Summer Stories continue this week


ROUZERVILLE—The Institute’s Children’s Summer Stories are held every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon through July 27 at Red Run Park. 

Children will gather in the park to hear stories and enjoy related hands-on activities. The theme for this year’s stories and activities is Summer Fun.

The free program is open to preschool and older children, but they must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is not required. 

Kathy Helfrick and Jane Glenn, both retired educators, return this summer to read a new story each week. 

“Summer Stories includes two of my greatest loves—children and books,” Glenn said. “We have a ball reading with the children and doing crafts.” 

“Summer Stories gives me an opportunity to continue doing one of my very favorite activities, reading books to children,” Helfrick said. “The program began as a small group of kids enjoying stories. Our audience has steadily grown. I love the joy I see as the children become part of the stories.”

The program is part of The Institute’s “Summer Institute” programming for kids. Information about additional summer programs for youth is available at

Underwriting support for this program is provided by John and Deb Beck, and by Today’s Horizon Fund Contributors: The Nora Roberts Foundation; The John R. Hershey Jr. and Anna L. Hershey Family Foundation; Alma W. Oyer; APX Enclosures, Inc.; the Carolyn Terry Eddy Family: Carolyn, with daughters Connie Fleagle & Kim Larkin, and an anonymous donor, in honor of the life and work of Eunice Statler. Facility support courtesy of Washington Township.

In case of rain or for more information, please call The Institute at 717-762-0373.

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