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York Dispatch


Mystery bus trip 

The Stewartstown Senior Center is sponsoring a mystery bus trip on Thursday, Aug. 29. 

The bus will leave Stewartstown at 9:30 a.m. and return at 5:15 p.m. 

The cost of the trip is $70, which includes the motor coach transportation, driver gratuity, all tips and lunch. 

Payment is due by Thursday, Aug. 8.  To sign up or for further information, call the center at 717-993-3488.   


Meat drawing benefits fire company 

Union Fire and Hose Co No. 1 of Dover will hold a meat drawing on Friday, Aug. 9, at the station, 30 E. Canal St.  

Doors open at 5 p.m. and dinner is served at 6, with the raffles starting at 7 p.m.  Meat prizes are from Weaver's of Wellsville. Other games of chance will also be available.   

The company’s service project for the month is to donate cleaning supplies, paper products and personal hygiene items for needy families in the area, and donations will be accepted. 

Contact Elaine at 717-292-1392 or Cathy at 717-873-0385 with any questions. 

The next meat drawing will be held Friday, Oct. 11.  

Aimee Getgen and her horse Lacey carry the American Flag as the Wellsville Boots & Saddles Drill Team perform a demonstration of their horse riding skills during the 40th annual York County 4-H Fair, Sunday, August 13, 2017.  John A. Pavoncello photo

The Dover Fireman's Fair will be held Thursday through Monday, Aug. 29-Sept 2.    

York County 4-H 

Fair this weekend 

The York County 4-H Fair will be held Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 10-11, at the York County 4-H Center,  771 Stoverstown Road.  Admission and parking are free, and the event is open to the public. 

The theme for the 2019 York County 4-H Fair is Dream It, Do It, Show It, Earn It, Live It, 4-H.  The event will showcase more than 500 projects that have been made and exhibited by club members.  Projects are from a broad range of areas, including robotics, foods and nutrition, wildlife and conservation.   

Food will be available for purchase, and all proceeds will benefit the York County 4-H Program.  Many special activities and events will be scheduled.  

For more information on the York County 4-H Fair or the York County 4-H Program, visit or contact the office of Penn State Extension in York County at 717-840-7408 or   

Rudy County Park 

Open house at the gardens 

Enjoy a morning of free fun and learning from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at the award-winning gardens of John Rudy County Park, 400 Mundis Race Road. 

The gardens and this event are a project of the York County Penn State Extension Master Gardeners and the York County Juvenile Probation, in conjunction with the York County Parks and Recreation Department. The open house will be held rain or shine. Free refreshments will be served. 

The gardens recently won second place in the demonstration garden category of the International Master Gardener Convention’s Search for Excellence Award for 2019. Master gardeners will be stationed throughout to answer questions. 

The fruit and vegetable gardens yield more than 6,000 pounds of produce each year, which is donated to local food banks. A variety of tomatoes will be offered for a tomato tasting, and some of the fresh picked produce will be available for purchase. 

There will be exhibits on pollinators, growing garlic, invasive plants, rain barrels, “Keep York Beautiful,” “Pests Bothering People, Pets and Property” and the Audubon Society as well as garden talks and demonstrations by master gardeners.  There will also be fun activities for kids, and attendees can make a free flower and herb tussie mussie to take home.  

For times, directions and other information, go to or call 717-840-7408.