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The Ma & Pa Railroad Heritage Village at Muddy Creek Forks will celebrate Heritage Day on Saturday.

Ma & Pa Railroad 

22nd Annual Heritage Day 

The Ma & Pa Railroad Heritage Village at Muddy Creek Forks will hold its 22nd annual Heritage Day, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28. 

Since 1998, the open house features fun for all - special exhibits, presentations, displays, demonstrations, handmade crafts, children's activities and food, along with tours of the historic village.  

Forty-minute motorcar train rides run through the scenic Muddy Creek Valley on the right of way of the Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad. Heritage Day is the only time each season when Ma & Pa locomotive No. 82 and caboose No. 2007 are open to the public.  A hand-pumped rail car will be available to ride.  

Inside the A. M. Grove general store are a working player piano, an antique guessing game, demonstrations of a rope-operated freight elevator and a diorama showing life in the village in 1917.  

There are special exhibitors coming just for the day including Don Jones with a collection of historic Ma & Pa artifacts, photos from the Ted Gleichmann collection, a video of an actual journey on the Ma & Pa Railroad and the Penn Lego Users Group with a diorama of the Red Lion station and Ma & Pa Railroad rolling stock.    

Admission to the historic village and buildings is free. Motorcar train rides run at 45- minute intervals all day and frequently sell out hours in advance, so advance purchase of tickets at www.MaAndPaRailroad.com is advised. Train tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children. 

The Ma & Pa Railroad Heritage Village is located at 1258 Muddy Creek Forks Road, Airville, Pa. For more information and a schedule of events, go to www.MaAndPaRailroad.com  

First Presbyterian 

Creation Sunday 

First Presbyterian Church of York is offering its members and those who live in and around the White Rose City an opportunity to give thanks for the beauty of the earth with its Creation Sunday event on Sunday, Sept. 29.  

The celebration at the church, 225 E. Market St., begins with adult education and Sunday school classes at 9 a.m. The adult education classes will be led by York College chemistry professor Greg Foy and his wife, Leigh, who is a chemistry teacher at York Suburban High School. Greg Foy was the recipient of the 2019 American Chemical Society CEI Award for Incorporating Sustainability into Chemistry Education.  

The event then continues with the 10 a.m. "Worship as One" church service. 

First Presbyterian Church of York will also provide attendees fun events and a children’s petting zoo starting at 9 a.m. The event is free, and all are welcome. To learn more, visit www.fpcyork.org. 


Parade canceled 

The Dover Halloween Parade has been canceled this year, the fire company announced. 

Union Fire and Hose Co. No. 1 said in a news release that the cancellation was due to circumstances with permits and school district construction. 

The parade will return next year, the fire company said. 


Farmers’ breakfast 

State Rep. Dawn Keefer, R-Dillsburg, will hold her annual farmers’ breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Wellsville Fore Co., 95 Community St., Wellsville. 

Jennifer Reed-Harry, an assistant vice president at PennAg Industries Association, will speak about water issues the agricultural industry is facing. 

The deadline to reserve a seat is Monday, Sept. 30. To RSVP, call Keefer’s office at 717-432-0792, or go online to www.RepKeefer.com and click on the events tab.