said, 'What a really neat event,'" Kirchner related. "You will walk away with something you didn't know."

The event is open to everyone - not just first-time homebuyers - and children will be welcome. There will be activities for the youngsters, including the opportunity to decorate Easter bags and go on a scavenger hunt. There is also a playground behind the rec center and near the school for outdoor play.

Four seminars will be offered at the fair. Although attendance will be free of charge, due to space limitations, folks who plan to attend any of the seminars should register by searching for "All Things Home Fair" at www.eventbrite.com.

The seminar topics will cover the pathways to home ownership, real estate investing, rental etiquette, and how to be an attractive rental candidate. "We're emphasizing being your best advocate and having the tools to navigate the (rental or homeownership) system," Moir said. She noted that the seminar "Rental Candidate to Rental Tenant" is a preview of a program LHOP is developing. Topics discussed will be how to build credit and how to get to a position where one is ready to rent.

Spanish language translation will be available at the event.

Sponsor and vendor opportunities are still open. For more information about those and about the All Things Home Fair in general, readers may visit www.lhop.org or call 717-291-9945.

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Competition To Benefit Food Pantry March 21, 2019

To coincide with the popularity and competitiveness of the springtime college basketball tournament, the Honey Brook Food Pantry is holding its second annual March Madness Food Drive.

As part of the event, local businesses and organizations are competing to see which one can collect the most food and donations for the pantry. Last year, eight teams took part and were dubbed "Honey Brook's Elite Eight," competing against each other to become the 2018 Honey Brook Food Pantry champion.

This year, the event has been expanded to include 18 teams. Local businesses are taking part, as well as Honey Brook Elementary Center (HBEC), Heatherwood Retirement Community and Hickory House Nursing Home.

"Last year we limited it to the top eight employers in the area," explained food pantry volunteer Donna Horvath, one of the event organizers. "That was such a success, we decided to expand it to more retail-oriented businesses."

Horvath noted that Division 1 consists of larger employers, including wholesale-oriented businesses and HBEC. Division 2 is for smaller, retail-oriented businesses.

To equalize the size of the companies, the total pounds collected will be divided by the number of employees at each location. "The winners of each bracket will advance, and the losers will move to a consolation bracket," Horvath explained, noting that Dave Larson of R-V Industries designed the brackets.

For the first week, the food donations were weighed at the food pantry on March 15. A weigh-in was scheduled for March 22, and the final weigh-in will be on Friday, March 29.

Horvath reported that at the end of week one, nearly 2,700 pounds of food and dollars were donated, noting that a donation of one dollar is equal to one pound of food. Specifically, participants collected 1,711 pounds of food and more than $900. As of the first weigh-in, NovaCare Rehabilitation in Honey Brook was in the lead with more than 24 pounds/dollars per employee and HBEC was a close second at 21 pounds/dollars per employee, which includes teachers and support staff.

The winning team will receive a plaque and team picture. HBEC was last year's winner.

"We are a small community, and businesses are always hit up for donations. Rather than go to the business owners, we decided to get the employees involved and make it fun," Horvath said, noting how the idea came about. "It's a good team-building activity. People are enthused about it. People love competition."

Horvath invites the community to participate by donating food or making a financial contribution at a location of their choice. A list of participants and the brackets can be found by searching for "Honey Brook Food Pantry" on Facebook. "Everybody can donate a dollar or a can," she said. "Every pound makes a difference."

The Honey Brook Food Pantry is located at the Good Food Distribution Center, 5064 Horseshoe Pike, Honey Brook. Two distributions are held each month - on the second Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on the fourth Wednesday from 4 to 6:30 p.m.

For more information, readers may visit www.honeybrookfoodpantry.org or call 610-273-6102.

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Dog Rescue Seeks Foster Families, Offers Adoptable Pets March 20, 2019

Founders of To Love a Canine Rescue (TLC), which is based in Chester County, believe that all rescued, stray and abandoned dogs should live in a loving foster home before they find a permanent place to live.

That is why the nonprofit, all breed, no-kill foster-based rescue is seeking local residents willing to take a dog into their homes. Veterinary care, food and supplies such as crates, bowls and toys, are provided.

"We look for people to love the dogs until they are adopted. It's very fulfilling," said April Robinson, TLC marketing and events director. Robinson noted that the organization has found homes for more than 2,900 dogs since it formed in 2013. "We are proud of that," she stated.

