The 2017 Calendar of the Manchester Township Historical Society is completed and on sale now at the township building and retailers. The full-color, 36-page booklet features more than 12 historic features in Manchester Township with brief vignettes, and four in-depth illustrated feature articles.
For the first time, the calendar also presents advertising from supporting retailers. There is even a look-ahead 2018 calendar and note page for those who like to plan in advance. The calendar sells for $10.00 retail, $6.00 wholesale for 10 copies or more.
Some members have taken advantage of the wholesale offer and have passed on the reduced price to family, friends, and neighbors. It’s the perfect stocking stuffer for those hard-to-buy-for grandparents who enjoy the pictures of Manchester Township “back then.”
Need a small, unique gift for the mail carrier, teacher, or hairdresser? Give them a calendar they can use and enjoy throughout 2017.
In addition, some members have approached area retailers to sell the calendar for the Christmas season. The low wholesale price offers retailers the opportunity to adjust their own selling price and allow their customers to save on the normal retail cost.
Contact MTHS at ManTwpHistory@gmail.com, or call us at 717.467.1732. Packets of 10 calendars can also be purchased at the township building.
Thank you for supporting the Manchester Township Historical Society where our goal is to Share our Heritage.
I recently purchased at auction a wagon which to the best of my current research indicates it was made by the Acme Wagon Company in Emigsville, PA, probably in the late 1800’s or early 1900’s. I am doing research now with wagon historians to determine further identification and historical ownership if possible.
It’s last journey landed it in Aurora, Nebraska, and the wagon is now in a shed on one of my farms near Denton, Nebraska.
The wagon is in very good shape for it’s age and appears to have been stored inside for a number of years which has contributed to it’s current condition. Fortunately enough paint is still intact on the wagon which clearly indicates it was made by Acme. I cannot find any other wagon makers using that particular name during that period. It was fairly unusual for an eastern produced wagon to make it this far west during that time as their were a number of wagon builders in Illinois (John Deere/Moline) , Iowa, Missouri etc. which obviously were much closer to this area and easier to deliver.
It is a bit unique in that it carries the additional designation as “Special” on both the side printing and on the rear axle and the ACME brand name is written in scroll rather than block letters which from other photos most of their wagons carried. This particular wagon was used in corn shucking as it is a
” 3 board” side and has an extension pieces for one side that allowed the farmer to throw the corn ears up against he side and let them fall into the wagon after they were gleaned. I did see online a picture of Acme’s letterhead from correspondence in 1916 and the scroll version of their name was on that document.
Construction is underway for Leg Up Farmers Market, billed as a “full-service, all-natural grocery store,” in Emigsville.
CEO Brad Clark said produce and other goods will be locally sourced whenever possible from producers such as Perrydell Farms and Gingrich Apiaries. Forge Hill Farms, located in nearby East Manchester Township, will provide beef and bison, Clark said.
In a few weeks, TV viewers will be introduced to Hoist & Crane Repair.
The company, which is based in Emigsville, Manchester Township, will be featured in a two-minute, paid advertising segment called “Manufacturing Marvels,” scheduled to air on Fox Business channel on Nov. 9.
The Pleasureville United Methodist Church at 2606 North Sherman Street in York will be holding a FREE Community Shopping Day on Saturday, August 15, 2015 from 9:00am-2:00pm in the all-purpose room.
Members of the community are invited to shop for clothes, shoes, bags, back packs, hats, and other clothing items in a wide variety of sizes for children and families AT NO CHARGE. All items are free, and community members can take as much as they like. A snack bar will also be open offering complimentary refreshments to shoppers.
“For many families in our community, back to school shopping is a stressful time because they just don’t have the money,” says Amber DeLouis, event organizer. “We wanted to host an event where the kids can have fun picking out outfits that are new to them and look forward to starting school without the worry of where the money will come from.”
Donations for the Back To School Community Shopping Day will be accepted at the Pleasureville Office located at 2606 North Sherman Street from Monday through Friday 9am-1pm up until August 14th. Clothing of all sizes and accessories such as backpacks & shoes accepted.
For more information on the FREE Back to School Shopping day or the Pleasureville United Methodist Church, please contact the church office at 717-757-3216 or visit our website pleasurevilleumc.org