Community Organizations News and Updates

Compiled and written by Steve Ulrich, November 2020

American Legion: wishes to thank all who participated in the Hometown Heroes banner program. Order taking will be suspended for the rest of the year. New orders will be taken in the new year and new banners will be hung before Memorial Day.

Front: Bud Evans, Lions, George Allen, Lions, Dan Parkinson, Lions, Steve Bailey, Captain, Marietta Special Fire Police
Back: Larry Piersol, First Lieutenant, Marietta Special Fire Police, George Darling, Lions, Chuck Winders, Lapp Electric, Gene Hilton, Lions, Justin Hershey, LAPP Electric

Beautification Committee: summer planters that added beauty to the central business district will be decorated for the holidays. Once frost is continuous for a few weeks, wildflower seeds will be distributed along the railroad tracks on Front Street to add beauty to areas too rocky to mow. Spring should look pretty bright along the tracks once the seeds sprout.

Community House: “Our Vision at The Marietta Community House is to celebrate and bring our community together. We do this through events that celebrate children, volunteers, veterans, gardeners, historians and many others. We do this by offering our facilities for the use of Community functions and gatherings. We have utilized 2020 to prepare for the future. To better host these types of events, we have renovated our building to include a Bridal Suite and Groom’s Room. Learn more about us at “

Lions: The Club has completed the following service projects so far this fall; Route 441 Clean up on October 4th collecting 7 bags of trash. On October 5th, delivery of donations and supplies for Louisiana hurricane relief. Jim Groff collected supplies from several area Lions Clubs across PA and coordinated delivery. The Lions have refurbished all but one of its signs along Route 441 that advertise meeting times and place. By the time of this publication, the hanging of the Christmas lights on Market Street will be completed. The Lions are holding a Blanket Drive until December 15th for the East Donegal Conoy Christian Food Bank along with ongoing support with food donations for the food bank: anyone interested in the Blanket Drive or in becoming a Lion please contact George Darling at 717-426-4349

Marietta Area Business Association: continues to promote economic growth in the borough and surrounding area. A new billboard on Rt. 441 at Old Colebrook Road showcases Marietta’s services and recreational opportunities. A new website has been developed to showcase businesses. Partnerships with business-focused agencies are being cultivated to prepare Marietta for the return of a normal economy.

Marietta Center for the Arts, home of the Susquehanna Stage Company: will participate in the revised Christmas walking candlelight tour on December 6. MCA will be announcing their 2021 production season, “Pulling Back the Curtain” on November 20 as part of the Lancaster County EXTRAGIVE day. Stay tuned for an official opening date for their new season soon!

Rotary: meets every Tuesday morning at 7:30am at Gus’s Keystone Family Restaurant. Rotary continues to host speakers on a regular basis but has not determined when they will return to normal operations, planning festivals and fundraising, until COVID is under control.