The New Oxford Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated the opening of three small businesses in New Oxford with a ribbon cutting and open house on Friday, February 18. The three businesses, including Chamber member Lady G's Magical Mystical Woo Woo Store & Stuff, are located in the first block of Lincoln Way East in New Oxford. The businesses' owners were joined by representatives from the New Oxford Area Chamber of Commerce and the Mayor of New Oxford, James Eisenhart.
Lady G's Magical Mystical Woo Woo Store & Stuff's mission is to spread light in the world through the distribution of products and services related to spiritual growth. The store offers a variety of books, tarot/oracle decks and tools of the intuitive arts and sciences. Additionally, the store offers classes, workshops and consultations including meditation, tarot reading and paranormal investigations.
Lady G's Magical Mystical Woo Woo Store & Stuff is joined by two new neighboring businesses. Little Crystal Fascinations offers a variety of handmade jewelry made from crystals and gemstones as well as metaphysical items. Passages sells a variety of candles, herbs and bath and body products. Passages also offers Reiki by appointment.
Glenda Farquhar, owner of Lady G's Magical Mystical Woo Woo Store & Stuff, explained why she chose New Oxford as the location for her store saying, "Many people may not realize that New Oxford is midway between a lot of other towns that tourists and those doing business visit. I brought my business to New Oxford to be a convenient stop, without having to go all the way to York, Gettysburg, Hanover or Harrisburg. New Oxford has a lot of historic treasures that have been forgotten. I believe taking those historic treasures “out of the attic and dusting them off” will bring new interest and opportunities to New Oxford, and I want to be part of that."
Additional information, including individual shop hours, can be found on the businesses' Facebook pages.
Children's Aid Society Southern Pennsylvania District Church of the Brethren celebrated the grand reopening of the newly renovated God's Closet with a ribbon cutting on Thursday, January 20. Children's Aid Society's Executive Director/CEO Eric Chase was joined by his team, donors, Adams County Commissioner Marty Qually and representatives from the New Oxford Area Chamber of Commerce, The Chamber of Gettysburg & Adams County and the Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce.
The ribbon cutting celebrated the recent renovations to God's Closet, a free children's clothing "store" for families in need in the local community. God's Closet is located at The Nicarry Center in New Oxford. The program grew out of a partnership between the Adams County Foster Parent Association and Children's Aid Society. God's Closet provides a space where children and families can come to select gently used and new clothing free of charge. With the recent renovations, the space that houses God's Closet has transformed into a place where families can shop for children's clothing with dignity and respect.
Executive Director Eric Chase talked about the God's Closest project, saying "Five years ago was our vision to turn this space into more of a store-like environment where children can shop and select clothing with dignity. Today we are blessed to be able to say we have achieved that vision. We are humbled by the generosity of all our friends and supporters who have partnered to help make this happen."
The improvements to God's Closet were made possible through the generous support of donors, including the J. William Warehime Foundation, the Rice Family Foundation, Armstrong Flooring, Inc., Lehman Construction Services, the Adams County Community Foundation, Christ Lutheran Church of Spry, the Arthur & Lee E. Glatfelter Foundation and the Gottfried Living Trust.
God's Closet is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. as well as the first and third Thursday of the month from 4 to 7 p.m. Appointments are available at other times. Donations are always welcome, and anyone can refer a family to God's Closet by calling (717) 624-4461.
About Children's Aid Society:
Children's Aid Society Southern Pennsylvania District Church of the Brethren is a not-for-profit agency serving children and their families in York, Adams, and Franklin counties since 1913. Children's Aid Society's services include creative art therapy, a crisis nursery, family advocacy, parenting support groups and a 24 hour hotline. The organization currently has locations in New Oxford, Chambersburg and York. To learn more, please visit cassd.org.
posted on behalf of Eichelberger Performing Arts Center
April was Volunteer Appreciation Month across America and Eichelberger Performing Arts Center in Hanover has some of the finest! They are at every performance to greet you, usher you to your seat, offer concessions, answer your questions, address your concerns, sell you a ticket and tidy up after the show. Their dedication is impressive-show after show; season after season; year after year. They show up when asked, always with a smile and a desire to do whatever they can to ensure each patron has a great experience at The Eich and wants to return again and again.
It has been a very l-o-n-g year since COVID forced us to stay home and stay safe. While we were away our staff was busy with behind the scenes improvements of the theatre. Our 23 year old dressing rooms were refreshed with new carpeting, paint, and energy efficient lighting. A new Advanced Air Purification System has been installed in the theatre which kills bacteria and virus on surfaces and in the air. CDC guidelines are given priority for the safety of our guests. As volunteers we are anxious to get back to our jobs too. David Adler, our Executive Director, has been busy scheduling, cancelling, rescheduling and booking shows for the Fall Season. Acts of Kindness, a local theatre company, will be returning with their summer blockbuster, “SpongeBob Squarepants, the Musical” in late July/early Aug. A preview of our Fall Season performances can be found on our website TheEich.org.
