Tri-State briefs

December 04, 2012

Waynesboro chamber giving away $100
WAYNESBORO, Pa. — What would you do with an extra $100 this holiday season?
One lucky shopper’s plans for the money could become a reality by participating in the Greater Waynesboro Chamber of Commerce’s first-ever Greater Waynesboro Holiday Giveaway.
The giveaway began Monday. Shoppers can pick up a Greater Waynesboro Chamber of Commerce 2012 Holiday Buying Guide from the chamber office, 5 Roadside Ave., and receive a complimentary entry form. The greater Waynesboro area includes Waynesboro borough, Washington Township, Blue Ridge Summit, Mont Alto borough and Quincy Township.
People who shop through Friday, Dec. 14, at specified chamber member businesses listed in the buying guide can earn additional entry forms at the time of sale regardless of the size of their purchases. One entry form is permitted per person, per completed sale at specified locations.
The drawing for the prize money will take place at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, at the chamber, and the winner will be notified by phone and email. Prize money must be picked up at the chamber by 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20.
For more information about the Greater Waynesboro Holiday Giveaway, call the chamber at 717-762-7123 or send an email to

Greencastle-Antrim chamber to host breakfast
GREENCASTLE, Pa. — On Tuesday, Dec. 11, the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce will host a breakfast at Green Grove Gardens, with Summit Health as the sponsor and Norm Epstein, president and chief executive officer of Summit Health, as the guest speaker.
He will provide a year in review for the health system, according to a news release.
The breakfast, which will include a buffet and door prizes, will begin at 7:30 a.m. The cost is $12 for chamber members and $15 for nonmembers.
Anyone interested in attending should contact the chamber by noon Monday at or 717-597-4610.

"Peace on Earth" theme for candlelight service
WELSH RUN, Pa. — The 17th annual Christmas Candlelight Service will be Saturday at 7 p.m. at Welsh Run Presbyterian Church on the southeast corner of Mercersburg Road and Welsh Run Road (Pa. 995).
This year’s service is being planned as a colonial service with “Peace on Earth” as the theme. Anyone who would enjoy wearing colonial dress is strongly encouraged to so.
The speaker for the evening will be Paul Ostoich, associate pastor of family ministries at Tri-State Fellowship.
Music will be provided by Dave McCandless and his Presbyterian Band. John Johnson, who refurbished the 1908 Estey pump organ, and his son will play piano and organ and sing a duet. Karen Long will serve as pianist for the congregation. The Welsh Run Octet will sing and village children will participate in the program.
Refreshments will follow the service at the home of Sid Cradduck, 6922 Montgomery Church Road.
The church also lights many luminarias, which are contributed by members, community, friends and relatives in memory or in honor of loved ones. Luminarias may be purchased by contacting Ruby Hawbaker, treasurer, at 717-328-9553.
The current church was built in 1872.
The first church, which was about 1 1/2 miles northwest of the present church, was burned by Indians during the French and Indian uprising. The church is managed as a community church with a board of directors and volunteers.

Free recycling offered for Christmas lights, cords
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The Berkeley County Solid Waste Authority is offering free recycling of electrical Christmas lights and associated extension cords.
The wiring will be accepted regardless of condition, age or manufacturer. Additional acceptable wiring items include power cords, telephone cords and computer cables.
The program will be conducted at the Grapevine Road Recycling Center in Martinsburg and the South Berkeley Recycling Center in Inwood, W.Va.
For more information, call 304-267-9370 or go to

Broadway-style Christmas musical set for Friday
WAYNESBORO, Pa. — The Otterbein Church music and drama department will present a Broadway-style Christmas musical Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the church’s ministry center gym.
Each show will begin at 7 p.m. There also will be a presentation on Saturday at 2 p.m.
Tickets for the evening shows cost $5 for adults and are free for those 12 and younger. The Saturday afternoon performance is free and open to nursing home residents and senior citizens.
Tickets can be purchased in advance by going to the church’s website at While there, click on the “Four Tickets to Christmas” link and select which show you prefer to attend. You can print the ticket from your home computer. Tickets also will be available at the door.
Doors will open one hour prior to show times.
“Four Tickets to Christmas,” a fully staged, dramatic musical, written by Deborah Craig-Claar and Mark Hayes, is set in 1905. When a touring musical family finds no place to go for Christmas, they return to their parents’ farm in northern Ohio. There they are forced to deal with long-standing conflicts. In the process, they learn the importance of following God’s direction for their lives.
The event is at 912 S. Potomac St. in Waynesboro.
For more information, call 717-762-7147.

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