Kiwanis Club honors Barshinger

By on September 12, 2018

The Kiwanis Club of the Lititz Area honored Ann B. Barshinger with its first Kiwanis Heroes Award on August 28 at Willow Valley Lakes Auditorium.

The event was attended by Kiwanians, family, friends and organizations & agencies which she has supported.

Kiwanis is an international organization with the sole mission of supporting children everywhere. Kiwanis Heroes is a program where the Kiwanis Club of the Lititz Area recognizes persons in the region who have been exemplary in their helping of children.

Shown are (left to right) Alan Stoeckle (Kiwanis Club President), Sue Scott (Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic Practice Manager), Ann Barshinger, Dr. Rusty Long (Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic Executive Director Emeritus), Keturah Weaver, Dr. Elizabeth Prada (Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic Executive Director).

Alan Stoeckle, President of Kiwanis Club of the Lititz Area and Master of Ceremonies, described Ms. Barshinger Lancaster philanthropist, as a generous supporter to many organizations and agencies. Her diligent giving to those groups which benefit children (Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic, Lancaster Boys & Girls Club, Aaron’s Acres, Visioncorps, and many others) is where she and

Kiwanis serve a common purpose. Alan also mentioned that Ms. Barshinger recently contributed to the campaign to build a new Pediatric Inpatient Center at Lancaster General Hospital which will be available in August 2019 to all children in our community who need medical care regardless of their ability or inability to pay.

The event was highlighted by special guest and motivational speaker, Dennis Denenberg, D. Ed. Dr. Denenberg opened by naming Ann the First Lady of Philanthropy of Lancaster. Through personal stories and comparisons with historical heroes, he had the audience in a wow moment with his unique review of some hero virtues (doing good deeds for others, making a difference in the world, teaching us values) that Ann possesses.

Stoeckle presented a check to Ann, who in turn presented it to Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic. Dr. Rusty Long, Executive Director Emeritus of Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic, thanked Ann and the Kiwanis Club of the Lititz Area for their long term financial support of the Clinic.

Rodger Weaver gave a testimonial on how his daughter Keturah received world class care at Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic.

Stoeckle concluded the event by mentioning that the word “remarkable” is defined as “doing uncommon things worthy of being noticed and recognized.” He went on to say that “Ann Barshinger has been uncommon in her generosity and very worthy of being recognized as a truly remarkable person.”

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