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York Township-based PeoplesBank gave $20,000 to New Hope Ministries to support its mobile pantry program, which makes monthly visits to low-income communities in Abbottstown, East Berlin, Enola, Littlestown and York Springs. Shown above at New Hope's food pantry in East Berlin are Molly Helmstetter, left, director of development with New Hope Ministries, and Kristen Heisey, vice president and director of marketing and client experience at PeoplesBank Codorus Valley Corporate Center.
York Township-based PeoplesBank gave $20,000 to New Hope Ministries to support its mobile pantry program, which makes monthly visits to low-income communities in Abbottstown, East Berlin, Enola, Littlestown and York Springs. Shown above at New Hope's food pantry in East Berlin are Molly Helmstetter, left, director of development with New Hope Ministries, and Kristen Heisey, vice president and director of marketing and client experience at PeoplesBank Codorus Valley Corporate Center. A team from West Hanover Township-based contractor Houck, shown above, participated in the Rock the Block volunteer day organized by the Lancaster-Lebanon Habitat for Humanity. The project included cleaning garbage, debris and weeds from the streets and sidewalks of downtown Lancaster. Susquehanna Township-based United Concordia CEO and Chairman of the Board Chip Merkel, left, accepts the Above and Beyond Award from Army Maj. Gen. Wesley Craig, the former Adjutant General of Pennsylvania, on behalf of the Pennsylvania Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). The award recognizes employers who go above and beyond the government's legal requirements for Guard and Reserve members who are employees. Also taking part in the ceremony are United Concordia President and Chief Operating Officer Tim Constantine, second from right, and Col. James Astor, far right, a retired colonel who served in the Air Force and Pennsylvania Air National Guard. United Concordia has administered Department of Defense dental contracts that serve National Guard and Reserve members and their families since 1996. The Corvettes for Chip classic car show, held recently at the Carlisle Expo Center, raised more than $8,000 for the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation, which supports amyloidosis research and awareness. The event also featured an auction, sale of foundation merchandise and baked goods, and DJ entertainment. Above, CMAF President Lance Miller, left, presents the Best of Show award to John Giardina for his 1958 Corvette. South Middleton Township-based Mountz Jewelers hosted a Greater Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce mixer, where members donated over 255 cans of food and $284 for Project SHARE, a food pantry in Carlisle that provides Thanksgiving food to 1,100 nearby families. Mountz Jewelers matched the donations by providing 50 turkeys to Project SHARE. Shown above, from left, are Tonia Ulsh, president and COO of Mountz Jewelers; Ron Leitzel, chairman and CEO of Mountz Jewelers; Bob Weed, CEO of Project SHARE; and Deb Hess, director of development and major gifts at Project SHARE. Lemoyne-based RSR Realtors agents helped bring Christmas early with a free event for families -- Santa Fest, held in November at the Capital City Mall. The agents hosted crafts, coloring, snacks, photos with Santa and more. Shown above with Santa, from left, are Charity Castner, Alyssa Brewer, Dede Rothman and Charity's daughter, Amelia. Derry Township-based Hershey Family Chiropractic donated $1,000 to the Feel Your Boobies Foundation, which was from 100 percent of all new patient visit fees for October. The business plans to continue to donate new patient fees from November 2018 through September 2019 to the Ronald McDonald House. Shown above, from left, are Dr. Jenifer Epstein of Hershey Family Chiropractic, and Leigh Hurst, Founder of Feel Your Boobies breast health education organization. New Cumberland-based Excel Interior Concepts & Construction collected used blankets and towels during its Fall Holiday Open House, held recently at its Lemoyne showroom, for donation to Miffy's Animal Rescue in Harrisburg. The Excel team, from right, Alicia Mirando, Brian Miller and Jim Mirando Jr., are shown with the donated items. Swatara Township-based wholesaler Hajoca held its second annual interactive vendor fair recently with more than 30 vendors, and hosted 120 customers for a chicken barbeque lunch from Northeast Fire & Rescue, giveaways, and a Beat the Clock Challenge, above, to see who could install a top-mount kitchen faucet the fastest with Luxart Fast Dock installation. The winner, who performed the challenge in 40 seconds, won a Luxart kitchen faucet. As a part of an ongoing nutritional program offered in partnership by Catholic Health Initiatives St. Joseph Children's Health of Columbia and the Columbia Borough School District, students from Taylor Middle School recently launched a student-run Mobile Market, above. The Market offered free produce to students and their families on a bi-weekly basis during September and October. The Mobile Market served as a full-circle completion of the students' “farm-to-school” experience, which also included in-classroom taste testing of fresh vegetables and field trips to Heritage Creek Farm Camp and Education Center. Gaudenzia's Paxtang location held a Climb for Life fundraiser to raise awareness and to support its addiction treatment and recovery services in the midstate. Roundtop Mountain Resort in Warrington Township hosted the fundraiser Nov. 3. Above, Steve Jones of Camp Hill successfully climbed the mountain, starting with 250 pounds on his barbell. As he ascended, volunteer spotters added more weights, maxing out at 500 pounds when he reached the top. Springettsbury Township-based St. Onge Company gave a $54,000 EITC donation to the Logos Academy for its Opportunity Scholarship Program. The funds support tuition and after-school programs at the private, Christian school in York. Shown, from left, are: Ian Markey, Debbie Jordan and Kim King of the St. Onge Company Charity Committee; Rev. Aaron Anderson, Logos Academy CEO; Nasei Adjei-Kordei, Logos Academy Student Ambassador; Mary Singletary, St. Onge Company Charitable Contributions Chair; Logos student Zy'Airrah Singletary; Kathie Dixon, St. Onge Company; Sean O'Neill, St. Onge Company Executive VP; and Steve Martin, St. Onge Company. The West Shore Plaza in Lemoyne, with its 22 retailers and businesses, hosted its second annual Wicked Spooky Party for Halloween, above. The free community event brought out more than 700 trick-or-treaters for an evening of treats, giveaways, costume contests and fun. Hydropower equipment manufacturer Voith Hydro Inc. gave its first $25,000 in scholarships to students enrolled in Penn State College of Engineering's Women in Engineering Program (WEP). The scholarships are awarded to students demonstrating extraordinary academic success who are from one of the seven midstate counties surrounding Voith Hydro's West Manchester Township facilities. Shown above, from left are: John Seifarth, senior vice president and COO, Voith Hydro Inc., North America; scholarship recipients Kayli Rentzel, Julia Sternberg, and Rachel Sternberg; Stan Kocon, CEO of Voith Hydro Inc., North America; and Justin Schwartz, Harold and Inge Marcus Dean of Engineering at Penn State. Additional scholarship recipients not shown are Rebecca Fuhrman and Lauren Katch. Bob Scaer, chairman and CEO of East Pennsboro Township-based Gannett Fleming Inc., above, at center front, and other Gannett Fleming employees show their support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by wearing pink on Oct. 19. An employee resource group, Connected Women at Gannett Fleming, which empowers, supports and mentors women to achieve career and personal success, and the Gannett Fleming Wellness Committee encouraged workers across Gannett Fleming's 60-plus regional offices to wear pink and promote breast cancer awareness. The United Way of Lebanon County held its10th annual Stuff the Bus school supply collection and parking lot party in partnership with the Salvation Army. Business representatives, families and individuals stopped by the Kohl's parking lot in North Cornwall Township, above, to offer donations and enjoy music, games and food. The United Way filled and distributed 532 backpacks to families in need and gave an additional 25 empty backpacks to Head Start. Additional sponsors included Aetna Better Health, Brightbill Transportation and Domino's Pizza.

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