Spirit of York County Awards

The York County Economic Alliance will celebrate the Spirit of York County Awards at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Yorktowne Hotel.

Recognition will be given to individuals and organizations for distinguished achievement, volunteerism, support and commitment to the York community and York County.

The honorees are:

---Bailey Coach, Community Service Award

---Michael Snell, Central York School District, Education/Workforce Development Advocate of the Year

---U.S. Rep. Todd Platts, Elected Official of the Year

---Jim Gross, City of York, Appointed Official of the Year

---Amy Haines, Absolutely Secure Technology, Economic Alliance Volunteer of the Year

---Penn-Mar Human Services, Non-Profit Community Impact Award

Costs of admission are as follows: Economics Club members, free; Economic Alliance members, $25 per person; Economic Alliance member table of eight, $200; non-Economic Alliance members, $35 per person; non-Economic Alliance member table of eight, $280. Register to attend.

For more information, visit


Relay for Life kickoff

The American Cancer Society is seeking teams for the Relay for Life of York.

An informational kickoff meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Room 1101 at York County School of Technology to share with community members the importance of Relay for Life and its impact on the fight against cancer.


Teams are encouraged to sign up early for the 19th annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life of York, to take place June 21-22 at York County School of Technology. Teams, individuals, or cancer survivors may sign up by visiting the Relay for Life of York website,

For more information on the Relay for Life or to register a team, contact Katie at 717-846-2561 or email her at You can also visit for up-to-date Relay for Life of York information.

To learn more about the American Cancer Society's research, prevention, advocacy, patient services and early detection programs, call 1-800-227-2345 or visit


Medical missionary talk

Jim and Jenny Knox, medical missionaries of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Faith OP Church, 405 N. Market St., Fawn Grove.

Jim Knox, a doctor, and Jenny Knox, a registered nurse, work in a rural medical clinic in Uganda, Africa. He will give a visually illustrated talk on the challenges and difficulties of working as a medical doctor and nurse team in a Third World country while endeavoring to declare the message of Jesus among the Karimojong people of Uganda.

The community is invited to attend. Call Pastor Doug Winward at 717-382-4376 with any questions.


Free organ recital

Richard E. Frey will give an organ recital at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 129 Charles St., Hanover, at 7 p.m. Friday.

The concert is free, with a free-will offering to be taken. All proceeds will go to the organ fund of the church.

Also participating in the concert will be Layton Graves, an organ student of Frey's. Graves will play compositions by J.S. Bach and Leon Boellmann. Frey will play music by Mendelssohn, Langlais, Frey, Reubke, and others, including three jazz hymn arrangements by the contemporary German composer, Johannes Matthias Michel.


Yard sale, healing service

Otterbein U M Church of Spry, 50 School St., will have its annual fall missions indoor yard sale from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. All of the sales from this event will go to missions locally as well as worldwide.

Items featured will be winter clothing, Halloween and Christmas decorations, new craft items and an assortment of miscellaneous items. Homemade soup, sandwiches, baked goods and beverages will also be available for sale.

Call 741-1429 for more information.

A service of prayer for healing will be held in the Prayer Chapel immediately after the 9 a.m. worship service and immediately after the 11 a.m. contemporary service Sunday. The service will consist of prayers for healing and wholeness, with anointing and laying on of hands, and will last about 10 minutes.

It is no substitute for either medicine or the proper care of one's health. It adds to our total resources for wholeness. All are welcome. Call 741-1429 for more information.


Domestic violence events

Access-York and The Victim Assistance Center, programs of YWCA York, will hold a Domestic Violence Awareness Month kickoff event at noon Thursday at the northwest corner of Continental Square.

The event will include poetry, survivors, performers and the city and county proclamations to end domestic violence. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held in the York County Administration Center at 28 E. Market St.

Members of the community are invited to show support for the elimination of sexual violence in York County.

There are many other opportunities to participate throughout the month of October. The Purple Ribbon Campaign will be held all month, and ribbons can be picked up at Rutter's Farm Stores, various businesses in the area and all DVAM events.

Events include:

---Oct. 2, noon-1 p.m.: HACC Lunch & Learn

---Oct. 2-4, 6:30 p.m.: Dine Outs at the Culinary School of Arts, tickets available at

---Oct. 6, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Oct. 7, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.: Women's Show at York Expo Center

---Oct. 6, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.: Empire School "Day of Beauty," benefits Access-York

---Oct. 17, 6:30-8 p.m.: "But I Love Him/Her" program at WellSpan Women's Health Center

---Oct. 20, 9 a.m. 3 p.m.: Ride for DV Awareness Horse Show, High Ridge Farm in Manchester, Md., benefits Access-York

---Oct. 28, 1:45 p.m.: YWCA York's Pumpkin Run and Halloween Parade

To learn more, contact Kristen Sechrist at 717-434-1745 or e-mail at For more information, visit the YWCA York online at