Dear Readers,

After spending most of 2020 and 2021 under quarantine, it’s wonderful to welcome this festive holiday season! We can joyfully focus on family and friends to share blessings as we celebrate the “reason for the season”—the birth of Jesus Christ. We at Lancaster County Woman continue to be blessed and have so much to be thankful for.

We’re blessed to have awesome, loyal customers who have kept us going during this most difficult time. Plus, our wonderful readers and contributors, who have generously encouraged and supported our efforts throughout this entire pandemic. We thank you and love you!

In this same spirit, we invite you to “Share Your Blessings” with our community. As we’ve done in past years, we have highlighted a few local community organizations who need your support. They’re listed on pages 10 through 14. Without these wonderful organizations and the people who run them, Lancaster County would not be what it is today.

Among the many beautiful holiday exhibits and activities throughout the county, you’ll want to take your family and friends for a drive through the “Bright Lights at Brethren Village.” This beautiful display of lights will be on exhibit from November 29 through January 2 from 5 to 10 p.m. And drop in for their Annual BV Christmas Bazaar, Saturday, December 4, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., for unique gifts and handmade items crafted by residents of this beautiful place.

And for those who want to step out for a palate-pleasing meal this holiday season, be sure to book a table at Ramarn Thai Restaurant on Oregon Pike. New owners and husband-and-wife team Nai and Mon Htaw Ramamya are excited to welcome you and your family and friends. The restaurant is uniquely Asian cuisine with sushi and vegetarian dishes featured throughout the vast menu. And most important, the waitstaff offers outstanding service! You will not be disappointed, so book early to ensure a table. They’re open throughout the holidays and handle both large and small groups, including office parties.

While enjoying the holidays, please remember to pray for our servicemen and servicewomen everywhere. Many are not with their families for the holidays; they and their families need our support and prayers.

Thank you for being the best part of our business. We love you and wish you the very best in 2022!

With blessings,
JoAnn Notargiacomo
Managing Editor