Community briefs for Oct. 19

October 19, 1997

Letterkenny Army Depot raises nearly $7,000

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Letterkenny Army Depot employees have raised nearly $7,000 for a 5-year-old boy who lost his arms and legs to an infection.

Employees responded immediately after learning of the story of Shawn Guyer of Chambersburg and contributed $6,844.

"I couldn't be more proud to see the cohesiveness I've witnessed as our employees urgently wanted to do something for Shawn," said Col. Thomas W. Resau. "His story has captivated the Letterkenny community. And our folks placed their everyday concerns aside to try to make his struggle a little easier."

Employees are planning to do more during a depot blood drive Oct. 28-29.

Employees can designate their donation be available for Shawn's future needs.

The blood drive, at Salem United Brethren Church just outside Gate 1, is open to the general public from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. each day.


Tenants workshop set for Oct. 28

People who rent can learn about their rights and responsibilities under Maryland law at a workshop set for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 28 at the Washington County Free Library.

Tenants can ask questions to a local attorney, building inspector and housing counselors at the workshop in the library, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown.

Each participant will receive a copy of the Maryland Guide to Tenant Landlord Relations.

Pre-registration is required. Call 301-739-9305 or for TDD 301-797-6363 by Oct. 26.

The workshop is sponsored by the Community Housing Resource Board.

Community invited to an open house

WALKERSVILLE, Md. - The community is invited to an open house at the new Glade Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 26.

An educational tea at 2 p.m. will offer an opportunity to learn about how to cope with caregiver stress and share experiences with other families.

The Frederick Memorial Hospital Mobile Health Truck will provide free vision, hearing and blood sugar screenings during the open house.

The 124-bed nursing center is a partnership between Frederick Memorial Healthcare System and Adventist HealthCare, which will manage the facility. The nursing center will include 88 comprehensive care beds and a 36-bed specialty unit for patients with Alzheimer's or dementia.

The center is located at 56 W. Frederick St., Walkersville, Md. Registration is appreciated. Call 1-888-873-2757.

The Washington County Commission on Aging Inc./Area Agency on Aging will hold meeting

The Washington County Commission on Aging Inc./Area Agency on Aging will hold its general membership meeting at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at the Alexander House.

The guest speaker will be Dr. Ralph T. Salvagno, orthopedic surgeon, who will talk about the causes and cures of arthritis and joint pain.

Members will vote on candidates for the board of directors. Light refreshments will be served.

Appointed general members who are unable to attend should call Liz Bonebrake at 301-790-0275.

Frederick Blues Festival is planned

FREDERICK, Md. - The first Frederick Blues Festival is planned for 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Baker Park bandshell.

The blues fest supports Heartly House, a Frederick charity assisting victims of domestic violence.

Admission is free, but everyone is encouraged to bring a canned food item.

Six popular blues bands are scheduled to appear: 2Blue Ensemble, Blue Steele, BG and the Mojo Hands, Automatic Slim and His Band, the Janine Wilson Band and Duffy Kane.

More information is on the event's Internet site:

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