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Around South Hagerstown

February 07, 2006|by STACI CLIPP

Hello!

The weather just can't seem to make up its mind lately. I myself am looking for a big snowstorm to take us by surprise! I really wouldn't mind that (though I'm sure a lot of you would!). I like snow and I also like when the kids have a snow day!

Feb. 12 is Abraham Lincoln's birthday and don't forget the 14th is Valentine's Day! Don't put off that shopping till the last minute! And here's a gift idea:

Singing Valentines

The Mason Dixon Barbershop chorus, a nonprofit organization in the Hagerstown area, is holding a Valentine fundraiser. For a donation of $35, a barbershop quartet will go to a school, home, office, hospital, nursing home, etc. and sing two love songs, leave a memento, a Valentine from the sender and a photo of your special person with the quartet.

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The quartets will be singing on Feb. 13 and 14 from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. The deadline for ordering is Saturday, Feb. 11. Call 301-790-3178.

Soup, sandwiches

St. Matthew's United Methodist Church (on the corner of High and Franklin streets) will be having soup and sandwiches for sale. Come to the church on Saturday, Feb. 11, between noon and 5 p.m. and you can get a country ham sandwich for $3 or a city ham sandwich for $2.75. There will also be ham and bean with riblets soup and homemade beef vegetable soup. For the kiddies who don't like ham sandwiches, there'll be hot dogs on sale. Coffee and water are free and soda will be 50 cents. There will also be a bake sale which will have the delicious large cinnamon rolls for sale. You can eat in or carry out. The prices of the soups are as follows: $2.25 a bowl, $2.50 a pint and $3.75 a quart. To order to go you can call Harry (who is a very nice gentleman to talk to!) at 301-739-7729. If you decide to eat in parking is available behind the church. Enjoy!

Good Times Express

The next dance will be held Feb. 12 from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. The themes is "Swing into Love," featuring Dagmar and the Seductones. Remember, the dances are now located at the Funkstown Moose and admission is $9 per person. For additional information, you can call 301-733-9156.

Hagerstown Lions Club

Feb. 7 - Richard Phoebus, board president, Hagerstown Neighborhood Development Partnership, will speak on the East End Redevelopment Project.

Backyard bird feeding

If you've been watching for that 1st robin to appear in your backyard, then the Washington County Free Library's the place for you!

On Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. Judith Lilga, from the Maryland Ornithological Society, will present a program on backyard bird feeding and housing. She will also have information on the ninth annual Great Backyard Bird Count, scheduled for Feb. 17 through the 20th. Come and join us to see how you can participate in this fun event. The library strives to make all programs accessible. Please call 301-739-3250, ext. 136, for additional information and to reserve your seat.

TV reunion

Calling all Washington County Board of Education's Television Center former employees. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of educational television in Washington County Schools, a reunion is planned for Sept. 23 for all former employees of the T-V Center. If you are or know of a former employee, please contact Downs Hewitt at 301-582-2837 for more information.

St. John's Lutheran Church

The youth group is organizing a soup and salad luncheon at the church on Feb. 12 from 2 to 4 p.m.. Cost for the lunch, including an assortment of homemade soups, breads, and salads is $5 and may be purchased the day of the luncheon. Drinks are also included. Desserts will be available to purchase. For more details, please call 301-790-2510.

Emma K. Doub Elementary

Feb. 9 - Grade 5 students to research Olympics of the Mind, 6:30 p.m.

Feb. 13, 14, 15 and 16 - Jump Rope for Heart during regular PE classes.

Feb. 15 - Hearing screening re-checks

Congratulations

I'd like to congratulate my 2 youngest children, Damien and Shelby for once again making all As and Bs on their report cards. And also to Shelby for having perfect attendance! Great job, you two, and we are VERY proud of you!

Words to remember

I came across this poem that I thought made perfect sense. I'm sure each of us have been in one or all of these situations! Though the author is unknown he or she seems to have it down just right and the next time were in one of these situations again, perhaps we'll remember it!

Help Us Remember

"Heavenly Father, Help us remember that the jerk who cut us off in traffic last night is a single mother who worked nine hours that day and is rushing home to cook dinner, help with homework, do the laundry and spend a few precious moments with her children.

"Help us to remember that the pierced, tattooed, disinterested young man who can't make change correctly is a worried 19-year-old college student, balancing his apprehension over final exams with his fear of not getting his student loans for next semester.

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