While visiting our website, learn how easy it is to give financial support to our theatre through “Give Local York” Friday May 7, 2021.
Thinking of volunteering at The Eich? Call Sue Ressler, Volunteer Coordinator, at (717) 637-7086 to learn how easy it is to join our team.
The HART Center, a non-profit organization located in New Oxford, has been named the Chamber Business of the Year by the New Oxford Area Chamber of Commerce. The HART Center provides a variety of work training experiences for adults with disabilities in Adams County and York County. The Center celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2019 and currently serves over 150 individuals with developmental disabilities, chronic mental illness and physical disabilities. Individuals complete fulfillment projects and subcontract work for local businesses.
Each year, the Chamber presents the Business of the Year award to a member that has made a significant impact in the New Oxford community. Chamber members and their employees were asked to submit nominations for Chamber businesses or organizations that fit the aforementioned criteria. The Chamber received nominations for six different businesses and organizations this year. The Chamber Board of Directors unanimously voted to present the Business of the Year award to the HART Center based on the Center’s continual commitment to helping individuals in our community.
The Chamber Business of the Year is typically honored at the organization’s fall breakfast and in the annual Harvest Day Parade in October. Since both events were canceled this year due to COVID, the HART Center will be honored as the 2020 Business of the Year at the next in-person breakfast and in the 2021 Harvest Day Parade.
Past recipients of the Chamber Business of the Year include: Smith’s Auto Sales, Inc. (2019), Feiser Funeral Home, Inc. (2018), Eicholtz (2017), Sleighter’s Furniture & Sleep Shop (2016), Martin’s Hardware (2015), Scott &Co. Fine Jewelers (2014), Timbar (PCA) (2013) and Yazoo Mills (2012).
Hanover Door officially has a new home!
As of January 2, 2020, Hanover Door is back in Hanover, located at 319-A Maple Avenue. The staff of Hanover Door invites you to stop by and say hi.
Rodney and Kela Trish acquired the company from previous owners, Randy and Kathie Hilton on July 1, 2018. Prior to purchasing the company, Rodney was the Operations Manager for Hanover Door. Before the recent move, Hanover Door shared a facility with Susquehanna Door Service in New Oxford.
The Chamber would like to congratulate United Hook & Ladder Company #33 (UHL) on their 10th anniversary. UHL held a celebration on Saturday, August 17 to commemorate the anniversary.
UHL is the result of the merger of New Oxford Fire Company and the Abbottstown Fire Company. Over the past 10 years, Bonneauville and Hampton Fire Companies have also become part of UHL.
The event included an open house featuring a facility tour as well as the dedication of Engine 331 and a memorial wall for two New Oxford firefighters who died in the line of duty. The dedication was followed by an “old-style convention party” at the New Oxford Social & Athletic Club.
Congratulations to UHL on their 10th anniversary. Thank you for your commitment to keeping our community safe!
Thank you to Chamber board member Michele Sheets for snapping some great photos of this event.
On Tuesday, September 18, the New Oxford Chamber held its biannual New Member Breakfast at Cross Keys Village.
The breakfast is open to all members and celebrates the business of the year as well as new members that have joined the Chamber since the Spring New Member Breakfast.
This year the Chamber was proud to present Feiser Funeral Home, Inc. with the Business of the Year award. Feiser Funeral Home has been a part of the New Oxford community since 1949. Feiser Funeral Home is a family-owned and operated business currently headed by Marty and Mikki Wheeler.
In addition to celebrating the Business of the Year, the Chamber also welcomed ten businesses and three individuals as new Chamber members.
Welcome to the Chamber:
◆ Allied Plaster & Construction
◆ Auto Glass Guyz
◆ Carma Industrial Coatings
◆ Eichelberger Performing Arts Center
◆ HD Entertainment
◆ Holistic Harmony
◆ Rosie’s Restaurant
◆ Shores Marketing & Printing
◆ Sigafoose Chiropractic Life Center, Inc.
◆ Mr. Bryan Smith
◆ Mr. Alan Stock
◆ Mr. Patrick Sullivan
To learn more about our newest members and membership opportunities, please visit newoxford.org.
New Oxford Mayor Portia Bosch and Start Farm Insurance Agent Ryan California are the newest members of the New Oxford Area Chamber of Commerce! We are so excited to have these two new members and look forward to seeing them both at Chamber events throughout the year 2018!
The Chamber recently had its annual New Member Breakfast on September 26th at Cross Keys Village's Campus Inn, where we welcomed our newest member Kelly McKee from McKee Agency and recognized our Business of the Year, Eicholtz Company! Thank you Cross Keys Village for hosting a delicious breakfast and providing a beautiful venue. The next New Member Breakfast will be held in March 2018. Several foreign exchange students will be in attendance at this breakfast, so make sure you come and meet these remarkable students from other countries!
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Please disregard this or any emails soliciting money under the name and/or logo of The New Oxford Area Chamber of Commerce.
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