A new rail fence was constructed June 21 at the Memorial Gardens in Christmas Tree Park in Manchester. The fence was put up to replace one that was built in 1976 to commemorate the Bicentennial.
Earl Yingling was instrumental in creating the garden. An avid gardener and forester for the state for 40 years, he also maintained the Wye Oak on the Eastern Shore. Mr Yingling died three years ago.
The new fence was put up in memory of his efforts and was erected by members of Immanuel Lutheran Church, St. Peter's Lutheran Church and members of the Lutheran Brotherhood Chapter 8521.
Those who helped included John Brown, Alvin Schaffer, Emory Wildasin, Eldrige Martin, Stanley Martin, Bradley Martin, Russell Fleming, Bayard Bollinger, Bob Beverly and Lisa and Donald Hare.
Also, Charles Frase, Tony Mancuso, Craig Giles, Claudius Ellmore, Russ Jensen and Jim Singer. Mayor Elmer Lippy stopped by.
A picnic supper was prepared by Gladys LaMotte, Iva Yingling, June Brown, Martha Fleming, Beverly Klinedinst and Bruce Klinedinst.
The project was organized by Geraldine Berwager and Charlotte Collett.
The flowers in the garden are planted and cared for by the volunteer group Helping Hands.
Trip planned to sewer plant
The Community, Communication and Creativity Committee of Manchester is planning a trip to the town sewer treatment plant and spray fields Tuesday.
The spraying field project is one of a few in the country. The town has more than 50 acres that is sprayed nine months out of the year through an underground irrigation system.
The treated liquid is pumped through a lagoon to underground pipes and sprayed over the fields. The town grows canary reed grass that it sells to area farmers for animal bedding.
Those making the trip will see the plant and spraying system at work. The trip will start at 7 p.m. from the town office, 3208 York St.
* Codorus Township, Pa.: Lineboro responded to assist York County, Pa., at a house struck by lightning on Bosley School Road at 11:07 Monday. Units were out for more than an hour.
* Hampstead: Hampstead and Arcadia of Baltimore County were dispatched to investigate the report of a fire alarm sounding in a building in the 4100 block of Beckleysville Road at 11:54 p.m. Monday. Units were out for 14 minutes.
Hampstead, Manchester and Arcadia of Baltimore County were dispatched to investigate the report of a house struck by lightning in the 700 block of Boxwood Drive during a severe storm at 11:13 p.m. Monday. Units were out for 13 minutes.
Hampstead and Arcadia of Baltimore County were dispatched to investigate the report of a fire alarm sounding in a building in the 4200 block of Crystal Court at 11:01 p.m. Monday. Units were out for 17 minutes.