She said people may find it hard to release their foster dogs when permanent homes are found, but TLC tries to make that transition easier. "The cool thing about TLC is that the foster families get to meet the people who are adopting the dog. They can answer questions of the adopters, and they get to see where the dog is ending up," Robinson explained. "You need to be in the mindset that the dog will get a great home and you can save another one because there are so many more who need to be saved."

Those who live in an apartment may also foster a dog with proof of their landlord's permission, and foster families are not required to have a fenced-in yard. "We have different types of fosters," said Robinson. "Overnight fosters are for dogs coming from transport. We have long-term fosters who will take a dog until it's adopted; it could be two days, two weeks or two months. There are summer fosters for when people go on vacation. We are very flexible as far as scheduling."

For more information and to complete an application, prospective foster families may visit www.tlcrescuepa.com/foster.

Those who are unable to foster a dog can volunteer in other capacities with the organization, such as helping with transports that come from other states. "We need help with meet-and-greet events, which we do every weekend, handling dogs and taxiing dogs and helping set up events," Robinson said.

The next scheduled meet-and-greet, where residents are invited to meet adoptable dogs, will be held on Sunday, March 31, from noon to 3 p.m. at Giggy Bites Bakery, 100 Ridge Road, Chadds Ford.

Those who are looking to adopt a dog from TLC may visit www.tlcrescuepa.com/our-adoption-process for details. "Once you are approved and let us know which dog you would like to meet, we will set up a private meeting at our adoption center," noted Robinson. "You have to bring your family and household dogs to make sure everyone gets along."

TLC dogs are spayed or neutered and brought up to date on shots appropriate for their age. They are also microchipped prior to being placed in their new homes.

To help finance its work, TLC holds fundraisers. The next event will be its fourth annual "Raffles for Ruffs" fundraiser on Saturday, April 6, at the Quality Inn & Suites, 943 S. High St., West Chester. The event will include food, door prizes and opportunities to win gift baskets and other prizes. "There will be a little box in front of the baskets, and you can drop in your tickets," said Robinson. "The admission fee gets you 25 tickets, and you can purchase more."

Food will be provided by a local Italian restaurant. Menu items will include pizza, pasta, sandwiches and salads. Tickets for the fundraiser will be sold at the door.

For more information about TLC, the fundraiser or upcoming meet-and-greets, readers may email info@tlcrescuepa.com or visit www.tlcrescuepa.com or www.facebook.com/TLCrescuePAinc.

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Chronic Disease Program Planned March 20, 2019

The York County Area Agency on Aging is offering a chronic disease self-management program called "Looking Beyond My Condition: Empowerment Tools to Manage Your Health, Your Way." The free workshops will be held from 12:30 to 3 p.m. every Monday from April 1 through May 6 at the Jewish Community Center, 2000 Hollywood Drive, York Township.

York County residents age 60 and older who are living with ongoing medical conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, COPD, stroke, cancer or others are invited to participate in the workshops. This interactive program will be taught by certified instructors through the agency.

Preregistration is required by calling Megan Craley at 717-771-9610.

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Bell Hires Program Coordinator March 19, 2019

Anne K. Elliott has been hired as the program coordinator/team lead for Bell Socialization Services' Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) program in the agency's mental health department.

In her new role at Bell, Elliott will supervise and oversee the daily functions of the ACT program, which provides rehabilitative support and psychosocial services to help people living with serious mental illness. Using a proactive, client-centered approach, the mobile outreach-oriented team delivers services in people's homes and/or workplaces.

Elliott earned her master's degree in forensic psychology from Argosy University in Phoenix. She most recently worked at WellSpan Philhaven, where she served as an allied mental health professional in Triage and Adult Day Hospital. She currently resides in Hershey with her family.

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ECHOS Will Hold Workshop March 14, 2019

Elizabethtown Community Housing & Outreach Services (ECHOS) will hold a free "Eat Well, Live Well" workshop on Thursday, March 28, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Community Place on Washington, 61 E. Washington St., Elizabethtown. The goal of the workshop is to teach individuals how to make healthier food choices and explore available healthy alternatives.

This workshop is a collaboration between PennState Health, Elizabethtown Area HUB and ECHOS. To register, contact Beth DeGoede with ECHOS at office@echoslancaster.org or 717-689-3423, ext. 200.

