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Lititz Fire And Ice Festival Returns For Another Amazing Year

Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese

The highly anticipated 2024 Lititz Fire and Ice Festival officially kicked off last Thursday evening with a special launch party including live ice carving, live musical entertainment from Big Boy Brass, and a viewing of the Local Eyes Photography Exhibit. The ten-day family-friendly event includes dozens of amazing ice sculptures throughout town, a chili cook-off competition, a fire show that combines the thrill of fire with awe-inspiring acrobatics thanks to Miss Molly Dazzle, numerous food trucks, a children’s Winter Funderland and so much more. Shown is the live ice carving taking place at the launch party.


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Support The Upcoming 6th Annual Denver Fair Benefit Auction

Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese

The 6th Annual Denver Fair Benefit Auction will be held on Saturday, February 24 at the Denver Fire Company, 425 Locust Street, Denver. The doors will open at 2:00 p.m. and the auction will begin at 4:00 p.m. There will be several types of auctions including live and ticket. Items being auctioned include gift certificates, baskets, tickets, items, baked goods and much more! Food and beverages will be available for purchase. The proceeds from this auction will be used to upgrade livestock pens for the youth exhibitors at the fair. For more information, call 484-332-3965 or email denver

Shown in the photo, from left to right, is Gabby Dunn (Volunteer) and Matt Mitchell (Chairman).

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Adamstown Library Friends Continue Tradition Of Giving

Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese

For twenty-two consecu­tive years, the Friends of the Adamstown Area Library have contributed a check for $25,000 to the library annually. These funds help add to the library’s collections and bring educational and entertaining programs to the library. The Friends also make additional donations throughout the year as requested or needed by the library. The funds were raised through fund­raisers such as the annual Basket Bingo, which will be held on Sunday, March 17 at the Reamstown Fire Company. Tickets are available at the library.

The weekly book sale is another big fundraiser that is held every Tuesday at the library, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thanks to community support for these projects as well, as for the annual dinner/auction, which make these donations possible.

Shown in the photo, from left to right, are (front) Cindy Mellinger, Carolyn Reist (Library Director), Pat Acebo, Margaret Harting, Jess McManimen (President of the Board of Trustees); (middle) Joni Hoppel, Judy Nichol, Joy Maier, Yvonne Weaver; (back) Bette Effinger, Ronnie Heston, Ann Roseboro and Barbara Noel.

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REAL Life Community Services Helps Distribute Items To Those In Need

Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese

REAL Life Community Services recently provided 64 children with brand-new shoes and socks in conjunction with Operation Warm. These essential items not only help keep children protected, warm, and dry, they can have a significant impact on a child’s mental and emotional well-being. These items can mean the difference between going to school or not; between participating in activities or sitting out. No child should ever have to face these circumstances.

The event was a great success, thanks to the involvement of Subaru’s Operation Warm. REAL Life Community Services was blessed to have been chosen to help distribute these needed items to children who are in need in the Cocalico School District. REAL Life has been working to make northern Lancaster County a better place to live and raise children.

Shown are several views from this outreach program recently..