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October 28, 2009|By PAULA GREEN SHUPP / 301-302-3878

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New barber shop opens in town

The River City Barber Shop is open for business at 2 N. Conococheague St. Owner Donna Himes is pleased to feature master barber Al Derigo.

The shop is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. Appointments are not necessary. The family-oriented shop welcomes children. For more information, call 301-491-0718.

Show choir fundraiser set for this evening

Tonight from 5 to 8, Cici's restaurant and the Williamsport High School Show Choir Boosters will hold a fundraiser at the restaurant on Wesel Boulevard.


Just place your receipt in the container designated for the WHS Show Choir next to the register. A portion of your bill will be donated to the choir for use for costumes, music, props and travel expenses.

Ministerium says thanks for successful Hoedown

The Williamsport Ministerium would like to thank all those who contributed goods and services to Williamsport's 2009 Harvest Hoedown, especially Mike Graff and Amy Morris of Hilltop Stables for supplying the pony rides, wagon rides and straw.

Thanks also to the volunteers from the Ministerium churches for their time and effort.

Because of everyone's generosity, the event raised approximately $12,500 and more than 6,000 pounds of food to fill the shelves of the Williamsport Food Bank.

SMS to hold Family Life meetings Thursday

On Thursday at 6:30 p.m., Family Life meetings for parents of seventh- and eighth-grade students will be held in the auditorium at Springfield Middle School. Family Life classes will be held during the month of November for both grades.

Spooky Friday planned in town

On Friday beginning at 6 p.m., Williamsport merchants are planning something special. There will be spooky games at shops, a costume contest with prizes, pumpkin decorating and a scary hayride through haunted Byron Park. Everyone is invited.

If you would like to help, call Bruce at 240-329-4286. The first block of N. Conococheague St. will be closed from 5 to 8 p.m.

Spaghetti dinner benefit to help David Greeley

On Sunday from noon to 5 p.m., Food Lion and the Fairplay Volunteer Fire Co. will sponsor a spaghetti dinner to benefit David Greeley.

David was hit by a car on Aug. 27 and has serious injuries.

The dinner will be at the Fairplay Fire Hall on Tilghmanton Road, just off Sharpsburg Pike.

The menu includes spaghetti, garlic bread, salad or applesauce, drink and dessert. The event also features raffles and 50/50.

Tickets cost $8 for adults, $4 for those ages 5 to 10, and those younger than 5 will be admitted free.

Tickets are available in advance at Food Lion, 18369 College Road (Sharpsburg Pike) or at the door.

For more information, call Theresa or Ted at Food Lion at 301-739-3105.

For more information about David Greeley, go to

School book fair next week at WES

The Williamsport Elementary School PTA is sponsoring a book fair from Monday through Thursday, Nov. 5, at the school.

Although the school is closed on Monday and Tuesday for parent/teacher conferences, the book fair will be open. Parents can shop Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Nov. 4 and 5, the book fair will be open from 8 to 8:30 a.m. for students and parents.

Kiwanis Club Rose Day set for Thursday

The Kiwanis Club of Hagerstown's Rose Day is Thursday. Roses will be available by the dozen, in red, yellow, pink and salmon colors.

Roses cost $20 and are available at the following locations:

Freedom Electronics at 10424 Governor Lane Blvd., Long Meadow Shopping Center, Rose Hill Cemetery (both entrances), Barefoot Bernies on Dual Highway, and South Mountain Day Spa on North Main Street in Boonsboro.

Proceeds support area youth through local organizations and scholarships.

Commission on Aging seeks centenarians

On Tuesday, Nov. 10, the Washington County Commission on Aging will host its annual centenarian luncheon in honor of all individuals in the county who are or will be 100 years of age or older this year.

If you know someone who has or will reach this milestone by the end of the year, notify Hannah Cramer, COA deputy director, at 301-790-0275, ext. 209, at your earliest convenience.

Anyone reaching this landmark, whether living independently, with family or who are in assisted or long-term care facilities are being sought to receive this recognition. Even if the individual would be unable to attend the luncheon, COA would still like to honor his or her achievement.

ACS Grand Sunday Brunch to be held Sunday, Nov. 8

The American Cancer Society of Washington County will hold its 20th annual Grand Sunday Brunch on Sunday, Nov. 8, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hager Hall Conference and Event Center, 1201 Dual Highway.

Tickets cost $35 for adults and $12 for those ages 4 to 12.

For more information, contact the American Cancer Society office at 301-733-8272 or e-mail Tickets are also available at Vasco Inc., 1075 Sherman Ave. in Hagerstown.

Have news to share?

If you have news of events, activities, or announcements for Williamsport and the surrounding area, contact Paula Green Shupp at 301-302-3878 or e-mail

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