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“Journey To Bethlehem” Experience At Woodcrest Retreat

(Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese)

Gather your family and join us on the “Journey to Bethlehem” at Woodcrest Retreat, an unforgettable event designed to experience the true story of Christmas in a spacious outdoor setting with dramatic actors, a live nativity and real animals including sheep, goats, alpacas and a pony. The event will be held Fridays and Saturdays, December 8, 9, 15 and 16.

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Akron Unveils New Rail Trail Access Path At Colonial Park

(Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese)

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held in Akron recently to unveil the new access path to the Rail Trail at Colonial Park. The residents in the community surrounding Colonial Park requested an access path to help those with disabilities have access to the trail, as well as those using strollers or bicycles. A GoFundMe account was set up to raise funds and Melron Industries of Akron generously donated all of the excavation services, which was a huge contribution to seeing this project come to completion.

Shown in the photo, from left to right, are Margo Evans, Mayor John McBeth, Justin Evans, Doug Evans, Robin Bingeman, Jeff Lied (Melron owner), Sue Davidson (Akron Borough Manager) and Nathan Imhoff (Akron Borough Council, Parks Committee).


Christmas Tree Arrives In Downtown Ephrata Recently

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Downtown Ephrata was abuzz last week as the downtown Christmas tree arrived on Main Street. The gorgeous tree was donated by an Ephrata family and will be the perfect focal point during the upcoming Christmas in Ephrata celebration on Friday, November 24 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Borough Public Works crews helped cut down and place the tree on Main Street.


Christmas Ball Charity Event

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You are invited to a fun Christmas Ball at the Ephrata American Legion Ball Room on Friday, December 15, from 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight. The “Step Back In Time” Christmas Ball is to support local missionaries Drew and Cindy Metcalf helping children in third world countries. Their charity, “We Help Children,” has grown to help children in crisis in the United States as well. For the charity ball, people get all dressed up in old-time costumes or people can dress in their best. The first hour will feature the dance instructor Rebecca Gentry, who will teach classic dances to the crowd. The live brass band “Music On Main” will play old tunes for the next hour, then a fun DJ will play songs up through the eras. A Silent Auction will be available, as well as carriage rides, food and drinks. Group tickets are for sale at a discount. For more information, pictures and tickets, call 484-798-5989.

Shown in the photo are Drew and Cindy wearing their ball attire.


Celebrating Fall At Reamstown Elementary

(Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese)

Kindergarten students at Reamstown Elementary School celebrated the fall season by holding Pumpkin Day recently. The students investigated properties of the pumpkin by measuring the circumference, how tall it is and whether it will float in water. They learned about the life cycle of pumpkins and what the inside is like and then wrote about it. They finally got to play pumpkin games, eat treats and paint their own pumpkin.

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