How well do you know Hagerstown? - And the winner is . . .

July 26, 1997

And the winner is . . .

How well do our readers know Hagerstown?

Very well, indeed.

We invited them to identify 15 local landmarks, and 116 people responded by our deadline of Monday, July 21, at 10 a.m.

Twenty-nine responses had all the right answers, and we put them in a box and drew a winner's name.

It was Sherrie Priest of Hagerstown, who will receive a check for $100.

"This is the second thing I've won in a month. I should play the lottery," Priest said.

On July 12 her name was drawn for a signed Boyds Bear - a collectible by artist Gary Lowenthal - at This Olde House in Hagerstown.


Priest said she and her father, Richard Poffenberger of Hagerstown, drove around looking for the landmarks.

"Every time I'd go across town I'd take a detour," Priest said.

Priest, who said she spent about 10 hours identifying the landmarks, says she found the hardest clue to be No. 15 - the transom over the door at the Miller House at 135 W. Washington St.

The clue that stumped most people was No. 11, the winged horse symbol on the sidewalk outside the Boys and Girls Club of Washington County Inc. at 805 Pennsylvania Ave. Sixty-one people missed only that question and got the other 14 right.

Many who responded remembered the club as the old Fairchild Aircraft building. Fairchild donated the building to the club in 1971, said Jim Deaner, executive director of the Boys and Girls Club. The horse was a symbol of Fairchild. We accepted the answer Fairchild building as correct.

A number of participants noted that they had fun trying to find the landmarks and said they'd like to do it again.

Thanks to everyone who participated.

- Teri Johnson, Staff Writer

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