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Around Maugansville

March 01, 2006|by LORI HALL

Shrove Tuesday

Today is Shrove Tuesday. Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday.

Auction planned

The Maugansville Ruritan Community Auction will be held on Saturday, March 18, starting at 3 p.m. The club is seeking sellable donations. Please call 301-739-6681 if you have something to donate.

There will be many items and services to be auctioned off.

A number of area auctioneers will donate their time and talents to the auction. There will be homemade food and desserts available. All proceeds to go toward Ruritan projects in the Maugansville vommunity.

Senior Club to meet

The Maugansville Senior Club will hold its monthly meeting on March 7 at the TOPS Chinese Buffet for a "Dutch treat" lunch at noon.

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The speaker for this month will be Shelby Penross from Edward Jones about investments for retired people. The meeting will follow. For more information, please call Frances Bargiel at 301-739-6748 or Dorothy Smith at 301-745-6355.

Church plans dinner

Saint Matthews United Methodist Church, on the corner of Franklin and High streets in Hagerstown, will be holding a pork and sauerkraut dinner on Saturday, March 18.

Join them anytime between noon and 6 p.m. to enjoy pork, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, applesauce, coffee and water. Sodas will be available for 50 cents and a bake sale will also be held. Dinner is $7 for adults and children 12 and under are $3.50. Parking is available behind the church.

Free smoke detectors offered

The Maugansville Volunteer Fire Co. has recently teamed up with Operation Fire Safe to provide free smoke detectors to the residents in the Maugansville fire district.

The fire company will be going door-to-door to provide the detectors. It only takes a few minutes and the firefighters will install them as well. The department can be reached at 301-739-8515 to schedule an appointment or you can wait until the firefighters visit your community.

If you are in need of a smoke detector, please do not wait, call the fire department right away. Their goal is to save lives and property and they can do this with your cooperation. The firefighters intend to provide a smoke detector for each level of the home. There is no cost for the detectors; however, donations will be accepted.

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