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The Shopping News will be closed Saturday, December 23 and
Monday, December 25 in observance of Christmas.

Regular office hours will resume at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 26. Due to the holiday, The Shopping News will observe the following deadlines for the December 27th issue. All articles: Wednesday, December 20, 12:00 noon. Display ads with proof: Thursday, December 21, 12:00 noon. Classified ads: Friday, December 22, 9:00 a.m.


TV Show “Return The Favor” Honors Akron Resident

(Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese)

Television host Mike Rowe is starting a new TV series called “Return The Favor” and he will be traveling across the country in search of remarkable people making a difference in their communities. Akron resident Carol Stark was recently honored at Cocalico High School’s stadium when the show filmed her in front of hundreds of friends, family and those who have been impacted by her selfless acts of caring over many years.

Mike Rowe himself went and picked Carol up for this surprise event in which the Ephrata Band played and cheerleaders from Cocalico and Ephrata cheered her arrival. The highlights of the evening were the presentation of red roses by those she has impacted the most, as well as the creation of the Carol Stark Foundation, which received a $50,000 donation from the show.

Carol is shown holding her plaque as Mike Rowe and guests celebrate her achievements. The show will air in a couple of months according to the producers.


EHS LLMEA County Chorus Festival

(Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese)

Six Ephrata High School (EHS) students have been selected by audition to attend the Lancaster-Lebanon Music Educators Association (LLMEA) County Chorus Festival in February. This one-day festival will be held at Warwick High School and the 200-voice choir will be conducted by Jonathan Kreamer.

Shown in the photo, from left to right, are (front) Amanda Mahoney, Olivia Schmid and Lindsay Helock; (back) Angel Wratto, Jerel Straley and Katie Earl.


Ephrata Lions Club Helps EASS Brighten The Season

(Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese)

The Ephrata Lions Club recently visited the Ephrata Area Social Services (EASS) to drop off over $300 worth of new toys as part of their annual Christmas Welfare Program. The toys will be available the week of Monday, December 18 and families must call and schedule an appointment. Shown in the photo, from left to right, are Nevin Rutt (Lion), Bill Peters (Lion President), Lisa Shaver (Interim Director of EASS), Michele Cisney (Committee Chair) and Jeff Donahue (Lion).


8th Annual Keystone Military Families’ Stockings For Soldiers Collection

(Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese)

Many soldiers serving our country in Kuwait, Afghanistan and Iraq will have something to smile about this Christmas as a result of the generosity of Blue Ridge Communications and Pencor offices who embraced the Keystone Military Families’ Stockings for Soldiers project. Keystone Military Families, a non-profit organization, founded by Kyle Lord (a military mother of a soldier who served 5 tours of duty) began the project in 2002. This year the goal is to send 10,000 stuffed stockings from our communities to the dedicated troops who will not be able to enjoy the comforts of home during this holiday season.

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