Friendship Community received the Florence Star Taylor Fund for Visual Arts Grant totaling $20,000. The fund is managed by Lancaster County Community Foundation, an organization that holds community assets that help support Lancaster every year. Using these resources, the Community Foundation invests a portion of this money back into community benefit organizations and the emerging needs of Lancaster County. The Florence Star Taylor Fund for Visual Arts supports visual arts programs in the Lancaster community, with a preference given for those that serve underrepresented or underserved groups in our community. The grant will support the ministry of Friendship Heart Gallery, an extension of Friendship Community, which provides value through artistic expression to Artists with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Friendship Community is a Christian ministry cultivating the capabilities of adults with developmental disabilities in Lancaster and Lebanon counties.
The Lancaster Community Foundation helps people who love Lancaster County invest in the future of our community. Since 1924 they've been helping people establish permanent funds for the causes they care about and making grant investments to organizations that create a stronger and more vibrant quality of life for all. Today they hold nearly $85 million dollars in community assets that help support Lancaster every year. These resources are unique because they mean that this year, and every year, the Community Foundation will invest a portion of this money back into community benefit organizations and the emerging needs of Lancaster County.
Learn more at http://www.lancfound.org/.
Lancaster County Community Foundation supports the Gallery’s mission through generous grant funding.
Fig Industries, formerly Moxie House, transforms businesses and communities through exceptional design and creative communication. The team of creative professionals is committed to producing meaningful and strategic brand design and marketing. The goal is to communicate messages that change perceptions, connect with clients’ vision, and enrich the local community. This is reflected in the mantra “Design for Good.”
Learn more at http://figindustries.com/
Fig Industries supports the Gallery’s mission by providing event sponsorships and promotional opportunities through online and printed media sources.
Fig magazine is a hyper-local direct-mail guide to shopping, dining, arts, and events in small cities and great destinations. Fig magazine represents five distinctive locations including Lancaster, West Chester, Kennett Square, Bethlehem, and Columbia, South Carolina. More than a magazine, the Fig package is built on a powerful platform that utilizes print, digital, and social media. Fig’s mission is to
change the way people view a city—for good— by working together to identify needs and find solutions.
Learn more at http://figindustries.com/fig/
Fig magazine supports the Gallery’s mission by providing promotional opportunities.
EXPLORE THE CITY'S FINE ART GALLERIES. Find nationally-celebrated art, monthly exhibits, and interactive art sessions all in our walkable Downtown. Keep up with your favorite galleries and discover new talent by #buylocalart and joining the Fig Lancaster social community.
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Lancaster Gallery Guide celebrates downtown Lancaster's fine art galleries.
Arlington Heritage Group, Inc. serves the interests of both families and agencies caring for individuals with special needs. We have a low cost alternative to customized special needs trusts and other irrevocable trust instruments for families; we can also implement a comprehensive Financial Management System for agencies managing client funds.
Our trust services are unique in that they offer a complete and transparent way of preserving assets, maintaining benefits, and addressing an individual’s specific needs; now or in the future. We are also among the least costly alternatives in terms of establishing a trust as well as ongoing expenses. Individuals who receive Medicaid, Social Security, or SSI (Supplemental Security Income) and that have excess funds can benefit from using one or both of our trusts.
Learn more at http://www.arlingtonheritagegroup.com/
Arlington Heritage Group, Inc. supports the Gallery’s mission by helping to provide supplies and commissioning artwork.
Mission: We provide our customers with an incredible, “Best of Class” experience by performing at the highest levels in the areas of Safety, Productivity and Quality.
What we do…
Cold Formed Metal Framing
Stucco, Plaster & EIFS
Insulation & Sound Batts
Interior Metal Stud Framing
Drywall & Shaftwall Systems
Acoustical Ceilings & Wall Panels
Wood Blocking & Carpentry
Learn more at http://www.smuckercompany.com/
Smucker Company supports the Gallery’s mission by providing generous sponsorships.
JoBoy's Brew Pub specializes in serving authentic southern barbeque and hand crafted beer in a friendly family atmosphere. At JoBoy's every dish is created using the freshest meats and our own homemade rubs and sauces, prepared exactly as we did in barbeque competitions. We take no short cuts. Our beer is hand crafted from the best grains and hops we can obtain from around the world and brewed here on site.
JoBoy's is a successful Brew Pub Restaurant in PA, and has been in business since April of 2010. Recently we moved from our original Manheim, PA location to our new Lititz location. Since then we have enjoyed the community and the outpouring of support for our barbeque and beer. We have an events hall located on the 2nd floor of our restaurant and we can host and plan any of your parties from wedding celebrations to corporate gatherings.
At JoBoy's, all of our southern barbeque and signature dishes are made with the freshest meats with our own homemade rubs and sauces, and prepared exactly as we did in barbeque competitions. We take no short cuts. Our homemade rubs and sauces offer the perfect compliment to all of our dishes. Be sure to purchase a bottle to bring home to use with your own creations.
Learn more at http://www.joboysbrewpub.com/index.php
JoBoy's Brew Pub supports the Gallery’s mission by providing venue space.
Miesse Candies was founded in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in 1875. For more than 140 years, we have been dedicated to providing fresh, quality chocolates to our customers.
We use all natural ingredients, such as pure vanilla, real butter, and fresh cream, with no added preservatives. Our rich chocolate is made with real cocoa butter unlike other confectionary-based chocolates. All of our fruits and nuts are hand-dipped the old-fashioned way.
