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York County happenings: Siren test; food boxes; Writers' Roundtable

Staff report
Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station

Peach Bottom

Emergency siren test on Wednesday

Exelon Generation will conduct a full-volume test of the emergency warning sirens surrounding Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station at 1 p.m. Wednesday. This is one of two semi-annual tests performed each year.

The emergency warning siren system consists of 97 sirens located in the 10-mile radius around Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station. The sirens are not a signal to evacuate, but a warning to tune to a local emergency alert broadcast television or radio station. County emergency management authorities activate the sirens, which can be used in the event of any emergency, including severe weather.

Spry Church

Weekly food boxes

Spry Church, 50 School St., continues to offer food boxes weekly for  families of the community who are in need. 

Food boxes are available for pick up between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Thursdays. Call 717-741-1429 by 4 p.m. on Wednesday each week to reserve a Thursday pickup.

For those unable to pick up food on Thursdays mornings, the food pantry will be open 6-7 p.m. on the second Monday of the month. To reserve a Monday pickup, call 717-741-1429 by 3 p.m. on the second Monday.

History Center 

Writers’ Roundtable 

The Writers’ Roundtable will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, hosted by the York County History Center. 

Speaker Samantha Dorm will discuss the Friends of Lebanon Cemetery’s work on the historically all-Black cemetery in North York, where the group is literally unearthing burial sites and then researching the person buried there. The discussion will cover restoration research and storytelling. 

Because of COVID-19 concerns, the program has been moved online as a Zoom meeting and will also be available live on the York County History Center Facebook page. To register for the Zoom meeting, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9xgKMkrkSVWwbFCPQbD36w.