The 2019 Extraordinary Give raised more than $10 million for nonprofits throughout Lancaster County.
In the Southern End, it also worked to achieve a less well-known goal - increase visibility of nonprofits' and the work they do.
Lions to host veterans at annual dinner
Air Force veteran and former WGAL-TV anchor Dick Hoxworth will be the guest speaker at the Veterans' Day dinner hosted by two local Lions Clubs.
For years, members of the Wakefield Lions Club have stored their equipment in borrowed sheds, barns, and garages across the Southern End.
"The Young family, Ray and Earl, allowed us to keep it on their properties for many years," club member Les Davis said.
Eventually, however, the Lions knew they would have to find another storage space.
Thousands of exhibits, ranging from show cattle and goats to canned beans, antique tractors, and new farm equipment, will be spread across dozens of acres when the Solanco Fair opens on Wednesday, September 18.
Just getting around to the displays can be tiring, or even impossible, for spectators who are disabled or elderly.
The Wakefield Lions Club has come up with a way to help the mobility-challenged tour the fair.
The Lions are bringing walkers, wheelchairs, crutches, and canes to the fair and making them available to anyone who needs help getting around.
Fire calls in the Southern End
Bart Township Fire Co.,
Sept. 1: 3:28 p.m., medical assist, White Oak Rd. at Georgetown Rd., Paradise Township; three volunteers were in service 15 minutes.
Sept. 2: 2:26 p.m., medical assist, Valley Rd., Bart Township; two volunteers were in service one hour and 37 minutes.
Sept. 3: 7:52 p.m., medical assist, Noble Rd., Bart Township; two volunteers were in service 13 minutes.