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Believe it or not? Just seven weeks to Labor Day: LaVonne Ackerman

Posted 7/11/17

Hi all! Can you believe it? July is almost half over. Have you been enjoying your summer? Do you have highlights to share? Feel free to email me your fun summer stories.

Remember to be focused …

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Believe it or not? Just seven weeks to Labor Day: LaVonne Ackerman

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Hi all! Can you believe it? July is almost half over. Have you been enjoying your summer? Do you have highlights to share? Feel free to email me your fun summer stories.

Remember to be focused and purposeful as you carve out your activities. We have just about seven weeks until Labor Day, so make sure the summer does not pass you by!

One of my recent highs was serving as a storyteller at my church during Vacation Bible School, a wonderful time for adults and children to experience the word of God on many different levels. We had a campout theme that carried over into all the activities. Check out the various VBS programs offered for your children.

Have a wonderful week and keep cool!

Birthdays

Happy 24th cake-and-ice cream day to Danelle Vought. She is celebrating her special day on Wednesday, July 12. I hope it is wonderful, Danelle.

Dylan Thorn-Sohomuch of Lower Swatara will hear the birthday song for the 24th time on Wednesday, July 12. If you see him, give him a huge happy birthday greeting!

Happy big 20th birthday to Natalie Souders of Lower Swatara on Wednesday, July 12. May your day be filled with sunny skies and cool breezes!

Alexis Cool of Middletown marks her brand-new-teener cake day on July 12. She is 13 on Wednesday. Enjoy!

Happy landmark 18th birthday to Kyle Landis of Lower Swatara. His big-deal birthday is Thursday, July 13. Congrats to you, Kyle!

Many good wishes for a fabulous birthday are sent to Joe Lawruk of Lower Swatara. I hope you get to do all things fun on your Friday, July 14 celebration day, Joe!

Katelyn Wagner of Lower Swatara celebrates nine candles atop her frosty-filled cake on Friday, July 14. May your weekend be filled with treats and surprises galore, Katelyn!

Celebrating his last teen birthday, Alex D’Entremont of Lower Swatara hits No. 19 on Friday, July 14. Enjoy your holiday weekend, Alex!

Happy balloon-flying day to Mike McKillip on Saturday, July 15. May your day be filled with everyone you love!

Happy golden birthday to Jade Senior of Middletown on Monday. Jade turns 17 on July 17! I hope your week is extra-special and fine!

Dalajsha Shickley of Lower Swatara turns 15 on Tuesday, July 18. Let this day be all things terrific. Happy birthday to you!

If you see Britney Mason out and about Lower Swatara on Tuesday, July 18, wish her a very happy 22nd birthday!

Dean’s list

Congratulations to the students named to the McDaniel College spring semester dean’s list: Rachel G. Engle of Elizabethtown, high honors, and Devin Loxley Timms of Hummelstown, honors.

McDaniel College is located in Westminster, Maryland.

Glad grad

Congratulations to Louinel Jean of Elizabethtown, who graduated from The College of New Jersey, near Trenton, in June with a master of education degree and a major in education leadership.

Open Door VBS

Open Door Bible Church, 200 Nissley Drive, Lower Swatara Township, will play host to a free “Operation Arctic” Vacation Bible School from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 17-21. This is free for children ages 4 to 12. No pre-registration is needed. For information, call the church office at 717-939-5180 or email info@odbcpa.org.

Rummage sale

The nonprofit Essex House Residents Council is delighted to announce its big spring/summer fun fundraiser rummage sale featuring men’s and women’s clothing, CDs, videos, knickknacks, books, baked goods and more.

Come one, come all, rain or shine! It’s from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 15 in the community room at Essex House, 320 Market St., Middletown.

Township meetings

The following Lower Swatara Township July meetings will be held at 7 p.m. at the municipal building on Spring Garden Drive:

Board of Commissioners, Wednesday, July 19.

Municipal Authority, Wednesday, July 26.

Planning Commission, Thursday, July 27.

Quote of the Week

“Forgiveness is about the past. Trust is about the future.” — Anonymous

Question of the Week

What is your favorite summer food?

“Ice cream. I like vanilla from 3Bs.” — Connor Chisholm, 7, Lower Swatara.

“Watermelon.” — Sofia Eshleman, 10, Lower Swatara.

“Corn on the cob.” — Ray Hess, 3, Lower Swatara.

“Strawberries.” — Moe Fakis, 3, Lower Swatara.

“Ice cream, the peanut butter chocolate kind.” — Zoey Buffington, 8, Lower Swatara.

“Vanilla ice cream with syrup, whipped cream and sprinkles.” — Brooke Camp, 7, Lower Swatara.

“Pizza.” — Christopher Cooper, 9, Lower Swatara.

Proverb for the Week

Better to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than a fool in his folly (17:12).

Reach LaVonne Ackerman at 717-649-7366 or by email at LaVonneAck@comcast.net.

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