Adams County Heritage Festival

 

Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, 12 to 4 p.m.

Gettysburg Rec Park, 545 Long Lane

The 29th Annual Adams County Heritage Festival will be held on Sunday, September 20, 2020, at the Gettysburg Area Rec Park, from noon to 4 p.m.
For the third year, it is jointly sponsored by the YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County and the Interfaith Center for Peace and Justice. The event will take place at the YWCA in the event of seriously inclement weather. For further information, contact 717-334-0752 or achf@icpj-gettysburg.org.

Details to be announced in July.

Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Course

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American Red Cross
Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Course

Adult & Pediatric First Aid and Adult, Child and Infant CPR/AED blended learning course taught through the American Red Cross.  This course is for anyone over the age of 16 who would like to get certified.  This certification stays valid for 2 years.

Class Details

This is a blended learning course.  You will be expected to spend 2-3 hours completing online coursework.  The online portion of this course should be completed prior to the in-person skills portion scheduled at the YWCA.

Fee: $80

Register online by Clicking Here

Must pay prior to the scheduled class date. Once your class fee is paid, students must contact our Aquatics Director, Mark Mellon, via email at mmellon@ywcagettysburg.org to have the online course link emailed to them.

Upcoming Blended Learning Class Dates & Times

Register online at least 3 days before the class date to allow time to complete the online course work.

*UPDATE* CPR Courses will resume as normal starting in July!

July

Session 7PR

July 8, 6pm – 9pm

August

Session 8PR

August 5, 6pm – 9pm

Community Resources

Where to reach Pennsylvania and local government services while practicing social distancing:

  • Talk to Mental Health: Text PA to 741-741
  • Apply for Medicaid: on.pa.gov/compass
  • Apply for SNAP: on.pa.gov/compass
  • Apply for WIC: Call 1-800-942-9467
  • Get help with heating: on.pa.gov/LIHEAP
  • Sign up to vote by mail ballot: VotePA.com/ApplyMailBallot
  • Get answers to tax questions: revenue-pa.custhelp.com
  • Access driver services: dmv.pa.gov/online-services
  • Connect with professional license services: www.pals.pa.gov
  • Learn about school closures: education.pa.gov/COVID19
  • Receive health/safety text alerts: on.pa.gov/AlertPA

 

  • ADAMS COUNTY ASSISTANCE (Public welfare office)

225 S. FRANKLIN STREET

GETTYSBURG PA 17325

(717) 334-6241

(800) 638-6816 (Toll-Free)

(717) 334-4104 (Fax)

  • ADAMS COUNTY CHILDREN AND YOUTH SERVICES

525 BOYDS SCHOOL ROAD

(717) 337-0110

http://www.adamscounty.us/Dept/CYS/Pages/default.aspx

The mission of Adams County Children & Youth Services is to ensure that each child and youth in Adams County has a safe and permanent family.

  • ADAMS COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

25 SOUTH 4TH STREET

GETTYSBURG, PA 17325

(717) 337-0060

http://www.adamscountycf.org

  • ADAMS COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY

40 E. HIGH STREET

GETTYSBURG PA 17326

(717) 334-1518

https://www.adamscha.org/

  • ADAMS COUNTY OFFICE FOR AGING

318 W. MIDDLE STREET

GETTYSBURG PA 17325

(717) 334-9296

  • ADAMS RESCUE MISSION

2515 YORK ROAD

GETTYSBURG PA 17325

(717) 334-7502

A Christian organization that provides housing and employment for homeless individuals and families.

  • ADAMS COUNTY VOLUNTEER TAX ASSISTANCE (VITA) COALITION

(717) 334-5809

http://www.uwadams.org/Resources/Volunteer-Income-Tax-Assistance

A partnership between United Way of Adams County, South Central Community Action Program and Manos Unidas Hispanic-American Center, with support from Adams County Office for Aging – Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE), offers FREE federal, state and local tax preparation by IRS-certified VITA/TCE volunteers for seniors, people with disabilities and eligible low and moderate-income residents.

  • ARC OF ADAMS COUNTY

17 RICE AVENUE

BIGLERVILLE, PA 17307

(717) 677-8487

http://www.arcadamspa.org/

Advocacy, Education, Support Services, Goal Setting, & Diversity Celebration For All People With Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities & Their Families.

  • ARC OF PENNSYLVANIA

(888) 745-2357 (PA client assistance program)

Agency provides services for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. The Pennsylvania client assistance program provides advocacy for people with disabilities seeking services in employment and housing.

