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Reflecting On Autumn Color In Ephrata’s Grater Park

(Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese)

Autumn color has certainly been slow to make an appearance this year and it has not been as vibrant as some years, but nice color can still be found if you look hard enough. Last week’s heavy rains provided an opportunity to capture images that normally would not exist and this image taken at the Grater Community Park is a good example of that. Shopping News photographer Donald Reese found this large pool of rain runoff as it collected around fall trees in the park and he immediately noticed the lovely reflections of trees and color in the water providing a double delight of color.


Ephrata High School Set To Perform Fall Play “Clue”

(Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese)

Ephrata High School theatre is set to perform its fall play “Clue.” Based on the popular board game and adapted from the cult classic film; six guests with colorful backgrounds attend a dinner party hosted by a butler. All are connected in some secret, humiliating manner, and all are being blackmailed. They must come together to resolve a murder mystery. “Clue” is the comedy whodunit that will keep you guessing (and laughing) to the very end. Show times are Friday, November 16 and Saturday, November 17 at 7:00 p.m.

Shown in the photo, from left to right, are Maya Burdick (Miss Scarlet), Riley Martin (Colonel Mustard), Theresa Mull (Mrs. White), Joseph Siko (Mr. Green), Ethan Reimal (Wadsworth), Cody Emery (Professor Plum) and Mia Goldberg (Mrs. Peacock). Other cast members include: Noah Powlus (Mr. Boddy), Lily Montgomery (Yvette), Kimi Earl (the cook), Meara Foran (singing telegram girl), Tristin Swarr (the motorist), Brett Devlin (the cop), Ryan Willson and Chandler Myers (agents) and Carly Ludwig and Will Sensenig (student directors).


Card Making Event Draws Caring/Supportive Crowd

Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese

Blue Ridge Communications in partnership with Keystone Villa at Ephrata, coordinated a card signing event to share some of the warmth of the yuletide season with the Keystone Military Families Stocking for Soldiers program. This annual free community card signing for the soldiers is always supported by so many residents who appreciate service members. Keystone Military Families’ mission is to provide caring support for deployed military members in all branches of service to the country; no matter where they are stationed in the world. The troops give everyone the freedom to be safe in their homes. Keystone Military Families provides care packages, special holiday packages, letters, cards and more to raise the spirits of the soldiers with some of the small comforts of home that you enjoy every day. Light refreshments, as well as the sounds of holiday music and seasonal décor to set the tone for the afternoon, were enjoyed by everyone in attendance. Shown are a large group of card making volunteers hard at work.

In addition, a very special thank you and note of appreciation to Keystone Villa residents for their kind assistance with other projects as related to the Stockings for Soldiers initiative. Cathy Clouse, Activities Director, stated, “Our residents here at Keystone Villa are proud to be a part of the “Stockings for Soldiers” project this year! With 26 veterans living under our roof, we are honored to support those men and women who are currently serving our great country!”


November Students Honored

(Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese)

Cocalico High School has announced the Students of the Month for November. Shown, from left to right, are Daniel Engle, Zoe Smith and Daniel Harrington.


E.A.S.S. Honors Its Many Dedicated Volunteers

(Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese)

Ephrata Area Social Services (E.A.S.S.) honored its volunteers at a recent luncheon at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Ephrata. Volunteers serve in the E.A.S.S. Northern Lancaster Meals on Wheels program, the Food Bank and the Clothing Bank. Some administrative work is frequently covered by volunteers as well. Years of service range from one to over 25 years.

“Our volunteers are really the life blood of the organization,” said Joy Ashley, newly appointed executive director. “There is no way that we could provide our community services without their committed, faithful help.”

Guests were treated to a delicious buffet provided by Oregon Dairy and served by the E.A.S.S. Board of Directors. Area businesses generously donated gift cards and various items to the luncheon so that each volunteer left the occasion with an appreciation gift.

E.A.S.S. is seeking additional volunteers for its growing programs. If interested, please contact the E.A.S.S. office at 717-733-0345.

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