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Middletown Area Historical Society 2nd Annual Fall Gathering


The Middletown Area Historical Society’s second Fall Gathering brought people down to the Swatara Ferry House Landing for food, crafts and music on Sunday, Oct. 26.


A costume parade for children up to age 12 was planned, as well as appearances by the Penn State Nittany Lion and Middletown’s Bluebird firetruck.


Proceeds benefitted the society.


See who was there!



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CAX Cheer wins Halloween Parade Judges’ Prize


“Army Squad’’ CAX Cheer won the Judges’ Prize in the Kiwanis Club of Middletown’s Halloween Parade that marched through the borough on Monday, Oct. 20.


First-place winners include Jowell Bradley, Willow Kauffman and Phoenix Carr, who dressed as Elsa, Anna and Olaf from the movie “Frozen,’’ and Cub Scout Pack 97 for its float, a tribute to the Peanuts TV special, “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown."


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Wylie crowned Miss Hummelstown

misshumphoto10 29 14webPatty Wylie, center, Miss Hummelstown 2015, poses for a photo with Lilly Woltman, left, Miss Hummelstown 2014 and Hummelstown Mayor Bradley Miller after winning her title.

  Lower Dauphin High School junior was crowned Miss Hummelstown 2015, besting 17 others during the 40th annual Miss Hummelstown Pageant on Saturday, Oct. 13.

Patty Wylie, daughter of Bill and Sherie Wylie, won the title in Hummelstown, besting other contestants in the competition, which included essay writing and an interview with a panel of judges.

Wylie is involved in the school’s fall play, spring musical, National Honor Society, National English Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, Chamber Singers, Future Educators of America, Mini-THON, Class Council and BIG. She is a member of the Lower Dauphin Communities that Care’s Club Ophelia program and is active in her church.

Wylie was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Hummelstown.

Other award-winners, and their sponsors, include the following:

Jordan Schaefer, first runner-up, sponsored by Lower Dauphin Communities That Care.

Jennifer Abraham, second runner-up, sponsored by the Hummelstown Area Historical Society.

Ellerie Krot, third runner-up, sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary.

Samantha Markley, sponsored by the South Hanover Lions Club, was voted Miss Congeniality by the other contestants.

The Paul Baker Essay Award winner was Sarah Jo Gibbs. She was sponsored by the Marine Corps League.

The Jerry Kling Leadership Award-winner was Gabrielle James. She was sponsored by American Legion Post 265.

Other contestants and their sponsors were: Natalie Balmer, FFO;  Rachel Green, Sons of the American Legion; Alex Leader, Hummelstown Women’s Club; Madison Lilliock, East Hanover Lions Club; Brooke Lomis, Swatara Home Association; Emily McKissick, Hummelstown Area Historical Society; Sarah Parmer, Hummelstown Lions Club; Lierin Randall, Hummelstown Baseball-Softball Association; Katherine Spanos, Good Time Pearls Red Hat Society; Jenifer Ray, Hummelstown Business & Professional Association; and Amanda Walton, Hummelstown Optimist Club.

The pageant is sponsored annually by the Hummelstown Community Foundation.

The judges for the pageant were Lois Baker, Kathy Baker O’Day, Robert and Marge Cutright, and Bill and Rosemary Jackson.


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queenfrontpage10 29 14Press and Journal Photo by Bill Darrah -- Ariannah Williams, Middletown Area High School’s 2014 Homecoming queen, waves to spectators at War Memorial Field after receiving her crown.


Middletown Area High School celebrated its 2014 Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 25 with a parade, bonfire, tailgate party and football game awash in the school colors of blue and gold.


Students and alumni paraded down Middletown’s streets on a flawless fall day to revel in everything Blue Raider, the school mascot. From blue boas to the blue uniforms of the high school’s Blue Wave Marching Band to the blue sashes worn by the Homecoming Queen candidates, the celebration brought back high school memories for some – and produced new ones for a young generation on the verge of adulthood.



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23 Years Ago: 10/29/2014

10 29 14webArchive Photo - 23 YEARS AGO - Who’s Minding The Farm? – If you’re involved in farming in Dauphin County, chances are you know the Kopp family of Londonderry Township. The family tradition of farming has been passed down through the generations. A portion of the family was out in full force at the 18th Annual Elizabethtown Fair. Pictured from left are Ronald Kopp and his son Brandon, Jayanna Kopp with her Holstein Fran who was due to calf on Saturday, Ann Kopp, Adam Kopp with his intermediate calf, Sherbet, and Jay Kopp.

From The Wednesday, October 29, 1991 Edition Of The Press And Journal

SHARE To Open Youth Center At Steel-High

 Channeling teenagers’ enthusiasm and energy into fun and educational activities is the idea behind a new teen activity program sponsored by the Steelton-Highspire Association of Recreation and Education (SHARE), formerly the Drug and Alcohol Task Force.

 The Task Force was formed last spring after the Steelton-Highspire School Board conducted an area survey to assess social problems of the community. According to the survey, elementary and secondary students and the community at large view substance abuse as a main social concern.

 The organization was re-named two months ago to give it a “more positive” image to the community, according to Norma Keeney, co-chairwoman. Keeney is joined by William Price and Giovannah Anderson in leading the organization.


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