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Around North Hagerstown

March 07, 2006|by JANE SCHMIDT

Happy anniversary!!

I'd like to extend very happy wedding anniversary wishes to Frank and Betty Getz of Hagerstown, a wonderful couple who recently celebrated 38 years of marriage. Congratulations, Frank and Betty - may you have a very special anniversary and year!

Women's Club

The club's Annual Spring Bargain Sale will be held at the Club Building 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 Office 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.

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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 Women's Club members. The cost is $15 per person and includes beverages, food, dessert, tax and gratuity. For reservations call 301-739-0870.

Bingo benefit

St. Ann Catholic Church will hold a Basket Bingo at the Elks Lodge near Robinwood on Sunday, March 12. Doors open at 11 a.m. with a luncheon featuring fried chicken, potatoes, and coleslaw served at noon. Early bird games begin at 1 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person in advance or $25 at the door, and includes luncheon and 24 games of bingo. Soda and a vast array of delicious homemade desserts will be available for purchase. The event benefits the children's feeding program at St. Claire Parish in Haiti, St. Ann's sister parish. Tickets are available at the St. Ann Parish Office located on Oak Hill Avenue. For details, please call Betty Sundstrom at 301-797-7388.

Goretti Bonanza

The St. Maria Goretti High School Athletic Association will hold its annual Bonanza on Saturday, March 11.

Those attending have a chance of winning $1,000. Tickets are limited so get your reservation in early - tickets are $35 for two people advance purchase or $40 at the door. Remember that you need not be present to win. If you have any questions or need more tickets, call Carol Brashears at 301-739-4266.

Parent Seminar

The WCPS Partners for Success Family Support Center is offering a seminar for parents of special needs children on Tuesday, March 14, at Marshall Street School, 1350 Marshall St.

The presentation includes important tips for parents to protect their child's benefits and organize important information about their child and his or her likes and dislikes. Parents will make a binder to hold and organize important papers and information about their child and get important information on how to plan for their child's future needs. Information on wills and estates will also be available. All materials will be supplied to make an information binder. The seminar is free, although preregistration is required. For details, call Toni Nelson, Family Support Coordinator, WCPS Partners for Success Family Support Center, at 301-766-8221.

Concert, auction

A benefit concert featuring Hot Apple Pie and Tori Anderson and Possum Holler plus an auction will be held Saturday, March 11, at HCC's Kepler Theater to benefit the "Safe Place" Child Advocacy Center of Washington County. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. General admission is $5 per person at the door.

The silent and live auction includes a vast array of signed items from many favorite country artists - to view auction items visit www.hbaofwashingtoncounty.org or call 301-739-0135 for details. Auction sponsors include Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Clarion Choice Hotels, and Paul Crampton Contractors.

Federal Little League

Get ready, kids - baseball season is coming! Federal Little League announces tryouts and registration dates for kids age 5 through 12 years old as of May 1, 2006.

Tryouts and registration will be held Saturday, March 11 from 11 a.m. until noon for 11- and 12-year-olds and from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. for 9- and 10-year-olds; Sunday, March 12, from 1 to 3 p.m. for all kids; and Monday, March 13 from 6 to 7 p.m. for kids who have not yet tried out.

Tryouts and registration takes place at Federal Little League. The registration fee is $40 per child, or $60 for two or more children. Scholarships are available. Parents are reminded to please bring proof of address and the child's original birth certificate. For information call 301-791-3887 or 301-745-3330.

'Diamonds & Denim'

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