Week of May 7, 1956
The Coffman Health Center on the Middleburg Pike has become one of the community's most popular locations for holding meetings of various groups and associations. On several occasions, two and three groups have met at the same time, using not only the spacious auditorium, which can seat 125 persons, but clinic rooms as well.
It is a meeting place for the Junior Civitan Club, Town and Country Garden Club, Washington County Historical Society, Hamilton Park-Carroll Heights Civic Association, Antietam Street PTA, Hood College Alumni Association and many more.
There was a time when a trip by train, always an exciting event for youngsters, was rather commonplace. Nowadays, however, when most families do their traveling in their own cars, a train ride is a once-in-a-lifetime occasion for a lot of girls and boys.
So it was a very special occasion this week for a group of first-graders at Clear Spring Elementary School when they traveled from Highfield to Hagerstown via the Western Maryland.