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Akron Lions Club Gives Back To The Community

(Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese)

The Akron Lions share their profits from the Ephrata Fair food sales. It has been since the end of September that the Akron Lions served about 14,000 toasted cheeseburgers. “We Serve” is the Lions’ motto, so serving sandwiches gave them the opportunity to give to other organizations in the community, so that they in turn may serve the people that they help. The Akron Lions invited 16 community organizations to their Donation Dinner Meeting to pass on those profits from the Ephrata Fair. Many of the organizations they donate to also help the Lions in the trailer during fair week, which they appreciate so much. Thanks to all who purchased food items from the stand. They hope you come back for the 100th year of the Ephrata Fair. The total donation amount was $28,400.

Shown in the photo, from left to right, are (front) Phylis Peters (Homes of Hope), Penny Talbert (Ephrata Library), Lisa Shaver (Ephrata Area Social Services), Ashley Eager (Good Samaritan Shelter), Joan Stauffer (4 Our Kids), Megan Tomshek (Vision Corps Foundation), Karen Hummel (Ephrata Area Rehabilitation); (back) Jeff Myers (Make-A-Wish), Ken Lausch (Akron Fire Company), Dr. Scott Jackson (Dove Ministries), Pam Wolf (Akron Scouts), Les Martzal (Ephrata Ambulance), Frank Wolf (Akron Scouts), Bruce Fasnacht (The Bridge Youth Center), Jim Summers (Ephrata Rec Center), Craig Beamesderfer (Lions Treasurer), Brad Fair (Mennonite Disaster Services), Gwen Schuit (Friendship Community) and Chris Hoffman (Lions Secretary).


Warwick Education Foundation Family Movie Night

(Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese)

The Warwick Education Foun­dation is sponsoring its 11th Annual Family Movie Night (FMN) at Penn Cinema on Mon­day, March 26. This year two showtimes of 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. are being offered. There is a cost for tickets, which can be purchased online. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets purchased online by Wednesday, March 21 will be delivered to the appropriate Warwick school. Tickets purch­ased after Wednesday, March 21 will be available at the Will Call table at Penn Cinema on Monday, March 26.

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Read Across America Day Celebration At Reamstown

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Students and staff at Reamstown Elementary School celebrated “Read Across America Day” by wearing Dr. Seuss attire and silently reading for 15 minutes. High school students also joined the celebration by reading books to various classes. Shown are the hallways filled with eager readers.


PMEA Region V State Band

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Ephrata High School student Megan Lausch placed first chair at the PMEA Region V State Band. She will now be moving on to the next level, which is All State Wind Ensemble. It is a special privilege this year because the PMEA conference is in Lancaster.


Easter Event For Children At Salem Lutheran

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Children ages three to ten are invited to the Easter Lenten Event, “The Road to Easter,” on Saturday, March 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Games, stories, songs, crafts and lunch will fill the time with fun. Please pre-register for the event as soon as possible by calling the church office at 717-733-6646 or emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Salem Lutheran Church is located at 1331 West Main Street, Ephrata.

Shown in the photo, from left to right, are Marianne and Brian Hansell.

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