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January 26, 2006|by LORI HALL

Rolex fundraiser to benefit museum

The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts celebrates its 75th Diamond Jubilee Anniversary in 2006-07.

To begin the festivities, the museum is launching its second annual Rolex Watch Raffle fundraiser. Starting now, participants may buy tickets for the drawing that will be held at the museum's annual meeting on Thursday, March 23, at 6 p.m. The winner need not be present.

Tickets are five for $75, two for $40 and one for $25, and may be purchased at the museum in City Park, R. Bruce Carson Jewelers on the Square in Hagerstown, and other area locations.

The lucky winner will receive an 18-carat gold and stainless steel Oyster Perpetual Datejust men's or lady's Rolex watch with a retail value of $7,500. The winner has the option of selecting another watch or piece of jewelry of comparable value. Proceeds from this raffle offer important support for the museum's free exhibitions, concerts and programs such as its long-running Saturday Morning Youth Program.


As the only accredited fine arts museum in the state west of Baltimore, the museum serves as the cultural hub for Western Maryland and the Quad-State region.

For tickets or more information on the raffle, please phone 301-739-5727. Museum hours are Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.

Fundraiser held

On Thursday night, Maugansville Elementary held its Chuck E. Cheese fundraiser. I was there from about 4:15 until 6:45 p.m.; we had a great turnout. When I left, there was a waiting line. I'd like to thank Chuck E. Cheese for doing such a great job, and our wonderful and supportive parents for bringing out the family to eat and play. I even saw our fifth-grade teacher, Mrs. Grantham! I don't know our official results yet, but judging from the smiles I will say we did very well! Thank you to all who participated.

Meeting set

The Historical Society will meet on Thursday, Jan. 26, at 2 p.m. at the Ruritan Club. Interested members of the community are welcome.

Sock hop planned

Live at the Funkstown Moose! A Sock Hop will be held on Saturday, Feb. 4, from 8 to 11 p.m. Come out and dance to The Cruisers. Tickets are $9 per person. Call 301-733-9156 for more details.

LL bonanza set

The Maugansville Little League is having a bonanza on Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Fairplay Fire Hall.

Doors open at 4:30 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 p.m. A drawing will be held at 8 p.m. and the dance begins at 9 p,m. Tickets are $35 per couple; for tickets call Carol at 301-733-8843.

North High bonanza

The Williamsport Fire Hall will host the annual North High Band Boosters' Bonanza on Feb. 18. Doors will open at 5 p.m., dinner is at 6:30 p.m., and the bonanza starts at 8 p.m. Dance the night away with DJ music from 9 p.m. to midnight.

This event is for adults and tickets will be sold in advance only. Tickets are $30 and they cover two adults and the dinner. The final ticket wins $1,000! Please call Pam at 301-791-5998 to purchase your tickets.

Fishing flea market

Cabin Creek Bass Masters will be holding its third annual Indoor Fishing Flea Market on Feb. 4-5. The event is open to the public and there is a $2 donation. Children under 12 are free. New and used fishing tackle will be available, as well as a fresh- and saltwater guide, boat dealer, door prizes and more. Come out to the Maugansville Ruritan Club on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Super struggle?

Is it too late for me to become a football fan? How does one handle wanting both teams to do well in the Super Bowl? This past weekend left me hungry for more football, just great at season end! So, I'll just say Go Steelers, Go Seahawks!

Wouldn't even the most diehard Steelers fan wish a never-been-to-the-Super-Bowl-team well?

Team Trivia Bingo

The second annual unique fundraiser, Team Trivia Bingo, will be held on Feb. 4 at the Washington County Technical High School Cafeteria. Lunch is from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. and the competition is from 12:30 to about 3:30 p.m.

The entry fee is $100 per team of up to four players. All proceeds are donated to the Newspapers in Education Progam to fund newspapers for teachers and students to read in the classroom. Call Brenda Bush at 301-733-5131, ext. 2056, or e-mail bren for more information.

Like no other resource, newspapers bring textbook lessons to life with fresh, timely, real-world information students can apply to their daily lives. Not only for lessons in reading or social studies, but also for exciting lessons in art, math, science, economics - almost every subject matter imaginable.

Every school in county school system, and most of the private schools, use the Newspaper in Education program.

In October, 2003, 465 teachers ordered newspapers for their students to read in the classroom.

Currently, 515 teachers have ordered for this school year. This totals to more than 500,000 newspapers.

The program is a partnership with The Herald-Mail Co., area schools and the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce Business-Education Committee.

Any donation made is tax-deductible when made payable to the Chamber of Commerce Foundation 501 C (3).

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