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Holiday Toy Drive Odd Fellow Lodge #773 of New Grenada is collecting new toys to be distributed to area children this Christmas. Toy donations can be dropped off at post offices located in Hustontown, Burnt Cabins, Waterfall and Wells Tannery through the end of November. Toys must be new and in their original packaging.
Free Coats There will be free winter coats available on Tuesday, November 25, at St. Stephen Catholic Church, beginning at 9:00 a.m. More information may be obtained by calling Sister Margie at 485-5917.
Angel Food Ministries There will be sign up for the December menu and specials at Fulton County Catholic Mission. The times will be on Tuesday, December 2, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Wednesday, December 3, from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Thursday, December 4, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and Warfordsburg Presbyterian Church Saturday, December 6, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. If you eat, you qualify. Further information and a menu may be obtained by calling 485-5917.
Livestock Deadlines Any 4-H and FFA youths wishing to have livestock as a project for 2009 must be registered with the Fulton County Extension Office by December 31, 2008. Contact club leaders or FFA advisors for registration papers. Youths must be an active 4-H member or FFA member to participate. More information may be obtained by contacting Greg Strait at 717- 485-4111.
Holiday Greenery For Sale The Fulton County Community Christian School Booster's Club is taking orders for fresh holiday greenery to be delivered in time for holiday decorating. Items include a 26-inch balsam wreath, a 34-inch Christmas tree wreath, 24-inch wall or door swag, 18-foot balsam garland for an elegant look around doorways, porch rails and staircases and a 36- inch mailbox swag that attaches to any standard mailbox. A gift-boxed wreath and hanger may also be ordered and delivered as a gift to anywhere in the 48 contiguous states. To place an order or for additional information, contact the school at 717-573-4400.
Free Herb Class Sunday, November 23, at 1:00 p.m. in Chambersburg. Master herbalist Calman Marcus will be talking about disease prevention, diabetes, heart disease, blood pressure, etc. The floor will be open to discuss any topic. More information or meeting location contact Rhonda at 717-573-4004.
"Tonoloway - If Its Walls Could Talk" Copies of the Friends of Tonoloway Primitive Baptist Church's recently published book, "Tonoloway - If Its Walls Could Talk," are still available for purchase. The 140-page book, written by John Mentzer, documents the 50 signatures of Union troops hospitalized at the church between mid-December 1861 and early March 1862 that were discovered during an interior restoration. The 8 1/2-inch-x-11-inch soft cover book also includes 90 photographs, a history of the church and a record of its restoration. Makes a great Christmas gift for Civil War and local history buffs. Cost is $25 plus $3 postage. To order a copy, contact Marlin Douglas, 215 Meadow Lane, Chambersburg, PA 17201, telephone 717-263-9860 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Proceeds from the sale of books support the ongoing restoration and maintenance of Tonoloway Primitive Baptist Church.
55-Alive Driving Class The classroom refresher course for 55-Alive mature driving will be offered at Warfordsburg Senior Center on November 24 and 25. Classes are from 8:30 a.m. to noon and two days of classes are required. You can preregister, either in person or by mailing the check payable to AARP for $10 per person to Warfordsburg Senior Center, 209 Long Hollow Road, Warfordsburg, PA 17267. Graduates of the class, age 55 and over, will be eligible for the three-year auto insurance discount. Anyone planning on staying for lunch, following the class, should let Cindy know at 294-6020 one day in advance or when registering. Need not be a member of AARP or the senior center to attend. There are no tests involved. More information may be obtained by calling Cindy Rinker at 294-6020.
Free Coats There will be free coats available on Saturday, November 22, during the Angel Food distribution at Warfordsburg Presbyterian Faith Center from 8:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.
Christmas Bazaar Cancelled The Christmas bazaar originally scheduled for December 6 at Cito Fellowship Hall has been cancelled for this year.
Christmas Gift Program To sign up children for the Fulton County Catholic Mission Christmas Program call Sister Margie at 485-5917.