Book fair to benefit library

September 22, 2011|Jamie Shekels | Around Halfway

Looking for a novel way to support Washington County Free Library? The library will be the beneficiary of a book fair Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Books-A-Million store at Valley Mall. A portion of sales during that time will go to the library.

Library staff will be at the store. Attendees can sign up for a library card, get an update on the new library being built downtown and learn how the library can help your child get homework help.

For more information, email

5K run, walk planned

A family-oriented fun run on a grass course is planned Sunday at the campus of the Review and Herald Publishing Association, 55 W. Oak Ridge Drive in Hagerstown.

A portion of the proceeds will go to Books for Kids, which sends school books to children in developing countries who have no reading resources at school or home.

The event is part of National Let’s Move Day, an event tied in with first lady Michelle Obama’s plan to fight childhood obesity.

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., with the race to follow at 9 a.m. A fee of $25 is required to participate ($15 for those ages 16 and younger). A T-shirt and subscription to Vibrant Life magazine will be given to those who run/walk.

For more information, email or go to

Hager House event

Grim Reapings, a program to be held to learn about early American burial customs and traditions, will be held Thursday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. at the Jonathan Hager House and Museum in Hagerstown’s City Park. The event is free.  

For more information, go to

Homecoming reminder

This is a reminder to all Rebel alumni that South Hagerstown High’s homecoming is Friday, Sept. 30. As in previous years, all classes are invited to tailgate before the game, beginning at 5 p.m. The game begins at School Stadium at 7 p.m.

Tailgaters should use the rear entrance (enter from Maryland Avenue) and may set up at the bus circle.   

For more information, call Alumni Association President Sherry Itnyre at 240-675-3388 or go to


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