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National Night Out Celebrated By Local Communities

(Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese)

National Night Out events were held this past week in several communities in the area. The program encourages families to get out of their homes and meet their neighbors with the goal of bringing the community closer.

New Holland Boro Police joined the event for the first time this year and the activities were held in the community park with hundreds in attendance. Shown in the photos are Lancaster County Prison’s K-9 unit giving a live demonstration, Elanco Library’s book bike (which was available for selecting books), the fire company giving aerial rides, a children’s painting activity, as well as the perennial kids favorite of face painting. The evening was a huge success and thanks go out to everyone who planned such a wonderful evening. Lititz, East Cocalico, Manheim and numerous other Lancaster County communities also came together to celebrate this national event.

 

Woodcrest Retreat Holds 9th Annual 3-D Benefit Archery Shoot

(Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese)

Woodcrest Retreat in Ephrata will hold its 9th Annual 3-D Benefit Archery Shoot on Saturday, August 25. Archers of all ages are invited to attend and enjoy testing their skills on the 30-target course, which opens at 7:00 a.m. With a wide variety of animals and shooting angles, this year will be sure to prepare you for the upcoming hunting season. For the registration fee you will appreciate the hearty hot brunch at 10:00 a.m. during which you will be encouraged spiritually by speaker Frank Rice. Then have a chance at door prizes and time to peruse the archery supplier booths. The course will be closed over brunch.

In the afternoon archers may shoot the course for a reduced rate. Come enjoy a fun Saturday preparing for the upcoming archery season while supporting the summer camp ministry of Woodcrest Retreat.

Registration is preferred for planning purposes but walk-ins will be accepted. Call Woodcrest Retreat at 717-738-2233 to register. The retreat is located at 225 Woodcrest Road in Ephrata and is a not-for-profit summer camp and retreat ministry.

Shown in the photo are, (kneeling) Amber and Gwen Snader, along with their father Phil, Anthony Sensenig, Merv Gingrich, Paul Snader and Nelson Weaver.

 

Athletes Return To Prepare For Competition

(Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese)

Another summer seems to be coming to an end rather quickly and kids will be returning to school in short order. One thing that always signals an end to summer is when you see local athletic teams beginning fall practices. From football to field hockey to soccer, teams are busy working hard to refine their skills, often under some rather brutal conditions. Shown are field hockey players going all out at a practice session in Ephrata.

 

Shopping News Scholarship

Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese

Austin Taylor of Ephrata graduated this past June from Ephrata Area School District. The Shopping News chose Austin to be their recipient for this year’s $500 scholarship. Austin plans to attend Kutztown University for Business Finance.

Shown in the photo is Austin Taylor on the left being presented his check by Shopping News General Manager Harold Wenger.

 
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