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April 24, 2008|By JAMIE SHEKELS / 301-331-4885

Williamsport schools plan special day



Join the Williamsport Area Schools on Clifton Drive and Sunset Avenue in Williamsport Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (rain date May 3) for a big event day to raise funds for the music programs.

Williamsport Elementary will have a Green School/Safety Day with events and displays related to their Green School program, and safety and security exhibitions.

Springfield Middle will have a yard sale and sell drinks and donuts to raise funds for new band uniforms.

And Williamsport High is having the biggest event of all to raise funds to pay for new band uniforms.

The high school will have a huge yard sale, a car show with prizes, a kid's zone filled with games and crafts, a baked goods sale a concession stand open for breakfast and lunch. Popcorn and drinks, and chances at a pie-throwing booth with the band director will also be available.

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Best Buy and Rita's will be on hand and there will be community volunteer booths. Music will be provided by Knights of the Turntable.

Some spaces are still available for $10 each to sell your own items.

For more information, call Karen Long at 301-582-3819.

Church making room for new addition



Trees are coming down as the congregation of Valley Assembly of God, 17544 York Road, prepares for the official groundbreaking of its new activity/fellowship hall sometime at the end of May.

The new building will be 9,090 square feet and will provide room for a host of activities for the fast-growing congregation.

Reminder



Attention, parents of Washington County students, please be sure to note the following on your calendars: Schools will be dismissing 2 1/2 hours early Friday.

Local church to host yard and bake sale



Benevola United Methodist Church, at 19925 Benevola Church Road, just outside of Boonsboro (off Old National Pike) will host a yard and bake sale Saturday, May 3, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Many household items, toys, children's clothing, furniture and books will be available for purchase.

Food will also be for pursale, including hot dogs, steamers, soup, baked goods and drinks.

For more details, call Hazel at 310-733-6233.

Book sale continues

The AAUW's annual book continues Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center off Sharpsburg Pike, seven miles South of Hagerstown.

Approximately 50,000 used books - both hardback and paperback, tapes, CDs and DVDs will be available for purchase.

This fundraiser is sponsored by American Association of University Women and will benefit local scholarships and charities.

For more details, call 301-733-2007.

Local fast-food favorite has moved



The Roy Rogers restaurant has moved. Roy's is no longer on the corner of Massey and Halfway boulevards.

The new restaurant opened this past week in the old Fazoli's restaurant building in front of K-mart. Welcome to the other side of the street, Roy's!

Congratulations



Many congratulations to you! My brother-in-law, Erik Shekels, and his wife, Jennifer, celebrated a special occasion this past week.

Erik and Jennifer exchanged vows April 18 at Washington County Courthouse in a small ceremony with family in attendance. Wishing you the best as you enter this new chapter in your life as husband and wife. Congratulations to you both. With much love, from the Shekels, Willett and Yonteff families! Welcome to the family, Jen!

Reading Day to be held at mall



Valley Mall will host Washington County Reading Day on Saturday, May 3, with fun activities, starting with a parade of storybook characters at 10 a.m. at Center Court.

Children are invited to dress up as their favorite storybook character and join in the parade through the mall. Children's authors and storytellers will be on hand to share their works.

Entertainment will be provided by area school ensembles, along with some magic from Michael T. All children who visit will receive a free book. For more details on this Reading Day event, please contact 301-582-0700.

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