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A Taste of Western Lancaster County - a celebration of food and fellowship in the Greater Elizabethtown Area

 

 

 

 

The First Friday of February every year ... A celebration of food, beverage, music and fellowship. This year's event is scheduled on Friday February 2, 2024. 

Please visit https://www.facebook.com/TOWLC for updates.

 

Tickets are available at tinyurl.com/twlc2024

January 2024

Emily Phillips

Emily is the daughter of Scott and Brenda Phillips of Elizabethtown.

In her academic journey, Emily achieved membership in the distinguished T.H. Ebersole Chapter of the National Honor Society, embodying the fundamental

Emily Phillips

principles of scholarship, character, leadership, and service. She also earned several prestigious recognitions, including AP Scholar with Distinction for scoring three or higher on five or more AP exams and Commended Student in the National Merit Scholarship program. The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency presented Emily with a Certificate of Merit for achieving one of the 5,000 highest SAT or ACT scores in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

At the underclass awards program, Emily's accomplishments were acknowledged by the high school faculty through academic excellence awards in areas such as Honors General Science, French II, Honors Competition Science, AP World History, AP Literature and Composition, and AP Biology. She also received the Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award for demonstrating superior intellectual promise in the field of science.

Assuming leadership roles in various school activities, Emily serves as secretary for the Key Club, co-president for the book club, section leader for the marching band, and student leader for the bible club. Her extracurricular involvement extends to the Mountain Biking Club and the Competition Science and Science Olympiad teams. As a member of the Competition Science Team, Emily achieved first place in the Microbiology category at the North Museum Science and Engineering Fair.

An accomplished musician, Emily plays the French Horn in school musical groups, including the concert band, marching band, orchestra, and pit orchestra. She has been recognized by both the Lancaster-Lebanon Music Educators Association and the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association in their all-star ensembles.

Actively contributing to the community, Emily is employed at Udder Bliss Creamery in Elizabethtown. Additionally, she is involved with Kenbrook Bible Camp as a Counselor in Training and maintenance volunteer. Emily is a dedicated member of the Elizabethtown Brethren in Christ Church, participating in the congregational worship team, youth worship team, intergenerational choir, and instrument ensembles. She has also served on mission trips to Niagara Falls, New York, New Kensington, PA, and Bogota, Colombia.

Looking forward, Emily envisions pursuing studies in Environmental Sciences with a minor in Sustainability at Messiah University.

 

Bradley Kreider

Bradley Kreider

Bradley is the son of David and Lois Kreider of Elizabethtown.
In the academic sphere, Bradley earned induction into the prestigious T.H. Ebersole Chapter of the National Honor Society, demonstrating his dedication to the fundamental values of scholarship, character, leadership, and service throughout his high school journey.

Beyond his academic accomplishments, Bradley actively participates in various school activities, including the concert and marching bands, the orchestra, and the cross country and track and field teams. Bradley received recognition from the Lancaster-Lebanon League as a Section II First Team All-Star and Academic All-Star in cross country. Moreover, the Elizabethtown Optimist Club honored Bradley as its Athlete of the Month.

Outside of the school environment, Bradley is employed by Weis Markets in Elizabethtown. He is also a member of Cross Roads Church in Mount Joy, where he serves as a camera operator and live stream director.

Looking to the future, Bradley aspires to pursue a degree in computer science at a post-secondary institution. He intends to compete on the cross country and track and field teams at the collegiate level.

 

 

December 2023

Maggie Clouser

Maggie is the daughter of Matt and Janel Clouser of Elizabethtown.

Maggie Clouser

In her academic journey, Maggie attained membership in the esteemed T.H. Ebersole Chapter of the National Honor Society, embodying the core tenets of scholarship, character, leadership, and service. Notably, her accomplishments were acknowledged by the high school faculty through academic excellence awards in the curricular areas of Wellness 9, Naval Science, The Vietnam War, Geography, Honors General Science, and Honors Algebra 2 at the underclass awards program. The Daughters of the American Revolution also bestowed upon Maggie the American Revolution JROTC Bronze Medal. Additionally, she consistently secured a spot on the academic honor roll throughout her high school years.

Maggie assumes leadership roles in various school activities, holding the position of captain for the girls’ soccer team, student leader for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and mentor for the Etown Jump Start Program. Her participation in school programs and activities also extends to the girls’ basketball team, bible club, quiz bowl, and debate club.

Actively contributing to the community, Maggie volunteers for the GEARS Iddy Biddy Soccer program, serves as a counselor at the FCA Power Camp in Manheim, and engages in activities within her Harvest Bible Church community, including active membership in the youth group, service in the toddler ministry, and volunteering for vacation bible school. Additionally, she is employed at Udder Bliss Creamery in Elizabethtown.

Looking ahead, Maggie envisions pursuing a degree in physical education at a Christian college.

 

Gabriel Rottet

Gabriel is the son of Todd and Melissa Rottet of Elizabethtown.

Gabriel Rottet

In the realm of academics, Gabriel earned induction into the esteemed T.H. Ebersole Chapter of the National Honor Society, reflecting his commitment to the core values of scholarship, character, leadership, and service throughout his high school journey.

