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Community Melting Pot Festival To Be Held At LCOB

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The Cross Cultural Committee at the Lancaster Church of the Brethren (LCOB) is planning an event not to be missed this summer! LCOB, located at 1601 Sunset Avenue, Lancaster, is hosting the Community Melting Pot Festival on Saturday, August 5 in the church parking lot and the surrounding areas. Plans are being made to welcome all of their friends and neighbors to join in from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for free food (hot dogs, donuts, ice cream and more), music selections from LCOB’s multi-cultural ministries and ethnic foods representing the congregation’s many national backgrounds. Activities being planned for children include pony rides, games and barrel train rides.

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Color And Foam 5K Run To Help Children Planned

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A Color and Foam 5K Run to Help Children will be held on Saturday, July 29 at 9:00 a.m. at Brubaker Park in East Earl. This 5K run/walk helps local missionaries from the area who are helping children heal from trauma, abuse and abandonment. The work has now spread to help children in multiple Central American countries as well as inner city Chicago. A portion of the proceeds from this event will also go to help teens in Ephrata through Friday Night Skate. This is the 5th year for this event and hundreds attend to enjoy the live music, food, giveaways, color blast and foam machine. For more information, visit www.runtohelpchildren.com or call 717-466-1860.

Shown in the photo are several children eagerly awaiting this exciting event.


Reinholds Trinity Chapel Annual Summer Festival

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The Reinholds Station Trinity Chapel is busy preparing for its upcoming Summer Art Festival on Saturday, August 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the chapel in Reinholds. There will be food and refreshments and lots of talented artisans offering their work. The event is now in its 24th year.

Shown in the photo, from left to right, are (front) Pat Lausch (Reverse Painting on Glass), Kelly Interante (Decorated Windows), Helen Gordon (Artist), Gail Burkholder (Wool Rugs); (back) Janet Fasnacht (Spinning Wool), Lisa Paradis (Painted Sea Glass), Sam Shoemaker (Redware Pottery) and Michael Brown (Papier Mache).


The Friendly Circle Honors 100-Year-Old Member

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The Friendly Circle Senior Club helped long-time member Ethel Markel celebrate her 100th birthday at their recent gathering. Ethel was born on July 12, 1917 and she lives with her daughter Marjorie Ulrich in Reinholds. Ethel is a longstanding member of Friendly Circle and she was involved from the start when they met at Salem Lutheran Church in Lincoln.

Shown in the photo, from left to right, are Charlotte Putt (President), Alma Buffenmyer, Ethel Markel (seated) and her daughter Marjorie Ulrich. Not shown is daughter Robin Haws.


EASS 46th Anniversary Night Of Celebration

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Ephrata Area Social Services (EASS) is celebrating its 46th anniversary at the Eicher Arts Center followed by attending the current play at EPAC, “Hairspray,” on Friday, July 28. A reception at Eicher starts at 6:30 p.m. with music provided by The Craven Family Band and catering by The Hill. Wine and water will be available.

There is a cost for the tickets to benefit the EASS Meals on Wheels and Food Bank programs. Please call 717-733-0345 for tickets and follow EASS on Facebook.

Shown in the photo, from left to right, are EASS Director Tom Swalwell and Alma Buffenmyer with your ticket to an exciting, fun-filled night.

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