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January 27, 2006

Reunion planned for former employees of schools' TV Center

Attention former employees of Washington County Board of Education's Television Center ... A special reunion is planned for those of you who were previously employed by the TV Center.

In honor of the 50th anniversary of educational television in Washington County Public Schools, the reunion is planned for Sept. 26. Those wanting to attend or for more information on this reunion, please contact Downs Hewitt at 301-582-2837.

Museum to raffle off Rolex watch

The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts will celebrate 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 purchase tickets for the drawing that will be hosted at the museum's annual meeting on Thursday, March 23, at 6 p.m.

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The winner does not need to be present to win. Tickets are five for $75, two for $40 and one for $25, and may be purchased at the museum in Hagerstown City Park, R. Bruce Carson Jewelers on the Square 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 supports 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 Washington County Museum serves as the cultural hub for Western Maryland and the Quad-State region.

For tickets or more information on the Rolex watch 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.

Valley Mall plans family event

Got a case of the winter blahs? Head out to Valley Mall with the kids for some fun and silly family time. Visit the mall starting Feb. 17 through Feb. 19, for Cabin Fever Weekend.

Get a chance to bounce, jump and joust away those winter blues. For more information on this family fun weekend, contact the mall customer service center at 301-582-0700.

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