Class of 1996 reunion being planned

Attention members of the Oxford Area High School Class of 1996. Please forward all current contact information to A reunion is being planned for the fall of this year.

Bingo at the Fire Hall held every Tuesday

The Union Fire Co. No. 1 Banquet Hall will host bingo every Tuesday night at 6:45 p.m. There will be several progressive jackpots during each evening session, as well as a grand jackpot worth $1,000. Call Beckey at 610-932-4485 for more information.

Oxford kindergarten and first grade registration set

The Oxford Area School District will hold kindergarten and new first grade student registration for the 2006-07 school year from Monday, March 27 through Friday, March 31. Registration will take place at the district administration building, 125 Bell Tower Ln., Oxford, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. At the time of registration, your child will have a pre-kindergarten screening by a Jordan Bank School staff member. Day of registration is determined alphabetically (by last name) as follows: Monday, March 27 - A-C; Tuesday, March 28 - D-I; Wednesday, March 29 - J-M; Thursday, March 30 - N-R; and Friday, March 31 - S-Z. These are the only scheduled registration dates. Children entering kindergarten must be five years old on or before August 31, 2006. At the time of registration, parents will need to bring their kindergarten child and the completed Student Enrollment Packet, which are available at the administartion building or any Oxford area public school. These forms are also available on the district Web site at

Computer classes offered at senior center

The Oxford Area Senior Center is offering affordable computer classes for students of all ages (seniors and non-seniors) with hands-on instruction. New classes will begin March 27. Registration is going on now. There is limited space, so call early to reserve your spot. A question and answer session is scheduled for March 21 from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. and April 5 from 10 to 11 a.m. Call the center at 610-932-5244 and ask Colleen for details and registration information or stop by and pick up a course description and schedule.

Friendship Quilters to host free lecture

In celebration of National Quilt Month, the Friendship Quilters of Southern Chester County will host a free lecture featuring Jane Davidson, renowned Chester County historic preservationalist, Monday, March 27 at 7 p.m. The presentation will be held at the Nottingham School Large Group Instruction Area. Davidson will present her personal collection of five generations of quilts and speak on the history of quilting during the past century. The presentation is open to the public. For more information call Vickie Brown at 717-529-8978. Nottingham School is located at 736 Garfield St. in Oxford.

Annual Community Service Awards Dinner set

The Oxford Area Chamber of Commerce, along with the various service organizations in the Oxford Area, will hold the annual Community Service Awards Dinner. The dinner honors the person and/or organization receiving the Outstanding Service to the Community Award. The dinner will be held Thursday, March 30 at the Wyncote Golf and Country Club, Oxford. Social hour will begin at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. There will be live entertainment, community speakers and conclude with award presentations. Tickets are $36 each. Invitations have been sent to all Oxford Area Chamber of Commerce members with RSVP requirements. All reservations must be accompanied by payment. Additional reservations may be made at the Chamber of Commerce office at 23 South Third St. in Oxford, 610-932-0740.

Oxford American Legion Baseball spring tryouts scheduled

Attention students between the ages of 13 and 19 who live in the Oxford and Octorara school districts, the spring tryouts for Oxford American Legion Baseball are scheduled for April 1 and 2 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Lincoln University baseball field. Those planning on attending must bring their gloves and cleats. For more information call Gordon Atkisson at 610-932-0500, ext. 37.

Southern Chester County YMCA set to host Healthy Kids Day

Southern Chester County YMCA has invited everyone to Health Kids Day and "Fitness Around the World" Saturday, April 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is sponsored by Giant Foods and is free and open to the public. The event will feature kids activities, giveaways, family games, crafts, refreshments, educational displays and a chance to register for the Healthy Communities Challenge. For more information call 610-869-YMCA.The YMCA is located at 880 W. Baltimore Pk. in West Grove.

Benefit event set for burn victims

A benefit event has been scheduled to set up a trust fund for the two girls injured in Oxford during a January fire. The event is scheduled for Saturday, April 15 from 2 p.m. to 12 a.m. at Oxford's Redmen's Hall. Tickets for the event are $10/adults and $5/children. Children's activities are scheduled from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., and adult activities are scheduled from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. The event will feature music by Country John and the Tammany Hall Band (5-7 p.m.), face painting, egg decorating, raffles, a toy donation box, games, cotton candy, an egg hunt, food and much more. For more information call Terry Thomas at 610-998-1047 or Linda Hersh at 610-842-8382. Redman's Hall is located along Brick Street in Oxford.

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