Pantry To Benefit From Food Drive June 22, 2017
CrossNet Ministries' food pantry has been selected as the beneficiary of the Independence From Hunger Food Drive.
During the month of July, local residents may support the food pantry in two ways when they visit the New Holland Grocery Outlet, 685 W. Main St. They may purchase a prepackaged bag of groceries, which contains needed items for the food pantry, or they can make a monetary donation, which will be put on gift cards for the food pantry to use to purchase items.
World War II Encampment Posted June 21, 2017
American Living History Association will present a World War II encampment, "The Life of a Soldier Who Served," at the Gun Bunker, 60 E. Forrest Ave., Shrewsbury, on Saturday and Sunday, July 1 and 2. The event will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the re-enactment will take place from 1 to 2 p.m.
The event will feature free admission. For more information, readers may call 717-227-4867.
Local Charities To Benefit June 21, 2017
Local charities dealing with bullying, depression and grief, and addiction will receive a portion of proceeds from sales of the Row by Row Junior quilt row kits that are purchased at Half Moon Handwerks, 214 Third St., New Cumberland. Free patterns will also be available.
Row by Row Junior is being offered through the Row by Row Experience. The experience is available from June 21 to Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 4, at various locations in North America. Half Moon Handwerks' row for Row by Row Junior is "High Tops," featuring specially made shoelaces. For more information, readers may call the shop at 717-774-3020.
More information on the Row by Row Experience, including a list of participating locations, is available at www.rowbyrowexperience.com.
United Way Holds Trike Race June 15, 2017
The United Way of Lancaster held its 19th annual Trike Race on May 4 at the Rhoads Energy Training Center. The event raised $2,500 for the United Way of Lancaster.
Nine companies competed in the relay-race competition to determine the area's dominant tricycle team. Nxtbook Media LLC took home first place for the second consecutive year. The participating companies for 2017 each contributed a donation to United Way that served as an entry fee. Other community partners contributed sound equipment, underwriting, and food.
Next year's Trike Race will be held in May 2018. For more information on this year's results or to learn how to participate next year, readers may contact Kevin Ditzler, lead director of resource development, at Ditzler@UWLanc.org or 717-824-8128.
For more than 90 years, United Way of Lancaster County has endeavored to help make change happen across Lancaster County by providing opportunities for community members to give, advocate, and volunteer.
Students Receive Scholarships June 14, 2017
Sabrina Stough, Hayley Arnold, and Jena Bixler are the 2017 Dennis Flickinger Honorable Scholarship winners, as announced by First Capital Federal Credit Union. The three winners each received a check for $1,000 to be used toward their first year of schooling.
Sabrina is a graduate of Dallastown Area High School, where she played on the varsity basketball team, was involved with track and field, and was in the Varsity Club. She is also involved with her church and helps with the Dallastown Youth Basketball program. She plans to enter West Virginia University this fall to pursue a degree in health sciences with the goal of becoming an orthopedic surgeon.
Hayley is a graduate of Spring Grove Area High School, where she was involved with Link Crew, National Honor Society, History Club, field hockey, and more. Outside of school, Hayley is involved with her church. She plans to enter West Chester University in the fall to pursue a degree in biology with the goal of becoming a pediatrician.
Jena is a graduate of West York Area High School, where she was on the distinguished honor roll, played field hockey, and organized the Kilts for a Cause game to support LifePath Christian Ministries. She plans to start classes at York College in the fall and pursue a degree in graphic design.
The scholarship program was renamed the Dennis Flickinger scholarship program in 2016 to honor Flickinger, a former CEO who retired in 2015.