Community briefs

November 14, 2008

2009 Corn Festival plans under way

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - The Shippensburg Corn Festival Committee under the leadership of President Ortrun Gates has started to plan the 2009 Shippensburg Corn Festival, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009.

Many committee members have been selected. The committee is still searching for a vice president and committee chairs for the information booth, food and windows committees. The public is invited to the committee meetings, which are held at 7 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of every month at Shippensburg Chamber office, 53 W. King St.

To volunteer on a committee, call Gates at 717-532-5331 or e-mail For information, go to

W.Va. agency collects books

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Morgan County Starting Points' Books Under the Tree program is under way. Starting Points will place gift-wrapped boxes around town, including Family Dollar, Food Lion, all Berkeley Springs banks and the Morgan County Library. Starting Points will collect new and slightly used books as well as donations to buy new books. The books will be given out at the Toys for Tots party and to children in Morgan County. Call 304-258-5600.


Charles Town Races and Slots helps with food

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Charles Town Races and Slots is preparing home-delivered meals for Jefferson County Council on Aging. The Council on Aging delivers the meals throughout the community.

If you know of someone in need of home-delivered meals have them contact JCCOA.

Jefferson County Council on Aging meals are all donation based. Call 304-725-4044.

Operation PJ Pile Up

This holiday season, Valley Mall is joining all of Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust's 39 shopping malls in helping the national nonprofit Pajama Program deliver warm sleepwear and books to children who have done without. PREIT and the Pajama Program, a nonprofit that delivers new pajamas and new books to children, have joined forces on Operation PJ Pile Up.

Valley Mall will collect new pajamas and new books for toddlers through young adults until Wednesday, Dec. 31.

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