Around Halfway

October 30, 2008|By JAMIE SHEKELS / 301-331-4885

Trick or treat

Residents in the Woodmore Development, beside Martin L. "Marty" Snook Memorial Park will host trick or treat tonight. Area residents who are interested in participating by handing out treats may turn on an outdoor light from 6 to 8 p.m.

Birthday wishes

Happy birthday wishes go out to David Wolfensberger of Roessner Avenue in Halfway, who will celebrate his special day Friday. Wishing you a very happy birthday, with much love from Mom and family!

Happy birthday to my boys! My husband, Nick, and our son, Ty, will celebrate back-to-back birthdays this coming week. Nick will celebrate his birthday Tuesday and Ty will celebrate his 5th birthday Wednesday. Many happy birthday wishes to you both from the whole family! Love you!

Mummers Parade

Mummers will be creeping through the town during the Alsatia Mummers Parade Saturday, beginning at 6 p.m. in downtown Hagerstown. This longtime fall tradition features floats, bands and scary, funny and creepy costumed mummers. For details, contact the Alsatia Club at 301-739-2044.


Christmas Cards for the Troops

The South Hagerstown High School PTA is in need of donations. The SHHS PTA and Susquehanna banks in Washington County have teamed up for Christmas Cards for the Troops. All of the Washington County-area Susquehanna Banks will collect Christmas cards through Dec. 12. All of the cards will be collected and mailed to Iraq to support our troops. A goal of 10,000 cards has been set by the PTA.

Christmas bazaar, bake sale

St. Joseph Catholic Church will host a Christmas bazaar and bake sale Thursday, Nov. 13, from 5 to 8 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 14, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Saturday, Nov. 15, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The church is at the corner of Halfway Boulevard and Virginia Avenue. The bazaar will feature handmade Christmas hard candy and raffles for a decorated tree, a handpainted folk art step stool, a floral arrangement sleigh, a handmade quilt and a cross-stitch piece made by the pastor. A silent auction table also will be available, along with a white elephant table of previously loved Christmas items, baked goods, decorations, gifts, wreaths, floral arrangements and baby items. Sandwiches, soups, desserts and drinks also will be available.

Fall back

Be sure to turn your clocks back one hour before turning in for bed Saturday.

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