Merry Christmas!

December 21, 2011|Darylene Mowen | Around Smithsburg & Robinwood

Merry Christmas to everyone.

I hope everyone enjoys Christmas with a child’s enthusiasm and an adult’s wisdom. Christmas is a great time to forgive the past and begin the present.

Senior site

Smithsburg senior site calendar:

•  Today — Christmas singalong, 10 a.m.

Pets invited to service

Mount Vernon Reformed United Church of Christ in Keedysville invites the community to a Christmas Eve service for family, friends, neighbors and their pets.

The service will be Saturday. The church doors open at 4:30 p.m. and the service begins at 5 p.m.

The church staff asks that pets be on a leash or in a pet carrier, and under the owner’s complete control. Each dog and cat will receive an animal goody bag and a holiday scarf to celebrate the season. Refreshments will be served following the service.

Animals have a special place in the celebration of Christmas and many Christmas plays and outdoor nativity scenes showcase animals such as donkeys, camels, sheep, oxen and goats. There are also many legends surrounding animals at Christmas.

The church is at 64 S. Main St. in Keedysville.

For more information, call the Rev. Delancy Catlett, pastor, at 717-977-4232 or Leslie Hart at 301-797-6290.

Cascade Elementary School

Dec. 22 — Last day of school for 2011; students return Jan. 3.


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