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December 28, 2009|By KRISTY SMITH

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Secret Santa

The actual day has come and gone, but Christmas continues in our home as the true gift of our many friends keeps giving.

Just to let you know, the Secret Santa that has visited us each Christmas since we went through a very difficult holiday continues to come. There were three packages on our porch when we awoke Christmas morning. I had left him a note, but he must not have seen it in the dark:

"Dear Santa, thank you so much for continuing this secret act of kindness. We cannot imagine the hassle of another visit, another house that is placed upon you, and we appreciate feeling so special.


"This year, we used three of the stockings you once left for us to brighten the Christmas of another family. You have started a trend. May God bless you!"

Class of 1977

The class of 1977 from Boonsboro High School will host a holiday party Sunday beginning at 5 p.m. at Next Dimensions Restaurant at 132 Old National Pike in Funkstown. The group will order from the dinner menu. An optional gift exchange with a $10 limit will also be held. RSVP to JoAnn (Noble) Lipella at 301-824-6048.

'Live from Bethlehem'

The youngsters at Trinity Lutheran Church, 64 S. Main St., will present "Live From Bethlehem" on Sunday, Jan. 10, at 10:15 a.m. in the sanctuary. Don't miss this new view of the holy Christmas story.

Historical Society

The Boonsboro Historical Society will present a traditional Victorian 12th Night celebration signifying the end of the Christmas holiday season Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Bowman House, 323 N. Main St., Boonsboro.

The celebration will feature an Epiphany cake, period refreshments and the crowning of the king and queen at 3:30 p.m.

For more information, call 301-432-8410.

Lacrosse clinic

Western Maryland Youth Lacrosse Conference will hold a winter clinic at the All-Star Complex in Gettysburg, Pa., on Saturday, Jan. 23, from 1 to 4 p.m. The clinic costs $10 per player for boys and girls in grades kindergarten through eight.

For more information, contact

Stay fit

The Washington County Recreation Department will offer a low-impact fitness class called Exercise in Boonsboro at the fire hall on St. Paul Street. Certified instructor Beth Shifler will teach the class, which includes muscle toning and stretching. Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Bring a towel or mat for floor exercises.

The classes cost $45 for county residents and $55 for nonresidents.

For more information, call 240-313-2805 or go to

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