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On Sunday June 26th, Willow Valley held a party for Lancaster and the adjoining communities who have been such a great part of its success for the past 50 years.  Team members as well as local residents and business owners and their families were invited to the festivities that ran from 4pm – 9pm and culminated in a fantastic musical fireworks display.

Many team members, hotel guests and the local community attended and commented on what a great time they had enjoying the hay rides, petting zoo, bounce houses and water slides.  They really appreciated all of the efforts that were made so that everyone could have a great time and celebrate Willow Valley’s 50th.   There were also festival games, face painting, the Turkey Hill cow, fire truck tours, K-9 demonstrations, a beer garden and a variety of food trucks – something for everyone!

 

Also, please see below blog from Discover Lancaster on Willow Valley’s 50th Anniversary Celebration:
http://padutchcountryblog.com/willow-valley-celebrate-50th-anniversary/

Marlin and Doris Thomas were recipients of the Benjamin Rush Award at the Pennsylvania Medical Society’s annual dinner and business meeting on June 14.  This award recognizes individual(s) who are not practicing healthcare professionals, yet who devote time, skills or resources to assisting others and contribute to the advancement of healthcare. This award recognizes the Thomas’s contribution to the Water Street Mission Makeover which took place in March 2016 at the Water Street Mission on Prince Street in Lancaster.

Univest Bank & Trust Company of Pennsylvania announced it will be opening its first branch office in Lancaster County.    The Souderton-based holding company said they have signed a lease for a full-service retail branch in the Willow Valley Business & Medical Center at 90 Willow Valley Lakes Drive, Willow Street, in West Lampeter Township.

The announcement came on the heels of Univest filing an application to open a loan production office in East Lampeter Township, also in Lancaster County.   Jeff Schweitzer, CEO of Univest Corp., said the moves are a direct result of the market disruption in Lancaster County’s banking industry.

Some of the county’s major banking players have been acquired by out-of-market banks, and local community banks have moved in to target customers that may not feel like they fit in the new banks.  Mr. Schweitzer said expanding to Lancaster County was on the bank’s radar, but the market disruption sped up the schedule.

They intend to open the branch in the third quarter of 2016.