Letters to the editor

October 06, 2003

Fine evening at Rocco's

To the editor:

This letter is written in regards to a wonderful evening we recently had at Rocco's Restaurant. I do not know if anyone has had the experience of dining at Rocco's, but if you have not, let me give out my highest recommendation to try them.

At the end of August, we were fortunate enough to be involved in a surprise birthday party for Barry Cohen, a special husband and father to all his children. We looked and looked for a restaurant that had a combination of food we knew would be suitable for everyone, one that would have delicious food, and one that had to have reasonable pricing. Little did we know how gracious this restaurant would turn out to be.

Everyone from the owner, to the cooks, to the servers, and even the maintenance man, went completely out of their way to assist us. There were no extra fees and charges added on, yet they went above and beyond what most would consider necessary. The private room was beautifully decorated and the food was out of this world.


Rocco's is a warn and lovely restaurant locked on Liberty Street in Hagerstown. I invited all to try this wonderful Italian restaurant. From the atmosphere, complete with optional balcony seating, to the service and great food, I promise you won't be disappointed. Let me close by stating that we have never had such a pleasant experience with any restaurant and I thank Rocco's for making out evening a success.

Pat Cohen
Pamela Shank

United Way chair says thank you

To the editor:

As United Way of Washington County's 2003 Campaign Chair, I would like to thank everyone who attended the kickoff on Aug. 27. We were glad so many people rallied with us to begin the campaign.

I would like to send a special thanks to those companies and organizations which stepped forward before the kickoff to contribute to the 2003 campaign. They include: American Red Cross, Associated Engineering Sciences, Beachley Furniture Co., Big Brothers Big Sisters, The Bon-Ton, Catholic Charities, Citicorp Credit Services, Community Action Council, F&M Bank, Food Resources, Keller-Stonebraker Insurance, Parent-Child Center and United Way of Washington County.

It is very important that we raise the bar on giving this year. We are fortunate to have programs in place to help us with issues we face every day. It's easy to take them for granted because many of them have been assisting our community for many years. However, the needs of this community and the costs of those needs are increasing.

As a business owner in Washington County, I have enjoyed success both professionally and personally. I agreed to chair the 2003 United Way Campaign as a way to give back to the community that has given me so much. So, I ask everyone to join me in supporting United Way in 2003 and in the future.

Thank you to all of those companies and individuals who contribute to the campaign each year. We truly are grateful for your support. You know, as I do, a great way to improve your community is the United Way.

Richard L. Reichenbaugh
United Way Campaign Chairperson

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