He's been in the business for 56 years.
Now Elmer Wade says it's time to retire.
"I haven't been full time for years, but it's time," he said last week.
Later this month, the Wade family will sell their Ford dealership in Quarryville, ending a run that began when Elmer Wade became a partner with the dealership's previous owner, Marshall Stoner, in 1964.
Noelle Schneider was crowned Miss Solanco 2019 at the end of the annual scholarship pageant on Saturday night, November 24.
Schneider is the daughter of Joel and Christine Schneider of Quarryville.
Her platform was about Catilin’s Smiles, a program that brings smiles to hospitalized children.
Schneider was sponsored by the Quarryville Lions Club and Farm Women # 15.
The Southern Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Christmas tree lighting on Friday evening, December 7.
The program will begin at 6 p.m. and will include an ornament decorating station, free candy canes, hot chocolate, cider, and coffee.
The Solanco High School Chorale and Brass Ensemble, the Smith Middle School Singers, and the Lampeter-Strasburg Madrigals will perform during the evening.
Five Southern End nonprofit organizations are among the groups that will participate in the Lancaster Community Foundation's Extraordinary Give program November 16.
The Solanco Education Foundation, New Hope Community Life Ministries, the Quarryville Library, and the Southern End Community Association have taken part for a number of years. This year, Neighborhood Ministries will join the effort.
Volunteers from Middle Octorara Presbyterian Church will begin their 10th year collecting shoeboxes full of gifts for Operation Christmas Child.
"We have been a drop-off site for the Southern End and portions of Chester County since 2009," organizer Dan Henry said.
Congregations from other local churches, including Wesley Church, Wrightsdale Baptist Church, and Little Britain Presbyterian Church, brought their filled shoeboxes to Middle Octorara.