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NEWS
by SCOTT BUTKI | November 23, 2004
scottb@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - With a green Christmas tree drawn on her left cheek and a wrapped present drawn on her right, Savanna Smith was in the spirit of the annual tree-lighting ceremony at Hagerstown's Public Square Monday evening. In addition to having her face painted at the event, Savanna, 7, was given a balloon in the shape of a reindeer, which she proudly wore on her head. Asked to summarize the event, she said, "It is fun. " "It is good to see the community come together," her father, Russell Smith, said.
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ENTERTAINMENT
November 29, 2011
1. Raise a glass to holiday fun Washington County Playhouse will present "Liquored-Up Lucille's Holiday Bonanaz. " 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11 and 18. Washington County Playhouse, 44 N. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. Opens Friday, Dec. 2, continues through Friday, Dec. 23. $38.50; $34.50 for seniors and students; $25 for children ages 5 to 11; $15 show only on Fridays (limited seating). For reservations, call 301-739-7469. 2. Say hello to Birdie The Waynesboro Children's Theatre Troupe will present "Bye Bye Birdie," a musical comedy about Conrad Birdie, a '50s-era singer who chose the military life against the wishes of his fans.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | December 3, 2011
For more than 30 years, the Antietam Exchange Club has hosted its annual Christmas Party for Kids not only to make sure children enjoy the holiday, but to offer their parents a little help by donating diapers and other necessities. Arthur Schneider, Exchange Club member and event co-chair, said Saturday during this year's party at the Masonic Temple in downtown Hagerstown that organizers planned for about 200 people. "Each child got to sit with Santa Claus and talk about Christmas," Schneider said.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | December 17, 2008
WILLIAMSPORT -- It's that time of year again, when Williamsport offers its popular visit with Santa for children, all set in Byron Memorial Park, which is decked out for the holidays. Santa Claus is portrayed by Roger Grimes, who has been working on his naturally white beard for 38 years. On Wednesday night, children jumped at the chance for a Christmas chat with him. "Gimme a high five," Grimes said to 5-year-old Dallas Croasmun of Clear Spring as the boy climbed on to Grimes' lap. Dallas' sister Katie, 8, then got her chance with Grimes.
NEWS
By ASHLEY HARTMAN | December 9, 2007
ROUZERVILLE, PA. - Pancakes, sausage and Santa Claus were on the menu Saturday morning for families who attended the third annual Santa's Breakfast at the Rouzerville Ruritan Club. "It started off slow because of (the threat) of freezing rain," said Ann Backer, a representative of the Rouzerville Business Association (RBA), which sponsored the breakfast. "Once we got started, it was wonderful. " For a fee of $5 for adults and $3 for children, families could enjoy an all-you-can-eat breakfast.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | December 1, 2012
It seems that no matter where Santa Claus goes this time of year, children follow. The annual Breakfast with Santa drew a record crowd to the Rouzerville Ruritan Club on Saturday, according to event organizers. Allen Scott, immediate past president of the Rouzerville Lions Club, was up bright and early to stay ahead of the rush, but his plan didn't work out the way he hoped. “We started setting up at 7 o'clock and serving at 8 (a.m.), but we can barely keep up with the demand,” Scott said.
NEWS
December 2, 2007
Family holiday concert SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The concert will feature the Shepherd University choral and instrumental ensembles and a visit from Santa Claus. 3 p.m. today. Shepherd University's Frank Arts Center Theater. $10; $5 ages 18 and younger; free for Shepherd students and Friends of Music MAC cardholders. Call 304-876-5555 or go to www.sufom.org. Community Christmas concert Music for organ, piano and handbells performed by area musicians. 4 p.m. today.
NEWS
November 29, 2005
Washington County's Rural Heritage Museum will be holding a Christmas Open House Saturday, Dec. 10, and Sunday, Dec. 11, from 1 to 4 p.m. The museum is in the Washing County Agricultural Education Center, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike (Md. 65). The museum is about 7 miles south of Hagerstown. Sponsored by The Friends of the Rural Heritage Museum, the open house will feature: A display of antique toys A children's workshop area, where youths can make a decoration using real cranberries and popcorn, and then take it home Santa Claus, who will be available for picture-taking in an authentic sleigh Special holiday decorations by Washington County Homemakers Clubs A gift shop with newly arrived holiday treasures Free admission.
NEWS
December 9, 2003
Sitting on Santa's lap and a Harley-Davidson motorcycle might just make Christmas that much more special for some area boys and girls this holiday season. A $5 donation to the Community Rescue Service child safety-seat program will result in just such an opportunity Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Denny's Restaurant, 1630 Dual Highway, Hagerstown. A photograph, which will be in a holiday frame, can be taken with either Santa Claus or Mrs. Claus on the Harley of the donor's choice.
NEWS
November 23, 1998
photo: JOE CROCETTA / staff photographer The City of Hagerstown's Christmas tree was lighted Monday night in Public Square. This is the second time the tree has been in the southeast quadrant of the square. Last year the tree was lighted while that corner of the square was still being renovated. The tree previously stood in the northeast corner of the square. Decades ago it stood in the center of the intersection of Washington and Potomac streets.
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