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Around Halfway

January 15, 2009|By JAMIE SHEKELS / 301-331-4885

Reminder for parents



Just a quick reminder to parents of students attending Washington County schools: Schools will be closing 2 1/2 hours early Friday to mark the end of the marking period for elementary and secondary students. Schools will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday and Tuesday for a professional day.  Students will return to class Wednesday, Jan. 21.

Christmas trees picked up in city



The Hagerstown Department of Public Works will begin collection of Christmas trees as noted in the schedule. All ornaments, tinsel, lights or other decorations must be removed from the tree.  The last date for pickup will be Friday.

Weekly bingo held at fire hall



Too cold outside for you? If you are looking for a fun activity held indoors, check out the weekly bingo sessions held at the Volunteer Fire Co. of Halfway.  Bingo is held weekly with games at the following times: Sunday, 11:30 a.m.; Tuesday, 5 p.m.; Wednesday, 11 a.m.; and Friday, 5 p.m.  Regular games and specials are offered. For more information, contact the fire company office at 301-582-2223.

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Bridal show set for mall



A bridal and prom expo is scheduled at Valley Mall Sunday, Jan. 25 (snow date: Sunday, Feb. 15) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the mall's center court. Two fashion shows are scheduled and free wedding planners will be given to those in attendance. For more information, call the mall customer service center at 301-582-0700.

Home Show set for weekend of Feb. 6-8



Valley Mall will hold its annual Home Show, beginning Friday, Feb. 6. Home improvement experts and other vendors will be set up in the mall through Sunday, Feb. 8.

Happy birthday



Happy 5-0 to you!  My mother in law, Vicky Robinson, will celebrate a milestone birthday next week.  Vicky will celebrate her 50th birthday on Monday, Jan. 19.  Wishing you a year full of laughter, good health and happiness with much love from the Shekels and Willett families!  Happy 50th birthday.

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