Monday, November 24, 2014

Borough announces holiday parade winners

The weather cooperated, and Saturday evening was a great night for a parade in downtown Elizabethtown. With 52 entries, judges had their work cut out for them, but they sorted through all of them and awarded the following prizes. Winners will be  recognized Dec. 18 at the Borough Council meeting.

Judges Choice Award Winner (Presented by Union Community Bank)
Elizabethtown Community Nursery School

Commercial Category 1st/2nd Place Winners (Presented by Union Community Bank)
First place – ReMax Associates of Lancaster – Elizabethtown Office
Second place – Masonic Villages at Elizabethtown

Non Profit Category – 1st/2nd Place Winners (Presented by the Moose Lodge #596)
First place – Cub Scout Pack 68
Second place (TIE) – 2nd Chance 4 Life and Boy Scout Troop 71455

Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to everyone who participated in the parade and those of you who came out to watch. It was a great start to the holiday season!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Elizabethtown is prepared to kick off the holiday season in style

Santa Claus will arrive in downtown Elizabethtown once again this year as part of the annual holiday parade at 6 p.m. this coming Saturday. The theme is "A Storybook Holiday." Unlike last year, the weather forecast looks to be clear, albeit a little cold with temperatures in the 30s. But it's a holiday parade, and it's supposed to be cold, right?

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

13 reasons to participate in the Lancaster Extraordinary Give

UPDATED 11/20 to add information about Leg Up Farm being at the Elizabethtown Library.

If you haven't heard, tomorrow is the Extraordinary Give 2014, the largest day of giving in Lancaster County.

It is a 24-hour giving marathon that benefits more than 300 local organizations -- including a number right here in Elizabethtown. 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

E-town area's elected officials work together to find common ground

Ever since I was elected to Elizabethtown Borough Council, the elected officials from the municipalities in the Elizabethtown area -- Conoy Township, Elizabethtown Borough, Mount Joy Township and West Donegal Township -- have tried to get together to discuss and solve issues that affect the region.

So a few years ago, when all of the municipalities approved a comprehensive plan for the region, we decided to establish the Elizabethtown Area Regional Authority (EARA) as a way to implement the plan. And that worked pretty well, fostering discussions about traffic, economic development and land use in the area and how they impact all the municipalities.