For decades, local nonprofit groups have depended on Ferguson & Hassler Supermarket for supplies.
They've also come to rely on the locally-owned store for financial support.
The Quarryville Fire Company has been one of the benefactors, raising funds through events sponsored by the store and relying on the company for emergency supplies.
When he was 14, Thurston "Wink" Hassler started working in the family business.
He went full-time when he graduated from high school in 1939 and, with time out to serve in the military during World War II, stayed with the business until he retired in 2000.
Over the years, the business changed drastically.
"The biggest change is the variety and the number of items we've added. It's out of this world," he said. "Back then, we had two kinds of cereal - corn flakes and oatmeal. Now the assortment is fantastic and everything comes in umpteen sizes."