York County cheese factory closes after 97 years

After 97 years in business, York Valley Cheese Company is closing its doors.

Owner Chad Snyder shared on Facebook that he has decided to retire.

“I have made a very big decision, and a tough decision, I have decided to retire and move on to the next chapter of my life,” Snyder said in the post.

“I would like to thank everyone for being such a good customer for a very long time, you all feel like family and friends. We will be closing the doors after 97 years in business. It has been a very good race and I met some great people along the way, can’t thank you all enough.

Snyder is a fourth generation owner. Hallam-based York Valley Cheese Company opened in 1925.



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“This news, of our closure, is shared with heavy hearts,” the post said. “We were hoping someone would sue the business, but it didn’t turn out in our favour. This year has been an amazing experience and we’ve been so blessed with our customers and donors.

Closing day will be August 31.


York County Community Foundation has awarded three grants to support land and water preservation and downtown revitalization efforts.

These grants include:

  • $60,000 from the YCCF Agriculture and Land Conservation Program Fund to the Farm and Natural Lands Trust. This grant will support the hiring of a full-time land stewardship manager who will work to support efforts to preserve agricultural and environmental landscapes for future generations to enjoy.
  • $71,595 from YCCF’s Codorus Watershed Program fund to the Watershed Alliance of York for an ecological restoration study of the West Branch of Codorus Creek. This grant will support the creation of an assessment of two degraded sections of West Branch Codorus Creek and provide the data needed to design a sustainable and resilient stream restoration project.
  • $20,000 to the Y Community Development Corporation for the South Penn Street Physical Vision Plan. This grant will support South Penn Street community engagement and revitalization efforts.

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The Community Foundation has granted $6.5 million in 2021 throughout York County and beyond, and manages approximately $211 million in assets. For more information, visit www.yccf.org.

Job announcements

The York County Community Foundation has also recently undergone personnel changes.

In addition to joining the YCCF leadership team as Vice President of Grants and Community Engagement in November 2021, Adrian N. Buckner has been named Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. .

Cathy Bollinger, managing director of YCCF Embracing Aging, has also been named executive director of YCCF subsidiary TroveStreet. TroveStreet is a new service designed to help York County residents think about and plan what’s most important to them as they age.

To learn more, visit www.TroveStreet.com and www.EmbracingAging.org.

Sarah J. Thomas has been promoted to vice president of communications and culture.

Layla Boyce has been promoted to Manager of the Grants and Fellowships Program.

Roth J. Preap has been promoted to Grants Program Manager.

Kristin Garber is now the Assistant Controller. In this role, she will reconcile monthly investment statements, assist in the creation of financial statements, and review tax returns, among other duties.

Eydie Wise has been promoted to executive assistant. She is also the foundation’s receptionist.