At Miesse Candies, we are committed to manufacturing excellence in order to provide you with fresh, delicious chocolates every time. Miesse Candies employs experienced staff who takes pride in providing excellent customer service.
Miesse Candies has been a favorite of young and old chocolate lovers for more than 140 years, offering high-quality, homemade chocolates at reasonable prices. Miesse Candies is a household word in the homes of Lancaster County families. Miesse Candies offers many specialties to its retail and wholesale customers in milk, dark and white chocolates:
•Pre-packed assorted - ½ lb--5 lb boxes
•Pre-packed assorted - ¼ lb--1 lb hot seal bags
•Specialty hand-dipped chocolates such as pretzels, strawberries, nuts, fruits, coconut, peanut butter, non pareils
•Other chocolates include chocolate and vanilla caramels, crisp and chewy pieces, fruit and nut pieces
•Specialty items include party mints; peanut butter, mint and souffle's; topped mints (mint patty); peanut butter cups; assorted hand-made molded items (holiday and custom); candy bars
•Large selection of sugar free chocolates
Learn more at http://www.miessecandies.com/
Miesse Candies supports the Gallery’s mission by donating chocolate and as Friendship Heart Gallery's neighbor.
Morphy Auctions, located in Adamstown PA, is one of the largest auction houses under one roof. Counting on decades of experience running successful antique auctions for both sellers and buyers, the team at Morphy Auctions aims to delight our clients with fresh-to-the-market auctions, professionalism and state-of-the-art auction venues.
Morphy Auctions in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and Las Vegas, NV has become one of the great success stories of the antiques auctions trade. Founded by Dan Morphy in 1997. Morphy’s has realized meteoric growth and set numerous world antique auction records in many categories, while attracting a global following of buyers that grows exponentially with each successive sale.
Grounded in the values of honesty and integrity, Morphy Auctions is the discriminating collector’s #1 choice when it comes to buying or selling antiques and fine art.
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Morhpy Auctions supports the Gallery's mission by providing opportunities to show and sell Heart Artist artwork to a larger market.
Women’s expos are excellent venues to reach women of all ages in a fun and relaxing atmosphere. Guests are able to unwind and have fun while shopping, enjoying free spa treatments, watching a fashion show and demonstrations, and relishing in “me” time.
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Women's Expos support the Gallery's mission by providing opportunities to show and sell Heart Artist artwork at expo events.
WITF is a trusted, valued supplier of programs and services that both satisfy and stimulate curiosity for residents in every community in the central Pennsylvania region. WITF broadcast services reach audiences in over 17 counties in central Pennsylvania. The company comprises public broadcasting stations WITF TV, WITF 89.5 & 93.3, the RadioPA Network , witf.org, WITF Educational Services, Top Flight Media, Media Solutions and regional magazine Central PA (published by The Patriot-News in an association with WITF).
WITF’s mission is to strengthen our communities by connecting us to each other and to opportunities for lifelong learning.
Learn more at http://www.witf.org/
WITF supports the Gallery’s mission by providing promotional opportunities and event sponsorships.
WJTL is a 100% listener supported, non-commercial Christian Radio station.
Our purpose is to
• Glorify (worship & praise) God
• Encourage (instruct & unify) Believers
• Be a shining light to the world and lead others to Christ
Through the Best Mix of Contemporary Christian Music.
Learn more at https://wjtl.com/
WJTL supports the Gallery’s mission by providing promotional opportunities and event sponsorships.
WDAC pledges to bring you the finest in beautiful Christian music, quality programming from evangelical teachers, and inspirational messages for your entire family.
WDAC-FM signed on the air on December 13, 1959 from its studios, transmitter and tower at 683 Lancaster Pike, Route 272 South, Lancaster, PA. The station’s founder, evangelist Percy Crawford, Philadelphia, had a daily 30 minute radio broadcast heard coast-to-coast from the early 1930’s until his death in 1960. Evangelist Crawford chose Lancaster as one of nine cities where he began radio stations because a Lancaster AM station canceled his contract for morning air time when they disapproved of one of his messages. The station is now owned by Dick and Dan Crawford, sons of the founder, and Paul Hollinger, who retired as Chief Operating Officer on December 31, 2006.
Many people through the years have wondered if WDAC’s call letters actually stand for anything. Well, indeed they do. Ruth and Percy Crawford had 5 children…Don, Dick, Dan, Dean, and Donna. When Percy Crawford turned in his application to the FCC for possible call letter combinations, he sent 5 suggestions…the initials of all 5 of his children. The combination that the FCC chose to allow Percy Crawford to use for his new radio station was “DAC”, which were the initials of his son, Dean Alan Crawford.
In 1959, WDAC was the first FM station in the Lancaster area providing commercial programming at a time when virtually no car radios and few table radios had an FM band. Today, over 90% of all radio listening in the station’s service area is FM listening. WDAC gained the distinction in recent years of being the #1 Christian radio station in the United States based on percentage of metro share, a valued measurement of audience listening.
Known for thirty years as the “Voice of Christian Radio”, the station’s 24 full and part-time employees provide programming 24 hours daily and devote 30% of the air time to Bible teaching programs. The remainder of the broadcast day is made up of beautiful Christian music, news and issues programs.
From the “early farmer’s milk house” architecture of 1959, to a modern motif remodeling in 1964, the station now occupies a beautiful replica of the Lancaster County Courthouse built in 1985. The original courthouse was designed in 1730 by Andrew Hamilton, who designed Independence Hall the same year.
Learn more at http://www.wdac.com/
WDAC supports the Gallery’s mission by providing promotional opportunities and event sponsorships.