The next phase of the Freedom Green Community Park will begin in March or April, depending on the weather.

A grant from the York County Community Foundation and funds raised in New Freedom will be used to install an engraved brick patio, walkway, landscaping, lighting, benches, bike rack and park sign.

Hats off to teenager Holt Stem and Boy Scout Troop 24 for constructing five wooden picnic tables for the park. The tables helped Stem earn his Eagle Scout award.

For details on Freedom Green, go online at newfreedomheritage.org.*

Decorations thanks to donations

Those Christmas decorations you see donning Red Lion borough's square are thanks to the Red Lion Redevelopment Commission and the many business owners and community members who supported it's recent fundraising campaign.

With donated dollars, the commission bought four toy soldiers in keeping with the theme created by the large wooden figures that have stood in the square for many winters. It also purchased the lighted snowflakes that hang over portions of Main Street and Broadway. The latter will remain in place through early March, although the way this winter is going, they may need to stay up through April.

Dollars for Scholars

South Eastern Dollars for Scholars wants you to mark your calendars for March 22.

That's when the non-profit group holds its popular basket bingo fundraiser.

Details will be announced closer to the event.

Book donations sought

The Book Nook Bonanza that raises money for York Hospital is collecting used books through May 31 at its warehouse, 203 Dewy St., York.

Donations hours are 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays.

The big sale itself is set for June 20-22 at the York City Ice Arena.

To learn more, go online at booknookbonanza.com or call 851-3029.

Felton resident Lori Badders is a native of southern York County. Reach her at LoriBadders@msn.com.