A Christmas note

December 11, 2012|Paula Green Shupp | Around Williamsport

As you pass the beautiful Christmas tree at Hagerstown City Park, smile and enjoy. The Colorado Blue Spruce came from Williamsport, donated by Harold Burgesser.

Thank you, Harold. Your generous gift is enhancing the Christmas spirit for everyone.

Cookie sale to benefit child care center

Kinder Haven Child Care Center will hold its fourth annual cookie sale and holiday open house Saturday beginning at 7 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 35 W. Potomac St.

The cookie sale will offer a variety of homemade cookie selections. Cash and carry items will be available from vendors such as Longaberger, Thirty-One, Scentsy and others.

For more information, call 301-223-9122.

Community Band’s holiday concert is Sunday

The Williamsport Community Band presents its 15th annual Christmas concert Sunday, beginning at 3 p.m., at St. James Brethren Church, 17718 Lappans Road.


The free concert is open to everyone and will feature joyous songs of the season.

The band is under the leadership of Director Susie Kunkle.

Two opportunities to enjoy a Christmas cantata

A Christmas cantata titled “All Is Well” will be presented by the choir at Calvary Temple, 147 S. Conococheague St. Performances are scheduled for Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. The community is invited.

Christmas caroling

On Saturday, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., the Williamsport High School Choral Department will be Christmas caroling in the neighborhood and will accept donations for the WHS Choral Department Choir’s related trips.

The choral group will be chaperoned by a WHS Choral Department parent. They will have donation buckets with the Williamsport Choral Department logo clearly marked on them.

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 Thursday from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. It will not be open the remainder of the month.

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

Gifts on sale at Town Hall

Williamsport Town Hall can help with gift-giving ideas. Several items are now available at Town Hall and can be purchased from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays:

The 2012 keepsake collectible ornament, fourth in the series, depicts the Bandshell in Byron Memorial Park. The ornament costs $20.

“Bring Back the Rat” T-shirts are available in sizes small to 3X. The shirts cost $10 each.

Douglas, the C&O Canal burro, is a plush, stuffed animal. Douglas represents the mules that once towed canal boats up and down the C&O Canal. The mules cost $10 each.

Shepherd’s Table schedule

The Shepherd’s Table, sponsored by the Williamsport Ministerium, will be open for its seventh annual Christmas dinner Tuesday, Dec. 25. Dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is free for anyone who would like to come.

The Shepherd’s Table is at Rehoboth United Methodist Church, 30 E. Salisbury St. It will be closed Thursday, Dec. 27, and Jan. 3, 2013. It will reopen on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013.

Local business raises funds for animal shelter

A Better Shredder held a benefit for the Humane Society of Washington County on Nov. 17 at the Williamsport Moose Lodge.

Attendees brought up to four boxes of paper to be shredded and were asked to make a donation to the animal shelter. Three tons of paper were shredded during the event and more than $378 was raised for the animals at the shelter.

The event was organized by Clint Rawlings of A Better Shredder. “We have a passion for animals and thought this would be a good way to give back to the community,” Rawlings said.

For more information, call 301-582-5090.

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