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  • DSS honors Broome

    Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    Betty F. Broome has ended her service with the Lancaster County Department of Social Services, but her personal interests in the protective and social well being of local residents will forever remain, she said.

    On Wednesday, Dec. 10, during its annual Christmas luncheon, the staff of DSS honored Broome who has served on the Lancaster County Department of Social Services Advisory Board for 30 years.

  • Holiday cheer spreads in VW

    Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    INDIAN LAND – When it comes to local Christmas charity drives, few do it as well as the two annual Panhandle efforts organized by Van Wyck postmaster Betty George and the Van Wyck/Charlotte Road, Pleasant Valley and Indian Land fire departments.

    With the big day a little more than a week away, organizers have been busy as elves making sure Santa has plenty of goodies to drop off for Christmas at the homes of the communities’ less fortunate.

    VW angel tree

  • Christmas Basket reaches $6k in fifth week

     Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    More than $6,000 has been collected in the Ward Faulkenberry Sr. Memorial Christmas Basket Fund in the fifth week of donations.

    The annual basket fund is sponsored by HOPE (Helping Other People Effectively) in Lancaster, a non-profit, faith-based organization, that provides short-term emergency assistance to families in crisis. 

  • Nine-year-old gardener presents $1,150 check to Relay for Life

     Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Lancaster will be held Friday, May 1 at the Lancaster County Memorial Stadium but recently, the kickoff for this event was held at First A.R.P. Church, 701 N. Main St. 

    During the exciting celebration on Thursday, Dec. 11, the gospel group, Soul Purpose of Kershaw, performed inspiring songs and gave encouragement to Relay For Life attendees.

  • Board will discuss DFMA concerns

     Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    Lancaster County School District board Chairman Bobby Parker and Superintendent Dr. Gene Moore have agreed to meet with representatives of a Lancaster group accusing district officials of hiring discrimination.

  • Council surprised by $78k library cost

     

    Christopher Sardelli

     csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    An unexpected library expense of almost $79,000 had county officials scratching their heads during a tense discussion at Lancaster County Council’s meeting on Monday, Dec. 8. 

  • School board members hear program updates

     Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@the
    lancasternews.com

    LHS Career Center

    The Career Center at LHS is a vocational-focused resource open to LHS students and those from other county high school who can take classes not offered at their own school.

  • Despite pleas, Council OKs ordinance

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    For the better part of an hour Monday night, Dec. 8, an anxious, impassioned group of Van Wyck residents and TreeTops camp supporters made their feelings known to county officials about a proposed plan to develop the former camp property along Van Wyck Road.

  • ‘Good cause’ a success

    Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    HEATH SPRINGS – Davis Neon employees’ second annual No Shave November contest officially ended Dec. 1 and the five men participating raised more than $5,800 for Toys for Tots of Lancaster County.

    Originally, a goal of $1,000 had been set for the Oct. 31 through Nov. 30 no shave challenge, but the men far exceeded that goal, said Scott Helms, assistant plant manager for Davis Neon and organizer of this friendly competition.

  • Local angel trees in need of sponsors

    Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    The local Angel Tree program needs immediate help to get children sponsored for a gift on Christmas Day, said Lancaster County Angel Tree Coordinator Ashlee Addison.

    This program works by families in need signing up for an angel on an angel tree. On the angel is listed both gifts the children want for Christmas and items they need such as clothing, shoes and more.