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December 02, 2009|PAULA GREEN SHUPP / 301-302-3878

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Christmas parade and park lighting set

The annual Williamsport Christmas parade and Byron Memorial Park lighting will be Friday, beginning at 7 p.m. Santa Paws (pets dressed for Christmas) are invited to walk with their owners in the parade. Anyone or groups wanting to participate in the parade should come to the water tower at 6 p.m. for lineup.

Holiday bazaar set at Fountain Rock

Fountain Rock Elementary School PTA is sponsoring a holiday bazaar at the school Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More than 36 vendors, including glass, woodworking and leather artisans, plan to be there. Cub Scout Pack 17 will sell sandwiches.

All school proceeds will go to the Angel Tree Project and the David Greeley Fund. The Angel Tree Project focuses on families in need over the holidays and makes sure that those children have a better holiday season. The David Greeley Fund goes toward medical bills and equipment for David Greeley, a Fountain Rock third-grader who was struck by a car while riding his bike.


Girl Scout Troop 40600 is having a bake sale at the event and the proceeds will benefit the David Greeley Fund. The school is at 17145 Lappans Road.

Clothes of Hope Ministry available this month

Clothes of Hope Ministry at Williamsport United Methodist Church, 25 E. Church St., will be open Thursday and Dec. 17, 9 a.m. to noon; Saturday and Dec. 19, 9 to 11 a.m.; and Monday, Dec. 14, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

It will be open Thursday, Dec. 10, to accept clothes from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

There is no charge for the clothing and everyone is welcome. Donations are appreciated.

Holiday open house planned
at the Rural Heritage Museum

A holiday open house at the Washington County Rural Heritage Museum and Village is planned for Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.

The event features a children's workshop and craft area, artisan bread tasting and hearth cooking demonstrations. Bring a camera for photos with Santa in an authentic sleigh. Enjoy holiday decorations, refreshments, and the Legacy of Dr. Peter Fahrney Exhibit. Browse the newly arrived holiday items in the gift shop. Rural Heritage Village and Homestead will be open for tours, weather permitting.

Admission is free; donations are welcome. The museum is at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike (seven miles south of Hagerstown on Md. 65).

Cookie sale to be held

The annual cookie sale at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church will be Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. A large variety of homemade cookies will be pre-bagged in half dozens. Soups and sandwiches and other baked goodies and candies will be available. The church is at 1020 Maryland Ave.

Angel Food ordering time

Angel Food orders will be taken Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. at Rehoboth United Methodist Church, 30 E. Salisbury St., in the Fellowship Hall.

Angel Food Ministries provides grocery relief with a food co-op purchasing program. The program is open to everyone and there are no income restrictions, applications, qualifications or minimums.

Payment is made at the time of ordering by cash, money order or food stamps. You can order and pay online with debit or credit card. Go to and follow the Angel Food links or call 301-582-3454 for more information. There is a $1 fee added for paying online.

Choral group hosts holiday dinner, concert

On Saturday, the WHS choral department will host its annual holiday dinner and concert at Williamsport High School. A dinner of turkey with whipped potatoes and gravy, stuffing, sauerkraut, peas, cranberry sauce and apple crisp with vanilla ice cream will be served. Also included will be iced tea, lemonade and coffee.

A concession table will be open before the show selling cookies, candies and other goodies. There will also be a raffle table and a 50/50 raffle.

Dinner will be served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $10 for dinner and concert ($8 for seniors and students); $5 for concert ticket only. To order tickets, please see a choir student or call 301-766-8433.

WHS choral department fundraiser at Uno's set

Have dinner at Uno's, 17734 Garland Groh Blvd. in Hagerstown, from Dec. 6 to 12 and help the Williamsport High School choral department. During that time, when you turn in a flier, Uno's will give a portion of the proceeds to the choral program. The fliers will be available in the annual holiday concert program or from any choir students.

Christmas event planned at Springfield Farm Barn

Come to the historic Springfield Farm Barn in Byron Memorial Park on Sunday, Dec. 13, from 5 to 9 p.m., for "A Charlie Brown Christmas."

Enjoy carolers and a winter wonderland of decorated trees. Shop at the old-time Christmas market, featuring baked goods, candies, real Christmas trees, garlands and wreaths.

Ride a school bus, provided by Gene Sword, around Williamsport to enjoy all the decorations. Photos with St. Nick and horse-drawn carriage rides will be available for a fee.

At 7 p.m. at the barn, enjoy "A Charlie Brown Christmas" presentation by Mr. Henderson's fifth-grade class from Williamsport Elementary School.

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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