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August 12, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Franklin County 4-H Pig Club has had an eventful summer. The club has participated in the following events: o The annual club trip to Hersheypark, Pa., was June 23. o On July 18, the club leaders and members toured the members' facilities and checked their respective 4-H projects. That evening, the club had a family picnic at the Hamilton Ruritan picnic grounds along Back Creek in Chambersburg. After the meal, the members participated in games and relay races.
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NEWS
August 8, 2009
A youth group from Immanuel Presbyterian Church in McLean, Va., spent the week of July 13 to 17 volunteering with Habitat for Humanity of Washington County. The group spent their first two days salvaging materials from Asad Ghattas' property at 1219 Mount Aetna Road prior to its demolition. The rest of the week was spent helping in Habitat's new ReStore. Before leaving July 17, group leader Wally Hampshire presented a $500 donation to Habitat. The youth group has volunteered with Habitat for many years.
NEWS
August 3, 2009
New Beginnings Community Church's youth group sent 14 of its members to Charleston, S.C., to attend a mission camp called M-Fuge. They traveled the 11-hour trip in their newly purchased bus. During the week, members of the team worked in children's ministry teaching those ages 2 to 12 in Bible clubs. Some worked in poverty-stricken areas in parks, playing with children and showing them love. Others worked in nursing homes and food banks. Two of the team members, Keith Snyder and Anthoney Dankulich, worked in a new area this year called the beach ministry.
NEWS
July 13, 2009
On July 4, the youth from Paramount Baptist Church hosted a carwash at Auto Zone on Longmeadow Road. The group accepted donations and collected more than $400 toward its summer mission trip to Ocean City, Md. The youths washed approximately 30 vehicles. Nine youths and four adults will be going on the mission trip to Ocean City. While there, they will help run a Bible club at various campgrounds, minister to the lifeguards and others by giving them water and sharing the love of Jesus.
NEWS
By JESS WEST, 301-988-0435 | July 1, 2009
Ice rink announces new public skating times The Hagerstown Ice and Sports Complex at Fairgrounds Park has announced its new public ice skating times. The new times will begin Friday, July 10. The new times are as follows: o Fridays, 7 to 8:50 p.m. o Saturdays, 3 to 4:50 p.m. and 8 to 9:50 p.m. o Sundays, 2 to 3:50 p.m. o Mondays, noon to 12:50 p.m. Broomball will move from Friday nights to Sunday afternoons from noon to 12:50 p.m. Sneakers, helmets and gloves are required.
NEWS
By MARLO BARNHART | April 8, 2009
The Bethel Believers is not a typical Sunday school class. At Bethel United Methodist Church, the adult class taught by Marlene Young was involved last fall in packing shoe box gifts through Operation Christmas Child. The church packed, wrapped and shipped more than 200 boxes, which became part of nearly 8 million shoe box gifts donated from around the world. Recently, the class received a letter of thanks from a young girl named Francheska in Latvia. The church included cards in all boxes bearing the name and address of the congregation.
NEWS
By KRISTY SMITH / 301-432-8615 | February 3, 2009
Greetings, neighbors! I am trusting you survived the ice with no lasting problems. It was a comedy at my house watching the puppies try to get around on the rink that was our yard. When you have a minute, take the time to wonder at the beautiful new facade at Inn BoonsBoro. What a wonderful addition to our little downtown. All County Band You might have read that on Saturday evening, the All County Band performed at North High. What an amazing concert put on by musicians whose rehearsal time was cut short due to bad weather.
NEWS
By MARLO BARNHART | January 30, 2009
TRI-STATE -- While many will be celebrating 43 years of the Super Bowl on Sunday, the "Souper Bowl of Caring" is having an anniversary of its own. For 20 years, churches across the country have been piggybacking on the sports phenomenon to raise awareness and money for those less fortunate. In the Tri-State area, a number of churches are involving their youth in the event. At the Brownsville Church of the Brethren, the youth group has participated in the Souper Bowl of Caring effort for the past five years.
NEWS
December 23, 2008
Editor's note: On Nov. 27, Editorial Page Editor Bob Maginnis wrote a column announcing that two anonymous donors would give away $4,000 in $100 increments. To get the cash, writers had to tell how they would make someone's Christmas better in 100 words or less. Four donors provided money in the following amounts: $3,000; $1,200, $1,000 and $100. What follows is the last batch of letters. All checks have now been mailed. The deadline to apply has passed. I'd educate about Chiari To the editor: If I had a $100, I could make a better Christmas for someone by educating others about Chiari Malformation, Syringomyelia and other related conditions that many local residents suffer from.
NEWS
By MELITA WISHARD / 301-790-0079 | November 28, 2008
Senior club plans monthly gathering The Maugansville Senior Friendship Club will meet Tuesday, Dec. 2, at Tops Chinese Buffet at the North Village Plaza. A Dutch treat lunch will be followed by the meeting and Christmas program. Don't forget to bring some decorations for the tables to help everyone get in the spirit of the season. For more information, call Reba Shobe at 301-739-9596, Sylvia Lyon at 301-791-1631 or Dorothy Smith at 301-745-6355. Pancake breakfast to help youth group The youth group from Salem Reformed Church will host a pancake/sausage breakfast Saturday from midnight to 10 a.m. Breakfast costs $5. The breakfast is especially for all the hunters who will be leaving their homes early in the morning, but anyone may attend.
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