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Guess “Where’s Bella?” And Barnstorm

(Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese)

The “Where’s Bella?” contest continues with a new photo and location. Shopping News readers have the opportunity to win four field box tickets to a 2016 Lancaster Barnstormers baseball game during their regular season.

By correctly identifying the location in which Bella, the black lab, is photographed, your entry will be entered to win a weekly random drawing. Two winners will be selected each week. This week, the contest entry form, rules and regulations can be found on page 16A. Remember to check back weekly for a new chance to win!

Everyone loves summer, and one very good reason to look forward to summer is all the delicious local produce with which our area is blessed. Countless produce stands dot the countryside and each one keeps customers coming back for more. Right now, sweet corn can be found in abundance so Bella hopped on the corn wagon to see what’s involved in getting produce from field to market. She can be seen in the photo guarding the latest batch as it nears the market. Can you name the produce stand?

The winners who correctly identified Bella’s location in the July 13th issue are: Lisa Byrom, Reinholds, and Keith Mozeliak, Ephrata. Bella was in Ephrata with Magisterial District Judge Tony Russell.


Ephrata Masonic Lodge #665 Presents Scholarships

(Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese)

The Ephrata Masonic Lodge presented three scholarships to students furthering their education. The three recipients included: Aaron Schrom (who will be attending Widener University), Tyler Weinhold (attending the University of Tampa) and Rebecca Moyer (attending Penn State). This year marks the 21st year of the scholarship program, which has presented over 75 scholarships during that time.

Shown in the photo, from left to right, are: (front) Norm Wangman (Mason Committee Member), Chris Weinhold (father, accepting on behalf of his son, Tyler Weinhold), Jeffrey Yorty (Worshipful Master), Aaron Schrom (recipient), Fred Whitley (Mason Scholarship Co-Chair); (middle) Tim Sumner (Mason Committee Member), Don Loucks (Mason Scholarship Co-Chair), Laurelyn Schrom (mother), Jim Brodt (Past Master), Dennis Zimmerman (Committee Member); (back) Todd Hoak (Sr. Deacon), Jason Martin (Sr. Warden) and Jack Harley (Past Master). Missing is recipient Rebecca Moyer.


Civil War Day To Be Held At Reamstown Memorial Park

Witness Civil War skirmishes and hear stories about the war that almost divided the country during Civil War Day on Saturday, July 30 at Reamstown Memorial Park. The park, located behind Reamstown Community Center, 23 East Church Street in Reamstown, will open at 9:00 a.m. The opening ceremony will be held at 9:30 a.m., with the event ending at 4:00 p.m.

Shown in the photo are members of Company C, 53rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. The 53rd will be performing firing demonstrations and Company drill throughout the day.

A parade drill demon­stra­tion at 11:00 a.m. and a battle reenactment, or skirmish, at 2:00 p.m. will be performed by the 79th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, the 1st Pennsylvania Reserves and the 1st Virginia Irish Brigade. The groups will also demonstrate camp life throughout the day.

Talks by members of the 1st Defenders Civil War Round Table in Reading will be held inside the Community Center. At 10:00 a.m., Dave Fox will speak about the Union Cavalry; at 12:30 p.m., Bob Shuman will present on the Burning of Chambersburg; and at 3:00 p.m., Craig Breneiser will talk about the Andersonville Prison.

Food will be available for purchase. Civil War Day is sponsored by the Reamstown Historical Society and Museum.


Cocalico Valley 3376 VFW Auxiliary Officers Installed

(Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese)

Cocalico Valley 3376 VFW Auxiliary Officers for 2016-2017 were installed recently at the VFW Post. The installing officer was John B. Getz, Jr., Department of PA VFW Adjutant/Quartermaster.

They are accepting new members, male and female. Help them help veterans, their families and the community by joining the Auxiliary. For more information, contact Jessie Pierce, Treasurer, at 717-733-8823.

Shown in the photo, from left to right, are (front row) Jessie Pierce, Treasurer; Linda Miller, Secretary; Edie Snyder, Jr., Vice President; Peggy Croft, Sr. Vice President; (back row) Gene Cash, Guard; Mary Getz, President; John Getz, Installing Officer; Keith Klopp, Conductor; and Gale Martin, Patriotic Instructor.


Lancaster County Offers A Breath Of Fresh Air To Visiting Children

(Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese)

The Lancaster County Fresh Air Committee welcomed seven more children to the area recently as they arrived at Groffdale Church to meet their host families. Each year, close to 4,000 kids visit volunteer host families along the east coast. Children enjoy a wide range of new experiences and the simplest things are sometimes the most memorable. From sleeping out in a tent under starry skies to running barefoot in the green grass, both Fresh Air children and their host families experience time together in a way that leaves a lasting impression on all parties. Shown are several vignettes of families greeting their visiting children.

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