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School’s start brings back many memories: LaVonne Ackerman

Posted 9/6/17

Welcome, September! We look forward to your less-than-really hot summer days and the beginning of fall! 

Many of us have memories of going back to school ... looking forward to meeting up …

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School’s start brings back many memories: LaVonne Ackerman

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Welcome, September! We look forward to your less-than-really hot summer days and the beginning of fall! 

Many of us have memories of going back to school ... looking forward to meeting up with old friends, and teachers ... endeavoring to study harder and be better in sports and everything that we hoped to accomplish. 

Happy new year to all you young folk who have nothing but the future to strive for! 

Let me know your news to share, and enjoy September! 

Birthdays

Happy 11th birthday to Nicholas Kleinfelter of Middletown on Thursday, Sept. 7. Have a jolly day full of ice cream, cake and happiness!

McKenzie Coble of Lower Swatara marks her landmark 18th birthday on Saturday, Sept. 9. Hoping your day is a success in every way!

Best wishes to Dave Brodish on a wonderful 24th birthday on Saturday, Sept. 9. Enjoy your birthday weekend, Davy!

Happy landmark birthday to Steve Mosher of Lower Swatara on Sunday, Sept. 10. Best wishes and many blessings to you as you turn 18! Hugs.

Holly Strunk of Lower Swatara marks her spectacular day of celebration Sunday, Sept. 10. Enjoy! 

Happy confetti-popping day to Jeanne Spagnolo of Lower Swatara. May your Sunday, Sept. 10 me-holiday be a delight.

Tegan Rider of Lower Swatara hits cake day No. 14 on Monday, Sept. 11. May the skies be sunny for you as your loved ones celebrate you! 

Best wishes to Sadie Etter of Elizabethtown as she celebrates her first birthday on Tuesday, Sept. 12. May the Lord bless and keep you. 

Ellis Conrad of Middletown celebrates his 97th birthday on Tuesday, Sept. 12. May your day be filled with reminders of joy and love and lots of smiles! 

Dottie Bowman of Lower Swatara marks her 74th cake-and-ice cream day on Tuesday, Sept. 12. Wishing you a day of fun and sunshine, happy birthday, Dottie!

Happy birthday to cool dude Mark Etter of Lower Swatara on Tuesday, Sept. 12. May the good Lord make his face shine upon you, Mark! 

Anniversaries

Jack and Phyllis Etter of Lower Swatara were married on Sept. 7, 1957. Best wishes for a wonderful 60th anniversary to you both on Thursday. Congrats, and the gift is diamond!

Best wishes to Frank and Sandi Popp of Lower Swatara on Friday, Sept. 8. They celebrate 27 years of wedded bliss. Enjoy!

Happy 39th anniversary to Mike and Paige Pavlishin of Lower Swatara on Saturday, Sept. 9. Enjoy your day together and celebrate many blessings!

Happy 34th wedding anniversary to Tom and Renee Fisher of Lower Swatara on Sunday, Sept. 10. Hoping your day of celebration is full of joy and love.

Chris and Joni DeHart of Lower Swatara observe their 34th anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 10. Congrats and best wishes for much joy and happiness!

Happy big-deal 30th wedding anniversary to Scott and Kim Thompson of Lower Swatara. It is safe to give diamonds for this wonderful landmark occasion! Enjoy.

Supper time

Please join St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 121 N. Union St., Middletown, for a delicious dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11.

The menu is baked chicken, homemade macaroni and cheese and dessert. Drinks are included.  Everyone is welcome. Enter through the parking lot doors. 

Fun walk/run

All are invited to attend Brittany’s Hope cross country 5k/fun walk at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Ironstone Ranch, 1 Hollinger Lane, Elizabethtown. 

This is being held on a 200-acre private estate which features the New Star Barn.

The cross country 5k is chip-timed and includes lunch and a T-shirt. Cost is $30. The family fun event is $15, children 12 and younger are free. Admission includes free games, pony rides, face painting and raffles.

Brittany’s Hope is a nonprofit organization assisting adoption of special needs children. For information, go to www.walkoflove.org or call 717-367-9614.

MAHS reunion

Attention, all Class of 1992 Middletown Area High School grads, the 25th reunion is here! Mark your calendar for Saturday, Oct. 14. The group will meet at Black Horse Grille after the Homecoming game. 

Contact kaceycrown@hotmail.com for more information, to update your address and to check on classmates who need to be located. Check out the Facebook page, Middletown Class of 1992.

Dinner is ready

Everyone is welcome to the community dinner at Evangelical United Methodist Church, 157 E. Water St., Middletown, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18. The menu is pork and sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, applesauce, roll, beverage and dessert.

For more information, call 717-944-6181. Takeouts are available. 

Quote of the Week

“Let’s take stock of each blessing. Count every gift.” — Becky Keife, author. 

Question of the Week

What is your favorite subject in school?

“P.E. (gym). I like the activities we do and I like to be outside.” — Daniel Orris, 8, Lower Swatara.

“Centers, library, reading books to my teacher. I love school!” — Amarii Humes, 7, Lower Swatara.

“Math. Because sometimes it can be easy, sometimes it is tricky. I like challenges.” — Lala Brown, 10, Lower Swatara.

“Math. It is easy and I am good at it!” — Bipesha Devkota, 11, Lower Swatara.

“Science. I get to do projects.” —  Alex Batts, 10, Lower Swatara.

“Science. I like learning things about the world.” — Seleh Storme, 8, Lower Swatara.

Proverb for the Week 

Many beg favors from a man who is generous; everyone is his friend (19:6)!

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


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