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Northern York Historical Society will hold a tribute to World War II on Saturday.


World War II Tribute  

The Northern York County Historical and Preservation Society is hosting its ninth annual WWII Tribute on Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Historic Dill's Tavern and Plantation, 227 N. Baltimore St. in Dillsburg.  

The free event begins at 9 a.m. with WWII living historians, period vehicles, encampments, WWII Veterans Speakers Forum and tactical demonstrations. The Dillsburg WWII Honor Roll will be featured, with photographs and brief bios of many of the area's local heroes.  

A USO-style big band swing dance will follow at 7 p.m. at the Dillsburg Community Building, 109 S. Baltimore St. It will feature the Will Fisher Orchestra, under the direction of Clair Zeiders. Those attending should bring a lawn chair.  Admission is $15 per person, with proceeds going to NYCHAPS. WWII veterans will be guests of NYCHAPS and admitted at no charge.  

Tickets will be on sale at the Book House at the Village Shops, 11 N. Route 15 No. 5, and MANEtenance Barber Styling, 14 S. Baltimore St., Dillsburg. For more information, call 717-502-1440, 717-432-2720 or 717-432-4021, go to, or visit the Dills Tavern. 

History Center 

A York County Doughboy 

Reenactor and West York history teacher Jeff Holder will share stories of what it meant to be a Doughboy, a member of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I, during the Second Saturday Lecture Series. 

The series is presented monthly by the York County History Center, and it begins at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Historical Society Museum, 250 E. Market St.  

Holder will focus on servicemen from York County serving on the Western Front. 

The program is free and open to the public. For more information, go to 

St. John Episcopal Church 

Roar VBS begins Sunday 

St. John Episcopal Church, 140 N. Beaver St., will host Roar vacation Bible school, Sunday through Thursday, Aug. 11-15. 

The program for children ages 4 through sixth grade includes learning experiences for kids to see, hear, touch and taste, including fun gizmos, team-building games, songs and snacks.  

Supper is served at 5:30 p.m. daily, and the program begins at 6 p.m. Parents, grandparents and friends are invited to a Safari Celebration at 8 p.m. each day.  

Call 717-848-1862 to register, or register online at

Agency on Aging 

Volunteers wanted 

The York County Area Agency on Aging is seeking York County residents interested in volunteering for its Judicial Center tour guide program.   

These volunteers will learn more about the court system and observe an actual trial during training. Tour guides provide free, pre-scheduled tours for up to 45 people to community and school groups with a suggested age of middle school or older.  Time commitment is flexible.   

Call Hope Eberly, volunteer coordinator, for more information.  She can be reached at 717-771-9610 or 1-800-632-9073 or by email at 

Red Lion 

Line dancing classes 

Golden Connections Community Center is beginning its evening line dance classes. 

The first class will be 6-7:30 p.m Tuesday, Aug. 13, at the center, 20C Gotham Place, Red Lion. Classes cost $3 per person or $5 per couple. Walk-ins are welcome. Bring your own water bottle. 

The class will be followed by a Welcome Back Line Dance Party, 6:30-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, to jump start the next season of classes. Music and snacks will be provided.  

All proceeds will benefit the programs of the Golden Connections Community Center. For more information, go to