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Around Halfway

April 28, 2006|by JAMIE SHEKELS

Happy birthday

Happy birthday to you! Storm Burns, grandson of Alice Burns and a local Halfway area youngster, will celebrate his 14th birthday on Saturday, April 29. Happy birthday, Storm. With much love from your friends and family!

Basket bingo

Basket bingo fanatics, take note ... the Pythian Sisters will be hosting a basket bingo on Sunday, April 30. All baskets will be filled with goodies. Proceeds from this event will benefit ALS (Lou Gehrigs dsease.)

Tickets are $20 with 20 games, and five special games. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. Bingo begins at 1 p.m.. Food will be available. For tickets or information about this event, call Jean Hanna at 301-733-1846 or Janet Bowen at 301-582-2520. This is a smoke-free event.

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Inspiration Walk

Sign up to walk for a good cause ... the Special Olympics Inspiration Walk to be held Saturday, May 6, at Hagerstown's Fairgrounds Park.

Registration will be at 9 a.m. The walk will begin at 10 a.m. By participating in the Inspiration Walk, you will help provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with mental and physical disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

For contribution forms, call Toni Nelson at 301-739-7331.

Craft show set

The Lakeside Park Homeowner's Association will be hosting a craft show on Saturday, May 6, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If interested in participating as a vendor, call Flo Vincent at 301-582-3409.

The cost is $25 per space. Participants must provide their own table. Tents are permitted. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Homeowner's Association.

Reunion planned

A golden 50th reunion will be held for the Washington County Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1956 on Saturday, June 3, at 6 p.m. at the Four Points Sheraton in Hagerstown.

All classmates and friends are welcome to attend. The cost is $30 per person. WCHSN graduates are requested to enclose a recent self photo with registration. The dress for the evening will be casual. To reserve a ticket, please contact Janet Bowen, at 1222 Hunters Wood Drive, Hagerstown MD 21740, or by phone at 301-582-2520.

Picnic to be held

AARP Chapter 623 will host its annual picnic on Tuesday, June 13, at noon at the Moose Lodge Family Center on Old National Pike (just south of Funkstown.)

The event will be held rain or shine. Tickets are $10. Deadline to obtain tickets is June 7. Tickets are available at the regular meetings or by contacting Carrie Powell at 301-824-6120.

Each person in attendance is requested to bring a bingo prize (approximate $1 value) for the afternoon entertainment.

For more information about this picnic event, please contact Janet Bowen, hospitality chairman, at 301-582-2520.

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