Garden Spot Village Invites the Public to Relive History

March 21, 2012

April 14th program to focus on World War II.

NEW HOLLAND, Pa. — Mar. 21, 2012 — Garden Spot Village invites the public to a “Living History” presentation on World War II, facilitated by Dan Spanjer, associate professor of Arts and Sciences at Lancaster Bible College. Spanjer is a U.S. historian who had relatives who fought during World War II. He is currently researching Maj. Gen. Ralph Spanjer, who served as a Marine pilot.

During the Living History program, Spanjer will present an hour-long lecture on the events leading up to World War II followed by a discussion, during which attendees will be encouraged to offer their memories and experiences of the time.
“We envision this program as a rich time of time of sharing by persons who continue to carry first-hand memory and experience of this defining world event,” said Chet Yoder, director of pastoral services at Garden Spot Village. “We anticipate that this will be the first in a series of similar events.”

The program is free and open to the general public. The lecture will be offered on Sat., Apr. 14, from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. in the chapel in the chapel at Garden Spot Village, 433 S. Kinzer Ave. Refreshments served. Preregistration is requested. Call 717-355-6159.

Garden Spot Village is home to all faiths and backgrounds. It is affiliated with the Lancaster Mennonite Conference of the Mennonite Church, the Atlantic Coast Conference of the Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Health Services. The community’s mission is “to enrich the lives of older adults as an expression of Christ’s love.”

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