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Beautiful Scene Compliments Of This Season’s First Snowfall

(Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese)

Lancaster County finally got its first snow of the season. It was absolutely beautiful the way the snow clung to the trees, which provided some great scenic views, and the low accumulation of snow made for easier sidewalk cleanup. However, due to the dramatic temperature changes, some of the icy roads proved to be a challenge for many. This lovely image features the Old Mill in Brownstown as evening begins to settle in and the wet road reflects this shimmering winter scene.

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Dove Westgate Church Plans Family-Friendly Event To Benefit Mission Team

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Dove Westgate Church, located across from Sharp Shopper, is busy planning for their first ever family-friendly Cornhole Tournament on Saturday, January 18 beginning at 4:00 p.m. The event will benefit the churches Guyana missions team and promises to be an afternoon of fun for the whole family. Dinner food will be available to purchase as well as Cornhole challenges for those just wanting to play for fun. All skill levels are welcome to participate. If you have questions or would like to register, please call Pat Zi   mmerman at 717-587-6823.

Shown in the photo, from left to right, are Joe Harsh, Zach Zimmerman, Pat Zimmerman and Jada Zimmerman with a couple game boards and bags as the time draws near for this exciting tourney.




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Terre Hill Becomes A Winter Wonderland After Season’s First Snow

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Residents of Terre Hill awoke to a landscape coated in fresh white powder as the season’s first real storm passed through the region. Shown is St. Pauls Church and cemetery framed by snow covered trees as a new day is set to begin.

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27th Annual Lions Spaghetti Dinner

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For the 27th time the Akron Lions Club will prepare an All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner to be served on Sunday January 26, from 11:00 a.m. until sold out. It has been called the best Spaghetti Dinner in Akron and perhaps all of Lancaster County, possibly all of Pennsylvania. The Lions are preparing to make over 50 gallons of their “Secret Sauce” for the spaghetti. Sauce preparation takes more than 24 hours to meet the exact taste specifications of Lion Kay “Mac” McEllhenney, the recipe’s creator. A portion of the ground beef that was purchased for the Ephrata Fair stand was reserved for the spaghetti dinner. A number of the customers at this year’s fair commented that this year’s beef selection by Lion Dale Herr was the best ever.

The dinner is a fundraiser for the community. The proceeds may be for an individual cause as was the case in 2019, or it may support a number of smaller needs in the Akron community or surrounding area. “The Akron Lions have two fundraisers a year,” stated Lion Jeff Shirk, the club president, “Along with our toasted cheeseburger stand at the Ephrata Fair we have this Spaghetti Dinner. All proceeds from both events go to help support needs in the community.”

The dinner includes spaghetti smothered in the aforementioned famous secret sauce, Italian bread, a fresh salad and delicious baked goods for dessert. There is a cost. The Akron Boy Scouts will again be assisting the Akron Lions setting up, bussing and clearing tables.

Shown in the photo, from left to right, are Ryan Myers, Kevin Wolford and Dave Austin.

“Bringing veterans into the schools gives students the opportunity to meet them and understand why we should honor them,” said John Del Viscio, Director of Operations for Blue Ridge. “Blue Ridge is honored to be part of this event and support the local community and our veterans,” he concluded.


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County Chorus Festival Representatives

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The following students will be representing Ephrata High School at the LLMEA County Chorus Festival on Saturday, January 11. Pictured, from left to right (front row) are Olivia Schmid, Josiah Ebersole, Amanda Mahoney; (back row) Braden Mulcahy, Cody Emrey and Brett Devlin. Congratulations on earning this honor.