  • COUNTY OF ADAMS

117 BALTIMORE STREET

GETTYSBURG, PA 17325

(717) 334-6781

http://www.adamscounty.us/

  • FAMILY FIRST HEALTH

1275 YORK ROAD #17

GETTYSBURG PA 17325

(717) 337-9400

  • GETTYSBURG SENIOR CENTER

142 N. STRATTON STREET

GETTYSBURG PA 17325

(717) 334-5012

https://www.facebook.com/Gettysburg-Area-Senior-Center-317252678335919/about/

  • GETTYSBURG SOUP KITCHEN

22 WEST HIGH STREET (PRINCE OF PEACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH)

GETTYSBURG PA 17325

  • Gettysburg Municipal Building

Main Street Gettysburg

59 East High Street

Gettysburg, PA 17325

Phone:

(717) 334-1518 ext. 229 Elm Street

(717) 337-3491 Main Street Gettysburg

  • LGBT Youth in Crisis hotline

(800) 246-7743

https://www.glbthotline.org/

  • LIBRARY FOR THE BLIND AND PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED (PHILADELPHIA FREE LIBRARY)

(800) 222-1754 (Toll Free)

(215) 683-3217

https://libwww.freelibrary.org/lbph/

Serves Pennsylvania residents who have difficulty reading due to a physical impairment, a reading disability, or a vision challenge, free through the mail and online.

  • MANOS UNIDAS HISPANIC-AMERICAN CENTER INC

19 WEST HIGH STREET

GETTYSBURG, PA 17325

(717) 334-1498

http://www.manosadams.org/

Manos Unidas is a community organization that promotes the integration of the growing diverse population in Adams County through programs that facilitate cross-cultural understanding and appreciation.

  • MIDPENN LEGAL SERVICES

(800) 326-9177

http://www.midpenn.org/

  • SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

(800) 772-1213

https://www.ssa.gov/

  • SAFE HOME – HANOVER YWCA (DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICES)

24/7 Emergency Hotline: (717) 632-0007

  • SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAMS

153 N. STRATTON STREET

GETTYSBURG PA 17325

(717) 334-7634

www.sccap.org

 

Brown Bag Lunch Series

Everyone is welcome to the YWCA’s Brown Bag Lunch Series! This series is held at noon in the YWCA Community Room at 909 Fairfield Road. Registration is recommended; call 717-334-9171, ext. 115 or email nlilley@ywcagettysburg.org.

January 21 – Harriet Marritz – Prison Society

February 18 – Judy Young – Gettysburg Gun Sense

March 17 – Rukhsana Rahman – Religious Diversity

April 21- Kerr Thompson & Darcy Maier – Better Angels update

May 19 – Jenny Dumont – Gettysburg Rising

June 16 – Lydia Obrist & Lois Starkey – Gettysburg Plastics Initiative

July 15 – Michelle Brode & Diakon Parents – Finding forever homes for children and youth in foster care

September 15 – Yeimi Gagliardi – Protecting immigrant families

October 20 – Deb McCauslin – Yellow Hill Cemetery

November 17 – kristen Eysell – Our Whole Lives

Attendees may bring their lunch or order from the Ragged Edge II, located inside of the YWCA. For more information, contact Nancy Lilley at nlilley@ywcagettysburg.org or 717-334-9171, ext. 115.
The YWCA is located at 909 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg.

Bridge

A group currently meets at the YWCA to review and improve through playing. This is a relaxed atmosphere of casual play. Anyone with a working knowledge of the basic skills of bridge may join us.

Mondays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Rec Free     Basic $2     Non $4

 

Mah Jongg

submitted by Ruth Sullivan

Join the fun!

Mah Jongg is a game that originated in China. Commonly played by four players, it is a game of skill, strategy and calculation and involves a certain degree of chance.

We play the American 4-player version that includes, along with the three suites, winds (honors), flowers and joker tiles.

We welcome new players. You do not need your own set to play.

Mondays, 11:30 a.m.

Rec Free     Basic $2     Non $4

Nearly New Sale

April 3rd &4th

Pre-Sale: Thursday, April 2nd from 6:00-8:00 pm
(*** Open only to those who volunteered 5 hours prior to Wednesday at 8pm)
Sale: Friday, Apr. 3, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Half Price Sale: Saturday, Apr. 4 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Bag Sale: Saturday, Saturday, Apr. 4 from 11 a.m. – noon

CONSIGNORS
Consignments will be accepted from Sunday, March 29 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm and Monday, March 30 from 8:00 am– 8:00 pm. Please review the Consignment rules and agreement.