Beyond his academic achievements, Gabriel is a highly accomplished musician with a diverse range of talents. As a concert and chamber choir member, he excels as a bass vocalist and piano accompanist. In the orchestra, Gabriel showcases his skills as both a cellist and pianist, while in the concert and marching bands, he demonstrates proficiency as a mallet and auxiliary percussionist. Additionally, Gabriel plays the keyboard in the pit orchestra for high school musicals.

Gabriel's involvement extends to various school activities, including Quiz Bowl, science club, and coding club, showcasing his well-rounded engagement within the academic community.

Outside of school, Gabriel actively participates in the Etown United Recreational Soccer League and is a dedicated youth choir member at St. Peter's Catholic Church. Employment-wise, he serves as a food server at the Masonic Villages of Elizabethtown.

Looking towards the future, Gabriel has aspirations to pursue a degree in software engineering at a four-year college or university while maintaining his passion for music and continued involvement in musical pursuits.

 

Christmas Tree Sale 2023

The Christmas Tree sale has sold out thanks to the wonderful response from the community.  It was the earliest we've ever sold out.  Thank you to the business sponsors, thank you to Giant and thank you to all the volunteer workers.  Merry Christmas!  Happy Holidays!

 


We gratefully thank our business sponsors for the 2023 Christmas Tree Sale. 

The businesses listed below have purchased all of the trees so that the money you pay for your tree goes entirely for our community projects!

$1,000 - MAJOR SPONSORS

 
$500 Sponsors
 
Barton Signs / YESCO
BERM - Bruce Environmental & Resource Management
BMK Construction
Covanta
Grogan Storm Team
Harvest View Barn
Nikolaus & Hohenadel, Attorneys At Law
Presence Bank
RDS Paving and Sealcoating
RS Asphalt & Maintenance
Vision Source / Rebman Eyecare
Waste Hauler Support Services
The Wenger Group
Wix, Wenger, and Weidner, Attorneys At Law
 
$250 Sponsors
 
Builders Specialty Services
Brubaker Bros.
Designs Unlimited
Furniture Medic
Home Climates
John Martin Contractor
John Smith Real Estate
Lechner Stauffer Insurance
Leo Kob Co.
Longenecker's Hatchery
Mitchell Forry Wallcovering
Nye Machine & Design
Smash My Trash
Sollenberger Painting
Spence Funeral Services
Walker Sales & Distribution
 
$100 Sponsor
Funk Brewing
 

THANKS TO OUR "IN-KIND" SPONSORS

THANKS, GIANT, for allowing us to again use the parking lot and frontage space for our sale!  Thanks also to Messicks Farm Equipment for the tree delivery,  Hollinger Services for credit card processing and project fund accounting, Toshiba for printing services, Pine Creek Structures and Peace of Mind Self-Storage.   

Calla Stoltzfus

Calla is the daughter of Todd and Mandi Stoltzfus of Elizabethtown.

Calla StoltzfusIn the academic realm, Calla earned induction into the esteemed T.H. Ebersole Chapter of the National Honor Society during her high school journey, showcasing the pillars of scholarship, character, leadership, and service. She completed the Attollo Recruit program, securing a spot as an Attollo Scholar for demonstrating leadership qualities and potential for excellence. In addition, she has been a regular member of the academic honor roll.

Calla is no stranger to leadership roles in various school activities. As a member of both the concert and chamber choirs, she not only contributes her voice but also presides as the president of the chorus. On the sports front, she proudly holds the position of captain for the two-time Lancaster-Lebanon League Section 2 tennis team. Her leadership extends beyond sports into extracurriculars, such as the Model UN program, where she serves as vice president, and the Bible Club, where she takes on the role of a student leader. In the theatrical realm, Calla actively participates, having graced the stage in productions like "Into the Woods" and "SpongeBob the Musical." Additionally, she is a dedicated Key Club and Book Club member.

Calla generously volunteers with the Manheim Project and engages in a local coed recreational soccer program. Within her East Fairview Church of the Brethren in Manheim community, she is an active youth group member, contributes to the worship team, volunteers with the children's ministry, and has partaken in numerous work camps. Notably, her commitment to the church earned her a place on the National Youth Cabinet for the Church of the Brethren. Adding to her diverse experiences, Calla has worked at Groff's Meats and Udder Bliss Creamery.

Looking toward the future, Calla envisions pursuing a nursing degree at a four-year college or university after graduation, with her ultimate goal being to specialize as a labor and delivery nurse.

 

Caleb Garcia

Caleb is the son of Crystal Garcia of Elizabethtown and Julio Garcia of Middletown.

Caleb Garcia

In the academic sphere, Caleb achieved induction into the prestigious T.H. Ebersole Chapter of the National Honor Society, embodying the pillars of scholarship, character, leadership, and service throughout his high school journey. Additionally, he consistently secured a spot on the academic honor roll, showcasing his commitment to academic excellence.