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Fundraiser To Support Food Bank March 13, 2019

The York County Food Bank has been chosen as the benefiting nonprofit to receive donations through the Giant "Bags 4 My Cause" fundraiser. This fundraiser will take place during the entire month of March at the East York location of Giant.

For every reusable bag that is sold in March at the Giant store located at 2415 E. Market St., York, a donation of $1 will be given to the York County Food Bank.

For more information on the Giant "Bags 4 My Cause" program, readers may visit https://giant.bags4mycause.com. For more information on the food bank or to learn about ways to help with the food bank's mission, readers may contact Debbie Krout at 717-846-6435 or debbiek@yorkfoodbank.org.

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Groups Partner To Aid Homeless Local Residents March 13, 2019

September House and Feed The Vets have partnered in an ongoing project to crochet plastic mats for homeless people. Volunteers collect recycled plastic grocery bags and then, under the direction of Tippy Ness, the volunteers cut the bags into strips, join the strips to make "plarn," and crochet the plarn into mats. The mats are given to Michael Gurreri of York Giving Helping Hands, CJ Hoffman and pastor Thomas Adinolfi for distribution to York County residents. The mats are used for waterproof ground covers and for use inside or underneath sleeping bags for those sleeping outside. It takes approximately 750 grocery bags to make one mat.

Anyone interested in donating bags or participating in the cutting, joining, or crocheting may call September House at 717-848-4417 for more information. A mat-making class will take place at September House, 1251 W. King St, York, on Thursday, April 11, from 10 a.m. to noon. Volunteers may also assist or drop off bags during the senior center's regular hours, on Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Animal Shelter Seeking Volunteers March 13, 2019

Heavenly Paws Animal Shelter Inc. is seeking volunteers to help care for the cats at the shelter's adoption centers. Heavenly Paws, an all-volunteer-run feline rescue, takes cats in off the streets and places them in foster homes across York County until they are ready to be available for adoption. Once ready for adoption, the cats temporarily live at any of the shelter's seven adoption centers in York County. Adoption centers are located at all Pet Valu locations in York County, as well as Cape Horn Pets in Red Lion and Petco at the West Manchester Town Center.

Volunteers are asked to care for the cats once per week. Tasks include cleaning, scooping litter, providing food and fresh water, socializing the cats with play and affection, and reporting any health or behavioral concerns.

To fill out a volunteer application, readers may visit www.heavenlypaws.wordpress.com/foster-volunteer. More information is available by emailing jennifer@heavenlypawsshelter.com.

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LINK Agencies Plan Training March 8, 2019

The Pennsylvania LINK to Aging and Disability Resources will hold its monthly community partners' cross-training meeting at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 21. The meeting will be held at Congregation Shaarai Shomayim, 75 E. James St., Lancaster.

The presenters will include Sue Soderberg of Goodwill Keystone Area and Bill Butler of Team River Runner. Soderberg will give an overview of Goodwill Keystone Area. Butler will talk about Team River Runner's mission to help wounded and disabled veterans.

To register, readers may call or text 717-380-9714 or email blllink@mail.com. Registrations should specify if attendees will require accommodations.

The Pennsylvania LINK to Aging and Disability Resources in Lancaster County is a coordinated and collaborative network of more than 206 partner entities. For more information, readers may visit https://berkslancasterlebanonlink.org/18-2/collaborative-partners/.

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PAFFA Students Will Volunteer Locally March 5, 2019

Members of the Pennsylvania FFA (PAFFA) will volunteer in the area while they are in Harrisburg for their annual FFA State Legislative Leadership Conference from Sunday, March 17, through Tuesday, March 19. Each year in conjunction with the leadership conference, members of the group participate in a community service day in which students and teachers from around the state volunteer at farms and other organizations. Hope Springs Farm in Hershey will again host a group of volunteers from the FFA. This year, the community service day will be held on Monday, March 18, from about 1 to 5 p.m.

The FFA group volunteering at Hope Springs Farm will prepare the flower and vegetable gardens, work on the five large compost bins, paint some pasture sheds, prepare the nature trail, and help with other assorted farm chores. Hope Springs Farm hosts a program for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and autism. Volunteer work on the farm is essential to the program, alongside the daily farm chores completed by participants of the day program called "Growers."

