Two local organizations offer fantastic model train displays during the Christmas season.

The Glen Rock Hose & Ladder Company goes all out every year with four large layouts featuring HO-, S-, O- and G-Gauges.

The display is located in the Arthur Hufnagel Public Library, 32 Main St. Hours are 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays until Jan. 3 and 2 to 6 p.m. Sundays through Jan. 5. Special Christmas Eve hours are 9 p.m. to midnight.

For details, call 235-7754.

In Red Lion, the Red Lion Train Station Model Railroaders is hosting its 11th Annual Holiday Open House through Dec. 31 at the historic Maryland and Pennsylvania (Ma & Pa) Railroad Train Station Museum, 73 N. Main St.

The group's expanding three-rail O-, S- and N-Gauge model railroad layouts will be operating Dec. 21, 22, 28 and 29 as well as 6 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 27 and 30. Special hours during Red Lion's annual "Roarin' in the New Year" are 7 to 11:30 p.m. Dec. 31.

I've seen both exhibits over the years and can definitely say they are fun for all ages.

Admission to both shows is free but donations are greatly appreciated.

Library book sale

Oh, and while you're visiting the Glen Rock model train show, you may want to check out the library's book sale.

Bargain-priced books for adults and children, DVDs and VHS movies will be available for purchase every evening the train display is open.

For details, call 235-1127.

Support the Ruff family

A Lower Chanceford Township family lost their home, clothing and all their belongings in a recent house fire.

To help them out, Friends of the Ruff Family are hosting a Benefit Spaghetti Supper 3 to 7 p.m. Dec. 21 at the Airville Fire Company on Route 74.

The meal includes spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, rolls, dessert and beverage. Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for ages 6 to 12 years. Of course, greater donations will be accepted to help the young family.

To learn other ways to help, call Wanda Golden at 862-3282.

Felton resident Lori Badders is a native of southern York County. Reach her at