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9th Annual Blue Mass

On-Lot Sewage Disposal System

Ephrata Police Department Monthly Briefing – August 2018

Supervisors Minutes – 8/21/18

Supervisors Minutes – 8/20/2018

Complying with Quarantine Regulations – Spotted Lanternfly

Homeowners Guide to the Spotted Lanternfly

Draft Agenda – September 6, 2018

Special Event to Benefit Ephrata Police Officer

Ephrata Police Officer John Hirneisen was recently in a motocycle crash off duty.  He had significant injuries (broken bones, lacerated liver, punctured lung) but is expected to recover.

The Hogs & Heroes local group is organizing a benefit ride on Saturday September 8, 2018 for Officer Hirneisen.  The ride will begin and end at the Ephrata American Legion 300 Cocalico St, Ephrata, PA 17522.  Registration from 8am till 9:30am.  Kick stands up at 10am.

This is a legit organization, and the gist of it is, you pay an entrance fee and ride.  Bikes AND CARS are invited.

If you can’t make the ride but would like to support this officer please contact Lorilynn Miller at, subject “support.”

Farmers Breakfast – September 27, 2018

Farmers Breakfast Set for Sept. 27

My annual farmers breakfast will be held on Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Gathering Place in Mount Joy. All local farmers and residents working in ag-related businesses are welcome to attend.

I’m so pleased that our keynote speaker for the event will be the Hon. Sam Hayes, secretary of Agriculture under Gov. Tom Ridge and longtime state representative and legislative leader. Hayes has served on numerous boards and has chaired the Pennsylvania Farmland Preservation Board, the Pennsylvania Farm Show Commission, the State Conservation Commission, and Pennsylvania Animal Health Commission, the Pennsylvania FFA Foundation and has served as a member of the Board of Trustees at the Pennsylvania State University.

I’m pleased to co-host the event this year with Sen. Ryan Aument (R-West Hempfield) and Rep. Dave Hickernell (R-West Donegal).

There is no cost to attend, but we do need you to RSVP no later than Sept. 21. You can do so online at or by calling my Manheim office at 717-664-4979.