Around South Hagerstown

March 21, 2006|By STACI CLIPP


Welcome to spring! As I write this, it's not too bad out - a little windy but rather nice!

Of course, I do hear that cold weather is forecast for later this week! Oh well, we'll take it as it comes!

Today is National Agriculture Day.

Note to parents: There is no school on Friday March 31, so make plans now if you have to and enjoy the long weekend! Just maybe it'll seem like spring and you'll be able to get out and have fun!

MS Walk set for April 22

The annual MS Walk will be held Saturday, April 22, (rain or shine) at Antietam National Battlefield. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. and the walk starts at 10 a.m. There are two routes to choose from - a 3-mile or a 5-mile. What a lovely place to walk - plenty of beautiful scenery to look at.


There also will be a silent auction and lunch will be served by the Outback. Dogs also are permitted on the walk.(There will be a vet available). Each person who registers must have a sponsorship of at least $25. Last year, $80,000 was raised for this worthy cause.

Registration and parking is free and there are brochures throughout the county. If you'd like more information, you may call Rodney Cline at 301 432 5660, or 1-800-MS WALK or log onto

(You may also form teams for this event,with each person requiring a $25 sponsorship.)

Jacobs Brothers to appear April 6

The Jacobs Brothers of Dillsburg, Pa., will appear at Virginia Avenue Baptist Church on April 6, at 7 p.m. The Jacobs Brothers are veterans of gospel music and have a weekly television program. If you'd like more information, you may call the church's office.

Hagerstown Lions Club

Tuesday, March 21 - Tim Troxell, executive director of the Washington County Economic Development Commission, will present an update on his department's activities.

Container gardening topic of workshop

Just in time for spring, Extension Agent Lori Young will present a program on container gardening at Washington County Free Library in Hagerstown on Thursday, April 6, from noon to 2 p.m.

Young will demonstrate how to create a container garden and give suggestions for creating your own garden. Join us for this fun-filled program and take home some new ideas for your early spring planting.

The library strives to make all programs accessible. Please inform the library of special needs two weeks prior to the program

Please call 301-739-3250, ext. 136, to place your reservation.

Be a poet with Crystal Brown

Washington County Free Library in Hagerstown will be celebrating National Library Week as well as National Poetry month by hosting a creative and fun-filled poetry writing workshop with local storyteller and poet Crystal Brown on Saturday, April 8, at 11 a.m.

Children in grades two through six are invited to attend this hour-long session in the library's B-C Meeting Room.

The workshop will include acting out poems with costumes and props, as well as a host of imaginative writing exercises. The program is great fun for the children who participate.

This program is free, but children must register in advance to attend the program because space is limited. For more information, or to sign up for the workshop, call Jeff Ridgeway at the library at 301-739-3250, ext. 132.

The library strives to make all programs accessible.

Please inform the library of special needs two weeks prior to the program.

4-Star plans gymnastics show

4-Star Athletic Complex, at Milestone Terrace, Williamsport, will have great talent for you to watch on Saturday, March 25, beginning at 7 p.m. and it's all for a great cause!

4-Star's Gymnastics Team - levels 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, will be performing on the uneven bars, balance beam, floor exercise and tumbling on the innovative tumble track. In addition, a karate demonstration by Lisa Buckley and Bob Sandburg will be inclujded. Other performances will be by the National Champion Cheerleading Squad, Magnum Force; floor exercise routines by Maryland State Champion Alicia Perez and Russian gymnast Natalia Kruller and a dance routine by Leanne Heinlein

Celebrate the gift of fitness in this entertaining evening.

Help us in supporting the effort to find a cure for cystic fibrosis.

All proceeds go toward the research and benefit of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. For more information on Cystic Fibrosis, visit on the Web.

Still looking for classmates

The South Hagerstown High School Class of 1971 will be celebrating their 35-year class reunion this summer.

The reunion is scheduled for Saturday, July 22, at the Four Points Sheraton on Dual Highway in Hagers-town.

Invitations will be mailed by the end of March. The committee is in the process of updating their mailing list. If you want to be assured of receiving an invitation, please call one of the following people so they can verify and update their information: Vickie (Martin) Layton at 301 791-1486; Dianne (Kronawetter) Snyder at 301-791-6257, or Betsy (Harbaugh) Magaw at 301-797-6089.

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