June 27, 2002

Theater to dedicate Miss Maryland Gallery

The Miss Maryland Gallery will be dedicated in the recently renovated Maryland Theatre Annex Building at 25 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, on Friday at 11:45 a.m.

Tickets for theater events are on sale from the new administrative office, 27 S. Potomac St., in the Annex Building weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The public may tour the Annex Friday from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Sharpsburg to hold second Founder's Day

The town of Sharpsburg will hold the second annual Founder's Day on Tuesday, July 9, at 6:30 p.m. at Chapline's gravesite in the Mountain View Cemetery. The event commemorates the founding of the town of Sharpsburg by Joseph Chapline on July 9, 1763.


This event is sponsored by the Sharpsburg Founder's Day Committee and the Sharpsburg American Legion and includes a graveside service, wreath laying, and presentations by the local Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and Cub Scouts. Re-enactors from Friends of Fort Frederick will provide interpretations of the period and period music. Guests include Sen. Donald Munson and descendants of the Chapline family.

A community picnic will follow at 7 p.m. on the grounds of the Inn at Antietam. Guests are invited to dress in period Colonial clothing.

For information call Page Otto at 432-6220.

Fund-raising group to cover communications

The next meeting of the Western Maryland Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals will be held on Tuesday, July 9, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at Robinwood Medical Center's Community Room, 11110 Medical Campus Dr., Hagerstown.

The program is free for AFP members and $10 for nonmembers.

For information or to register attendance, contact: Kathy Jankowski at 301-696-0797 or

The program will cover crisis communications for not-for-profits, led by Len Doran, director of development, and Maureen Theriault, director of public relations, for Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown.

Tickets on sale for the Monster Truck Nationals

Tickets are on sale for the 2002 Monster Truck Nationals at Hagers-town Speedway, a three-day event scheduled for Friday and Saturday nights, July 19 and 20, and Sunday afternoon, July 21. Rain date is Monday night, July 22, at 8 p.m.

Advanced Reserved tickets are $18 and can be obtained by calling the Speedway office at 301-582-0640. Tickets are also on sale at the track office during normal business hours during the week and Saturday nights. Advanced General Admission tickets are $13. Admission for children between the ages of 2-12 is $5. All tickets are $2 more on day of show.

For information, contact the speedway office or go online at The Hagerstown Speedway is on U.S. 40, six miles west of Hagers-town.

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