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Reflect on things you are thankful for this week: LaVonne Ackerman

Posted 11/27/19

Happy Thanksgiving, y’all. I wish you a beautiful, happy and thankful holiday.

This is a great time of the year to reflect on things we should be thankful for, but often overlook. Can we …

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Reflect on things you are thankful for this week: LaVonne Ackerman

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Happy Thanksgiving, y’all. I wish you a beautiful, happy and thankful holiday.

This is a great time of the year to reflect on things we should be thankful for, but often overlook. Can we ever have too much gratitude or thankfulness in us?

I’m thankful for this: 20!

The number 20 reminds me of a new year.

Thinking about December makes me think about January, which has me looking forward to writing — or typing — 2020, and it’s exciting! Who isn’t excited about the year 2020?

Have a wonderful week, and feel free to share your news with me.

Birthdays

Best wishes for a very happy birthday to buddy Patty Kuharic of Lower Swatara Township on Wednesday, Nov. 27. Enjoy your extra-special holiday weekend!

Happy birthday to Ed Schoen of Lower Swatara on Nov. 27. Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday!

Kim Schoen of Lower Swatara marks her birthday and turkey day Thursday, Nov. 28. Enjoy and celebrate!

Best wishes to Todd Houser Sr. of Lower Swatara on Thanksgiving. I hope your Thursday is full of joy on your birthday, Nov. 28.

Lori Eshenaur gets three hip-hip-hoorays on Friday, Nov. 29. Happy birthday to this remarkable woman and sweet friend!

Hey, Tehya Johnson of Middletown marks her 17th glitter and sparkles birthday on Friday, Nov. 29. Happy birthday all weekend !

Happy first day of December birthday to Cameron Bendgen on Sunday. Congrats on being the big 30!

Shannon Myers of Lower Swatara celebrates 40 reasons to be happy Monday, Dec. 2. Best wishes for a fabulous week!

Here is a happy birthday shout-out to Megan Saltzer of Lower Swatara on Dec. 3. I hope 27 beautiful thing happen to you on Tuesday!

Happy birthday to Chris Hughes of Lower Swatara. Enjoy your Tuesday cake-and-ice cream day Dec. 3.

Happy cake-and-ice cream day to Sarah Fahnestock of Lower Swatara. Her snappy happy day is Tuesday, Dec. 3. Enjoy it all week long, Sarah!

Anniversary

Happy wedding anniversary to Shawn and Rosanna Tully of Lower Swatara Township on Thursday, Nov. 28. Enjoy celebrating 27 years as well as celebrating Thanksgiving!

Tasty Roasted Peanuts

4 c. dry roasted peanuts

1 egg white

1 tsp. water

1 c. sugar

1 Tbsp. pumpkin pie spice

Beat together egg white and water, not too stiff.

Toss nuts in egg white mix and coat. Then toss in sugar and spice.

Place on baking sheet at 300 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. Stir halfway through baking time. Enjoy.

Township meetings

The following December Lower Swatara Township meetings will be held in the municipal building on Spring Garden Drive at 7 p.m.:

Board of Commissioners: Wednesday, Dec. 4 and 18.

Municipal Authority: Monday, Dec. 16.

Planning Commission: Thursday, Dec. 19.

Ladies brunch

All women are invited to mark their calendars for the December Hershey Area Women’s Connection brunch from 9:30 to 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at Hershey Italian Lodge, 128 Hillcrest Road in Hershey.

The theme, “There’s Music in the Air,” features Richard and Judith Hiler of Hummelstown presenting a variety of trumpet and vocal Christmas melodies. Susan Hutchinson of Newtown will speak about her walk through discovery, diagnosis, and the challenge of facing an uncertain future.

For reservations, contact Joy at 717-450-5400 or Mary at 717-533-3497 or email joymaclean8@comcast.net.

This event is affiliated with Christian Women’s Clubs of America.

Quote of the Week

“What is in our hearts and minds will be revealed in our words and actions.” — Anonymous

Question of the Week

What is a simple, often over-looked thing to be thankful about?

“Having a warm coat, hat and gloves in really cold weather.” — Sue Lawruk, Lower Swatara Township.

“For my Kitty. My stuffed cat. I’ve had her for four years.” — Julia Killeen, 5, Camp Hill.

“I’m thankful for the caregivers for my mom in her assisted-living home.” Tish Dragonette, Gilbert, Arizona.

“Listening to the way my 3-year-old makes sense of the world, makes me more thoughtful as I see it all from his perspective. I’m thankful for him.” — Kerri Clark, Connellsville.

“Family, life, friends.” — Bill Wood, Sparta, New Jersey.

“Health. Feeling well.” — Scott Ackerman, Singer Island, Florida.

“The community I am surrounded by. Harding University is a loving place and I often overlook just how an amazing of an environment it is.” — Erin Weiss, 21, Searcy, Arkansas.

“Clothes!” — Spencer Odom, 11, Lower Paxton Township.

“Spiders, because they eat all the bad bugs.” — Jameson Hoffman, 7, Linglestown.

Proverb for the Week

He who diligently seeks good finds favor, but trouble will come to him who seeks evil (11:27).

Reach LaVonne Ackerman at 717-649-7366 or by email at LaVonneAck@comcast.net.