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April 02, 2003

Kiwanis Club to hold annual charter night


Miss Maryland 2002 and other performers will attend the Downtown Hagerstown Kiwanis Club 82nd Annual Charter Night Thursday at Fountain Head Country Club.

The event marks the founding of the club in 1921 by 75 business and professional men.

Members participate in fund-raisers selling roses, basket bingo tickets and travelogue series. The money raised helps organizations such as Girls Inc., Boys & Girls Club, Salvation Army, Hagerstown Goodwill, ARC of Washington County, Maryland Cooperative Extension 4-H program, Alzheimer's Association, and local elementary schools. Scholarships are given annually to graduating high school seniors to help defray their college expenses.

Regular weekly meetings are held at the Venice Inn on Thursdays at noon.




Group to honor local businesses, industries


The Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission will honor the local business and industrial community April 15 at its Celebration of Business 2003.

The invitation-only event will be held at Fountain Head Country Club in Hagerstown beginning with a reception at 6 p.m. with dinner to follow.

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The keynote speaker is Mike Thomas, an award-winning producer, director and writer with more than 30 years of experience in television production.

Thomas, a Washington County native, began his television career as a camera operator with the Washington County Board of Education's Instructional TV studios in Hagerstown. He has worked with the White House and served as vice president and general manager at AOL-Time Warner. Thomas has developed series for VH-1, Fox Television, and Warner Brothers and produced specials for "Larry King Live," CNN, Turner Classic Movies, and Turner Network Television.

The EDC is a county agency that provides assistance to new and existing businesses in Hagerstown and Washington County.

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