Holiday craft show to be held at HCC
The 25th annual Kris Kringle Holiday Craft and Gift Show will be held at Hagerstown Community College's Athletic, Recreation and Community Center Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free and parking will be free. A golf cart shuttle will be available. Student learning hours will be available for those who wish to volunteer.To learn more or sign up to volunteer, call Linda Williams at 301-582-1233 or 301-331-1233.
This is a special week for our school; it is American Education Week. Thursday will be parent visitation day; parents and grandparents are invited to visit the school. If you would like to reserve a lunch, the school will be serving a traditional turkey dinner. Call Vicky Stouffer, school secretary, at 301-766-8066 for more information.
Smithsburg Elementary School will hold its family math night today from 7 to 8 p.m. Math games will be played in the cafeteria.
Morning tutoring with Mrs. Edgel and Mrs. Coleman is held Tuesday and Wednesday mornings in the cafeteria from 7:45 to 8:20. Tutoring is open to all grades.
The Martin's A+ School Rewards Program is in effect until March 14. Shoppers can help the school earn cash each time they shop at Martin's using their Bonuscard. You can register online at www.MartinsAplus.com (SMS school code - 00164) or at your local Martin's customer service desk. Last year, SMS received a check from Martin's for $945.82.
The junior class at Smithsburg High School is selling Smithsburg town ornaments. Ornaments are brushed gold with purple print. One side displays an outline of the town. The other side has a leopard insignia with "Home of the Leopards" underneath. The ornaments cost $10. To purchase an ornament, contact Mrs. Paci at Pacijam@wcboe.k12.md.us or stop by the school library after Dec. 1. You may also purchase an ornament at the concession stand during any home basketball game.
On Oct. 15, the first meeting of the Smithsburg FFA Alumni was held in the shop building at Smithsburg High School.
Harold Ridenour was elected president, Ashley DiMaggio vice president, Peggy Ridenour secretary and Sarah Lafferty treasurer.
The alumni will be helping the FFA chapter raise money with a fruit sale. Orders are being taken by any student or alumni FFA member.
The alumni chapter is open to anyone with a desire to help Smithsburg FFA chapter students. Past participation in FFA is not necessary. The alumni is organized to assist the students and the chapter advisers with student recruiting, scholarship money, as well as attending camps conferences and the national FFA convention, along with other career development events. The next meeting will be today in the shop building of Smithsburg High at 7:30 p.m.
Anniversary wishes to Bob and Darylene Mowen this week as we celebrate our third anniversary with a mini vacation to Lancaster, Pa., to enjoy the Christmas festivities of the Amish country.
Call 301-331-5683, fax 301-582-3047 or e-mail DAMowennews@aol.com. Thanks for this week's input.