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Family-Friendly Activities Highlight This Year’s Annual Denver Fair

(Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese)

This year’s Denver Fair once again provided lots of family-friendly activities, great food, countless rides, exhibits and games. The week started off with great weather and then a little rain came, but folks definitely appreciated everything the fair organizers put together the entire week, whatever mother nature brought. Shown from top left are Fair queens (left to right) Haley Zimmerman (2nd Runner Up), Katie Carrasco (Winner), Emily Moran (Denver Fair Sweetheart) and Sara Davis (1st Runner Up); the next photo includes a hungry visitor wearing an appropriate shirt stating “Because the passion never dies,” as she looks over delicacies on the midway; a mom and daughter meet two hungry critters at the petting zoo; a young girl smiles on the kiddy rides; Tom and Karissa Davis of Reinholds enjoy the ring toss with their children; the midway comes to life on opening night; a family celebrates as they get several balls in the fish tanks; and Lyric Wallenda of the world-famous Wallenda family dazzles the crowd with numerous hula hoops as part of Circus Incredible.

 

Summer Draws To A Close As Dogs Take To Water At The Ephrata Pool

(Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese)

Man’s best friend got a chance to say goodbye to summer in grand fashion as the Ephrata Pool opened its gates for the last time recently to allow dogs of all shapes and sizes to enjoy a dip in the pool. Shown are two Dachshunds as they warm up in a towel under their owner’s arms; some Golden Retrievers and Labs jockey for ball-chasing positions; a free-for-all in the shallow end; and one somewhat anxious pooch who needs a little paw holding to ease his fears.

 

“Ephrata Cares” Plans Community Opioid Forum

(Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese)

The public is encouraged to come to a public forum on Thursday, September 21 at the Ephrata High School auditorium to discuss ways to combat the increasing opioid addiction problem plaguing local communities. Ephrata Mayor Ralph Mowen spearheaded efforts to organize local professionals from various disciplines to form what is now known as “Ephrata Cares.” Shown is a sign along Ephrata’s Main Street announcing the event. The acting Secretary of the State’s Drug and Alcohol Program will be the keynote speaker for this event.

 
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