PHOTOS: Memorial Day in Quarryville
Dreary weather didn't chase Quarryville's annual Memorial Day ceremony indoors.
"We decided we could endure this for an hour. The people we're here to honor endured a lot worse," said Ron Fichtner.
A local volunteer fire company and a car club will host shows on two successive weekends.
The Robert Fulton Fire Company will hold its sixth annual show on Saturday, May 26, and the Moonlite Cruisers will host its show on June 2.
The firefighters' show will run from noon to 4 p.m. at the fire hall, 2271 Robert Fulton Highway (Rt. 222), Wakefield.
An Army veteran who grew up in Quarryville and a sixth grader will be the featured speakers at the community's annual Memorial Day commemoration.
Smith Middle School student Raif Groves will be giving his second speech at the annual event. In 2017, he delivered a speech that had earned him a prize at the Cocalico speech competition.
On April 22, Hannah Wheeler ran her third full marathon.
She covered the 26.2 miles while battling the effects of Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome, a disease that is the juvenile equivalent of fibromylagia.
"This past marathon was really hard," she said. "I have never been in that much pain. … My body wasn't accepting the heat. I was going to go to the halfway point and then stop but the Lord was with me and I finished," Wheeler said.
The Solanco Football Association and the Solanco Midget Football Association will, for the third year in a row, host the Solanco Mule Country Carnival. The event will run from Tuesday, May 15, through Saturday, May 19, at the Memorial Park, Quarryville.
There will be rides, games, and food. A fireworks display will be held at 10 p.m. on Friday, May 18, weather permitting. The rain date for the fireworks will be Saturday, May 19.
There won't be a lot of changes at Tanglewood Manor Golf Club, the new owners said last week.
Bonnie and Jeff Minnich became the club's owners last month, buying it from Mrs. Minnich's brother, Dwight Wagner.
"We plan to continue the legacy of the people who helped create the course and run it," Jeff Minnich said. "The public won't see too big a change."
Pageant is a chance to bond
"I didn't want to go through my senior year and realize I missed an opportunity."
That's why Marissa Witmer decided to compete in the Miss Solanco Scholarship Pageant in November, 2016.
Earlier this year, she earned another title - Miss Lancaster County. In June, she will be one of several Solanco residents to compete in the Miss Pennsylvania pageant.
Four people were hurt when three SUVs collided at the intersection of Street Rd. and Kirkwood Pike (Rt. 472) Monday afternoon, April 30. One of the injured was a small child.