Our community 8/23

Staff report
A picture of Main St. taken between the early 1900s and late 1920s.


150th anniversary celebration

Manchester borough will conclude its 150th anniversary celebration with activities this weekend.

A historical showcase will be open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundayt at Union Fire Hall, 201 York St.

There will also be a celebration from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Saturday at the Manchester Community Park, 98 S. Liverpool St., with food, games and music. At 5:30 p.m., the borough will hold a ceremony commemorating the anniversary.

The festivities will conclude with a service at 7 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 4360 Board Road. The service will include traditional hymns and local church history. 

Faith UCC 

Human Rights Day Celebration 

Faith United Church of Christ, 509 Pacific Ave., will host a Human Rights Day Celebration Monday, Aug. 26. 

Registration begins at 4:50 p.m., and soup and sandwiches will be available. The program, “The Time Is Now! Unite to Serve,” begins at 5:45 p.m.  

Hospitality hygiene kits for LifePath will be collected, and an offering will be taken for Church Women United. There will be an opportunity to donate toward the cost of the meal. 

RSVP for the meal by contacting Judith Grove at judygrove@verizon.net or 717-741-4366. 


Vietnam veteran to speak 

Vietnam veteran Joe Boslet will be the next speaker for Allvets, which brings in a different veteran each month to share his or her story about their service. 

Boslet will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, at the Historical Society Museum, 250 E. Market St. This is the fourth anniversary for the Allvets program. The meeting is free and open to the public. 

For more information, go to allvets.us or email allvets1York@gmail.com. 

Agency of Aging 

Fruit and vegetable vouchers available 

The York County Area Agency on Aging, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, has vouchers for fruit and vegetables available through the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program. 

 Additional opportunities have been added to pick up the remaining vouchers, which are good for $20 of fresh fruit and vegetables from participating local farm markets. 

Seniors can pick up vouchers at these locations as long as the supply lasts: 

  • 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, West Manchester Township Municipal Office, 380 East Berlin Road 
  • 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, White Rose Senior Center, 27 S. Broad St. 
  • 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the 50plus EXPO, York Expo Center, 334 Carlisle Ave.  

For more information, go to www.ycaaa.org.   


Dementia Friends information session 

Cross Keys Village will offer a 60-minute Dementia Friends information session, 8 a.m.  Wednesday, Aug. 28 at the UPMC York Street Medical Center, 400 York St., Hanover. 

The free informational session will equip participants with a set of tools to support members of the community who are living with the disease.  

Registration is required. To register, visit www.crosskeysvillage.org/dfa or call Jennifer Holcomb at 717-624-5474 or email her at j.holcomb@crosskeysvillage.org.