Past Monthly Meetings

September 2022

A Meet and Greet session kicked off the regular monthly meetings of the New Friends of York County on Thursday, Sept. 15. With the exception of October, the group will continue to meet at The LINK (community center) at Spry Church, 65 School St. York, PA 17402.

May 2022

The annual year-end dinner, catered by Olive Garden, provided an opportunity for New Friends members to say "farewell" to those who are moving out of the area, and to also remember fondly a friend who recently passed. The event was held at The Link Community Center in Spry. Door prizes were awarded during a short business meeting following the meal.

April 2022

New Friends members enjoyed a White Bunny Gift Exchange at their April meeting. There was plenty of fun, stealing of gifts and lots of laughs. Hygiene items were also collected for the church's homeless backpack program.

March 2022

The two young gentlemen who started the local Coats of Friendship organization explained the community outreach’s program during the March meeting of The New Friends of York County. The program has greatly expanded during the past several years, and New Friends members helped by generously bringing more coats, hats, scarves, and mittens – all for children and adults - or cash to donate.

February 2022

Mew Friends members enjoyed hearing about the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), located at Penn State York, during the February monthly meeting. OLLI's mission is to provide educational, social, travel, and volunteer experiences for mature adults to enhance and enrich their lives.

January 2022

The New Friends annual White Elephant Exchange originally set for this month was canceled due to the pandemic. Instead, a fun Zoom trivia session was held with three attendees winning gift cards for their extensive knowledge of obscure bits of information. ... Or maybe they were just "good guessers."

December 2021

New Friends of York County members enjoyed their festive, well-decorated annual holiday dinner this month at The LINK Community Center at Spry Church in York. In addition to a catered dinner, a social time was held, and many laughs were enjoyed during a lively gift exchange.

November 2021

Members of the New Friends group took home a holiday decoration after participating in Craft Night while enjoying some fun conversation. A business meeting was also held.

October 2021

The New Friends of York County members enjoyed a few fun bingo games and prizes. A business meeting and social time were also part of the evening's activities.

September 2021

New Friends of York County members resumed their regular in-person meeting schedule at the Spry Church community center. The evening's activities included a business meeting and fun social game.

July 2021

The group gathered at Springettsbury Park, York, to enjoy "Christmas in July" - complete with decorations - and participate in a lively gift exchange. A short business meeting was held, and members visited with one another following the festivities.

June 2021

We met at Springettsbury Park, 1501 Mount Zion Road, York, PA at 6:30.

This month we played 3 lively games of Bingo, and our members had a chance to win a choice of gift cards from local restaurants. Afterward, we had a chance to chat and catch up on each other's news.

May 2021

We met at Springettsbury Park, 1501 Mount Zion Road, York, PA at 6:30.

After being cooped up for several months, it was a wonderful evening catching up with old friends. Until further notice, we will continue to meet at the park until the weather starts to turn cold. Then a new plan will be devised.