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Coming up NXT: Christmas and a cowardly lion in the Tri-State

Coming up NXT: Christmas and a cowardly lion in the Tri-State

Greencastle to kick off Heritage Christmas celebration

GREENCASTLE, Pa. — The Greencastle community’s annual Heritage Christmas celebration is scheduled for Friday.

Entertainment will begin at 5:30 p.m. with performers in the square, including the St. Maria Goretti High School choir, Calvary Mennonite choir and vocalist Shayne Carmack singing Christmas favorites.

Entertainers also will take the stage at The Life Center at 35 N. Carlisle St. with Teresa Day and her popular drum circle, followed by The Creative Arts Team and Eric McDonald with a magic show.

Other activities for the evening include gingerbread man cookie decorating, children’s crafts and face painting at The Life Center.

A number of community groups will offer cookies, hot drinks, soups, hot dogs and s’mores over an open fire around the borough square.

Favorite Christmas characters, including Apple Annie, the Christmas Angel, snowmen and Bellsnickles will mingle with the crowd as Uncle Bean entertains with his balloon twisting.

Santa is available for photos free of charge, and horse-and-wagon rides are offered every 15 minutes from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets cost $8 per person with children younger than 2 riding on a lap free of charge. Advanced purchase is recommended by calling the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce at 717-597-4610.

The 2019 Heritage Christmas ornament, this year commemorating the horse-and-wagon ride, will be available at the Holiday House on the square for $20, tax included.

Tickets for the annual home tour scheduled for Sunday also will be available for $15. Tickets cost $20 on the day of the tour.

Fifteen homes in the Greencastle-Antrim area have officially registered for the 2019 Heritage Christmas Light It Up exterior home decorating contest. This year’s contest, sponsored by Fran Kenawell — State Farm and Smeltz Insurance & Financial Services — State Farm, includes homes in both the Greencastle Borough and Antrim Township.

The 2019 Light It Up contestants are:

  • The Bietsch Home at 7450 Kuhn Road, Antrim Township
  • The Cabral Home at 6 Starlight Drive
  • The Doubleday Home at 431 W. Baltimore St., Apt. B
  • The Faight Home at 137 N. Ridge Ave.
  • The Harne Home at 220/222 E. Baltimore St.
  • The Moreland Home at 422 Catherine St.
  • The Myers Home at 1401 Choxes Chase, Antrim Township
  • The Peters Home at 908 Redwood Drive, State Line
  • The Porterfield Home at 12884 Grant Shook Road
  • The Reagan Home at 257 N. Carlisle St.
  • The Robinson Home at 14686 Ridge Road, Antrim Township
  • The Smith Home at 430 Catherine St.
  • The Todd Home at 7348 Kuhn Road
  • The Webster Home at 155 Addison Ave.
  • The Witmer Home at 2951 E. Weaver Road

The public is encouraged to judge the homes according to their impression of the most colorful, the brightest, classiest, silliest, or a general favorite. A contribution of $1 per vote should be dropped off or mailed to the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce by Dec. 20. All funds will be donated to the Greencastle-Antrim Food Pantry.

The top winner will be announced on the Chamber Facebook page and the Chamber’s website.

For more information, contact the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce at 717-597-4610.

Waynesboro students cast in ‘The Wizard of Oz’

WAYNESBORO, PA. — The Waynesboro Children’s Theatre Troupe is presenting “The Wizard of Oz” Dec. 5 through Dec. 8, at the Waynesboro Area Senior High School, 550 E. Second St., Waynesboro, Pa. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances will begin at 7 p.m.; the Sunday matinee begins at 2 p.m.

“The Wizard of Oz” is the classic tale of Dorothy, Toto and her adventures in the Land of Oz with her friends, The Tin Man, Cowardly Lion and Scarecrow.

Cast members for “The Wizard of Oz” include Dorothy (Zoe Mason), Lion (Jude Musolino), Scarecrow (Sara Policicchio), The Tin Man (Kendrick Dawson), Wicked Witch (Cristina Bond), Glinda (Careth Noll), The Wizard of Oz (Luke Manning), Aunt Em (Isabelle Kline), Uncle Henry (Jessica Maguire), Hunk (Marissa Musolino), Hickory (Sophia Schowalter), Zeke (Cassidy Wheeler), Miss Gulch (Janie Miller), On Guard (Alyssa Vulgamott) and Toto (Robert Bond and Angel).

The Wizard of Oz is directed by Steve Kulla along with assistant directors Melody Gober and Tammy Black. Cindy Martin serves as musical director and Sue Shetter is the producer.

Tickets for the production are currently available for purchase through the Troupe’s website at for $10. Tickets may also be available at door before each show.

The Alsatia Club’s Christmas craft and vendor show to be held Dec. 7

The Alsatia Club’s third annual Christmas craft and vendor show will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 141 W. Washington St., Hagerstown.

In addition to the crafts and vendors, breakfast, lunch and other foods will be served.

Red Run Express ready to roll

Santa Claus will stop by Red Run Park in Rouzerville, Pa., on Saturday, Dec. 7, for the Red Run Santa Express.

A family holiday event sponsored by the Washington Township Police Department, gives kids of all ages an opportunity to ride the Red Run Express train, greet Santa and meet Washington Township Police officers.

In addition to the train ride, children can have their pictures taken with Santa, write letters for Santa to take back to the North Pole and sit in a Washington Township Police cruiser.

Refreshments will be available while they last. The event is free and open to the public.

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