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Around Halfway

November 25, 2009|By JAMIE SHEKELS / 301-331-4885

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Allegany Dental is site for Toys for Tots



The Allegany Dental Center is participating as a drop-off site for Toys for Tots and would like to get the news out to friends in the Halfway area.

New unwrapped toy donations will be accepted for boys and girls. The dental office is at 17719 Virginia Ave. and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Toys will be accepted through mid-December.

Cookie, soup and sandwich event



St. Andrews United Methodist Church at 1020 Maryland Ave. will hold its annual cookie, soup and sandwich sale Saturday, Dec. 5, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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City Park lighting



The annual lighting of the Christmas tree and decorations on the lake will take place Friday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. at Hagerstown City Park. The event will include refreshments, music and activities at the Hager House, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts and the Mansion House Art Gallery.

For more information, call 301-739-8577, ext. 183.

Halfway area gets new postal shop



Halfway has a new post office. Snippin-N-Clippin, at 17621 Virginia Ave. in the Old Orchard Shopping Center, is serving the Halfway community with a postal office. The hours of the postal services are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Holiday concert



The Williamsport Choral Department will host its annual holiday dinner and concert at Williamsport High School on Saturday, Dec. 5.

A dinner of turkey with whipped potatoes and gravy, stuffing, saurkraut, peas, cranberry sauce, apple crisp with vanilla ice cream will be served. Also included is iced tea, lemonade and coffee.

There will be a concession table open before the show selling cookies, candies and other goodies. There will also be a raffle table with various items and a 50/50 raffle. Dinner will be served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and the concession table will be open until 7:30 p.m. when the concert begins. Tickets cost $10 for general admission, including dinner and concert; $8 for seniors and students; and $5 for the concert only.

To order tickets, see a choir student or call 301-766-8433.

Happy birthday to you, Grandpa



Rodgers Willett, or Grandpa Willett as we fondly call him, will celebrate his special day today, Thursday, Nov. 26. Wishing you a very happy birthday, Grandpa. With much love, from the Shekels and Willett families.

Happy Thanksgiving



I would like to take a moment to share my gratitude on this Thanksgiving Day to the community for allowing me to be the correspondent for the "Around Halfway" column for just about 10 years now.

It is such a joy to write, talk with and get feedback from those who live in the Halfway area and read the paper. Thanks to all who read the Thursday columns, submit correspondence and keep me posted on what is happening in and around the Halfway area. It truly is your column and I have a blast writing it. So thanks to you and may you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.

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