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York County happenings: Man shot in city; History Center closes sites; free Thanksgiving meal

Staff Report

York City

33-year-old man shot

A 23-year-old man was shot Friday in York City, according to police.

Officers were dispatched to the area of Walnut and Pine streets around 2 p.m. Friday for a report of shots fired, police stated in a news release.

While they were at the scene, a gunshot victim was dropped off at a local hospital by someone driving a privately owned vehicle. The victim’s injuries are not considered life-threatening.

Detectives are investigating the shooting. Anyone with information is asked to contact the York City Police Department through the Crimewatch app or at www.yorkcitypolice.com

Tips can be made anonymously.

York County History Center in York City, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. Dawn J. Sagert photo

History Center 

Sites closed through Jan. 2 

The York County History Center has decided to close all of its sites beginning Tuesday. The center plans to reopen Jan. 2. 

The decision was made out of an abundance of caution during the current uptick in COVID-19 cases throughout the county and because of the upcoming holiday season, the center announced. 

Members will be notified by email with updated information regarding the Members’ Only Open House virtual programming and holiday shopping discount. Anyone who has ordered pecans or car wash passes through the Friends of York County History Center’s online pre-order will be notified when they can go to the Historical Society Museum to pick up your order. A few extras were ordered and are available online through the gift shop at www.yorkhistorycenter.org. 

For research inquiries and other questions, contact Director of Library & Archives Nicole Smith or Assistant Director of Library & Archives Adam Bentz at 717-848-1587.

Lifepath Christian Ministries

Free community Thanksgiving take-out meal

Lifepath Christian Ministries, 367 W. Market St. in York, will offer a free take-out community Thanksgiving meal, 11:30 a.m-12:30 p.m. Thursday.

All are welcomed to pick-up a meal in the alley behind the men's shelter, located at 370 W. Clarke Ave.

PeoplesBank Park 

Spruce’d Up : A Celebration of Trees 

The York Revolution and York Traditions Bank have invited area businesses to sponsor and decorate trees and raise money for charities for Spruce’d Up: A Celebration of Trees. 

More than three dozen trees will be displayed on the concourse of PeoplesBank Park, and ithe community is invited to stroll through the festive display and vote for their favorite trees.  

Admission is free, and donations will be made to Community Aid and the charities of the top three decorators. 

The free family-friendly event will kick off Friday and be open 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Thursday through Sunday until Dec. 20. It will feature holiday music, special offers on Revolution merchandise and themed entertainment on Saturday nights. Santa Claus will visit Saturday, local music groups will lead a sing-along on Dec. 5, Greater York Dance will be featured on Dance Night on Dec. 12, and Santa’s elves will assist kids in Santa’s Workshop on Dec. 19. 

The outdoor yet covered event will allow visitors to enjoy the participating companies’ creations while still adhering to COVID-19 safety protocols.