DONATIONS
Donations will be accepted from Sunday, March 29th through Tuesday, March 31 at 3 pm.

VOLUNTEERS
Volunteers are needed:
• Sunday, March 29 from 10 am – 4 p.m. to help set up the gym and begin to sort and tag items.
• Monday, March 30 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m Tuesday, March 31 and Wednesday, April 1 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. We will be tagging, pricing and sorting items and distributing them to the appropriate tables for the sale.
• Thursday, April 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – we will be putting on the finishing touches, finalizing pricing, tagging the final items, posting signs, and making sure everything is ready for the pre-sale. There is a possibility we will be done Wednesday evening or Thursday morning.
• Thursday, April 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. – Volunteers are needed to help with check out at the pre-sale. Responsibilities include bagging, adding, scrolling, and anything to help keep the check out running smoothly.
• Friday, April 3 from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Volunteers will help with check out which includes bagging, adding, scrolling.
• Saturday, April 4 from 8:30 a.m. to Noon – Volunteers will continue to help with check out. From Noon until approximately 1:30 p.m., volunteers are needed to help with clearing out and tearing down everything and putting the gym back to its normal working order.

Thank you for your willingness to help with this event!

Contact: Nancy Lilley at nlilley@ywcagettysburg.org or 1717-334-9171, ext. 115 for more information or with questions.

Nearly New Rules

Nearly New Consignment Agreement

Violation of these rules will result in a $10 penalty accessed against your consignment proceeds.

1. Only seasonal clothing may be consigned – off season items will be considered a donation to the YW. Seasonal clothing includes: Fall & Winter clothing in the fall sale; Spring & Summer clothing in the spring sale.

2. Only clothing for infants and children up to the age of 18 years old, will be accepted.

3. All clothing must be washed, folded and sorted by size.

4. Stained/torn clothing will not be accepted.

5. Items may not reference weapons, violence, alcohol or drugs.

6. Movies and related apparel must be Rated “G” or “PG”. Video games must be rated “E”.

7. No computer games can be accepted due to copyright issues.

8. Shoes must be tied together, bagged or boxed together or otherwise attached to one another.

9. No bras, nursing or otherwise, underwear or boxers will be accepted for consignment or donation, new or used.

10. Outfit sets must be safety-pinned together.

11. No car seats can be accepted.

12. Baby equipment cannot be more than 3 years old, and must meet current safety regulations. All belts, straps, etc must be attached in the proper place.

13. Toys must be in working condition and include all pieces. Pieces must be bagged and attached to the main item.

14. No stuffed animals will be accepted.

Nearly New Processes and Fees

1. Consignment fees are as follows – $5.00 for first 100 items, $10.00 for 101-250 items, $15.00 for 251-400 items, and $20.00 for 401-500 items. Cost for consignments over 500 items will be at the discretion of the committee.

2. The consignment income is split: 55% for consignor, 45% for the YWCA.

a. The YWCA portion of all sold items is considered a donation to the YWCA. You will receive a receipt with the amount of the donation along with your consignment check.

b. Items not sold will not be referenced as a donation.

c. Instead of consigning, you may make an outright donation of all of your goods to the YWCA. In this case, all items will be considered a donation. Please ask for a donation receipt when you drop off your donation.

3. Consignors may not tag their own items

4. Items, consigned or donated, may only be dropped off at posted drop-off times.

5. Consignors must accept the pricing established by the committee. These prices are based on our experiences at prior sales. If a consignor wants to set a price on a specific item, that must be discussed with a committee member at drop-off. Self-price items must be clearly more valuable than standard items of the same type (e.g. sleigh-bed style crib).

6. Items determined to be not sellable by committee members will be put in the rummage pile outside of the gymnasium. These items are given away for free. We will do our best to notify consignors if a large or expensive item is deemed not sellable, but there are no guarantees you will be notified. Once consigned/donated items have entered the gym, including plastic containers, they cannot leave the gym until everything has been tagged and placed on the tables for sale, or approved for the rummage pile as stained/torn.

7. Items not sold by the end of the day on Friday will be sold for ½ price on Saturday morning. Items not sold at the ½ price sale will be sold at a “bag sale” or given to other charities. Consignors receive no compensation or donation information for items sold at the bag sale or given to other charities. Consignors may claim unsold items between 5 and 6 p.m. on Friday to avoid losing half or all of the consignment income.

8. Consignors may not shop the pre-sale unless they volunteer for a minimum of 5 hours organizing for the sale. The pre-sale is for volunteers only.