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Building an Heirloom, Together

April 27, 2022 | Collin Corrie grew up with his grandpa, Larry Knepper, living close by. The extended Knepper family spends quality time together working on projects—whether it’s splitting wood at Larry’s farm in Fulton County or building an heirloom table in the Garden Spot Village Wood Shop. ...

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Meeting Children in Kenya

April 21, 2022 | “We were most interested in meeting the children,” commented both Tony and Arlene der Kinderen, residents of Garden Spot Village since May 2018, about their trip to Kenya. Through this journey to Nairobi, Kenya, they were exposed to the amazing work that Missions of Hope International (MOHI)...

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Sharing Her Passion for Kenya

April 5, 2022 | “I just think everyone should travel if they are able. It opens your mind beyond what you usually experience,” says Evelyn Hershey, resident of Garden Spot Village since August 2019. Evie holds a very special place in her heart for Kenya and was delighted to have the opportunity to...

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Experiencing Kenya for the First Time

March 29, 2022 | Garden Spot Village recently had the privilege of sending a group of twelve residents, team and family members to Nairobi, Kenya on a Travel with Purpose trip through Missions of Hope International. Among that group was Edna Jean Homsher, a Garden Spot resident since 2019. “This was my first trip...

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Experiencing Kenya With Friends

March 25, 2022 | “I loved traveling with Garden Spot Village and building relationships in the team,” comments Judy Rettew, resident of Garden Spot Village since January 2016. Although a very seasoned traveler, this was Judy’s first trip to Kenya. Judy and the team visited the Pangani Center where they hosted...

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Personal Connections in Kenya

March 18, 2022 | “Meeting Vivian was the best part of my trip to Kenya,” says Nancy Heckman, a resident of Garden Spot Village since June 2012. It was Nancy’s third trip to Kenya; her second with a Travel with Purpose Trip with Garden Spot Village During the trip from 2/23-3/9,...

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Sharing Talents with Quilts of Valor

March 15, 2022 | The Garden Spot Village Quilters have long enjoyed donating their time to serving the culture of Garden Spot’s community and making beautiful quilts. But in addition to their usual crafting projects, they are also contributing their talents towards the Quilt of Valor Foundation to make quilts...

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Travel with Purpose - Kenya Update #2

March 11, 2022 | The Garden Spot Village Travel with Purpose Team arrived home safely at lunchtime on Wednesday, March 9. They were greeted by a crowd of neighbors, family members and friends holding banners and welcoming them home. Here are more highlights from their second week in Kenya. Friday, March 4 “Today we visited...

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100 Year Legacy, From Steel to Dresses

March 8, 2022 | Turning 100 does not happen every day; therefore, when it does, a celebration is in order. Margaret Miller, Garden Spot Village Resident since February 2002, a woman to be celebrated not only for her age but for the many remarkable accomplishments in her life. During World War II, while her husband, Amos...

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Travel with Purpose – Kenya Update

March 4, 2022 | On Wednesday, February 23, at 6:30am, a group of residents, family and team members began their long-anticipated journey to serve with Missions of Hope International in Nairobi, Kenya. After a 13-hour flight, they arrived safely in Nairobi on Thursday, February 24, where they were greeted at their guesthouse, Gracehouse Resort,...

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Birds of a Feather Craft Together – Garden Spot Birdhouse Display and Silent Auction

February 24, 2022 | As the snow starts to melt and the days grow longer, we know that spring will be upon us soon. To herald the spring season, Garden Spot Village hosts a birdhouse display and silent auction. Over 100+ featured items are for sale, both online and in-person. The crafts available for purchase...

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Food Explorer

June 7, 2018 | Foodie Fay Strickler has traveled the world, tasting exotic cuisines. Through her career as a Penn State Extension Family and Consumer Science Educator she is a recognized source of practical, research-based educational information. As a member of national and international professional organizations, Fay visited every state in the U.S.,...

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Finishing Well

May 1, 2018 | After a snowy and abnormally cold winter and spring, Saturday, April 14 dawned bright and clear, with a warm forecast. The incredible sunrise created an exquisite backdrop as Stan Hess and the U.S. Hot Air Balloon Team flew balloons over Garden Spot Village, tethered the Garden Spot Village balloon just...

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Marathon Embodies of the Vitality of GSV

May 16, 2017 | Don Aldrich completed his first half-marathon in April and took first place in his age category. The Garden Spot Village Marathon embodies the life and vitality of the community that hosts it with open arms. On the day of the marathon thousands of people, from across the country and around...

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A Day at the Ballpark

May 10, 2017 | On Wednesday, May 10 baseball fans from Garden Spot Village and Maple Farm enjoyed a picture perfect sky and warm spring sunshine while watching America’s favorite pastime at Clipper Stadium. The Lancaster Barnstormers played the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, but the experience was more about enjoying the game of...

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Amazing Marathon Insights

April 7, 2017 | A Real Marathon? When people first discover that Garden Spot Village organizes and hosts a marathon every year their first reaction is typically disbelief: “a real marathon?” A full 26.2 mile marathon is the last thing people expect from a retirement community, but then, Garden Spot Village isn&rsquo...

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