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What will December bring to us all?: LaVonne Ackerman

Posted 11/28/18

Hi folks! We’re just about ready to say goodbye to November. We have already experienced awful freezing temperatures, and I don’t have to tell you about that snow storm. I wonder what …

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What will December bring to us all?: LaVonne Ackerman

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Hi folks! We’re just about ready to say goodbye to November. We have already experienced awful freezing temperatures, and I don’t have to tell you about that snow storm. I wonder what December will bring.

Enjoy your week as we gear up for a month of holiday joyfulness. Let me know your news or events to share!

Birthdays

Best wishes and happy birthday to Kim Schoen of Lower Swatara on Nov. 28. Her cupcake holiday is on Wednesday. I hope it is wonderful, Kim!

Here is a shout-out to Todd Houser Sr. on Wednesday, Nov. 28. May this be a beautiful birthday for you!

My buddy Lori Eshenhour of Lower Swatara marks her cake-and-ice cream day Thursday, Nov. 29. I wish you a very calm yet sweet day! Do something fun all week.

Tehya Johnson of Middletown will observe her Sweet 16 beep-honk-beep birthday on Thursday, Nov. 29. Enjoy and be safe!

Cameron Bendgen of Lower Swatara celebrates his “and holding” birthday on Saturday, Dec. 1. I hope 29 super things happen to you on your day!

Best wishes for a sensational happy birthday are sent to Shannon Myers on Sunday, Dec. 2. I hope you get to do the things you love to do!

Megan Saltzer of Lower Swatara has 26 things to rejoice about Monday, Dec. 3. Wishing you a sunny day and a very happy birthday, Megan!

Happy frosty-filled party day to Chris Hughes of Lower Swatara. I hope your Monday, Dec. 3 cake day is the best one yet!

Happy landmark 21st big-deal birthday to Lyndsay Truax of Lower Swatara on Tuesday, Dec. 4. Enjoy it with all the trimmings!

Geovanny Cedano of Middletown observes his 14th balloon-flying day on Tuesday, Dec. 4. I hope it is terrific, just like you!

Many good wishes for a high-five kind of birthday to Brian Etter on Tuesday, Dec. 4. Enjoy it surrounded by friends and family with lots of fun. God bless!

Sending happy birthday wishes to my son, Scotty Ackerman, in Pittsburgh. May the north wind blow some warm air your way on your day, Tuesday, Dec. 4. Love you whole bunches!

Anniversary

Happy 26th wedding anniversary to Shawn and Rosanna Tully of Lower Swatara as they observe their special day on Wednesday, Nov. 28. Enjoy!

Recipe

Crock Pot Mac-n-Cheese

16 oz. macaroni

16 oz. Velveeta cheese (cubed)

8 oz. extra sharp shredded cheddar cheese

32 oz. milk

1 stick butter (cubed)

Cook macaroni for half the time as directed on the box. Mix all the ingredients in crockpot and cook on high for three hours, stirring frequently.

Thank you, Kristie Young of Lower Swatara!

Township meetings

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

Board of Commissioners: Wednesday, Dec. 5 and Dec. 19.

Municipal Authority: Monday, Dec. 17.

Planning Commission: Thursday, Dec. 20.

Quote of the Week

“God’s way is always best.” Anonymous.

Question of the Week

What is the best place you ever visited?

“When I went with my family to visit old people at Frey Village. It was nice to talk to them.” — Leah Courts, 9, Middletown.

“The beach at City Island.” — Ka’Nai Wallace, 8, Middletown.

“Knoebels Park!” — Frank Bishop, 9, Middletown.

“Festival in Ireland. I rode a roller coaster!” — Julia Killeen, 4, Camp Hill.

“Yosemite National Park or Zion National Park, Utah. Also, Bryce Canyon!” — Joe Lawruk, Lower Swatara.

“Assisi, Italy.” — Sue Lawruk, Lower Swatara.

Proverb for the Week

A false witness will perish, and whoever listens to him will be destroyed forever (21:28).

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