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Out & About: Stop Hunger Now packaging party at Wesley United Methodist Church

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Can we end hunger in our world?


Volunteers at Wesley United Methodist Church pitched in to help, preparing 10,000 dehydrated meals of rice, soy, dried vegetables and vitamins for Stop Hunger Now, a humanitarian relief charity based in Raleigh, N.C.


They formed an assembly line in the church basement on Friday, April 10, pouring ingredients from large sacks donated by food companies, filling plastic bags with cups full of ingredients, sealing the bags and packing them in cardboard boxes.


When boiled in water, each plastic bagful provides a meal for six people in developing countries, said Ben Gerrish, a program warehouse coordinator for Stop World Hunger.


The church raised $2,900 to pay for the meals and packaging, Gerrish said.


Press and Journal Photos by Jim Lewis 




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23 Years Ago: 4/8/2015



4 8 1523 YEARS AGO - Kuppy’s Thanksgiving – While others were enjoying their Thanksgiving meal at home with loved ones, the staff at Kuppy’s Diner hosted a Thanksgiving dinner for those in need or without family members locally. Transportation was provided and all that was expected in return was a full stomach and a smiling face. Pictured in action behind the counter are Greg and Carol Kupp and daughter Amanda, Mary Beth Thompson (center) of Glad Tidings Church and not pictured because he was busy carving the turkey, Pastor Ben Thompson.


From The Wednesday, April 8, 1992 Edition Of The 

Press And Journal


Officials Strive 

To Involve People 

In Their Township


 After spending time on the campaign trail last fall in Lower Swatara Township, it occurred to Lauren LeVan-Williams and her fellow Republican commissioners that voters were concerned with accountability and accessibility.



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Out & About: Middletown Community Easter Egg Hunt

 An Easter hunt doesn’t get much more egg-citing than this.


One youngster won a free bike, another found $50 in an egg. Still others found $1 – and even if you found no money, you still could get a free hot dog.


You could mix and mingle with Middletown police officers and members of the Middletown Volunteer Fire Department – and see how it feels to sit in the driver’s seat of a fire truck.


If that wasn’t enough, you could go inside Wesley United Methodist Church for arts and crafts, or to pet and hold a real, live rabbit.


The event, held by Youth 10x Better Ministries, was a roaring success judging by the large number of families that showed up. The sun broke through some early morning wind and cold, and shone brightly for most of the day.


The Easter baskets were put together by Penn State Harrisburg students from the Epsilon Omicron Chapter of Phi Sigma Phi. That was just one of several ways the chapter worked to support the event.


See who was there!


Press and Journal Photos by Dan Miller



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23 Years Ago: 4/1/2015


4 1 1523 YEARS AGO - Honor Students – From left are: Sarah Weirich, Stephanie Johnson, Jennifer Yoder and Matthew Houser, a few of the honor students at Fink Elementary School. As well as researching information needed for an upcoming term paper these and other students found time to contribute to this week’s Fink Elementary Kid’s Page.


From The Wednesday, April 1, 1992 Edition Of The Press And Journal


Drug Abuse Treatment Center Planned In Londonderry Twp.


 If all goes according to present plans, an interdenominational board formed by area churches and the Elizabethtown/Manheim District Mennonite Church will soon be operating an outpatient center in Londonderry Township for the treatment of people suffering from drug or alcohol abuse.


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Easter egg hunt to feature police, firefighters


Middletown’s Community Easter Egg Hunt for kids age 1 to 12 will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 4, at Wesley United Methodist Church, 64 Ann St.


The big prize: a $50 Easter egg. Many other eggs will each hold $1.


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