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Community briefs

September 20, 2000

Community briefs



Teen Read Week set for Oct. 15-21

Middle and high school students in Washington County secondary public schools will observe Teen Read Week from Oct. 15-21.

Teen Read Week is an annual observance celebrating the fun of reading.

The Washington County Young Adult Literature Study Group will kick off Teen Read Week Saturday, Oct. 14, at Border's Bookstore from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Students from middle and high schools will present readers' theater, skits, oral interpretations, book talks and more.

Community Foundation to recognize volunteers

The Community Foundation is seeking nominations for people who perform unselfish acts that improve the human condition.

Starting this year, the foundation will recognize three such people.

Each of the three volunteers to win the award will name their favorite charities to receive a $5,000 endowment fund to be established at the Community Foundation of Washington County through a gift from the Community Foundation.

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Nominations must reach the foundation's offices by Monday, Oct. 16, at 5 p.m.

Nomination forms are available at the Community Foundation offices at 14606 Pennsylvania Ave., or by calling 301-745-5210.

For more information, contact Joyce A. Heptner, executive director, at 301-745-5210.

Community Partnership to honor unsung heroes

The Washington County Community Partnership for Children & Families, Washington County's Local Management Board, wants to recognize unsung heroes who spend their time and energy improving the lives of the county's children and families.

Those wishing to acknowledge such a Washington County resident may complete a nomination form for the first Washington County Partner Awards. Nominations can be submitted in one of four categories: Volunteer, Business/Community Leader, Direct Service Professional and Person of Characters.

Those selected will be honored at the Washington County Community Partnership Annual Summit on Oct. 24 at the Ramada Inn.

Nomination forms are available at the WCCP office at 33 W. Washington St. in Hagerstown. Forms must be returned by Sept. 26.

For information, contact Melissa Boyer at the WCCP office at 301-791-3486.

Sarbanes seeks service academy nominations

The office of U.S. Sen. Paul Sarbanes is accepting applications for nomination to the four United States service academies for classes entering in 2001. The deadline for submitting applications is Monday, Nov. 6.

Those interested may obtain applications by writing to Sen. Paul Sarbanes, Tower One, Suite 1710, 100 S. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201.

Sharpsburg EMS is conducting fund drive

Sharpsburg Area Emergency Medical Service is conducting its annual subscription fund drive.

All residents and property owners in the Sharpsburg EMS response area will receive a fund drive packet. The area includes Sharpsburg and the areas of Keedysville, Fairplay, Boonsboro and other communities of southern Washington County.

For additional information, or fund drive information if needed, contact Sharpsburg EMS at 301-432-5348.

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