Growers' daily chores include horticulture activities and animal care. They grow and care for a wide variety of plants, including asparagus, raspberries, cabbage, carrots, and many other types of vegetables and fruit. The horticulture activities are intended to provide a connection between Growers' efforts and the results of growing something. They gain a sense of accomplishment and pride when they grow something they can eat and share with their family and friends. Horticultural therapy is believed to help improve cognitive abilities, socialization, language skills, and task initiation within adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and autism. Growers learn to work independently and as a team, solve problems, and follow directions through this form of therapy.

Animal care by Growers includes petting, grooming, walking, and feeding animals, as well as cleaning out stalls and pastures. Hope Springs Farm is home to two miniature horses, six goats, four sheep, five alpacas, three pigs, chickens, rabbits, cats, and more. Caring for the animals is intended to provide structure to the Growers' days, as well as a feeling of pride and ownership. Developing bonds with animals is intented to help Growers develop a better sense of self-worth and trust, stabilize their emotions, and improve their communication, self-regulation, and socialization skills.

Hope Springs Farm, 201 Trail Road, Hershey, was opened in 2005 by Nina and Neil Rovner for their daughter Mimi and other adults who have intellectual and developmental disabilities in the community. Today, more than 50 adults are enrolled in its day program. Growers also volunteer for organizations in the community, such as Meals on Wheels, the Humane Society, and food banks. For more information about Hope Springs Farm, readers may call 717-298-1845 or visit www.hopespringsfarm.org.

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Aaron's Acres Seeks Facility March 5, 2019

Aaron's Acres is searching for a year-round facility to accommodate its growing programs. A nonprofit organization in central Pennsylvania, Aaron's Acres provides individuals with developmental disabilities ages 5 through 21 year-round, therapeutically based, age-appropriate recreational programs focused on enhancing socialization and communication skills.

The search comes after the announcement of the Manheim Community Pool's potential 2020 close. Aaron's Acres has based its programs at the pool for the past five years, and pools have been a staple of Aaron's Acres' programs since the organization's start in 1998. The programs focus on including all participants in every activity regardless of ability level, meaning the organization has special requirements for a future facility.

In addition, Aaron's Acres hopes to consolidate its current facilities, including administrative offices and storage units, which are scattered across Lancaster County. The nonprofit is open to either developing a new building or repurposing an existing site.

During Aaron's Acres' 20th anniversary gala in December 2018, the organization unveiled conceptual designs for its future facility, but the group remains open to discussion. The project is estimated to cost between $4 million and $5 million.

Aaron's Acres is seeking the public's help in its search for a new location. To help, readers may call Aaron's Acres' Lancaster office at 717-917-6101. More information can be found at www.aaronsacres.org.

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COBYS Plans Orientation March 5, 2019

COBYS Family Services will offer resource family orientation sessions on Tuesdays, April 2 and 16, at 6 p.m. at the COBYS Murry Hill Center office, 444 Murry Hill Circle, Lancaster. The sessions will be identical.

This orientation is designed for families that want to learn more about foster care and adoption through foster care. During a two-hour educational session, families will receive an introduction to the roles, expectations and approval process for COBYS resource families. The orientation is free and places no obligation on those attending. Child care will not be provided.

COBYS Family Services is a Christian family service agency that provides foster care and adoption services; counseling for adults, children, and families; and family life education. It serves clients throughout southcentral Pennsylvania.

For more information or to reserve a space for an orientation session, readers may contact a COBYS resource home coordinator at 717-656-6580 or careforkids@cobys.org. To learn more about COBYS, readers may visit www.cobys.org.

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YCLC Seeks Volunteers March 5, 2019

The York County Literacy Council (YCLC) seeks volunteers age 55 and over as tutors in York and Hanover. Training will be provided in March, August or October in York and in April or November in Hanover.

Volunteer benefits include free supplemental liability insurance, recognition and appreciation events, and assistance with clearances. Readers may contact Scott Hunsinger at 717-893-8474 or yorkrsvp@rsvpcapreg.org for more information.

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Association Sets Meeting March 5, 2019

On Sunday, March 17, at 3 p.m., the board of directors of the Crispus Attucks Association, 605 S. Duke St., York, will host its 88th annual meeting. This free, public event will offer a reflection on 2018 accomplishments, provide a preview of the future, and recognize community members who have positively impacted Crispus Attucks and the York community.

All attendees will receive a copy of Crispus Attucks' latest annual report. Networking and light refreshments will follow the program.

Any questions concerning this event can be directed to Megan Fabie at mfabie@crispusattucks.org or 717-848-3610, ext. 248.

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