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“July 4th Community Fun Night” Celebration To Be Held

(Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese)

“July 4th Community Fun Night” is a free community event, which is held adjacent to the Ephrata Church of the Brethren (ECOB) in the Lincoln Heights area, where Ephrata’s fireworks are set off. Come out and enjoy an evening of fun for the whole family, beginning at 5:00 p.m. with the games starting at 6:00 p.m., and ending with the Ephrata Fireworks display. Live music, juggling, demonstrations by the DKers from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., pony rides from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., games, inflatables, barrel train ride, spin art, face tattoos, free popcorn, and a variety of delicious food. There is no cost to enter and parking is by donation. Door prizes will be awarded at 9:00 p.m. and have been donated by local businesses (register at the Welcome Table).

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Local Senior Still Singing At 102 Years Old

(Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese)

Those attending the Lititz Senior Center took part in a special birthday celebration honoring Josephine Longcheck who turned 102 years old last Thursday, June 25. A day honoring Josephine included cake, flowers and a special appearance by her favorite musical group, Lost and Found.

Josephine attributes her longevity to healthy eating and she loves to sing Polish songs. She has been a regular at the Lititz Senior Center for over 20 years and really enjoys music. She has six siblings and three children.

Shown in the photo is Josephine (seated) along with friends who play cards with her, (left to right) Shirley Dellinger, Sandy Testerman and Sheila Maricondo.

 

Local Athletes Have High Aspirations

(Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese)

The following Cocalico athletes who will pursue sports at the D I, II or III level, were recognized recently. Shown in the photo are Cassandra Bean - Tennis, Dana Debalko - Field Hockey, Lea Dungan - Soccer, Sidney Evans - Swimming, Brooke Fritz - Lacrosse, Olivia Hass - Lacrosse, Samantha Marino - Swimming, Lauren Marte - Lacrosse, Jennifer Maxwell - Volleyball, Natalie Sukanick - Lacrosse, Mark Anthony - Baseball, Nathan Baxter - Baseball, Bryan Buckwalter - Track and Field, Michael Dueck - Baseball, John Fry - Football and Andrew Weston - Cross Country. Not pictured are Katelyn Bollinger - Track and Field, Mitch Staffer - Volleyball, Jacob Ilganfritz, Justin Marderness - Lacrosse, Jeremy Marshall - Baseball, Emily Parish - Swimming, Taylor Garman - Soccer, Taylor-Marie Everts - Golf and Courtney Forry - Lacrosse.

 

28th Annual Ephrata Youth Band Camp Was A Great Success

(Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese)

The 28th Annual Ephrata Youth Band Camp was held from Monday, June 22 to Thursday, June 25 at the Ephrata Intermediate School. The camp is designed for students who have just completed grades four, five and six. The program gives them more experience in ensemble playing and large group performance, and it provides a fun activity as well. The band practiced from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, Monday through Thursday. The time was spent in large and small group rehearsals interspersed with various activities for the students.  The goal of the camp was to perform an outdoor concert at Hershey Park on Thursday, June 25. After the performance, the students, accompanied by parent chaperones, enjoyed the amusement park for several hours and were treated to a picnic later in the day.

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