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1 21 1523 YEARS AGO - Red Ribbon Week – Red Ribbon Week is a statewide campaign sponsored by Pennsylvanians Aware. At the Middletown Area High School, members of MASH (Middletown Area Student Helpers) and SADD (Students Against Drunk Drivers), combined forces to bring this year’s theme, “The Choice For Me is Drug Free” to the school and community. Their commitment to reduce the use of all drugs including alcohol centered around placing a symbolic red ribbon on every car at the high school. Pictured from left during one such early morning mission are: Colette Williams, Stacy Shuey, Uriah Schroll, Lisa Kalbaugh (kneeling), Dana Ash, Stephanie Ulsh (on car), Barb Woodley, Cheri Manfred and Cindy Williams. The students wish to thank advisors Jane Robertson, Linda Stouffer and Charles Bowen for their untiring support. MASH also sponsored speaker, Marsha Ackerman, a therapist from the Guadenzia adolescent rehabilitization unit, to talk with high school students in the health and physical education classes.


From The Wednesday, January 22, 1992 

Edition Of The 

Press And Journal


M-town Talents Sound Off With 

PSU’S Blue Band

 Chris Bosnyak is one guy who can’t help but toot his own horn.


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Out & About: Community Dinner at Evangelical United Methodist Church


On Monday, Jan. 19 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day – the basement of Evangelical United Methodist Church in Middletown was filled with hungry souls who ventured out for the community dinner, a fundraiser for charity.


For $8, every adult got a full plate of home-cooked baked ham, scalloped potatoes, green beans, applesauce, a roll, dessert and a beverage, served up with a smile by church volunteers. The price was $3 for children age 12 and under.


Evangelical UMC is one of four Middletown churches that host these community dinners on a rotating basis on Monday nights. The others are the Presbyterian Congregation, St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and Middletown First Church of God.


The money the churches take in not only goes to cover the cost of the dinners, but also toward helping meet the needs of the less fortunate. At Evangelical UMC, for example, part of the money from the dinners goes to The Sunshine Fund, which distributes food and other items to folks in need.


Close to 200 people usually attend the community dinners at Evangelical UMC, said Louise Morgan, coordinator of the church’s dinner committee. 


See who was there! 


Press and Journal Photos by Dan Miller 


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Out & About: The Pennsylvania Farm Show


Everything you wanted to see, learn and taste about agriculture – and we mean everything – can be found at the 99th Pennsylvania Farm Show at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg.


The annual show is the largest indoor agriculture event in the U.S., featuring everything from pie baking contests to livestock competitions to sumptuously indulgent foods. There are more than 13,000 competitive exhibits and 6,000 animals on display on 24 acres at the complex.


The show continues from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 14; Thursday, Jan. 15; and Friday, Jan. 16 and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 17.


Press and Journal Photos by Bill Darrah





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They deck the halls with balls from beaches at Troop 97’s “July at Christmas’’ ceremony

volunteeraward1 14 15WEBJason O’Donnell, left, congratulates Eric Shirk and wife Angie Yocum Shirk, center, Troop 97’s Volunteers of Honor as the Shirks’ daughter, Kailah, right, watches.

You’ve heard of “Christmas in July.’’ How about “July at Christmas?’’

Boy Scout Troop 97 of Londonderry Twp. celebrated summer in December during its holiday Court of Honor recently. The Scouting Complex in Londonderry Twp. was decorated with beach umbrellas, beach balls and boogie boards – along with a Christmas tree and festive lights – as troop leaders awarded merit badges and promoted Scouts to higher ranks during the ceremony.

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23 Years Ago: 1/7/15



1 7 1523 years ago - Let’s See Now – With the nearly finished addition to the Ebenezer AME Church in the background, Rev. Edward Bailey, pastor (right), and Herbert “Bus” Duncan discuss where a new shipment of lumber will be used on the handsome addition to the Market Street church.


From The Wednesday, 

January 8 1992 Edition Of The 

Press And Journal


People Power - Last Minute Plea By Citizens Succeeds In Halving Proposed Tax Increase In Londonderry Twp.


No matter how hopeless the situation looks, never say die!


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