The official arrival of summer means its carnival time in southern York County.

First up is the Shrewsbury Firemen's Carnival, which runs through Saturday. There are lots of great rides for children and musical entertainment for adults. My favorite band, Laredo, comes out of the Hershey area to play Friday night.

All activities take place on the grounds of the fire company, with entrance from Playground Avenue off North Main Street.

The New Freedom Lions Club Carnival gets underway July 2. This six-night event also features kiddie rides and music. The scrumptious apple dumplings made by the Lioness Club are a must.

This event, including its much-heralded fireworks, is held at the borough fairgrounds, with easy access off Main Street.

After a week to rest, activities pick up again at the Eureka Firemen's Carnival in Stewartstown. Activities run July 16 to 21 at the borough fairgrounds on College Avenue.

Rides, music and lots of food (you have to try the mouth-watering pit beef and fries) make this a great family-fun event.

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The fifth annual MS Golf Outing is set for July 21 at Briarwood East Golf Course.

Registration for the scramble format begins at 11 a.m., with a shotgun start at noon.

Cost is $75 per player, which includes 18 holes with cart, dinner with beer, team prizes and door prizes.

Last year's event saw more than 120 players helping to raise money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

The registration deadline is July 7. To get in on the action, call Ryan at 717-244-9508, Seth at 717-542-4332 or Noel at 717-495-3298.
Cross Roads United Methodist Church will participate in a Spirit Night 5 to 8 p.m. June 27 at Chick-Fil-A in Shrewsbury.

The restaurant will donate 20 percent of the food sales made during those three hours. Money raised will benefit the church improvement fund.

To participate, you must tell the cashier that your order is for Spirit Night. Chick-Fil-A now has a button on the register that the cashiers push; receipts are no longer needed.

Felton resident Lori Badders is a native of southern York County and writes news items and this column for the Weekly Record. Reach her at LoriBadders@msn.com or 717-244-5397.