Around Halfway

November 05, 2009|By JAMIE SHEKELS / 301-331-4885

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Santa arrives

I know, I can hardly believe it myself, but Santa Claus will arrive in Halfway this weekend. Santa will make an appearance at Valley Mall Saturday at center court. Falling snowflakes and a train ride bringing Santa to town are planned, starting at 9:45 a.m.

Those children who visit with Santa on Saturday will receive a free gift. For more information, call the mall customer service center at 301-582-0700.

North-South game

The eighth annual Hagerstown Gridiron Championship between the South Hagerstown High Rebels and the North Hagerstown High Hubs will be played Friday at Mike Callas Stadium at North High.


A trophy will be presented by Hagerstown Mayor Robert E. Bruchey II to the winner at the end of the game. The winning team will keep the trophy at its school throughout the remainder of the year. Tickets cost $4 for adults and $2 for students at the gate. Kickoff will be at 7 p.m.

Fall Family Fun Days set at Hager House

The Jonathan Hager House and Museum will hold Fall Family Fun Days on Saturday, Nov. 14 and Sunday, Nov. 15. The event will include tours of the Hager House, a scavenger hunt and colonial craft making. Family admission costs $5.

Events will be held on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, go to

Blue Band says thanks

The Williamsport High School Blue Band would like to thank the director, parents, families, Boosters, and the community at large for their continued support during the marching band season.

The band is honored to be invited to two championships this weekend. The band will participate in the U.S. Scholastic Band Association's National Championships at the U.S. Naval Academy Stadium in Annapolis on Saturday and will also perform Sunday in the Tournament of Bands' Atlantic Coast Championships at the Hersheypark Arena in Hershey, Pa.

Happy birthday, Ty!

Our son, Ty, will celebrate his special day today. We cannot believe that you are 6 already. Boy, has the time just flown by. We love you very much and wish you many happy birthday wishes on your special day. With much love, from Mommy, Daddy and big brother Bryce.

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