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Our community 10/17

Staff report


CROP Walk on Sunday 

The Stewartstown Area CROP Hunger Walk will be held Sunday, Oct. 20, with goals of 35 walkers, five teams and $3,500 collected.  

Last year, 39 walkers raised $3,267 through this CROP Hunger Walk. All funds raised help end hunger and poverty through long-term sustainable approaches to significantly reduce or eliminate hunger. A portion of the funds raised here will go to the food pantry of Mason-Dixon Community Services in Delta.  

Stewartstown Presbyterian Church, 14 College Ave, Stewartstown, is the starting point, with registration at 1 p.m. There will be a choice of three route distances, starting at just under a mile. Also, there will be a snack-packing event just before and after the walk.  This hands-on project will provide Mason-Dixon Ministries with readily available snacks for clients they serve.  

Contact judygrove@verizon.net or 717-741-4366 for more information, to sign up a team of walkers or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities. Learn more about the work that the CROP Hunger Walk supports at www.crophungerwalk.org.  

Nixon Park 

Paper-making program 

The York County Department of Parks and Recreation will host a paper-making program on Sunday, Oct. 20, at Nixon County Park.  There will be two sessions to choose from:  10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1-3 p.m.     

Two artists will teach the groups to make handmade paper from natural and recycled materials.  This family-friendly activity will walk partiipants through the whole process of soaking, blending, screening, couching and drying.  Natural objects and dyes can be added, and the group will learn to make a small notebook or card from the paper.   

The cost is $15 per participant and includes two pieces of handmade paper to take home.  Space is limited.  Register at 717-428-1961 until spaces fill and specify which session you wish to attend. For information on this and other programs, go to yorkcountyparks.org. 

Red Lion UMC 

Crab cakes for sale 

Red Lion Zion United Methodist Church, 1155 Felton Road, Red Lion, is selling their famous homemade crab cakes for $27 a dozen.  

They are available in a choice of breaded and unbreaded and will be available for pick-up between 10:15 and 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, or by special arrangement.  

This sale benefits the church’s general fund. Deadline to order is Sunday, Oct. 20. If interested, contact Joan at the church office, 717-244-2585, or by email churchoffice@redlionzionumc.org. 

York Catholic 

Fall Open House 

The public is invited to York Catholic's Fall Open House, noon-2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20.  

Prospective students and their families are welcome to tour the school; talk with faculty, staff, and students; and learn more about York Catholic's academic programs for students in grades 7-12. 

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


CROP Walk  

On Sunday, Oct.  20, the Hanover Area CROP Walk will take place at Codorus State Park in the Marina Day Launch Area.  

Registration starts at 12:30 p.m. at the St. Paul’s Dub, Conway-Runkle Annex, and the walk begins at 1 p.m.  This is a 2-mile route.  The walk will be held rain or shine. 

The CROP Walk is an opportunity for everyone to show their commitment to stopping hunger, with 75% of funds collected distributed by Church World Service both in the USA and worldwide to assist those in poverty and those who are refugees and 25% percent of collections distributed to these four local agencies:  the Provide a Lunch Program at the Hanover Area Council of Churches,  God’s Meal Barrel, Head Start Program and Ruth’s Harvest Backpack Meals. 

For additional information, contact the Hanover Area Council of Churches, 136 Carlisle St., at 717-633-6353. 

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church 

Auditions for Easter program 

Casting auditions for “Journey with Jesus—The Easter Story” will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 947 N. Goerge St. 

“Journey with Jesus” is a dramatic portrayal of the events leading up to and following the death and resurrection of Jesus.  

The one-hour event will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 5, at the church. It is appropriate for all ages and for believers and those curious about Jesus.  

Volunteers are needed for speaking and nonspeaking parts, with a script provided. For more information, contact the church at 717-854-0589. 

Cultural anthropologist and documentary filmmaker Sheila S. Walker will discuss "The Global African Diaspora" Monday at York College.

York College 

Filmmaker to discuss Africa 

Cultural anthropologist and documentary filmmaker Sheila S. Walker will discuss "The Global African Diaspora" at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, in York College’s Weinstock Lecture Hall, Willman Business Center.  

Walker is serving as a 2019-20 Council of Independent Colleges Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow. Her talk is open to the public free of charge.   

Walker has done fieldwork, lectured and participated in cultural events in most of Africa and the global African diaspora. She currently serves as executive director of Afrodiaspora Inc., with the goal to share her experiences and knowledge of the global African diaspora.  

 Garden Club 

The rights and responsibilities of gardeners 

Attorney and master gardener Rachel Roat will discuss the rights and responsibilities of gardeners during the next meeting of the Garden Club of York. 

Roat will talk about problems including boundary disputes, tree, neighbor and garden laws and more.  

A membership meeting begins at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21, at St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church, 839 W. Market St. A light lunch will follow, and Roat’s program will begin around 1 p.m.  

Visitors are always welcome. They are requested to donate $5 at the door to cover the cost of the luncheon.