On Sunday, May 4, 2014, the 3rd Annual Bob Bard Prize Bingo will be held to benefit the Bob Bard 5K Race.
The games will be held at the Hoffman Building in Quarryville with doors opening at noon and games beginning at 1 p.m.
There will be lots of door prizes, 24 bingo games, raffle items such as a pig roast, $200 Fergies certificate, and four Phillies tickets with preferred parking, autographed baseball, and $100 gift certificate to Play It Again Sports donated by Herr's Foods, just to name a few. For the Blackout item a $500 Visa Gift card is on the block.
Tickets are available by calling Linda Kushlan at 717-330-5987 or Marci Fryberger at 717-786-2117. Cost of tickets is $15 in advance and $20 at the door.
The Bob Bard 5K Race is scheduled for Saturday, June 14, 2014 at the Legion Park.
There will be two local celebrations of the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 1.
Ferguson & Hassler Supermarket, TownsEdge Shopping Village, will open its cafe at 7:30 a.m. for the celebration.
The Pequea Creek Watershed Association is planting for the future.
According to Kara Kalupson, a founder of the Pequea Creek Watershed Association, the association typically plants about 200 trees per year - 100 in the spring and the same number each fall.
If given the proper budgeting skills, area families may not reach a crisis point leading them to seek help at the Solanco Food Bank.
That's the opinion of Teresa Dolan, Director of Solanco Neighborhood Ministries, which operates the food bank.
Middle Octorara Presbyterian Church is holding two fundraisers to benefit their Mission Team's upcoming trip to Peru.
The church is seeking donations for its annual yard sale which will be held Saturday, April 26, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Clothing, toys, games, sporting goods, live plants, household items, and collectibles will available for sale inside the church building.
The tax deductible donations can be dropped off at the church.The youth group will be providing breakfast and lunch items.
Middle Octorara is holding an all-you-can-eat Chicken Waffle Dinner Saturday, May 17 from 4-7 p.m. Takeouts will be available.
Marsha Wagner has never driven a motorcycle.
That doesn't stop her from encouraging others to do so.
Wagner is organizing the sixth annual Little Hands, Big Plans Memorial Motorcycle Ride which will be held Saturday, April 26.
All proceeds benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The ride runs from Quarryville's Memorial Park to the Ronald McDonald House in Wilmington, Delaware.
The donation is $20 per motorcycle. Registration runs from 10-11:30 a.m. at Memorial Park.
Members of Chestnut Level Presbyterian Church's youth group are breaking out of a fundraising rut.
"We had done a youth auction for years and it had run its course," youth ministries director Aaron Atkinson said. "This is the second year we haven't done that."
So Atkinson reached into his immediate past to come up with a solution - a performance by a breakdancing team.
"I don't see breakdancing being very big in this area," he said.
The expanded and upgraded Quarryville area sewage treatment plant began operation this week.
The project won't be completed for another five months, however.
Saturday's weather was nearly perfect.
Sunny skies and warm temperatures prompted many homeowners to tackle the brush and tree limbs felled by this past winter's snow and ice.
Some people decided to burn the debris, something that's legal in all nine municipalities in the Southern End. A few of the fires spread, leading to several brush fire calls for local volunteer firefighters.
Several hundred children turned out Saturday afternoon, April 12, for Little Britain Township's annual Easter egg hunt.
Working from a revised plan, firms have submitted new bids to improve Providence Township's portion of the Enola low grade rail line trail.
The bids range from $279,000 to $409,000 to put down a new surface on eight and a half miles of trail. The work also includes putting a new base down in wet areas and installing a salvaged bridge over Sigman Rd.
Delaney Peffer helped with Solanco High School's recent minithon, an event that raised more than $21,000 for a pediatric cancer program at Hershey Medical Center.
She turns out every year to support the Solanco Relay for Life.
Now the high school freshman is serving as Celebration for Life's 2014 Guest of Honor. Celebration for Life is a non-profit fundraising organization that helps fund research and support cancer patients.
Delaney knows firsthand how important that support can be for a patient and the patient's family.
A 13-year cancer survivor, she was a month past her first birthday when she was diagnosed with neuroblastoma.
A fast car should be red.
It doesn't hurt if it's also a classic and something of a rarity.
Terry Farmer keeps his version in the garage behind his home on Quarryville's Summit Ave.
He has owned the carefully-preserved Rouge Red 1965 Ford Mustang GT convertible for about a dozen years.
Solanco High School's junior varsity baseball team hasn't had a home game yet.
That's because the varsity has taken over the JV field because the varsity field isn't fit for play.
The varsity field has been plagued with drainage problems since it opened in 2007.
"We want to pursue more avenues as to how we can meet the needs of women in the community."
That's how organizer Linda Kreider describes the Wesley Women's Society's first program designed specifically to reach women in the Southern End.
The group will host a ladies night out on Saturday, May 3. It will feature motivational speaker and Christian comedienne Becky Baker.
The program will be the first of its kind the group has hosted, Kreider said. "We're trying to find new ways to minister to the women of the church and the women of the community."
The 60th Annual Miss Solanco Pageant will be held in the Solanco High School Auditorium on Saturday, November 29, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.
Drugs are a problem in the Southern End.
Now the Solanco School District is working to help parents deal with the problem before it hits home.
The school district is working with the Susan P. Byrnes Health Education Center to give parents the warning signs their children have potential drug problems.
Members of Solanco High School's Class of 2014 won the school's annual color wars last week, reprising their predecessors' victory in 2013. The competition wrapped up in the school's larger gymnasium Friday afternoon, March 28, with contests that tested skills that have few applications in daily life.
They slurped whipped cream from tin plates, sucked applesauce through straws, and ran an obstacle course after spinning themselves dizzy.
To win, class members had to work together.
That was the whole purpose of the competition, said teacher and student senate advisor Jen Eisenberger.