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Akron Fire Company Community Open House Held

(Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese)

TThe Akron Volunteer Fire Company hosted an open house for the community to come out and see the station and the equipment, and ask any safety questions to the many members who were in attendance. Free hot dogs, drinks and treats were available. A kids bounce house was a huge hit as well as the opportunity to work a fire hose with the help of a volunteer firefighter. Shown is Lieutenant Thomas Murray III (wearing white) with volunteer Nathan Shirk who is helping control the fire hose while teaching his son Christopher basic fire fighting techniques. The children watching are, from left to right, Jalisa, Janson, Jaylon, Kyler and Brandel.


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Lititz Lions Car Cruise Showcases Rich Automobile History

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Hundreds of beautiful cars, trucks and motorcycles lined Main Street in Lititz for the annual Lititz Lions Car Cruise this past Wednesday. A large crowd turned out to see a wide variety of makes and models and to get up close and see some amazing rides from different eras. They also had the opportunity to ask the owners all about their vehicles. The weather cooperated and good food, music and times were had by all. Shown is a beautiful motorcycle with sidecar and a 1959 Cadillac series 62 parked among many cool rides.


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Chamber Honors Local First Responders With Recognition Picnic

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The Northern Lancaster Chamber held a special picnic event to honor local first responder heroes for all they do to help keep our community safe throughout the year. The BBQ picnic, held at Compleat Restorations, featured great summer food, corn hole competitions and a recognition of those in attendance. A behind the scenes tour of Compleat was then given to share the great work they do after fire, trauma or flooding hits families. Shown are Chief Harvey and several other officers as they make their way through the available picnic goodies.

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Students Begin Sports Practices As New Year Approaches

(Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese)

Athletes across the area are hard at work refining their skills, learning plays and putting in the time and effort as they get set to compete in their respective sports. Shown are a couple views from various practice sessions at local schools that are only days away from starting the new year.