Providence Township officials will receive an award for preserving the community's one-room schoolhouse.
The township will get one of a dozen C. Emlen Urban Preservation Awards given out by the Lancaster County Preservation Trust.
The award will be presented on November 11.
In an earlier life, the books guided the church's congregation as members sang familiar hymns.
Now they've earned a second life as decorations for the coming Christmas season.
For the past several months, volunteers have been folding old hymnals, adding doll heads and hair, and turning the books into angels.
After a hiatus, the Mr. Solanco pageant will return to the high school.
The pageant pits senior boys in a structured competition for the title. Funds raised are used to help pay for incentives for the school's Renaissance Program.
Although the pillars flanking the entrance to Quarryville's Memorial Park have been restored, members of a local club think there is more work to be done.
The pillars were rebuilt a year ago and rededicated last November. Those pillars carry the names of men who were killed in World War I and World War II.
The restoration work began in the fall of 2012.
The Friends of the Quarryville Library hope this will be their last big book sale.
They're not giving up on the sales; they just want to spread the program out.
Ever since the current library opened more than a decade ago, the group has been holding two sales a year. Last year they added a third sale in an effort to keep books from piling up in their basement storage area.
The Penn Hill branch of NBRS Financial opened Saturday morning, October 18, as a branch of Howard Bank, Ellicott City, Md.
NBRS began operating the branch less than a decade ago after it was closed by its previous owner, Farmers First Bank.
They're planning for 100 people.
More might turn out for the free meal, but that won't pose a problem for members of Little Britain Presbyterian Church.
The congregation is planning its first free meal, offered as an outreach to the community as well as a chance to share in fellowship, said the church's pastor, the Rev. Thomas P. Milligan.
"It's not about me."
That's how Geri Vick sees her volunteer work coordinating the Solanco Food Bank.
It's also an opinion fellow volunteers, and now a much larger group, don't share.
A month into its new truancy prevention program, Solanco's teachers and principals are starting to identify kids who don't come to school as often as they should. Now they're working with families to keep the problem from getting worse.
One of the first steps the school takes is to work with parents or guardians to set up a truancy elimination plan. The plan outlines how families can get their kids to school every day, sets goals, and establishes rewards for the students who achieve them.
It's new but it's not hard.
That's Bart-Colerain Elementary School third grader Destiny Zimmerman's assessment of the skill she's learning.
When Solanco students begin third grade, they also start the transition from printing to cursive handwriting.
Although they failed to get an official endorsement from Fulton Township's supervisors, the Friends of Dorsey Station are moving ahead with their efforts to preserve the historic building.
"We want to get the building so we can fix it up," group president Mary Boomsma said last week.
The station, built in 1876, is the only remaining station from the former Lancaster, Oxford, and Southern narrow gauge railroad.
The women at Union Presbyterian Church are known for their chicken corn soup.
But they needed another item for a fundraiser they will hold Saturday.
"We decided on apple dumplings," organizer Holly Urbine said last week. "It's a good choice because it's fall and we have apples."
The volunteers spent two days preparing and freezing the dumplings for the October 11 sale. They finished 168 pans, each containing two dumplings.
Hundreds of Clermont Elementary School students raced around a rectangular course on Friday, October 3, to raise money for school programs.
This year's event had a Wild Safari theme, highlighted by stuffed tigers and lions on two course turns, a safari Jeep, and volunteers wearing safari hats.
There were prizes for the most laps recorded by a girl and by a boy at each grade level. All participants got an apple from Musser's Market and a bag of chips from Herr Foods.
The school's Parent Teacher Organization sponsored the annual Race for Education.
The fence is up, the mulch has been delivered, and pieces of equipment are ready for installation.
Volunteers now have a few days to put it all together to have the new playground at Wrightsdale Baptist Church ready for its dedication on Sunday, October 12.
The idea came together quickly, said Brad Thorne, the church's director of family ministries.
"We don't have a place for kids to play after church," he said.
Mt. Eden Evangelical Lutheran Church held a blessing of the animals Saturday, October 4.
By scaling back the project, Quarryville officials hope to restore the lighting system that illuminated the lower ball field at Memorial Park.
Originally, the borough had hoped to install new lighting on the lower and upper ball fields at the park, but the high cost led officials to reduce the scope of the work.
Solanco won't be filling one of its top administrative posts this school year. The district will not hire a director of pupil services, a position left vacant when Dr. Rob Dangler was promoted from that post to assistant superintendent.
"We opened three searches and could not fill the post," Dr. Dangler said last Friday morning.