Maugansville keeps good things good

August 29, 2002|by KATE COLEMAN

Funnel cakes at Maugansville Pride Day, Saturday, Aug. 31, will cost $1.75.

"Same as last year," says Charles Lumm, a member of Maugansville Ruritan Club.

Along with his brother, Marty, and nephew, Brian, Lumm will man the frying pans at the little festival in the little community park in the little village of Maugansville.

And not much else about the 22nd annual event will be different this year.

"It's the same," says Bob Walton, Pride Day chairman. "That's what it's all about."

Maugansville, just west of Interstate 81 outside Hagerstown, is a hamlet of about 500 families. Many of the 3,000 people who attend the annual community celebration don't travel far - they're from town.

The festival will open at 9 a.m., as it has in the past, with Heavenly Harmony singing "The Star Spangled Banner."


There will be a demonstration by the Hagerstown Country and Western Dance Association at 10 a.m., and at noon, an antique tractor demonstration, followed by a "slow tractor race."

Yes, in keeping with the spirit of the event, the slowest tractor wins.

A musical group - 3 4 All - will perform at 2 p.m.

Forty crafters will be on hand, and there will be festival food, ice cream and homemade soups and pies aplenty. A 50-50 raffle will help to support the Ruritan Club's community projects.

Charles Lumm says he's looked into purchasing some custom-made steel pans for making festival funnel cakes. But current equipment four old iron skillets on two old gas stoves - work just fine.

If you go . . .

Twenty-second annual Maugansville Pride Day

Saturday, Aug. 31, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Maugansville Community Park

Interstate 81, Exit 9, Maugans Avenue. Head west to the park.

The event will be held rain or shine. There is plenty of free parking.

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