New Grid Club has several ‘irons’ in the fire

By on August 6, 2014

The newly-formed Ephrata Gridiron Club, a group of Ephrata area community and business leaders, alumni, and former players whose purpose is to promote and develop community pride in support of the Ephrata Scholastic Football Program, announces several exciting items the club currently has in the works.

First and foremost, it’s membership drive is now underway. If anyone has an interest in becoming a member or learning more about what membership entails, contact President Dane Burkholder at:

As members become involved with the organization, they will have an opportunity to be part of the process of developing ideas for future projects to align with their mission statement of “To promote and develop community pride in support of the Ephrata Scholastic Football Program.”

The club, which is modeled after the Manheim Touchdown Club, recently provided financial support to the Mini Mounts Flag Football Program, which the booster club will be offering for the first time this fall for players in the 5-8 year old age group. The response has been good as sign-ups continue until practice begins on Aug. 18. If anyone is interested in registering for Flag Football, contact Coach Scott Shelley at: or 682-7039.

As for things planned during the high school season, the Ephrata Gridiron Club will invite all of its members to join in and be recognized on the field prior to the Cocalico game on September 5. Also, the Gridiron Club would like to invite all former Mountaineer football players to the Cocalico game with the opportunity to walk on the field all at once to officially usher in the new turf field. Former Mounts are invited to wear their old jerseys, or come in purple and gold. The goal of the night is to officially introduce the club, excite the crowd, and provide an opportunity to motivate the team, alumni, and community.

Also in the works is the unveiling of the club’s official website as well as finalizing details of a tailgate prior to the Cocalico game. More details will appear in next week’s Review.

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