In York, people are taking to the streets to pray for peace in the community.

For the last two months, a group has been gathering weekly to raise their voices in prayer.

Recently, the Dispatch quoted LaShay Stevens...

"I believe in prayer. I know prayer changes things. There's always a sense of peace every time we come together."

That's because, she adds, God "shows up."

Another member of the group, Nate Felicilano, explained...

"We want to instill hope. There's a lot of people that have lost hope --especially the young people. We just want to bring it back."


Still another group will be showing up in public at noon Saturday to pray for a "return to morality and order in our country."

According to St. Mary's Church bulletin, folks participating in the "2013 Public Square Rosary Campaign" will gather at the empty car lot in front of Price-Rite, according to Charles Laczkoskie, 428-2086.


New Eagle Scouts...

---Samuel Albright Jr., Troop 90, Southern York County Rotary Club, New Freedom ... son of Barbara Al bright. Project: Gathered GPS locations of fire hydrants for the Shrewsbury Fire Co.

---Sam Schleicher, Troop 205 Grace United Methodist Church, Shrewsbury... son of John Schleicher. Project: Replaced the cross and removed chipped cement for St. John the Baptist Church.


You can learn about "Great Grand-parenting" 3 p.m. Sunday at Faith United Church of Christ, Noonan & Pacific.

Author Bonnie Siegrist will speak as well as sign her book, "Little Farm Down the Lane."

Details, Sheryl Smith, 792-9111.


The Culinary Arts School is hosting a fundraising dine-out for the YWCA this evening.


The Woman's Club of York presents its Fall Festival 10 a.m.-3 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday at 228 E. Market St., an event featuring gently used items for the Fall and Christmas seasons, for general home decorations, plus a Sweet Shop and Beverage Stop.

Columns by Hank Merges, a local writer, appear Tuesday and Thursday in The York Dis patch. Reach Hank at or 854-1575.