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Community briefs

September 29, 1998

County to take part in reading program

The Washington County Family Center will participate in the governor's "Reading Across Maryland" initiative on Sept. 30 at Washington County Family Center, 920 W. Washington St., Suite 100, Hagerstown.

Carroll Springer, assistant director for Adult, Child and Family Services at Washington County Department of Social Services, will be there at 12:30 p.m. to read to participants and their children age 3 and younger.

Each participant will receive a free book for his or her child.

Services at the Washington County Family Center are free to any expectant parent or parent of a child up to age 4.

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For information, call 301-790-4002.

DNR to conduct managed deer hunt

BIG POOL - Maryland's Department of National Resources State Forest and Park Service will conduct a managed biological deer hunt at Fort Frederick State Park in Washington County Dec. 8-10.

The hunt is being conducted to control deer herds on park lands.

Each day during the managed hunt, 25 hunters selected by lottery will be placed in predetermined locations to harvest anterless deer. Only shotguns with rifled slugs will be permitted for the hunt, which will be held from sunrise until 1 p.m. each day. The park will be closed during the hunting hours to ensure safety.

Applications for the lottery can be found in DNR's 1998-99 Hunting and Trapping Guide. A $5 fee must accompany the application and must be received at the Fort Frederick Visitor Center by 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 2. The mailing address is: 11100 Fort Frederick Road, Big Pool, Md. 21711. The lottery drawing will be conducted at the center on Monday, Oct. 5, at 1 p.m.

For information, call the office at 301-842-2155 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Farmers market plans Fall Festival

The City Farmers Market, 25 W. Church St., will sponsor a Fall Festival during October. The market is open every Saturday from 5 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Events and demonstrations are being planned for October, said Market Master Norma Parks.

In addition to Saturday activities, a Market-in-the-Square is planned for Thursday, Oct. 8, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Public Square. The event gives customers a sampling of vendors who sell their wares at City Farmers Market every Saturday.

For information, call 301-739-8577, extension 193.

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