‘Fun in The Sun’

Series illuminates global adventures

In Hummelstown, Hershey and Palmyra, nestled in Dauphin and Lebanon counties, The Sun has been a steadfast source of local news for over 150 years. Rooted in its commitment to community journalism, this weekly newspaper has embarked on a new journey that transcends its small-town origins. The Sun’s “Fun in the Sun” series has become an exceptional example of one paper’s enduring connection with its readers and the world beyond.

For nearly a decade and a half, The Sun has been encouraging its readers to take a slice of home with them wherever they go. The “Fun in the Sun” series invites readers to bring a copy of the paper on their travels and capture moments in various corners of the globe. From bustling cities and states across the U.S. to far-flung destinations in Africa, this grassroots movement has transformed The Sun into a global ambassador for the communities it serves.

The photo destinations are as diverse as the readership itself, featuring iconic landmarks such as the Blarney Stone in Ireland, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Korean Demilitarized Zone and the pyramids of Egypt.

The series not only showcases the wanderlust of The Sun’s readers but also highlights the newspaper’s enduring role as a bridge between local stories and the broader world. Even Chris Kazlauskas, right, client relations consultant with PNA and MANSI Media and a member of The Sun community, has contributed to this collective tapestry of global adventures with a recent photo from his trip to Quebec.

As The Sun’s “Fun in the Sun” series continues to gain momentum, it stands as a testament to the power of community-driven initiatives in the digital age. This organic movement not only strengthens the bond between The Sun and its readers but also underscores the newspaper’s commitment to fostering a sense of connection and shared experiences in an ever-expanding world. In an era where local newspapers are essential pillars of a free and independent press, The Sun’s global escapades exemplify the enduring spirit of community journalism.