(717) 367-0355

2021 Annual Report

GEARS Feasibility Study Report

GEARS Board Meeting       7 pm

January 19, 2022 – GEARS Community Center
February 16, 2022 – GEARS Community Center
March 16, 2022 – Mount Joy Township Building
April 20, 2022 – West Donegal Township Building
May 18, 2022 – Elizabethtown Borough Building
June 15, 2022 – Mount Joy Township Building
July 20, 2022 – West Donegal Township Building
August 17, 2022 – Mount Joy Township Building
September 21, 2022 – Elizabethtown Borough Building
October 19, 2022 – West Donegal Township Building
November 16, 2022 – GEARS Community Center
December 21, 2022 – GEARS Community Center 

EACSA Board Meeting
Will meet at 6 pm prior to every GEARS Board Meeting.


Provide recreation, continuing education and social service activities/programs for the children, youth and adults of the participating municipalities in a fiscally responsible manner.


GEARS does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression and identity, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. GEARS is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment in which all individuals are treated with dignity and respect.


In January 2000, after nearly 2 years of extensive planning, GEARS (Greater Elizabethtown Area Recreation & Community Services) began providing services to the Elizabethtown Area. GEARS represents a merger of the EACSA and EARC. Services provided include administration, scheduling of resources, a community center, child care program, recreation and a senior center.

When you get into GEARS you become part of something bigger, your community. It’s where you live and we’re here to do one thing, make it better.

Opportunities to meet new people, grow as a person and just have fun at any age, can be summed up in three simple words.


2022 GEARS Supporting Parties & Board Members

Elizabethtown Borough
Jay Hynicker, Howard Kroesen, David Grey

 Mount Joy Township
Gerald Cole, Jayne Duncan, Alex Shubert

 West Donegal Township
Rick Gibble, Barry Garman, Logan Hoover

Contact Us


Kids Center
Wendy Musser Director 717-367-0119 x22
Kelly Flowers Assistant Director 717-367-0119 x23
Rachel Stum CQI Manager 717-367-0119 x21
Karen Eberly Senior Program Coordinator 717-367-0355 x35
Danielle Ferris Special Events 717-367-0355 x33
Lee Eckert Program Coordinator 717-367-0355 x34
Lisa Nace Secretary 717-367-0355 x30
Senior Center
Jessica Raush Director 717-367-7984
Wayne Bream Assistant 717-367-7084
David Wendel Executive Director 717-367-0355 x32
Joyce Hardman Accounting 717-367-0355 x31
Community Center Coordinator 717-367-0119