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BY DAVID O’CONNOR
You couldn’t find nicer people than Nate and Shandra Stoner, says an appreciative Trinity Mendenhall of Willow Street.
Shandra Stoner coaches Mendenhall’s daughter for the Penn Manor Strikers youth soccer team, volunteering her time “just because she’s a nice person,” Mendenhall says.
So everyone who knows the Stoners was shocked to learn that someone burglarized their Washington Boro home the day after Christmas.
The family of six came home and found hundreds of dollars in gifts missing, including a Keurig coffeemaker, a George Foreman grill, their kids’ backpacks and even some toiletry items.
But Mendenhall and her friend since their days at Solanco’s Swift Middle School, Jasmine Grimm, are teaming up to help restore the Stoner family’s Christmas.
On Saturday, they delivered hundreds of dollars worth of gifts to the Stoners to give back the Christmas that was stolen.
The delivery was in addition to help from others who have already replaced some of the things that were taken.
“It has been a very humbling — and almost embarrassing — thing to be the receivers of people’s gifts,” Shandra Stoner said.
Nate Stoner said he was touched that, in may cases, people went out of their way to replace the exact items that were taken.
As Grimm said, “Insurance will cover many things, but who in the community has gifts they can offer to help restore their peace of mind?”
Mendenhall works for her in-laws’ business, R&K Stoner Logistics Inc. of Peach Bottom, while Grimm two years ago founded Ruby Inc., a small business that helps women “edit” their closets to build a wardrobe that enhances their body build, size, age and weight.
Grimm notes that “you really don’t lose anything by doing something kind for somebody.
“And if you can keep your candle lit, and light somebody else’s, it’s a much better place. So why not just go and do it?”
Others, including local business people and an area pastor, also have stepped in and made donations.
“I guess I really can’t comprehend … why someone would steal children’s backpacks,”Mendenhall adds.
The two women organizing the effort for the Stoners graduated together from Solanco in 2001.
Grimm remembers Mendenhall helping her through some tough times she faced and hopes the Stoners are feeling the same way she did.
“To have somebody do something for me, it was humbling, but more than that, it really lets you know there are still some really great people in the world,” Grimm recalls.
Staff writer Chad Umble contributed to this report.
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If you missed out on the opportunity to spend the afternoon with Ruby, Inc. at Tremendous Life Books at the Charlie T. Jones Conference Center in Mechanicsburg you missed out on a fabulous time. From CEOs to empty nesters, women flocked from all over the area to learn 25 new ways to tie a scarf compliments of Ruby, Inc. and Tremendous Life Books.
“I feel so much more confident getting ready in the morning. It’s going so much faster.”– Amy
“Thank you, Jasmine. Keep smiling. God Loves You.” — Kathy
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“I am so excited for you to edit my closet.” — J.
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This Event Will Teach You Countless Ways to Revamp Your Wardrobe Just By Tying a Scarf
Tuesday, January 14 at 10:30 a.m. to noon.
Charlie “T” Jones Conference Center, 114 North York Street, Mechanicsburg
Have you ever wondered how to creatively tie cute scarves? You’ve purchased one, but it’s likely covered in dust bunnies in the back of your closet. Quit wasting your money by not using it.
Ruby, Inc. is here to rescue you from getting tied up in knots fashioning a handkerchief.
We’re giving you the opportunity for some good old-fashioned scarf tying practice at a live seminar from Ruby, Inc.
Best of all, we’ll teach you for free. Just bring scarves in various lengths to practice with and your best friend, daughter, or mentor to share in the experience on January 14 at 10:30 a.m. at the Charlie “T” Jones Conference Center, 114 North York Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.
4 reasons you won’t want to miss Ruby, Inc.’s free LIVE Seminar:
You’ll learn to
- Save time
- Tie scarves in a myriad of ways
- Update your wardrobe without spending any money
- Boost your confidence by spending the morning with like-minded women
Previous attendees have said:
“I heard all kinds of positive and even inspirational conversations. I feel women today are in need of assurance and confirmation that they are beautiful and they are appreciated and you gave them that this morning.” – Dixie
“Thank you for the wonderful talk you gave.” – Megan
“You’re inspirational. Thank you. You made me feel good about myself for the first time in a long time.” – Luann
YES, Ruby, Inc.! I want to spend one morning with you at the Charlie “T” Jones Conference Center in Mechanicsburg to learn the exact strategies to tie scarves so that I expand my wardrobe, think of them as jewelry to add oomph and drama to my clothes, and learn how to look expensive with one stellar piece of fabric.