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Out & About: PUMPKIN FEST 2016

pumpkinfest1Press And Journal Photo by Jason Maddux

The Middletown Home played host Sunday to its annual fall fun event.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 September 2016 14:36

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Pumpkin Fest coming to Middletown Home

The Middletown Home’s 2016 Pumpkin Fest, the retirement community’s largest fundraiser, will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18.


The Middletown Home’s Pumpkin Fest, which will be held at its campus at 999 West Harrisburg Pike, is open to the public and free to attend with more than 50 local and regional artisans, Kauffman’s Chicken BBQ, homemade chicken corn soup and lots of baked goods including pumpkin whoopie pies.


There will be a variety of entertainment and activities including face painting, pumpkin bowling, barrel train rides, hayrides, build-your-own scarecrow, pumpkin painting, caricatures, a huge raffle and a silent auction.


Two live bands will perform. Laredo, one of Central Pennsylvania’s top country bands, will play in the home’s historic band shell. In the afternoon, The Fabulous Hubcaps, recognized as one of the nation’s most sought-after oldies show bands, will deliver a performance for all age groups. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.


Located off West Harrisburg Pike, the Middletown Home was built in 1924 by the Independent Order of the Odd Fellows. The historic campus had its first major addition in 1974 and is once again undergoing a major transformation to add additional resources and programs.


 Proceeds from this year’s Pumpkin Fest will be used to purchase a new handicapped-accessible bus to transport residents at their request to appointments, shopping, and other programs and events in the community.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 September 2016 16:50

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23 Years Ago: 9/14/2016

23yearsago091423 YEARS AGO - “Bearly” Fall – The Second Annual Royalton Fall Festival took place on Sat., Sept. 11 at Kiwanis Park. Pictured are 6-year-old Kayla Grazan and mother Naomi with an orphaned bear. The giant teddy bear was one of many items that were raffled off during the daylong festival, which was sponsored by the Royalton Activity Committee.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 September 2016 15:36

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Royalton to celebrate 125th anniversary

Royalton will celebrate its 125th anniversary from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18.

There will be an ice cream social, car and motorcycle show and a few other events, including scarecrow making and face painting.

There will be a benefit motorcycle ride, with registration starting at 10 a.m. and the ride from noon to 2 p.m.

Events take place at Kiwanis Park, Route 441.

The rain date is Sept. 25.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 September 2016 15:11

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Big crowd for gun class

GunClass WEBPress And Journal Photo by Dan Miller -- About 300 people attended a class about the laws in Pennsylvania regarding carrying a concealed weapon in the Hummelstown Chemical Fire Company fire hall on Saturday, Sept. 10. The class was hosted for the second year in a row by state Rep. John Payne (left in front). To the right of Payne is Derry Township Police Officer Anthony Clements. On the far right is Matt Menges, an attorney from York who specializes in gun law cases.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 September 2016 15:06

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