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Lititz Historical Foundation Hosts Hex Sign Artist Program

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The Lititz Historical Foundation hosted a very informative program on hex signs at the Lititz Public Library recently. Hex sign artist Eric Claypoole, a second-generation folk artist from Berks County, spoke to a packed room about his history in folk art and hex signs. He brought numerous examples of his work, which is sought out across the world. Eric is shown talking to the crowd about various hex sign designs.

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Veterans Receive Special Recognition During Friendly Circle Program

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The Friendly Circle honored all the veterans in attendance at their Wed­nesday, November 13 meeting at Akron Church of the Brethren. Each veteran in attendance received a free meal in honor of their service for protecting America. Two World War II veterans were honored with a gift card – Harold Bing­eman and Donald (Bud) Garner.

Shown on the left is the Red Rose Honor Guard as they prepare to perform a flag folding ceremony for the audience. Shown in the right photo is Donald (Bud) Garner and Harold Binge­man, both World War II veterans who were among those honored at the meeting.


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Garden Spot To Perform “Best Christmas Pageant Ever”

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Garden Spot Performing Arts is busy rehearsing for its upcoming fall production of the “Best Christmas Pageant Ever.” This one-hour family-friendly presentation is based on a book by author Barbara Robinson from the late 70s. The shows will be held on Friday, November 22 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, November 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, November 24 at 2:30 p.m. Shown are cast members, from left to right, Ryan Lambert (Charlie Bradley), Lila Albertson (Beth Bradley), Hannah Wenger (Grace Bradley) and Ian Marquis (Bob Bradley).

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Brecknock Elementary Honors Veterans With Special School Assembly

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Brecknock Elementary School organized a very special Veteran’s Day program to honor the men and women who served our country and fought to insure our freedom. They had the presentation of the colors, poetry reading, many patriotic songs, recognition of every veteran in attendance, and a thank you gift for each. Shown are veterans lined up to be recognized, and a veteran receiving a thank you gift.