Our community 9/23

Staff report
Bridge Bust

Bridge Bust 

Volunteers needed 

Volunteers are needed for the 31st Annual Bridge Bust on Saturday, Oct. 5 (rain date Oct. 12). 

In addition to helping support the cause, volunteers receive free admission to the event. 

Several shifts are available throughout the day. For those interested, please contact the Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce at or call 717-684-5249.  

Proceeds from the Bridge Bust are used to support the Susquehanna Valley Chamber and Visitors Center. 

Mount Zion Lutheran 

Food pantry opens 

Mount Zion Lutheran Church, 2164 Mount Zion Road, has opened a new food pantry to the general public.  

According to the church’s pastor, the Rev. Brian McClinton, this new church project is “designed to fulfill a growing need for residents who live outside York City and thus may not have access to food banks and other similar facilities.” 

            The church pantry offers individuals and families assistance with a variety of items, including nonperishable foods, personal care items, cleaning supplies and paper products.  

           The pantry is not open on a regular basis, but appointments are available by calling 717-680-3789.  Residents can then visit and pick up needed supplies.  

York County Libraries 

Community conversation series 

York County Libraries have announced upcoming dates for the Community Conversations series.  

The events are led by YCL President Robert F. Lambert and provide a forum for community members to share what they need from their libraries. Lambert also updates residents about the projects and strategic initiatives that York County Libraries are implementing to address community needs.    

Lambert is seeking answers from attendees to the following questions: “What do you love about your library?”, “What would 100% success look like for your library?”, “What would it take to get your library there?”, and “How can York County Libraries walk alongside you in your journey in life and learning?”  A report summarizing what is learned will be shared with the public online at the end of the year.  

The next Community Conversations are at 7 p.m. these dates:  

Tuesday, Sept. 24, Guthrie Memorial Library, Hanover   

Wednesday, Sept. 25, Kaltreider-Benfer Library, Red Lion 

Tuesday, Nov. 19, Dover Area Community Library, Dover 

Thursday, Nov. 21, Paul Smith Library of Southern York County, Shrewsbury 

 The meetings are open to the public and free to attend.  Questions may be directed to individual libraries or to YCL staff at 717-849-6969.   For directions and more information, go to 

York Catholic 

Welcome Wednesday 

York Catholic High School will be open to the public for Welcome Wednesday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, for families who want to take a tour while classes are in session.   

One of the YC Student Ambassadors will escort families and let them observe a typical school day.  All visitors will have a chance to meet with the admissions director to have questions answered.   

For more information, contact Heather Hoffman, director of admissions and enrollment, at 717-846-8871 ext. 220 or 

Martin Library 

‘Living Library’ 

Martin Library is launching a “Living Library” series that promotes learning through the sharing of personal stories and experiences.  

For the first “Living Library” program, Martin Library will be hosting Lola Hahn, a first generation American and child of Holocaust survivors. Hahn will share the story of three of her family members, her mother and two aunts, who were saved by Oskar Schindler. Schindler, subject of the novel Schindler’s Ark and film adaptation Schindler’s List, is credited with saving over 1,000 Jewish lives during the Holocaust. 

“Living Library: Lola Hahn” will take place at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at Martin Library, 159 E. Market Street in York. Interested individuals can register on Martin Library’s online events calendar at, by emailing, or by calling  717-849-6926.