Around Halfway

September 17, 2009|By JAMIE SHEKELS / 301-331-4885

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'Go Green' event to be held at mall

Kings Kids childcare will host a weekend of "green" events and activities Saturday and Sunday at Valley Mall. Children will create art with bottle caps, scraps and recyclables, make a worm compost, create a magnet with old CDs and compete in a karaoke contest.

For more information, call 301-582-0700.

Crab feed planned in honor of Koontz

The Washington County Teachers Association will host its annual Sherry Koontz Memorial Crab Feed Friday, Sept. 25, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church on the corner of Halfway Boulevard and Virginia Avenue in Halfway.

The event will be held behind the church in Riggie Hall from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

The menu will include hardshell crabs, chicken, coleslaw, crab soup, soda and extras. Tickets must be purchased before the event. Tickets cost $35 for adults and $12 for those ages 12 and younger. A raffle for a home crabfeast is also planned. A $5 raffle ticket enters you into a drawing where a bushel of crabs, five pounds of shrimp and coleslaw will be delivered to the winner's home. The raffle will be drawn the night of the event. To obtain tickets or to enter the raffle, call 301-797-7682 by Friday at 4 p.m. Proceeds will go to the WCTA scholarship fund.


Church dinner set for Oct. 2

Virginia Avenue Church of God, on Virginia Avenue in Halfway, will host a roast beef and fried chicken dinner Friday, Oct. 2.

The menu includes a choice of roast beef or chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable medley, coleslaw, roll, dessert and beverage. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets cost $8.50 for adults, $5 for those ages 6 to 12 and $2 for those ages 2 to 5.

For more information, call Millie Grimes at 301-223-9654.

Freaky First Fridays set at Hager House

The Jonathan Hager House and Museum in Hagerstown City Park will host Freaky First Fridays, beginning Friday, Oct. 2.

Tours of the Hager House and its grounds will be held at 7 p.m the first Friday of each month starting in October. The candlelit tours and stories of its hauntings require reservations. One tour is offered each evening. The tour costs $3. For more information, go to

Harvest Hoedown

The annual Williamsport Harvest Hoedown, sponsored by the Williamsport Ministerium, is planned for Saturday, Oct. 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Byron Memorial Park in Williamsport. The event will include games for children, scarecrow making and pumpkin painting. A silent auction and bake sale are also planned. Live music is also planned along with purple cow paddy bingo. Proceeds from the event will benefit the area food bank. For more information, call 301-223-7260 or go to

Tag Day a success

The Williamsport High School Blue Band would like to thank the community for its support of its Tag Day fundraising event Sept 12. If you would like to make a donation, you can do so by mailing a check made payable to Williamsport High School, c/o Williamsport Blue Band Boosters, P.O. Box 212, Williamsport, MD, 21795.

The band will next perform Saturday at Red Land High School in Camp Hill, Pa., and Saturday, Sept. 26 at Alleghany High School in Cumberland, Md.

For more information, contact Missy DeHaven at 301-667-9660 or e-mail

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