Holiday happenings: Upcoming events you won’t want to miss

Here is some upcoming events you won’t want to miss.

Who is on Santa’s naughty or nice list?

This is one of the fun upcoming events offered to the public as part of Heritage Christmas 2020.

The Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce, with sponsorship from Orrstown Bank, is introducing something new to celebrate the 2020 season: Santa’s Naughty or Nice List

With a $3 contribution, the G-ACC will send your “friend, family, (or enemy!)” a card letting them know that they’ve been nominated for Santa’s Naughty or Nice list!  Make nominations to the list here, or in person at the G-ACC at 217 E. Baltimore St., during normal business hours, Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Santa’s Naughty or Nice List program runs through December 18.

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; Among those already on Santa’s Nice List are Mrs. Claus, Dancer & Prancer. Those on Santa’s Naughty List include the Abominable Snowman, The Grinch, and of course, COVID 19!

“With 2020 giving so many folks frustration upon frustration, Santa’s Naughty or Nice List is a new twist to bring some fun to the season,” said Interim Executive Director Valerie Meyers. “Be sure your friends, family (or enemies!) end up on the right list this Christmas!”

For more information, call the Chamber office at 597-4610 or to visit the Chamber’s website.

Pet portraits by Antietam staff artists

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Staff artist Destiny is busy working on one of the photo entries for our “Luck of the Draw” fundraiser.

Antietam Humane Society’s talented staff artists are anxiously waiting to draw your pets! You cannot choose your artist – it’s the “Luck of the Draw” – but you won’t be disappointed! Just send a photo via Antietam’s Facebook messenger or email at with the subject “Luck of the Draw fundraiser” by December 4. You can pick up your drawing at the shelter or we will put it in the mail to you no later than December 14; so please let the shelter know how you would like to receive your drawing. Each drawing is $20 per photo submitted (pay through Facebook or call the shelter).

AHS staff are, first and foremost, animal caretakers. Please remember this is a “FUNdraiser”

Winter Scavenger Hunt begins Dec. 1

The Franklin County Historical Society announces the Franklin County Winter Scavenger Hunt 2020! This popular fundraiser requires participants to follow clues to find 12 places in Franklin County. The event, sponsored by the nonprofit Society, will award $50 for first place and prizes for second and third place. The entry fee is $10 per person. 

Participants may pick up a clue packet at the Old Jail, 175 East King Street, Chambersburg, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays or by appointment. Packets may also be purchased and downloaded from the online gift shop.  The event begins on December 1 and answers are due by December 30. 

Anyone with questions may call 717-264-1667 or email 

Shop Small Sweepstakes

Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce’s 2020 Shop Small Sweepstakes begins on Shop Small Saturday, this year November 28, and runs through December 18.

The rules are simple. Participants shop at five different Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce member locations between Nov. 28 and Dec. 18. Shoppers then go to the Chamber office and turn their receipts in no later than Dec 15 to be entered into a drawing for one of three $25 cash prizes. The receipts are then returned to the shoppers. The drawing takes place Dec. 21, and winners are contacted by phone.

“The purpose of the contest is to encourage shoppers to spend their holiday dollars locally. The loyalty and support of the community is vital, especially now with our small businesses feeling the effects of COVID,” GACC’s Interim Executive Director Valerie Meyers said. “Imagine our town without it’s small businesses, and you’d be imagining a place without the neighborly smiles or friendly hellos that greet you when you walk through the doors of our local shops. We have so many great retailers and services just outside our own front doors that shopping local is super convenient. By shopping locally, we’re supporting our neighbors and strengthening our whole community by circling those holiday dollars back into the community.”