Two Lancaster Bible College students are opting for a less traditional college experience by living at local senior living communities. Madeline Mitchell lives at Garden Spot Village in New Holland, while Rachel Ford enjoys living at Woodcrest Villa, a Mennonite Home Community in Lancaster. In exchange for housing accommodations, the students complete a wide range of volunteer work for the organizations. The program provides residents and the students with a common ground for positive, fulfilling intergenerational interactions and mutual support. Pictured is Mitchell, left, and Ruth Morrison, a resident at Garden Spot Village. CONTINUE READING
The Rotary Veterans Initiative, a project of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities, donated $10,000 to the Central Penn College Education Foundation on Feb. 23 to fund scholarships and digital devices for downloading textbooks for military student veterans. Pictured, above right, from left at the Rotary Club of Carlisle meeting are Colleen Gaines, Bill Blankmeyer, Marsha Burkett, Derek Dickerson, Matthew Lane, Rick Coplen, Dan Guerrisi, Dwayne Parrish, Paul Downey, and Dave Haag.
The Rotary Veterans Initiative, a project of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities, donated $10,000 to the Central Penn College Education Foundation on Feb. 23 to fund scholarships and digital devices for downloading textbooks for military student veterans. Pictured, above left, from left at the Rotary Club of Mechanicsburg North meeting are John Anthony, Colleen Gaines, Paul Downey, Derek Dickerson, Rick Coplen, Matthew Lane, Dan Guerrisi, and Ed Blum.
For the 26th year, UGI has launched its early childhood literacy partnership with Reading Is Fundamental. UGI has provided over 1.3 million books to more than 400,000 first-grade students in Pennsylvania through the program. More than one-third of UGI’s 1,600 employees participate in school book distributions each year. Since the inception of the program, UGI employees have donated nearly 20,000 hours of volunteer time to promote early childhood literacy. Pictured is UGI representative Joanne Koval reading to students at Dallas Elementary School in Luzerne County.
The York County Alliance for Learning hosted its seventh annual Career Education and Work Standards Symposium on Feb. 16. The event was attended by over 170 K-12 educators from across York County. Pictured from left are Kevin Appnel of the York County Alliance for Learning, Vaughn Silar of Paragon Engineering, Kevin Schreiber of the York County Economic Alliance, Tom Scholles of Utz Quality Foods and Sarah Lanphier of Nuts About Granola.
Through a public sale of apple dumplings in the Palmyra community, the Kiwanis Club recently donated $575 to the Palmyra Public Library. Pictured, from left, are Amy Dellinger of the Kiwanis Club, Amy Shaffer-Duong, Palmyra Public Library children’s librarian; and Nancy Smith and Amy Loser of the Kiwanis Club.
Rettew has donated $5,000 to the Lancaster Science Factory, allowing the non-profit youth science center to double the number of pre-K children and parents who can participate in the spring series of PASTE: Science that Sticks for ages 4 to 6.
Jonestown Bank & Trust Co. announced the United Way of Lebanon County has chosen it as the recipient of the organization's 2016-2017 Commitment Award. Pictured from left are Coni Russo-Ehrgood, JBT Client Resource Center manager; Irim Raza, JBT human resources manager; Seth Hartzell, JBT human resources assistant and Greg Weaber, United Way of Lebanon County 2016-2017 campaign chairman.
The Mechanicsburg Club donated $35,000 toward the Cumberland County Redevelopment Authority's project at 203 E. Main St. in downtown Mechanicsburg. The contribution will be used to acquire and demolish a blighted, condemned property at 203 E. Main St. Pictured from left are authority downtown manager Rebecca Yearick, club president Mike Wagner, past president Bill Swank, treasurer Joe Marcin, board member Fritz Orris and the authority's community development director, Kate Molinaro.