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Around North Hagerstown

January 24, 2006|by JANE SCHMIDT

Brrrrisk greetings!

Here it is the last full week of January. With February not too far in the near future, let's hope that spring is going to come soon! Keep your fingers crossed that we get balmier temperatures in the upcoming weeks!

Pancake breakfast

First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., is sponsoring a pancake breakfast on Saturday, Jan. 28, from 7 to 11 a.m. to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Washington County. All-you-can-eat pancakes along with a serving of sausage, orange juice, and coffee will be offered for the price of $3.50 per person advance purchase or $4 per person if tickets are purchased at the door.

Please come out and enjoy a delicious and hearty breakfast while helping to support Habitat for Humanity!

Team Trivia Bingo

Mark your calendars, trivia experts - on Saturday, Feb 4, the second annual Team Trivia Bingo will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Washington County Technical High School cafeteria, 50 W. Oak Ridge Drive.

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The event benefits the Newspaper in Education (NIE) Program, which funds newspapers for teachers and students to read in the classroom. The NIE program also provides teachers with standard-based teacher guides and resources to help meet their curriculum needs. The Herald-Mail Co. funds 75-percent of the NIE program. The Audit Bureau of Circulation requires the newspaper to raise funds for the other 25-percent. Donations and sponsorships come from Herald-Mail subscribers, organizations, businesses and fund-raisers.

Competing teams can have a maximum of four players. Cost for team registration for participation in the event is $100 per team and is tax-deductible. The masters of ceremonies will be local game show legends Bob Fleenor and Dave Elliott. Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. with competition beginning at 12:30 and continuing through until about 3:30 p.m.

The winners of three trivia bingo games advance to the championship round. Teams that get knocked out of competition are encouraged to keep answering trivia questions since the team that answers the most questions correctly wins as well. Many neat prizes will be awarded, including cash, baskets, dinner certificates, and much more. Anyone in the community can participate - adults, teens, families, businesspeople, co-workers, church friends, teachers and students.

Also, sponsors are needed for the event - sponsors can be businesses, individuals, organizations, or groups who wish to support the NIE program. Sponsorship is a $100 tax-deductible donation. Tax-deductible donations should be made payable to Chamber of Commerce Foundation NIE. For a team registration form or round sponsorship form, please contact Brenda Bush at 301-733-5131, ext. 2056 or by e-mail at brendab@her ald-mail.com.

Goretti news

On Thursday, Jan. 26, St. Maria Goretti will hold a special open house for prospective students and their parents from 6:30 to 8 p.m. For open house details, please call Tim Buczkowski at 301-739-4266.

Please note that St. Maria Goretti will not have school on Friday, Jan. 27.

Also, please note that a spaghetti feed will be held on Sunday, Jan. 29, in the school's cafeteria from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tickets cost $5 per person - children age 3 years and under eat free.

In other Goretti happenings, the school will host its placement test on Saturday, Feb. 4, for incoming students from 8:30 a.m. to noon. For information or details about the placement testing, please call Buczkowski at the phone number noted above.

Breast screenings

A free breast cancer screenings will be held on Friday, Jan. 27, at the Church of the Nazarene in Hagers-town from noon to 4 p.m.

The free breast cancer screenings through the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation offer free breast cancer outreach, education, screening and treatment for Washington County women 18 years of age and older. Collaborators for the free screening include Washington County Health Systems, Breast Cancer Awareness-Cumberland Valley (formerly Y-Me), Washington County Health Department Breast and Cervical Cancer Program and the Washington County/Hagerstown C-SAFE neighborhood improvement program.

Call the Marsh Cancer Center at 301-665-4671 to schedule your appointment.

NHHS Band Boosters

On Saturday, Feb. 18, the NHHS Band Boosters will sponsor their annual Money Bonanza, to be held at the Williamsport Fire Hall. Tickets are $30 per couple advance purchase only and include dinner, refreshments, dancing, and the bonanza event. Doors open at 5 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30 p.m. The bonanza begins at 8 p.m. and a DJ will provide musical entertainment beginning at 9 p.m. Every 10th ticket wins $30, with the last ticket drawn winning $1,000. There will also be tip jars and raffles. Please note that bonanza attendees must be at least 21 years of age. Tickets are advance purchase only and may be purchased by calling Pam Jamison at the telephone number noted above.

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