Polar Bear Plunge set for New Year's Day

December 25, 2012|Paula Green Shupp | Around Williamsport
  • On Dec. 15, children from Calvary Temple, 147 S. Conococheague St., presented residents of Williamsport Nursing Home with Christmas cards they made for the residents. Vivian Smith, center, a resident of the nursing home and a member of Calvary Temple, is shown with Treya Millman, left, and Shelby Moats as she enjoyed the children's visit.
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The community is invited to the annual Polar Bear Plunge, beginning at noon on New Year’s Day at River Bottom Park. All proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Washington County.

Registration can be done online at www.hsw until Friday, or by contacting the shelter at 301-733-2060. Participants can also sign up at the event on New Year’s Day.

Spectators are welcome.

Leo Club completes first service project

The newly formed Leo Club at Springfield Middle School completed its first community service project.

Members collected and distributed more than 250 stuffed animals to various organizations in the Williamsport and Hagerstown areas.

Contributions were made to CASA, Children In Need of Hagerstown, Williamsport Ambulance Service and the Volunteer Fire Co. of Halfway.

The Springfield Middle School Leo Club is an extension of the Williams-port Lions Club.

WES students share their Christmas spirit

Students at Williamsport Elementary School sent approximately 450 Christmas cards, along with 48 pounds of candy and other items, to the troops serving in the Middle East. All grades participated.

Christmas lights luminate the park

The Christmas lights display in Byron Memorial Park will continue to shine each night until Jan. 2.

The display is free. Donations are appreciated and will benefit various nonprofit organizations. A drop box is available.

Winter exercise, hip-hop classes scheduled at 4-Star

The Washington County Recreation Department is offering fitness classes at 4-Star Fitness Center, 30 Milestone Drive.

The hour of low-impact aerobics is offered to help boost cardio and sculpt muscles.

Daytime classes are Tuesday and Thursday, Jan. 15 to April 11, 10 to 11 a.m. Evening classes are Monday and Wednesday, Jan. 14 to April 10, 6 to 7 p.m.

The classes cost $45 for county residents, $55 for out-of-county residents and $36 for senior citizens (55 and older).

Drop-in hip-hop classes will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. for those ages 10 to 19. Classes begin Jan. 3.

The drop-in class costs $2 per class, paid each time at 4-Star.

For more information, call 240-313-2805.

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