'Reading to Make Cents'

November 11, 2012|Staci Clipp | Around South Hagerstown

Fliers for the “Reading to Make Cents” contest to raise money for Books for Babies will be coming home with students. Be on the lookout for a bright “sunflower” colored paper. This is the 11th anniversary of the “Reading to Make Cents” contest, which will be held today through Sunday.

The money will be used to buy books that will be included in a book packet presented to each newborn at Meritus Medical Center. For more information, call 301-791-5277.

Lions Club

Tuesday — Julie Barr-Strasburg, executive director of the American Red Cross, Washington County Chapter, will tell club members about the activities of the Red Cross in serving the needs of those affected by Superstorm Sandy.

Live nativity

Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 802 Summit Ave., will host a live nativity on the church lawn Saturday, Dec. 8, with presentations at 7 and 8 p.m.

There will be costumed characters, music and narration as the Christmas story is revealed through the eyes of Mary, Joseph, the innkeeper, shepherds, angels and the crowd.


Refreshments will follow.

For more information, call the church office at 301-733-4720 or 301-790-2303.

Fundraiser for shelter set at Ruby Tuesday

Ruby Tuesday, at 1645 Wesel Blvd. in Hagerstown, will hold “Cuisine for Critters,” a three-day fundraiser to help animals at the Humane Society of Washington County. 

From Wednesday through Friday, the restaurant will donate 20 percent of a customer’s purchase to the animal shelter when presented with a flier, which is available at the shelter.

Fliers can be obtained at the shelter website at or by dropping by the shelter. To reach the shelter, call 301-733-2060. The shelter is at 13011 Maugansville Road in Hagerstown.

For more information, call 301-745-3114 or go to

Shredding event to benefit shelter

On Saturday, A Better Shredder in Williamsport will host a free shredding event for the public in the back parking lot of the Williamsport Moose Lodge, at 119 Conococheague St. from noon to 3 p.m. A donation for the shredding will be requested, and all proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of Washington County.

A Better Shredder requests four boxes per person. All forms of paper can be shredded. 

“There is no need to worry about removing plastic covers, staples or plastic binders because we can go straight through them,” said Clint Rawlings of A Better Shredder. “We can even shred credit cards and license plates, so the public is welcome to bring them to the event.” 

For more information, call 301-582-5090 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

The animal shelter is looking forward to the event.
“This free secure shredding is an opportunity for HSWC to give back to the community that supports us,” said Paul Miller, executive director of the shelter. “While individual’s documents are being destroyed, we will be offering them a chance to learn more about HSWC and donate to the animals that depend on their contributions.” 

There will be information about the HSWC and its numerous programs available at the event.

The humane society is at 13011 Maugansville Road in Hagerstown.

For more information, call 301-733-2060 or go to for information on animal related issues, directions to the shelter and information about programs and services.

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