Caleb takes on leadership roles in various school activities, serving as the co-president of the Future Business Leaders of America club and captaining the high school soccer team. His involvement also extends to the Chess Club, Paws and Think Club, the Student Lighthouse Team, the Jump Start Program (which welcomes freshmen to the high school), and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Recognizing his positive influence on peers, Elizabethtown Area Communities That Care honored Caleb as a Do The Right Thing winner. He also engages in an internship with Mirelle Associates in accounting and is a member of the Lancaster Elite Soccer Club. Caleb attends LCBC Manheim Campus and spends his summers employed at Hampden Township Community Pool in Mechanicsburg.

Looking ahead, Caleb envisions pursuing a business degree in finance or accounting at a four-year college or university upon graduation.

Pints for Polio 2023 

Friday October 27, 2023  5 pm - 9 pm

 
 
Join us at Moo-Duck Brewery and Funk Brewing for a fun-filled event in support of a great cause! Pints for Polio is an in-person gathering where you can enjoy delicious craft beers while raising awareness and funds to eradicate polio. Starting on South Wilson Avenue in Elizabethtown, PA, USA, the brewery provides the perfect backdrop for a memorable evening. Come together with friends and fellow beer enthusiasts to make a difference in the fight against polio. Don't miss out on this opportunity to enjoy great brews and contribute to a worthy cause! Ticket includes long sleeve jersey, 2 beer tickets (1 for each brewery) , and unlimited fun! 

 

Catherine Hanlon

Catherine is the daughter of Chris Hanlon of Elizabethtown and Jamie Hanlon of Marietta.

Catherine Hanlon

In the academic arena, the high school inducted Catherine into the prestigious T.H. Ebersole Chapter of the National Honor Society for exhibiting the four pillars of scholarship, character, leadership, and service. In addition, the high school faculty honored her with an academic excellence award in Human Anatomy and Physiology at the underclass awards program.

Catherine is an accomplished musician. She has been named to the Lancaster-Lebanon Music Educators Association All-County Choir, the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District and Regional Choirs, and won the Outstanding Soloist Award at the Virginia International Music Festival. She serves as the soprano section leader with the high school's concert and chamber choirs.

Catherine is active in numerous school activities. She is president and parliamentarian Award winner of the Model United Nations Club. She is the service chairperson for the Human Rights Club and a staff writer for the school newspaper. Catherine is also active with book club and Key CLub.

In the community, Catherine has performed at a benefit concert to support Lifepath Homeless Shelters. She has also coordinated and participated in numerous school-wide donation drives, collecting hygiene products, food items, and clothing. Catherine is employed at Masonic Villages as a dining attendant.

After graduation, Catherine plans to study biomedical sciences or chemistry at a four-year college or university with an ultimate goal of enrolling in medical school.

 

 

Bryce Kauffman

Bryce Kauffman

Bryce is the son of Lindsay and Jon Romig of Elizabethtown and Dave and Mackenzie Kauffman of Holtwood.

In the academic arena, Bryce is a regular member of the high school honor roll.

Bryce holds leadership positions in numerous school activities. He is captain of the high school Lacrosse team. He is also captain for Mini-THON and the Student Welfare Agency Team (SWAT) program.

In the community, Bryce is employed at Jackson's Window Shoppe and at Giant Food Stores.

After graduation, Bryce plans to study human biology at a four-year college or university with an ultimate goal of enrolling in medical school.

 

 

 

Jillian Wivell

Jillian Wivell Senior PortraitJillian is the daughter of Jason and Cindy Wivell of Elizabethtown.

In the academic arena, the high school inducted Jillian into the prestigious T.H. Ebersole Chapter of the National Honor Society for exhibiting the four pillars of scholarship, character, leadership, and service. In addition, the high school faculty honored her with  academic excellence awards in Honors English 9, Honors Algebra II, Health 11, and Advanced Placement Language and Composition at the underclass awards program.

Jillian is active in numerous school activities. She is co-president of Student Council and student leader for the Bible Club. Jillian plays the trombone in the marching band and is a member of the Key Club and Cross Country team.

Jillian is a regular volunteer at the Etown Fair helping out with a variety of children's games. In addition, she is active at her church where she helps out with toddler Sunday School, plays the keyboard for the youth worship choir, and served on a mission trip to Ghana, Africa. She is employed at The Hershey Bistro as a server assistant and is a swim instructor for GEARS and Willowood Swim Club.

After graduation, Jillian plans to study biopsychology, with a focus on children, at a Christian University.

 

Carter Ketchum

Carter Ketchum Senior Portrait

Carter is the son of Neil and Beth Ketchum of Elizabethtown.

In the academic arena, the high school inducted Neil into the prestigious T.H. Ebersole Chapter of the National Honor Society for exhibiting the four pillars of scholarship, character, leadership, and service. He has made the honor roll each marking period as a student at Elizabethtown Area High School. In addition, he won Lancaster Newspapers 2021 and 2022 Student Journalism Contest.

Carter is active in numerous school activities. He is captain of the Lacrosse team and for Mini-THON. He is a member of the band and swimming team.

Carter is employed by Willowood Swim Club and by the Masonic Village.

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