Pennsylvania briefs

December 05, 2012

Otterbein Church to present Christmas musical

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 at 912 S. Potomac St. in Waynesboro.

“Four Tickets to Christmas,” 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.

Each show will begin at 7 p.m. There also will be a presentation on Saturday at 2 p.m. Doors will open one hour before show times.


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 may 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 would like to attend. You can print the ticket from your home computer. Tickets also will be available at the door.

For more information, call 717-762-7147.

Conococheague Institute to hold Christmas open house

WELSH RUN, Pa. — The Conococheague Institute will hold its annual Christmas open house Saturday, Dec. 15, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Rock Hill Farm at 12995 Bain Road in Mercersburg, Pa.

The event will include refreshments, Colonial music by The Weavers, house tours and other activities. The historic 18th-century farmstead between Mercersburg and Greencastle, Pa., will be decorated for the holidays.

Those searching for gift ideas can shop in the institute’s gift shop, where there will be an assortment of locally made handcrafts, soaps, lotions, candles, local history books and classic folk toys for children.
Admission is free.

The gift shop is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

An assortment of the gift shop inventory also will be offered for sale at the institute’s Mobile Gift Shoppe on the square in Greencastle for Heritage Christmas, which is scheduled for Dec. 7 and 14 from 6 to 8 p.m.

For more information, call 717-328-3467.

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