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Convention, Visitors Bureau honors its own

Convention, Visitors Bureau honors its own

November 22, 2002

The Hagerstown/Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau recognized the county's travel industry at its annual awards dinner and dance Wednesday evening at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel.

Six members of the county's travel industry were recognized for their contributions.

  • Wanda Blake Giffin received the Front-line Employee of the Year award. Giffin was nominated by the managers of the Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites for her efforts in creating the Housekeeping Department and working her way to a supervisor position. The managers at Holiday Inn Express noted that Giffin "...sets standards for other employees as far as her dependability, willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done, and kind and courteous service to our guests."

  • The Event of the Year is the Alsatia Mummers' Parade through downtown Hagerstown, sponsored since 1920 by the Alsatia Club. Each year, around Halloween, the parade draws more than 80,000 viewers and includes about 6,000 participants from Washington County and the Tri-State area. The parade has doubled in size since 1940; it usually takes three-and-a-half hours to wind its way through the city.

  • Joyce Stanley was recognized for her efforts as Volunteer of the Year. Stanley was responsible for the development and funding for the county's Attractions and Museum Guide. Stanley also volunteers her time to the Washington County Association of Museums and Historical Sites, Food Resources Inc., Bulldog Federal Credit Union, Washington County Roundhouse Museum and the mission at John Wesley Methodist Church.

  • DHWeb received the (CVB) Member of the Year award for its outstanding creativity, technological advice and for going "above the call of duty" in the development and implementation of the CVB's Web site, which included the creation of an on-line ticket ordering system.

    David Hall and David Henneberger are the owners of DHWeb, which is based at the Technical Innovation Center at Hagerstown Community College.

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  • Darrell Whittington, director of golf, and John Kain, grounds superintendent, of Black Rock Golf Course received the Director's Award for their contributions to the success of the Ashworth Post Season Golf Tournament in September. As a result of their efforts, the American Junior Golf Association has agreed to hold the tournament here through 2006.
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