Milton man elected
MDA vice president
John Shoop, of Milton, has been elected to a national leadership position with the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Shoop is Supreme Tall Cedar of the Tall Cedars of Lebanon. Tall Cedars has been helping MDA in the Mid-Atlantic region since 1950.
Shoop was elected to a one-year term as an MDA national vice president at the association's annual meeting in Los Angeles on July 15. MDA vice presidents provide volunteer assistance and counsel in their areas of expertise to support the Association's lifesaving research and services programs.
"John is a truly extraordinary person," said MDA President and CEO Gerald C. Weinberg. "His expertise and passion for helping MDA speed worldwide research seeking treatments for progressive muscle diseases consistently results in meaningful contributions. Together, with other remarkable lay leaders, John makes it happen for the more than a million Americans affected by muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases. We profoundly appreciate his time and efforts."
wins franchise award
A local Auntie Anne's store has been recognized as a "Pretzel Perfect Store" by their franchise system, according to a news release.
The Auntie Anne's at Lycoming Mall has received the franchise system's highest honor. Out of 850 store locations in the U.S., only 30 are chosen to receive this prestigious recognition, the news release said.
Store are evaluated on management and staff, sales and marketing, and charitable actions. The team who, in the news release's words, "has gone above and beyond" at the Lycoming Mall Auntie Anne's include franchise partners Tom Garber and Kim Cawthern and manager Wanda Pardoe.