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Community briefs

September 23, 2004

Pooches can swim at city pool Sunday


On Sunday, people will be able to take their dogs for a plunge into the Claude M. Potterfield Pool at the first annual Pooch Plunge, sponsored by the City of Hagerstown and the Humane Society of Washington County.

The event will be from 1 to 4 p.m. at Potterfield Pool, 730 Frederick St. in Hagerstown.

The cost is $3 per dog and handler and $1 for each extra person. Owners are allowed to swim with their dogs, but no swimmers will be permitted without a dog.

The locker rooms will be open, but swimmers must bring their own towels. No food will be available.

The event will be held rain or shine but can be canceled due to thunderstorms.

For information, call Hagerstown's Department of Parks and Recreation at 301-739-8577 ext. 180 or the Human Society at 310-733-2060 ext. 237.

Northwest Neighbors to dedicate pavilion


Neighborhoods 1st Northwest Neighbors will dedicate a new picnic pavilion in Hamilton Park Saturday at 3 p.m. An open house will be at the pavilion from 1 to 4 p.m., Hagerstown officials said.

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Hagerstown's Neighborhoods 1st program works to bring citizen participation into the government process and to make residents responsible for the well-being of their neighborhoods.

Hamilton Park is at the end of Fairview Road off Pennsylvania Avenue.

For information, call the neighborhood coordinator at 301-739-8577, ext.136.

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