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June 09, 2009|By PAULA GREEN SHUPP

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Quarter auction will benefit child-care center

Kinder Haven Child Care Center invites you to a benefit quarter auction Saturday, June 20, at 2 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 35 W. Potomac St. Admission costs $5.

More than 80 new items will be auctioned. Vendors will also have display tables for shopping.

For more information and advance tickets, contact Robin Mohn at or call 717-217-9411. The auction benefits the child care center.

Angel Food Ministries offers food at low prices

Rehoboth United Methodist Church, 30 E. Salisbury St., is a host site for Angel Food Ministries.


Angel Food sells food boxes filled with meat, vegetables and eggs for $30. The box can feed a family of four for about a week.

Families can also order special boxes with steak and other meats for an additional price. It also offers a seniors/convenience box with 10 meals, an allergen-free box and a seafood box.

There are no qualifications, minimums, income restrictions or applications required. Anyone can take advantage of this savings offer.

Orders will be taken Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. in Rehoboth's Fellowship Hall at the East Salisbury Street entrance.

Payment is made at the time of ordering by cash, money order or food stamps. You can now order and pay online with a debit or credit card. Go to and follow the Angel Food links or call 301-582-3454 for more information. There is a $1 fee added for paying online.

Williamsport Lions Club news

At the Lions Club meeting Thursday, member Gene Farley will give a history of the club for the benefit of both new and longtime members.

District Gov. Susan Timmons will visit the June 25 meeting to install the 2009-10 officers. The president will be Larry Miller; first vice president, Lou Stevens; second vice president, Bill Humphries; and third vice president, Randy Taylor.

Meetings are held the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at the American Legion in Williamsport. For more information, call Taylor at 240-520-8985.

Church to hold Vacation Bible School program

Downsville Christian Church will hold Vacation Bible School from June 21 to 26, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The program theme is "Studio Go! Game Show." There are classes planned for all ages.

The church is at 8641 Downsville Pike. For more information, contact 301-223-7208 or go to

Downsville Ruritan Club carnival starts Monday

The Downsville Ruritan Club's summer carnival will be in Byron Memorial Park from June 15 to 20. The carnival features bingo, rides by Taylor & Son, Inc., from Annapolis, raffles and tip jar sales.

Live entertainment is scheduled each night. Enjoy gospel music on Monday. Laurel Run will be entertaining on Tuesday with a variety of old, new, gospel and blue-grass. Wednesday night, Crossroads performs and Thursday night is karaoke. Friday, Hicktown performs its variety show and Saturday, June 20, is a cruise-in.

Every night will be family night, with armbands sold for $16 each for one admission to the rides all evening.

Advanced armband sales are in progress and can be bought for $10 each until the beginning of the carnival at the following locations: Williamsport Town Hall, G.A. Miller Lumber Co., The Cutting Lane, Downsville General Store, P&S Equipment in Marlowe, W.Va., and Baker Insurance in Hagerstown. Armbands bought in advance can be used on any one night of your choice.

For more information, call Pat Shank at 301-223-6876.

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