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November 03, 2009|By SUSIE HOFFMAN / 301-790-2413

Christmas bazaar



St. Joseph Catholic Church, off Virginia Avenue in Halfway, will hold its Christmas bazaar and bake sale Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

It will be held in the parish center behind the church.

The hours are Thursday, 5 to 8 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The bazaar features handmade gifts, decorations, wreaths, floral arrangements, baby items, table runners, snowmen, hard candy, a "White Elephant" table of Christmas treasures and other items.

The bake sale will include cookie trays, fudge, cookies, brownies, cakes and breads.

Soups, sandwiches, desserts and drinks will be available.

A raffle area will include a trimmed tree, snowman scene, floral arrangement, a hand-painted folk art piece and a handmade quilt. Raffle tickets cost $1 each or six for $5.

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For more information, call 301-797-7493 or 301-797-9445.

Emma K. Doub plans food drive



Emma K. Doub Elementary School will hold a food drive from Wednesday to Nov. 13.

The school is asking families to bring in nonperishable food items, such as peanut butter, canned meats, oatmeal, pasta, canned fruits and vegetables. Items collected will be given to a local community food bank.

Gridiron Classic



On a final note, the last high school football games of the regular season will be played Friday night. If you have not been out to support your local team, then make plans to do so Friday. The game will be played at North High's Callas Stadium.

"Reading to Make Cents"



The "Books for Babies" program sponsors a "Reading to Make Cents" contest in which students obtain sponsors to make pledges for every book they read during American Education Week, Nov. 15 to 22.

The effort supplies a double benefit by encouraging reading at the beginning of a baby's life and during later years of formal instruction in the school system.

Companies in the area donate prizes that are awarded to three winners at all participating elementary schools, as well as four countywide grand prize levels. Each participant also gets an individual prize.

Elementary school students can sign up sponsors from now through Nov. 22.

For more information, call 301-791-5277.

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