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Labor Day Deadline

Labor Day Deadline

Due to Labor Day, Monday, September 1, The Shopping News will observe the following deadlines for the September 3 issue.

All articles, with or without photos, Bulletin Board and Sales Register:
Wednesday, August 27, 12:00 Noon.

Display Ads: Thursday, August 28, 4:00 p.m.

Classified Ads: Friday, August 29, 9:00 a.m.

The Shopping News will be closed Saturday, August 30 and Monday, September 1 in observance of Labor Day. Regular office hours will resume at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 2.


Guess “Where’s Bella?” And Barnstorm

(Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese)

The “Where’s Bella?” contest continues with a new photo and location. Shopping News readers have the opportunity to win 4 vouchers to redeem for

4 field box seat tickets to a Lancaster Barnstormers baseball game.

By correctly identifying the location in which Bella, the black lab, is photographed, your entry will be entered to win a weekly random drawing. This week, the contest entry form, rules and regulations can be found below. Remember to check back weekly for a new chance to win!

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Ephrata VFW Issues “Ice Bucket” Challenge

(Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese)

The officers of the Cocalico Valley VFW, the Ladies Auxiliary, and bar staff of the Ephrata VFW participated in the current popular ALS Ice Bucket Challenge recently, as seen on the internet and news broadcasts. ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a muscular degenerative disorder that affects the muscle neurons of the body. Eventually it leads to paralysis, vital organ failure and, in some cases, death. The ice bucket challenge helps raise awareness and much needed financial support for research to finding a cure. The Post prides itself in participate in efforts to donate to the community and various worthwhile causes. The current officers and bar staff undertook the challenge of dumping a bucket of ice water on their head at the VFW on 141 South State Street, Ephrata. They also made a donation to the ALS Foundation. They issued the same challenge to the other fine veteran’s organizations in town: the Amvets, the American Legion, and the Elks Lodge. Shown in the photo are (left to right): Dennis Steininger (trustee), Tom O’Donnell (senior vice commander), Alan Armstrong (junior vice commander), Gerald Stauffer (quartermaster) and Dwayne MacKenzie (commander).


Ephrata Chamber Asks… “Whodunnit?”

(Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese)

Join the Ephrata Are Chamber of Commerce for “Murder on the Front Page,” a murder mystery and progressive dinner on Saturday, September 13 at 5:00 p.m. Travel back to 1925 with them and solve the murder mystery of a prominent Ephrata businessman. The setting will include characters that were movers and shakers in Ephrata’s heyday. This fun-filled evening of mystery and suspense will begin with networking at 5:00 p.m. in the historic Ephrata Main Theatre. Attendees will travel downtown, watching scenes, gathering clues and enjoying food served by local eateries along the way. Thank you to the event sponsor. Mark your calendars and reserve your tickets today. To register, visit www.EphrataAreaChamber.org or call 717-738-9010. There is a cost, which includes a murder mystery ticket and dinner. Shown in the photo are (left to right): Kurt Gardner as Officer Doright and Melissa Palermo as Mrs. Elizabeth Sprecher.


2014 Miss Denver Fair Queen Contestants

(Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese)

Fair season is upon us, and thanks to cool weather the past month, it is not hard to get in to the fair frame of mind. Shown are the Denver Fair candidates who will be vying for this year’s title. Shown in the photo are (left to right): Front Row: Sarah Horning, Emily Parrish, Katie Grobengieser and Cheyenne Schnettler. Back Row: Trishia Brubaker, Natalie Sensenig, Emily Rey, Lea Formica, Emily Gehman and Mariah Sensenig.

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