Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, September 18, 1993, Image 36

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    A36-Unc«Btw Farming, Saturday, September 18, 1993
(Continued from Pago A 35)
The tornado, which damaged a
few other farms on its path through
Berks County, up through Ham
burg where it eventually died out
in the Blue Mountains, had flat
tened the Hoffman’s field of com.
It also ripped the ground right off
Karen’s potato patch.
“I didn’t have to dig up my pota
toes that year!” she said.
Amazingly, no one suffered the
slightest scratch.
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Unfortunately, the house was so
damaged that all the couple could
do was bury it and build a rancher
on the site with the insurance
Besides the terror of the black,
stormy night, Karen mostly
remembers the kindness of her
“People came out of the wood
work to help us,” she said. “People
we didn’t even know came to help
us. We couldn’t say thank you
She also feels for those people
around the country whose lives
have been ripped apart by torna
does and hurricanes.
“When I hear about hurricanes
hitting anywhere, I just cry,” she
said. “I know what those people
are going through.”
Also honored at the banquet
were two outstanding FFA mem
bers. Jesse Rabert, 17, Kempton
R.D. 2, a former vice president of
the Kutztown chapter, and Tammy
J. Gelsinger, 19, Wemersville, for
mer president of the Conrad Weis
er chapter.
Rabert, 17, has had the top qual
ity supervised agricultural experi
ence project for the last two years
in the area of wildlife manage
ment, noted his FFA teacher at
Kutztown High School, Dan
Lynch. His projects placed third in
the state in 1992 and first in the
state this year.
Gelsinger, 19, who graduated
from Conrad Weiser Area High
School last May, is one of the hard
est working students in the prog
cun. noted her teacher, Steve
Two 4-H members also were
honored. Lisa Geschwindt, 18, a
sophomore at Lebanon Valley
College, was honored for her 11
years of outstanding effort, mainly
in clothing and textile projects. A
winner of numerous county, reg
ional, and state awards for her
fashions, Geschwindt has been
president of her club and a teen
leader for six yean.
She and Christine Hunter, 18, a
freshman at Delaware Valley Col
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Hunter has been a 4-H member
for 11 yean, taking projects in
sheep, swine, horse, foods, clo
thing, dogs, and vegetable
“Four-H has enabled me to help
me while helping others,” Hunter
said about her 4-H career.
Meridian Bank sponsored the
awards ofsloo bonds for the youth
awards and a $6OO gift certificate
for the farm family.
State Sen. Michael A. O’Pake
presented fair agriculture director
A. Wayne Readinger with a check
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balance the fair’s budget.
“Sponsors and donations like
this are crucial to the fair,” said
David Souders, fair first vice presi
dent He noted that the Reading
Fair is one of the few left in the
state that does not charge admis
sion or parking.
The fair kicks off Monday, Sqn.
20 at the Fairgrounds Square Mall.
Muhlenberg Township, with a
parade along the midway headed
by the Hoffman family. It will run
through Saturday, Sept 25 with
exhibits and judging including
livestock, baked goods, veget
ables, crafts, needlework, quilts
and field crops.
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