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May 08, 2008|By JAMIE SHEKELS / 301-331-4885

Hickory students fight world hunger

Students at Hickory Elementary made monetary donations through the cafeteria to benefit the World Hunger Program. Student donations collected during the month of April totaled $209.13. What a worthy cause!

Blood drive

On Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., a blood drive and free bone marrow screening will be held at Valley Grace Brethren Church, at 17310 Gay Street in Halfway.

Those interested in participating must be at least 16 or older (with parent consent).

This event is being chaired by Kendra Barnhart through the Red Cross to benefit two church members.

Those interested in participating should call 301-432-5626 to schedule an appointment. Walk-in participants are also invited to attend.

Rabies clinic

The Washington County Health Department will host a rabies clinic for pets at Doub's Woods Park next to South Hagerstown High School on Wednesday, May 14, from 5 to 7 p.m.

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The fee to receive the vaccine is $5. For more details. call the Health Department at 240-313-3210.

Event for kids

Chick Fil-A will host a "Chronicles of Narnia" Kid's Night on Tuesday, May 13, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Children will have the opportunity to meet one of the Narnia characters and make a Narnia-themed craft. Kids will get a chance to test their knowledge about Narnia trivia. Children who attend the event, will have a chance to win movie tickets to see the new "Chronicles of Narnia, Prince Caspian" movie!

Yard sale planned at church

The men of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church will host their annual yard sale Saturday, May 17, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 10813 Donelson Drive, Williamsport.

There will be an assortment of items available for purchase. The women of the church will be serving pulled pork sandwiches, steamers, hot dogs, soup, cakes, pies, candy and drinks.

To mom

A special poem in honor of my mother on this Mother's Day, Sunday, May 11:

My Mother

My Mother, my friend so dear

throughout my life you're always near.

A tender smile to guide my way

You're the sunshine to light my day.

- Author unknown

What a blessing to know motherhood and the love of a child.

I am blessed to be a mom and I treasure my two beautiful little boys.

Wishing all the moms a special day on Sunday, especially my mom, Cindy! Love you very much!

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