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News director to host Goodwill banquet

April 28, 1999

Anchorman to serve as master of ceremonies at Goodwill banquet

NBC-25 News Director Glen Fortinberry will serve as the master of ceremonies when Hagerstown Goodwill Industries holds its 44th annual awards banquet on Wednesday, May 5, at the Four Points-Sheraton, Hagerstown.

The event will begin with a social time at 6:15 p.m. and dinner will follow at 7 p.m.

The banquet is held in conjunction with Goodwill Industries Week May 2-8. It was established to recognize clients/trainees for their personal achievements, businesses or organizations who have been instrumental in helping Goodwill carry out its mission during the past year and retiring board members who have served their full terms.

For more information, call 301-733-7330, extension 117.

Clinic to hold Pediatric Night on May 21

The Community Free Clinic will hold Pediatric Night on Friday, May 21, from 4:30 p.m. until all patients are seen. Pediatric Night will be operated by Bruce E. Weneck, M.D.

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The Community Free Clinic is at 18 W. Franklin St. in downtown Hagerstown. For additional information, call the clinic at 301-733-9234.

Antietam Foundation awarded grant

The National Park Service's American Battlefield Protection Program has awarded a grant of $16,500 to the Save Historic Antietam Foundation for the development of a driving tour brochure on the Civil War Maryland Campaign of 1862.

The brochure will guide tourists to all significant Civil War sites connected with the 1862 campaign and help promote battlefield preservation.

For additional information on this project contact Todd Bolton, chief, Visitor Services Branch, Harpers Ferry Historic Park, P.O. Box 550, Sharpsburg, MD 21782.

The American Battlefield Protection Program is in the National Park Service's Heritage Preservation Services Division, 1849 C. St., N.W., NC 330, Washington, DC 20240, telephone 1-202-343-1210.

Free Y2K Seminar offered May 13

Hagerstown Deafnet Association Inc., and Leitersburg Grange Hall will present a free Y2K Seminar on May 13 at 7 p.m. Leitersburg Grange Hall is on Md. 60 between Hagerstown and Leitersburg.

This seminar is open to the public both hearing and deaf. An interpreter will be provided for the deaf. Conducting the seminar will be Capt. Bill Ashforth, who has been in the Coast Guard for 27 years.

He is commanding officer of the Coast Guard Operations Systems Center in Martinsburg, W.Va., which houses 33 mission-essential computer systems, accessed by more than 11,000 users worldwide.

For information or directions, call Harold Bible at 301-791-9025 voice or 301-791-9020 (telecommunications device for the deaf); or Anita Bussard at 301-582-0557 (voice).

Event to honor Korean War veterans

The Washington County Chapter of the American Red Cross is hosting an event to honor Korean War veterans.

On Sunday, May 16, Korean veterans and the public may join the Red Cross at Riggie Hall at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 17630 Virginia Ave. in Hagerstown. The program will begin at 2:30 p.m. Veterans are invited to bring artifacts and memorabilia to display that afternoon. Speakers will share their personal recollections of the U.S. involvement in the conflict. Admission is free.

This event was postponed from a previous date due to weather. More information may be obtained by calling the Washington County Chapter at 301-739-0717.

'Lost Civil War newspapers' available to view

The "lost Civil War newspapers," are available for viewing by local residents.

A copy of the microfilmed newspaper, The Herald of Freedom and Torch Light, has been purchased by Washington County Free Library and is available for public use at the reference desk. The microfilmed issues cover the period from 1859 to 1864.

Also available at the reference desk is a microfilm of another newspaper published in Hagerstown, the Maryland Free Press, from 1862-1863.

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