Around Halfway

January 13, 2006|by JAMIE SHEKELS

Happy birthday

Happy birthday wishes to the Brickers! Two members of the Bricker family will celebrate their birthdays this week.

Jennifer Bricker of Hagerstown celebrates her 32nd birthday today, and her Mom, Kim Bricker, also of Hagers-town, will celebrate her 50th birthday on Friday, Jan. 13.

Here's wishing both you beautiful ladies a truly wonderful and happy birthday. I wish you the best on your birthday and always!

Also, happy birthday to you! My mother-in-law, Vicky Robinson, will celebrate her special day on Thursday, Jan. 19. I am blessed to be part of such a wonderful and loving family. Thank you for being so great! We all wish you a very happy birthday. With much love, from the Shekels, Willett and Robinson families! Happy birthday, Grandma. With much love from your grandbabies, Bryce and Ty!


Schools closed Monday for King Day

Just a quick reminder to parents of Washington County Students: schools will be closed on Monday, Jan. 16, in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

In addition, schools will be dismissed two-and-a-half hours early on Friday, Jan. 20, and closed on Monday, Jan. 23, for a professional day.

Sidewalk sale

If you are looking for some after-holiday bargains, be sure to head out to Valley Mall beginning today. The mall's semiannual sidewalk sale will be going on through Monday.

Bingo to be held

Bingo! Take a chance at a game of bingo at The Volunteer Fire Department of Halfway.

Weekly bingo is offered at the fire station. The following is a list of dates and times:

Sunday - 11:30 a.m.;

Tuesday - 5 p.m.

Wednesday - 11 a.m.

Friday - 5 p.m.

The price of bingo packs are as follows: Junior Packet - $20 for nine cards plus specials' Senior Packet - $40 for 18 Cards plus specials.

Game prizes are as follows: Regular game - $125; Select Specials - $150; Slow Quickie - $200; and each session offers three chances for $1,000. The fire station reserves the right to change format and payout at any time. For more information about these Bingo events, please contact, 301-582-2223.

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