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Help me answer my Questions of the Week: LaVonne Ackerman

Posted 7/11/18

Here it is, almost the middle of July! How does summer vacation go by so quickly? It seemed that it was just yesterday I was at the Kunkel Elementary School Spring Fair on June 3. I sat at a table, …

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Help me answer my Questions of the Week: LaVonne Ackerman

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Here it is, almost the middle of July! How does summer vacation go by so quickly? It seemed that it was just yesterday I was at the Kunkel Elementary School Spring Fair on June 3. I sat at a table, representing the Press & Journal, asking children to answer Questions of the Week in return for a lollipop.

The folks at the school were very helpful and kind. They allowed me to be a part of their end-of-the-year event last year, too. Thank you Kunkel staff, parents and students!

The Press & Journal awarded a prize for a one-year free subscription to the paper. Thank you to all who filled out the tickets to try to win. This year, the winner is Kristin Moore. Happy reading, Kristin!

I am always open to kids (and adults) answering the question. Call or email me and I will gladly ask you questions. Parents ... this is a wonderful language arts activity for the kids.

Have a wonderful week, and don’t forget to share your news with your neighbors!

Birthdays

Happy double-digit-midget birthday to Rashi Patel of Lower Swatara on Wednesday, July 11. I hope your summer is going well and you make it to Canada! Have a wonderful cake day!

Happy big-deal 15 cake day to Matthew Wagner of Lower Swatara on Wednesday, July 11. Make it the best one yet, Matt! Enjoy.

Rachel Romberger marks her quarter-of-a-century birthday on July 11. Many bright and shiny wishes for a beautiful 25th birthday celebration are sent your way on Wednesday, Rachel!

Lynn Shank of Lower Swatara will hear the birthday song on Wednesday, July 11. I hope it is a happy sound to your ears, Lynn. Have a wonderful day.

Danelle Vought celebrates 25 years on this Earth on July 12. Best wishes for a thrilling Thursday cake day!

Dylan Thorn-Sohomuch observes his quarter-of-a-century cake day on Thursday, too. Hoping your July 12 special 25th birthday is super, Dylan!

Happy landmark 21st birthday to Natalie Souders of Lower Swatara as she celebrates her real-adult birthday on Thursday, July 12. Congrats!

Alexis Cool of Middletown will blow 14 candles out atop her cake on Thursday, July 12. Enjoy the sweetness of the day, Alexis!

Happy last teener birthday to Kyle Landis of Lower Swatara on Friday, July 13. May only good things happen on your fantastic 19th birthday!

Here is a loud shout-out to Joe Lawruk of Lower Swatara. He celebrates his frosty-filled cake day on July 14. I hope 65 super things happen for you on Saturday, Joe. Enjoy it all weekend!

More cake at this house ... a very happy birthday greeting is sent to Katelyn Wagner of Lower Swatara. This girl is 10 on Saturday, July 14. Wow, already a decade old! I hope your weekend is fun-filled, Katelyn.

Happy 20th balloon-flying day to Alex D’Entremont of Lower Swatara. His special day is Saturday, July 14. Make it a good one, Alex!

Wishing Mike McKillip of Lower Swatara a super spiffy birthday on Sunday, July 15. I hope your day is surrounded in love!

Best wishes for a terrific 18th birthday to Jade Senior of Middletown. Her rootin’ tootin’ cake day is Tuesday, July 17. Congrats!

Anniversary

Happy 20th wedding anniversary to Rick and Michelle Berrones of Lower Swatara. They celebrate their platinum anniversary on Wednesday, July 11. Wishing you a hearts and flowers day!

Polka Dot Baked Macaroni

From the Wedding Book Collection

8 oz. elbow macaroni

1/4 c. butter

1/4 c. flour

1 10 1/2 oz. can cream of chicken soup

1 c. milk

6 oz. sharp cheddar cheese, grated

1 can peas and carrots, drained

Cook and drain the macaroni according to package directions. Melt the butter, stir in flour, then soup and milk; cook, stirring until smooth and thickened. Combine macaroni, soup mixture, 3/4 c. cheese, and peas and carrots. Grease a 2 quart casserole.

Place macaroni mixture in casserole, sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Refrigerate until ready to bake. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour, uncovered.

Quote of the Week

“There are two parts to real service to God: Talking with him and walking with him.” — Anonymous

Question of the Week

What is your favorite summer activity?

“Swimming.” — Paul Reiseg, 9, Middletown.

“Soccer. I play it all year long, but I have more time to play it in the summer.” — Chase Yospa, 10, Lower Swatara.

“Play baseball.” — Ben Yeich, 10, Lower Swatara.

“Swimming.” — Zoe Handwerk, 9, Lower Swatara.

“Dancing.” — Savannah Bell, 11, Lower Swatara.

“Visiting Canada. That is where I was born!” — Rashi Patel, 10, Lower Swatara.

Proverb for the Week

A evil man seeks only rebellion, and a cruel messenger will be sent against him (17:11).

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