County offices, transit system closed on Thursday

CUMBERLAND — Allegany County government offices and Allegany County Transit will be closed Thursday in observance of Thanksgiving.

The transit service will resume Friday but government offices will remain closed. For transit information, log on to or call (301) 722-6360.

Rocky Gap ceremony to honor veterans

ROCKY GAP — Rocky Gap Veterans Cemetery will once again take part in the Wreaths Across America ceremony at noon Dec. 13.

Wreaths will be placed in the cemetery to represent the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard and for the POW/MIA. American Legion Post 13 Veterans Honor Guard will take part in the ceremony.

Wreaths Across America began in 2006 as an offshoot of the Arlington National Cemetery wreath project, which started in 1992 with the annual placement of 5,000 wreaths donated by the Worcester Wreath Co. of Harrington, Maine.

Last year, 286 locations hosted Wreaths Across America ceremonies, including Rocky Gap State Park, and more than 32,500 wreaths were placed on the headstones of those who served and sacrificed for the country’s freedoms. This year, organizers project the figures to exceed 350 locations and 100,000 wreaths.

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Model railroad group’s display to open Saturday

CUMBERLAND — The Maryland/West Virginia Model Railroad Association’s annual Christmas open house at the former Jockey Club building at the Allegany County Fairgrounds will begin Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m.

The open house will continue Sunday and Monday from 1 to 5 p.m. and Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m.

The railroad display will be open Dec. 10, 17 and 31 from 6 to 9 p.m. and every Sunday in December from 1 to 5 p.m.

Post offices closed for Thanksgiving holiday

CUMBERLAND — All post offices in the Baltimore District will be closed Thursday and Express Mail will be delivered in the major metropolitan area only.

Many services available at the post office are online at

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