Around Halfway

June 12, 2008|By JAMIE SHEKELS / 301-331-4885

Happy birthday!

Avarie Ann Cole, daughter of Emily and Charlie Cole of Hagerstown, celebrated her seventh birthday Tuesday. Hope you had a fun-filled birthday, Avarie. With much love from the Cole and Shekels families!

Farmers Market celebrates fathers

On Saturday, fathers will be the celebrated ones at the Hagerstown City Farmers Market at 25 W. Church St., Hagerstown. A Father's Day basket drawing will be offered along with coffee and donuts for dads. The drawing will be at 11 a.m. For more information, call 301-739-8577, ext. 183, or go to

Dinner event at area church

Join Grace United Methodist Church, at 712 Church St., Hagerstown, for an old- fashioned, family style meal. A pork and sauerkraut dinner is scheduled for Saturday, June 21, from 4 to 6 p.m. The menu will consist of pork, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, gravy, peas, applesauce, dessert, roll and coffee. Hot dogs will also be available for children. Tickets cost $8 for adults and $3 for children 12 and younger. Tickets will be available at the door beginning at 5 p.m. Those interested in attending may purchase tickets in advance by calling Rayetta Murray at 301-797-6567.


Free family film festival at Valley Mall

Beginning Tuesday, June 17, Regal Cinemas at Valley Mall will be hosting the Family Film Festival for Summer 2008. This family fun event will be held Tuesday and Wednesday mornings through Aug. 13. Shows begin at 10 a.m. and seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. This event is free and only concession item charges will apply. Please contact the theater box office at 301-582-9139 for more details.

Miniature carousels to be on display at mall

Members of the Miniature Carousel Builders Association will be at Valley Mall displaying examples of their handiwork, beginning Friday, June 20. Get a chance to view the intricacy and details of these miniature creations through Sunday, June 22.

Father's Day

A special poem to honor my Dad, Paul Taylor, on this Father's Day:

Hero Dad

You are my hero, Dad

You're my secure foundation.

When I think of you, I'm filled with love

And fond appreciation.

You make me feel protected;

I'm sheltered by your care.

You're always my true friend;

When I need you, you're always there.

You have a place of honor

Deep within my heart.

You've been my superhero, Dad,

Right from the very start.

-- by Joanna Fuchs

Thanks for being so awesome at just about everything Dad! We love you very much from Bo and the boys! Happy Father's Day!

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