Christmas parade Friday

November 29, 2011|Paula Green Shupp | Around Williamsport

Williamsport’s annual Christmas parade is Friday, beginning at 7 p.m. The parade starts at the water tower, goes down Conococheague St., then Potomac St.

Santa will ride in the parade and lead onlookers to Byron Memorial Park for the annual lighting of the park celebration.

Those participating in the parade, including classic cars, should be at the water tower at 6:30 p.m. for lineup.

Breakfast with Santa

A Christmas breakfast, sponsored by the Williamsport Volunteer Fire and EMS, will be served Saturday from 6 to 11 a.m. in the community building.

The menu includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, pastries, coffee, orange juice and milk.

Tickets cost $6 for adults, $3 for those ages 6 to 12 and are free for those 5 and younger.

Santa will be there from 8 to 10 a.m.

‘Charlie Brown Christmas’  

A winter wonderland of more than 65 decorated Christmas trees will greet visitors as they enter Springfield Farm Barn for “Charlie Brown Christmas — Reindeer in the Rafters,” which will be 5 to 11 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3, 4, 10 and 11.

Children can visit with Santa and “Big” Bear. There will also be a large train display and a wooden train table for little railroaders, nightly entertainment and refreshments.

Triple R Stables will offer horse-drawn wagon rides through lighted Byron Memorial Park for a fee. Larry Allen and Co. will be on hand Dec. 3 and 11 to take picture packets for a fee.

The event will also be open Tuesday, Dec. 6, from noon to 5 p.m. to visit with Santa, and at 1 p.m. for a singalong with Jack Myers.

The event is free. Donations are appreciated.    

Kids Club to meet Saturday

Kids Club will meet Saturday from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Williamsport United Methodist Church, 25 E. Church St.

Kids Club is a time for children to have fun, meet other children and learn about God’s love. Children in grades 1 through 5 are welcome.

This month, the church will hold a Christmas party, so those participating are asked to bring a wrapped gift ($5 value), as the children will have a gift exchange.

Kids Club meets the first Saturday of each month.

For more information, call Diana Church at 301-223-7040.

PRAY and Monkey Joe’s plan evening of fun

PRAY, or Providing Relief for Autistic Youth Inc., and Monkey Joe’s will hold an evening of fun Sunday, Dec. 11, from 6:15 to 8 p.m. at 1113 Maryland Ave., in Hagerstown.

The event is open to individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their siblings, ages 12 and younger.

The event costs $8 per child at the door.

For more information, call 240-310-9112 or send an e-mail to info@prayin

Clothes of Hope schedule for December

Clothes of Hope Ministries at Williamsport United Methodist Church, 25 E. Church St., provides gently used and some new clothing. It will be open from 9 to 11 a.m. on  Saturday; Thursdays, Dec. 8 and 15; and Monday, Dec. 19. It will be open from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Mondays, Dec. 5 and 12.

There is no charge for clothing. Monetary donations are accepted.

Clean, gently used clothing can be dropped off during any of the above dates and times.

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