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By ERIN JULIUS | December 7, 2007
HAGERSTOWN ? Among the crowd gathered at Hagerstown Community College Friday night for a Christmas feast, three strangers came together as friends. Jean Thomas of Hagerstown and Bill Hasenbuhler of Fairplay met in the parking lot. Hasenbuhler adopted Thomas as his "temporary wife" because his actual wife didn't want to venture out in the ice, he said. Thomas was terrible as a "wife," and let him eat too much food, Hasenbuhler said. When Jerry Shenk walked into the gathering alone, Thomas invited him to join them, Shenk said.
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By MARIE GILBERT | December 15, 2007
HAGERSTOWN ? Three years ago, Michelle Chavez was a single mother juggling a waitressing job with the demands of nurturing two children. Some days were a challenge, she said. But problems were never insurmountable ? until she lost her job. That's when her neighbors in Hagerstown's West End came to the rescue. They offered to baby-sit while she looked for new employment and delivered home-cooked meals to her door. "They helped without my asking," Chavez said. "I don't know what I would have done without them.
NEWS
December 13, 2011
The Boonsboro High School Class of 1977 will hold a Christmas dinner Tuesday, Dec. 27, at 6:30 p.m. at Longhorn Steakhouse. There will be a gift exchange of approximately $10. For more information, call Terri Hollingshead at 301-491-2024 or 301-416-2373.
NEWS
December 4, 2009
Help is always welcome for Christmas dinner To the editor: This is my 18th year as chairwoman of The Salvation Army Christmas dinner in Franklin County, Pa., and in all that time I have gotten the chance to see a lot of elderly people who have little and receive even less during a time when we are all getting and giving presents. I am hoping there are others who are as concerned as I am about their plight. We not only serve dinner to those who come to the doors on Christmas Day, but we deliver to those who would not otherwise get either a Christmas dinner or a present.
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by ERIN JULIUS | December 26, 2006
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Christmas isn't their holiday, but members of the Congregation Sons of Israel want to make Christmas as merry as possible for those who do celebrate with Santa Claus and evergreen trees. Monday marked the 15th year that Lynne Newman spent Dec. 25 organizing a Christmas dinner at the Salvation Army in Chambersburg. She's in the kitchen by 6 a.m., roasting turkeys and preparing her signature sweet potatoes. "It should be as enjoyable for them as it can be," Newman said.
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by WANDA T. WILLIAMS | December 26, 2004
wandaw@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, PA. - Twelve cooked turkeys, more than 20 loaves of bread and too many cans of cranberry sauce to count were needed Saturday to prepare a hot sit-down meal for 200 people at the Salvation Army's Christmas dinner. "We started serving at noon and by 12:45 p.m. most of the food was gone and we were nearly finished feeding everyone," said organizer Lynne Newman, who served holiday diners in a packed dining hall at the organization's offices on Lincoln Way West.
NEWS
November 27, 2009
Collecting toys Local resident may donate new, wrapped toys to the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program may drop them off at the Edward Jones office of Benito Vattelana. The office is in Stone House Square shopping center at 12818-E Shank Farm Way, off Leitersburg Pike north of Hagerstown. Residents may drop off toys during regular business hours through Friday, Dec. 11. For more information, call 301-733-3348. Christmas dinner SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va.
NEWS
December 23, 1999
Editor's note: For these 12 days before Christmas we have been recognizing individuals and groups who make the holidays better for others. This is the last in the series. By DAN KULIN / Staff Writer photo: RIC DUGAN / staff photographer At the Ragland's, presents and Christmas dinner wait until after the family has helped cook for more than 1,000 people. If all goes as planned this Christmas morning, Robert Ragland Jr. will wake up at 5. He'll get his children, who will "jump out of bed," and then they'll all go to the Four Points Sheraton Hotel.
NEWS
December 27, 2007
The Smithsburg Lions Club conducted its annual Vision Days promotion on Nov. 2 and 3 at the Smithsburg Food Lion. Members distributed candy to patrons and collected donations for the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. The Wilmer Eye Institute long has been recognized for bringing together ophthalmologists consistently ranked by their peers as among the finest internationally, with a specially trained and highly experienced team of nurses. Many of the researchers are involved in developing new treatments for eye diseases, diagnosis and treatment.
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by LAURA ERNDE | December 24, 2002
Bethel Assembly of God in Hagerstown will host a free community dinner on Christmas Day for anyone who would like to attend. The dinner will be held from noon to 3 p.m. at 515 E. Wilson Blvd., said Ed Kennedy, one of the organizers. There will be gift bags for children and the church's "clothes closet" will be available for those who want to use it free of charge, he said. The church has been holding a Christmas dinner for the last five years, serving an average of 250 people, Kennedy said.
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