Hello and “Hi-Ho!” as off we go into summer. It’s hot, humid and hazy (H-H-H) weather with many thunderstorms and rain in between, as we welcome you to the last June news of Upper Adams in this Friday’s edition of the Gettysburg Times before July. Just like before, don’t be surprised if Mother Nature creates her own fireworks for the Fourth of July holiday since that is the way of summertime. Keep the faith, keep going but just don’t overdue it. Take some breaks in between mowing, gardening, spraying, go fishing (free on July 4), spend time over the holiday with family/friends. attend church, bingos, picnics, reunions, VBS, and buckle up for safety. Meanwhile read the latest news. Have a nice, safe week, good luck on health, and please keep in touch.

If you want to share your news, please call 717-677-7554 or send to Box 94, Bendersville, by Tuesday, as we hope to find a way to continue this weekly column.

** Special Note: Just received word that the Upper Adams Community Prayer Breakfast, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Biglerville, scheduled for Saturday, June 29, 7:30 a.m. is cancelled. See you in July.

Birthday wishes go to: Bobby Pritt, Orrtanna, and Jem Jay, Gardners, June 30, Carolyn Gaither, Biglerville, on July 1; Judy Bretzman, Mt. Holly Springs, on July 2; Kayla Bergey, Bendersville, on July 4; Amy Jo Bretzman, daughter of John Jr. and Carol Bretzman, East Berlin, while her mother Carol has a birthday July 4, and to Kendra Bretzman, Bendersville, on July 5. Enjoy!

Congratulations and Happy Anniversary to these wonderful couples: July 1 to Dean and Betty McCauslin, Biglerville, sharing 69 years; Pastor Bob and Pat McEllroy (formerly Upper Adams) now Chambersburg, on July 1; Michael and Nancy Sheaffer, York Springs, (57th) on July 8. Keep Going!

Just a reminder: June 28 thru 30 — It’s the 35th Latimore Valley Fair, north of York Springs with plenty to see and do (sorry, no info received). It usually features entertainment, many exhibits, races, tractor pulls and much more. Take time to attend this old-fashioned country festival and home of Eastern Museum of Motor Racing. FMI: please call 717-630-0776.

Word has been received that Biglerville Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary will have Bingo on July 4, at 6:30 p.m., doors open 5 p.m. Enjoy tasty food for sale. Lots of fun and maybe some fireworks if you can win. Good luck. Thanks for support.

Thought you might want to know of a few past events enjoyed by all of:

** Flag Day June 14 was awesome as a large crowd attended the Annual Flag Retirement Program, sponsored by Adams County Allied Veterans Council, American Legion Post 262, and Ladies Auxiliary Unit 262, Biglerville, at the Legion Woods. Special thanks to everyone, including our own Apple Core Band, followed by refreshments.

** Biglerville Senior Citizens met recently at Thomas/Harbaugh Library in Biglerville, and were treated to an inspiring musical program and jokes by Jean Griest and Brenda Mulvey, with sing-a-long. Refreshments served by Karlene Helman and Gertie Peters. Next meetnig is July 10, at 1 p.m. at the library with program by Carol Rex, and fellowship/refreshments.

** Did you know that this is the 6th Anniversary of “Bark in the Park” at beautiful Oakside Community Park. It’s free and hosted by Upper Adams Jaycees, Biglerville. Bring your furry pets and have some fun.

Time to mark calendars and catch up on some of these events:

Saturday, June 29

* 10 a.m.-noon — Oyler’s Organic Farms Market, 400 Pleasant Valley Road, Biglerville offers Kim & Me class. Also July 6, come for Organic Breakfast 9-10:30 a.m. Breakfast on the Farm FMI;717-677-8411.

Sunday, June 30

* 6:30 p.m. The Gospel Concerts at Oakside Community Park, Biglerville, continue with Guilford Station Bluegrass. Held rain or shine. Don’t miss it. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. If it rains, event will be held at Centenary UMC, Biglerville.

Tuesday, July 2

* 7:45 a.m. Time to rise and shine for the Upper Adams Prayer Breakfast at Apple Bin Restaurant near Biglerville, with prayers, music, fellowship and message by Pastor Rod Runyan, director of the Fruitbelt Christian Ministry.

Wednesday, July 3

* 11:30 a.m. Church Woman United, Church of Brethren, Biglerville, extends invitation for lunch ($4) and program by Jean Green giving the history of AME Church, Gettysburg. FMI: Cheryl 717-337-2938.

Thursday, July 4 — We wish everyone a Happy and Safe Holiday. Enjoy picnics, friends and fireworks!

* 6:30 p.m. Come join the fun and games of Bingo by Biglerville Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary at the fire hall.

Next week we hope to have more data on Vacation Bible Schools. Stay tuned.

Meanwhile, check Gettysburg Times for specials of fruits, veggies and more at Hollabaugh’s Fruit Market, Biglerville 717-677-8412; McDannell’s in Arendtsville 717-677-6922; or Sandoes Fruit Market, Biglerville, home of the deer at 717-677-6931. Stop by anytime, say hello and purchase goodies.

Okay. Time to close the laptop for this week. Please keep in touch for more.

** Thought of the week: As the song says- “God Bless America, the land that we love,” and pray for peace and our troops/families as freedom is not free, and we are all one Nation Under God.

Ruth Bretzman is a Gettysburg Times correspondent.

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