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Swiss Pioneer Association Holds Annual Big Spring Farm Days

(Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese)

The Swiss Pioneer Preservation Association held their annual Big Spring Farm Days recently with hundreds attending this educational and exciting event. The two-day event included live demonstrations of traditional threshing and harvesting methods using restored antique and vintage tools. There was hay making, threshing and countless displays offering insights into the past. One of the highlights of the weekend event is the Antique Tractor and Wagon Parade, which meanders through the crowd and property, allowing visitors an up-close view of equipment from the past – which even included a Conestoga wagon this year.

Shown are visitors watching a live demonstration of an old-time threshing machine.


Woodcrest Readies For 8th Annual Benefit Archery Shoot

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Woodcrest Retreat in Ephrata will hold its 8th Annual 3D Benefit Archery Shoot on Saturday, August 26. Archers of all ages are invited to attend and enjoy testing their skills on the 30-target course. With a wide variety of animals and shooting angles, this year will be sure to prepare you for the upcoming hunting season. For the registration fee, you will appreciate the hearty hot brunch at 10:00 a.m., during which you will be encouraged spiritually by speaker and archer Frank Rice. Then have a chance at door prizes and time to peruse the archery supplier booths.

The course opens at 7:00 a.m., closes over the brunch, speaker and door prizes, and then opens again. In the afternoon, archers may shoot the course for a reduced rate. Come enjoy a fun Saturday preparing for the upcoming archery season while supporting the summer camp ministry of Woodcrest Retreat. Registration is preferred for planning purposes but walk-ins accepted.

Call Woodcrest Retreat at 717-738-2233 to register or for more information. The retreat is located at 225 Woodcrest Drive in Ephrata and is a not-for-profit summer camp and retreat ministry.

Shown in the photo, from left to right, are Amber, Phil and Gwen Snader, Merv Gingrich, Karsten Weaver, Dick Farneth, Tanner Weaver, Nelson Weaver, Paul Snader and Anthony Sensenig.


Adamstown Area Library 3rd Annual Golf Benefit

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The 3rd Annual Golf Tournament benefitting the Adamstown Area Library will be held at Manor Golf Club, 153 Bran Road, Sinking Spring, on Saturday, August 26 at 1:30 p.m. and is a four-person scramble. The event includes fabulous $100 prizes, items from the 2017 Masters, dinner, ice cream sundae dessert, $10,000 hole in one, longest drive and closest to the pin.

Proceeds will benefit the Room to Grow Capital Campaign, which is over halfway to the goal of $1.5 million. For more information, please call Mitch Fasnacht at 717-598-9558.

Shown in the photo, from left to right, are Marj Hyrb (Board President), Mitch Fasnacht (Board Trustee), Yvonne Weaver (Board Trustee) and John Weaver (volunteer).


EASS Third Annual Car Wash

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Ephrata Area Social Services (EASS) is going to hold its 3rd Annual Car Wash on Saturday, August 19 at the 229 North State Street office in Ephrata. Customers are welcome to make a freewill donation of food items or funds to bolster agency resources. The Car Wash has been a cooperative effort with the Ephrata High School Cheerleaders, EASS board members, staff and friends since 2015. Come to the back of the EASS building between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon on Saturday, August 19 to have your car washed!

Shown are Tom Swalwell (EASS Executive Director) and Jazmin Sensenig.


“Giggle Magic” Captivates Young Audience

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Local youth were amazed as Marcy Klutchka delivered “Giggle Magic” at the Ephrata Library recently! Giggle Magic shows for this year’s Summer Reading Program included “Silly Safari,” “Farmyard Fun” and “Yum Yum Veggies.” These shows are designed to captivate young audiences and within seconds have the children giggling, engaged and off on a journey comprised of age-appropriate magic, puppets and slapstick comedy. Then it is time to get up and move to a Kidz-Rock Dance Party! Giggle + Magic = Awesome Entertainment!

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