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Summer Winding Down As High School Athletes Prepare

(Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese)

While summer is not over yet, it is rapidly coming to a close and before you know it, Fair season will be upon us. Local high school students returned to the practice fields from Warwick, Ephrata, Garden Spot and Cocalico. Hot and humid weather greeted athletes preparing for soccer, football, field hockey as well as band members fine-tuning their skills. Shown are students refining their respective skills at local schools.


Reinholds VFW Fourth Annual Car, Truck And Bike Show

(Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese)

Reinholds VFW Post 6759 is busy planning for their fourth annual car, truck and bike show on Sunday, August 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The event will be held at the VFW at 250 Brunners Grove Road, Reinholds. The VFW kitchen will be open for breakfast from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The event had over 250 cars last year, and a few vendor spaces are still available. There will be food, trophies, music, a bake sale, chicken barbeque and door prizes. Spectator admission is free. The show benefits veterans and the community. The rain date is Sunday, September 4.

Shown in the photo, from left to right, are: Janet Knabb, VFW Ladies Auxiliary; Terry Coonan with his 1967 Chevy II; Amy Burkholder with her 1950 Chevy pickup; and Rodney Weitzel with his 2002 Chevy Corvette.


Huge Community Celebration Marks Ephrata Borough’s 125th Birthday

(Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese)

The Whistle Stop Plaza in Downtown Ephrata was bustling with activity this past Friday as Ephrata celebrated its 125th Anniversary of the incorporation of the Borough of Ephrata. Free cake and ice cream was available and the Roof Rockers band entertained the large crowd. At 6:00 p.m., a huge cake was brought out. Mayor Ralph Mowen lit the candles and everyone sang Happy Birthday. Shown are people lined up for the treats and the cake on display in the courtyard.

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