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Ted and Kathy Krug enjoy walking in the Legacy Garden at Garden Spot Village.

Finding a New Way Forward

Ted and Kathy Krug began casually to research retirement communities right around the time they turned 60. With the children grown, it was time to downsize their home in Maryland and find a community closer to Ted’s work at John’s Great Cars in Reading, Pennsylvania. In August 2015, they moved to an apartment in York, which landed them squarely between Reading, their daughter and her family in Maryland and Ted’s parents in New Oxford, Pennsylvania.  ... Read More
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Preparing the Next Generation

Hilda Bradney, a Garden Spot Village resident since November 2016, spends much of her time investing in the next generation. With more than 55 years of ministry experience in the United States, Costa Rica and Paraguay, she finds joy in pouring wisdom into the lives of her students at the University of Valley Forge (UVF). When Hilda and her husband Bill returned to the United States in 2002 after serving with Assemblies of God World Missions in Costa Rica and Paraguay, they began... Read More
Jim and Jennie Sauer enjoy driving their Sunbeam Tiger on bright, sun-filled days.

Connecting with their New Community

On beautiful, sunshine-filled days, Jim and Jennie Sauer enjoy taking their 1965 Sunbeam Tiger for leisurely drives. The Tiger, which they bought new in 1966, was their only mode of transportation when they purchased it. Today, 50 years later, the car connects them to others across the mid-Atlantic region who are enthusiasts of cars made by Rootes Motors Limited, a British automobile manufacturing company founded by Lord William Edward Rootes. Attending the annual Sunbeam BASH—an event facilitated by Tigers East/Alpines... Read More

Helping to Rebuild in Tarboro

On Saturday, April 28, 2018, a team of 14 people—ranging in age from 26 to 82—from Garden Spot Village and Mount Gretna United Methodist Church, traveled with purpose to Tarboro, North Carolina to provide hope and help.  During Hurricane Matthew in October 2016 the Tar River, which runs between Tarboro and Princeville, overflowed its banks, flooding the town and leaving hundreds of people homeless.  Over the 24 months  since then, volunteers from United Methodist Volunteers in Mission have worked tirelessly... Read More
Fay Strickler loves to cook for her friends at Garden Spot Village

Food Explorer

Foodie Fay Strickler has traveled the world, tasting exotic cuisines. Through her career as a Penn State Extension Family and Consumer Science Educator she is a recognized source of practical, research-based educational information. As a member of national and international professional organizations, Fay visited every state in the U.S., as well as all seven continents. She and her husband enjoyed dining at local restaurants during their travels, savoring traditional dishes. Fay applies these international experiences to her passion for... Read More
Larry Knepper played a significant role in building the Cooperative Living House at Garden Spot Village.

Serving with Integrity

Larry Knepper grew up on a farm in Fulton County, Pennsylvania, learning to work with his hands. His father taught him to be patient and persistent, despite the challenges life throws at you.  These life skills influence the servant-leader and volunteer he is today.  Larry casually recounts a list of activities he recently helped with at Garden Spot Village. Included in the list is repairing and building wood items for facility services, running the sound booth in the... Read More