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Something For Everyone At Denver Fair

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Thanks to the tireless efforts of countless volunteers, the Denver Fair was a destination for the entire family to create lasting memories. Shown in the photos are (clockwise from top left): Miss Denver Fair contestants Lea Formica (first runner up), Katie Grobengieser (winner) and Cheyenne Schnettler (second runner up); a young girl eagerly awaits a ride; a family enjoys a light-hearted moment at the fish game; visitors enjoy the fall displays; the art show area; a couple watches the spinning rides; a mother and her boys watch the talents of the young swine show competitors; and a mother and son race down the slippy slide.

 

First Responders Are In Need Of Your Help

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With the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks in our country, we are reminded of many things, and one of those things is how important our emergency responders are to our everyday life. The Ephrata Community Ambulance Association (ECAA) is one of those dedicated groups of first responders, and they are actively searching for volunteers to join their team and make a difference in the local community.

ECAA utilizes willing volunteers to staff ambulances weekends and nights from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. as they are available. Volunteerism in general is declining in recent years. EMS takes a hard hit due in part to rising training costs, more time required for initial training and the 24 continuing education hours required every three years to recertify in Pennsylvania.

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Let Us Never Forget – 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony Held

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A 9/11 remembrance ceremony was held to honor all the people that lost their lives due to a terrorist attack at the hands of Al-Qaeda. The ceremony was sponsored by Blue Ridge Communications in conjunction with America’s 9/11 Foundation and Keystone Soldiers. Cindy Mellinger of Blue Ridge Communications and Ephrata’s Chief William Harvey spearheaded this tribute movement, which was held at the Ephrata American Legion Post 429 ballroom.

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