Around North Hagerstown

February 28, 2006|by JANE SCHMIDT

Lioness Club

The Hagerstown Lioness Club will meet Thursday, March 2, at the Grand Venice Hotel Ballroom, 431 Dual Highway. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. The evening's program will be "Spring Flower Dcor," with floral arrangement demonstrations by Sherri Hose of Michael's. All guest reservations and all cancellations must be made no later than this evening by calling the attendance chair at 301-790-0913. Guests are welcome.

Longmeadow Lions Club

The Longmeadow Lions Club will be holding their Spring Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, March 11, at First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave. The menu includes "all you can eat pancakes," a Hoffman sausage link, orange juice and coffee, tea or hot chocolate. The cost is $3.50 per person at the door or $3 advance purchase. Tickets may be purchased from any Longmeadow Lions Club member. Children age 6 years old and younger eat free of charge. All proceeds benefit Longmeadow Lions community projects. Also, please bring your old eyeglasses and hearing aids for recycling.


In other club news, the club has changed its meeting place to Richardson's Restaurant. The club meets every second and fourth Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

NHHS Boosters stadium fundraiser

The North Hagerstown High School Boosters will hold a sports memorabilia and collectibles auction to be held in the NHHS gym on Saturday, April 8, at 4 p.m. to benefit the Mike Callas Stadium.

The boosters are accepting auction donations from businesses, clubs and individuals. Sports memorabilia, collectibles, gift certificates and retail packages would be greatly appreciated. Since the NHHS Boosters are a nonprofit organziation, all donations are tax-deductible.

For more information or to make a donation, please contact Todd Webster at 301-331-1107 or by e-mail at tri-state; Steve Greathead at 301-739-5115 or by e-mail at; or Leon Brumback at 301-797-5117 or by e-mail at

Morris Frock

March events at the post include a reception held on Thursday, March 9, at 7 p.m. to honor those Legionnaires who have had continuous membership in the American Legion for 50 and 60 years. These Legionnaires are truly still serving America. Fellow Legionnaires are invited to attend this special recognition and remain for the monthly post meeting at 8 p.m.

A chicken feed is scheduled on Saturday, March 11.

On Friday, March 17, the Legion offers members and their guests a special St. Patrick's Day dinner menu from 5 to 8:45 p.m., featuring a corned beef and cabbage dinner in the restaurant and that special green drink. Regular menu items will also be available.

On Saturday, March 18, the post will hold a celebration of the Legion's birthday. From 5 to 8:45 p.m. that evening, the American Legion birthday will be celebrated with special meals in the restaurant and a special cake cutting ceremony and champagne toast in honor of the American Legion and all veterans.

A bloodmobile is scheduled on Tuesday, March 21, which culminates the Legion's March events.

In April, the post will hold a "Crazy Eight Bonanza" on Saturday, April 8, with $800 being given away during the final drawing; an Easter egg hunt will be held Saturday, April 15; and on Sunday, April 16, a special Easter buffet will be held in the post restaurant.

Tickets for all events are available at the bar and volunteers are always welcome to make these events a success. Post meetings are held the second Thursday of every month at 8 p.m. Members are kindly reminded to pay 2006 dues if they have not yet done so. All activities for Post 42 may be found on the post Web site at

Women's Club

The Women's Club has planned many activities and events in the up and coming months!

The club's annual spring Bargain Sale will be held at the club at 31 S. Prospect St. on Friday, March 10 and Saturday, March 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Baked goods, gently used clothes and household items, jewelry, and soups and sandwiches will be available for purchase. To order soups and sandwiches, please call the club at 301-739-0870 by Tuesday, March 7. Soups include beef barley mushroom, beef vegetable, and ham and bean. Cost is $4 a quart or $2 a pint. Sandwiches include country ham at $2.50 and egg and olive and ham salad at $1.75. Sandwiches will also be available the day of the sale.

On Sunday, March 19, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the club will serve a Sunday brunch. Those attending will get to sample a wide variety of wonderful dishes prepared by club members. The cost is $15 per person and includes beverages, food, dessert, tax and gratuity. For reservations, call 301-739-0870.

And on Saturday, June 10, the club will sponsor a House and Garden Tour of eight beautiful local homes, including the Women's Club, where lunch will be served. Cost is $20 per ticket with a single home ticket costing $5. More information on this event is forthcoming - watch this column as details are finalized.

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