Fundraiser To Benefit Library July 13, 2018
The Milanof-Schock Library will benefit from the Meal on the Porch fundraiser to be held on Friday, July 20, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Darrenkamp's, 945 E. Main St., Mount Joy.
For a set fee, individuals may purchase a meal of a pork barbecue sandwich, a bag of chips, and a beverage. Proceeds will benefit the library.
Farm Show Event Raises Funds July 11, 2018
During its Farm Show Weekend, the Lancaster Barnstormers raised $6,800 to support the mission of the youth program at the Lancaster County Agriculture Council. It is the third year the Lancaster County Agriculture Council has teamed up with the Barnstormers to organize the Farm Show, which took place from June 22 to 24.
Farmers, agriculture business owners and employees, and 4-H and FFA students were among the 15,000 who attended the three-day event. Outside of the stadium, modern and antique tractors and other machinery were on display for attendees to check out.
On June 23, live farm animals took over the outfield, including cows, sheep, pigs, alpacas and rabbits. Agriculture-themed games were highlighted in between innings, such as alpaca races. Local dairy princesses were on hand to answer questions from the crowd.
Pennsylvania secretary of agriculture Russell Redding was the guest of honor on June 23 at a pre-game program. Redding also threw out the first pitch to start the game.
The Lancaster County Agriculture Council also presented its science fair winners with the Lancaster Agriculture Innovation Awards. A $500 donation also was awarded to Lancaster County Career and Technology Center's Animal Production Science and Technology program.
The Arc Recognizes Donors July 3, 2018
The Arc of York County recently recognized a new class of donors who have contributed significantly to its efforts of bringing respect and independence to individuals with intellectual disabilities. The donors were invited to a reception on June 21 at The Arc of York County's Camp Pennwood, where each selected a leaf on the Philanthro-Tree mural. The name of each donor was permanently placed on the selected leaf to commemorate contributions made during the 2017-18 program year.
This year's leaves were claimed by various businesses and groups, including Members 1st Federal Credit Union, South End Democratic Club, and the Walmart Foundation. One leaf was claimed in memory of Dudley and Sylvia Kramer. Present for the reception were representatives from Members 1st Federal Credit Union and PCBH, along with members of the staff and board for The Arc of York County, including executive director Josh Leik and board president Ray Kraft. In order to receive a leaf on the mural, businesses, organizations or individuals must contribute $1,000 or more in a program year.
The Arc of York County is dedicated to improving the lives of people with intellectual disabilities and their families by promoting and providing supports and services. The organization also fosters research and education regarding the prevention of intellectual disabilities in infants and young children.
For more information on The Arc of York County, readers may call 717-846-6589 or visit www.thearcofyorkcounty.org.
Fundraiser To Benefit Alzheimer's Association June 29, 2018
The Alzheimer's Association will benefit from a fundraiser that will take place on Monday, July 9, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Friendly's, 1521 Oregon Pike, Lancaster.
A percentage of the proceeds from purchases made during that time frame will benefit the association. Giveaway drawings and other prizes will also be part of the event.
For more information, readers may call Mary Read at 717-333-0689.
Solanco, L-S Seniors Receive Scholarships June 27, 2018
The Southern Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce has awarded $500 scholarships to graduating seniors in both the Solanco and Lampeter-Strasburg (L-S) school districts. The Solanco scholarship recipients are Timothy Schmitt and Joshua Zimmerman, while Kyle Knapp was chosen to receive the Lampeter-Strasburg scholarship. The scholarships are awarded annually to students in each district who plan to pursue a career in business through post-secondary education or by starting their own business.
The Southern Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce obtains funding for the scholarships through its annual Shredding Event, held on the first Friday in June each year at G.R. Mitchell Inc. on Beaver Valley Pike in Willow Street. At the Shredding Event, local businesses, organizations and residents bring their sensitive and confidential paper-based materials for shredding. All shredded material is recycled. Donations are encouraged and are used by the Chamber to fund the annual college scholarships.
For more information, readers may call Keith Kaufman, secretary of the Southern Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce, at 717-786-5617.
New Foundation Announces Scholarships June 25, 2018
The Lancaster Country Club (LCC) and South Korean professional golfer and 2015 U.S. Women's Open champion In Gee Chun have partnered to launch the In Gee Chun Lancaster Country Club Education Foundation. The foundation will provide scholarships to help students who have ties to golf or LCC, including employees and caddies, achieve their educational goals.
The In Gee Chun Lancaster Country Club Education Foundation will provide scholarships to students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate education in the field of their choice. Scholarships are also available for students in secondary school, those seeking vocational education, or those striving to achieve specific academic objectives.
The partnership announcement is a result of the personal relationships In Gee Chun developed with the community and members of LCC during her time playing in the 2015 U.S. Women's Open held at Lancaster Country Club.
Scholarships will be awarded annually beginning this summer. Applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, with varying scholarship amounts awarded. Students interested in applying for a scholarship may contact the In Gee Chun Lancaster Country Club Education Foundation at 717-393-3886 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fundraiser To Benefit Fire Company June 22, 2018
The Quarryville Fire Company will benefit from Give Back Tuesdays, a fundraising event to be held during July.
Every Tuesday in July from 4 to 8 p.m., a percentage of the dinner sales at C.R. Lapp's Family Restaurant, 101 Fite Way, Quarryville, will be donated to the fire company.
School Supply Collection Posted June 22, 2018
Children's Home of York will benefit from an item collection throughout July. Community members may donate school supplies, such as composition notebooks, pencils, pens, rulers, glue sticks, erasers, backpacks, highlighters, three-ring binders, and coloring utensils, such as crayons, markers, and colored pencils. The items should be new, and spiral-bound notebooks will not be accepted.
Individuals may drop off items on Mondays to Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at U-Stor-It Self Storage, 2786 S. Queen St., Dallastown, and on Mondays to Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at U-Stor-It Self Storage, 1331 N. Sherman St., York.
For more information, readers may call the South Queen Street location at 717-741-2202 or the North Sherman Street location at 717-840-9369.