By JULIE E. GREENE
A $375,000 donation from an unidentified contributor has brought ice rink officials close to raising their $1.1 million share for the $2.3 million rink at the Hagerstown Fairgrounds, city officials said Tuesday.
The name of the contributor will be announced at a 10 a.m. press conference on Thursday at the rink off Security Road, officials said.
Councilman Lewis C. Metzner said he was impressed that Washington County Sports Foundation officials were able to raise within six months most of the $1,092,537 they have so far for their share of the rink's cost. The nonprofit foundation will operate the rink.