Around South Hagerstown

April 10, 2006|by STACI CLIPP


Happy Easter! May you have a lovely holiday.

Parents, remember, the kids are out of school on the 13th, 14th and 17th, so enjoy your nice long mini-vacation. They also get out 2 1/2 hours early on the 21st. Believe me, in my house were already counting down to the end of the year!

Hagerstown Lions

The guest speaker at the April 11 meeting will be Brad Sell, executive director of the Community Foundation of Washington County.

Happy April birthday to the following: April 15 - Harry "Buck" Browning; April 25 - Andrew Hoffman.

Happy Anniversary to: April 3 - Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Haver, 42 years; Mr. and Mrs. Scott Minnich, 30 years, April 21 - Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Drawbaugh, 5 years. April 25 - Mr. and Mrs. Charles Groh, 14 years. That's a total combination of 91 years. Happy anniversary!!!


Co-chair Tom Haver reported that over the past two weeks, 230 eyeglasses, 43 frames, 1,233 cases, 2,656 lenses and two hearing aids have been collected. Great job, guys! And please welcome new Lion member Derek J. Hoffman.

Doub Elementary

April 12 - PTA walk-a-thon (tentative)

Art winners

Judging for the 74th Annual Cumberland Valley Artists Exhibition was held March 3 at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. The jurors, Dustin Davis, professor of visual arts at Frostburg State University; Chawky Frenn, an artist from Arlington, Va.; and Janet Headley, professor and chair of the art history department at Loyola College, Baltimore; judged the 125 works that were entered.

The 54 paintings and seven sculptures accepted for the salon will be exhibited from April 14 through June 18.

The exhibit will officially open with a public reception sponsored by Conservit Inc., on Sunday, April 23, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. where the public will have an opportunity to meet many of the artists.

The winners were:

Museum cash award for best of show (open to all media) -- George Sakkal of Ellicott City, Md., for his paper collage, "The Seventh Yellow Jersey."

The Betty Holladay cash award for outstanding entry in watercolor - Glen Sabetto of Fort Loudon, Pa., for his watercolor, "Java."

Maryland Metals Inc. cash award for outstanding entry in metal - Robert O. Tunstall of Frostburg, Md., for his sculpture of steel, wood and found objects, "Sacrifice."

Washington County Arts Council inc. cash award for resident artist of Washington County (open to all media) - Clyde Roberts of Hagerstown, for his watercolor, "Reclamation."

Museum cash award for outstanding entry in sculpture - Griffith Garwood of Jefferson, Md., for his welded iron entry, "Strength."

Museum cash award for outstanding graphics entry - Terah Hoover of Hagerstown, for her mixed media work, "Contraptions."

A. Lesley Gardner cash award for outstanding landscape entry (open to all media) - Jane Hahler of Falls Church, Va., for "Dusk, Amsterdam," an oil on canvas.

Valley Art Association cash award (open to all media) - Richard Weiford of Mathias, W.Va., for his oil, "Bottles."

Susquehanna Bank cash award (open to all media) - "Belly Full," a sculpture of copper, nails and wood by Paul A. Graham of Union Bridge, Md.

The Popular Prize Award, sponsored by Howard's Art & Frames, Inc., Hagerstown, will be determined by popular vote at the close of the show.

Public School art

The annual Public School Art Exhibition, a show of works created by students in the Washington County public schools, will be on view at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown from April 28 through May 28. Admission is free.

There will be a public reception on Sunday, April 30, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Each of the county's 44 schools will be represented in the show.

St. John's services

The congregation of St. John's Lutheran Church in Hagerstown extends an invitation to all for its Holy Week services. On Maundy Thursday, April 13, there will be a noontime communion service in the Prince of Peace Chapel. At 7 p.m. there will be a meal, hand washing and communion in Bethany Hall, in the basement of the Education Building. A simple meal of soup, bread and fruit will be provided.

Join the congregation at 7 p.m. on Good Friday, April 14 ,for a reading of the Passion, some hymn singing and anthems sung by St. John's Senior Choir.

An Easter egg hunt will be held Saturday, April 15. Breakfast will be served from 9 to 10 a.m., followed by crafts and the egg hunt.

On Easter Sunday, communion services will be 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., with an intergenerational Sunday School event at 9:30 a.m. The New Spirit Praise Band will play at 9:15 a.m. prior to Sunday School. All are welcome!

St. John's Lutheran Church is at 141 S. Potomac St., across from the central library in downtown Hagerstown. For more information, call the church office at 301-790-2510.

'Up From the Dead'

Hagerstown Grace Brethren Church, corner of First and Spruce streets, invites you to its Easter drama on the life of Christ, "Up From the Dead." The drama presentation will be on Good Friday, April 14, at 7 p.m. and on Easter Sunday morning, April 16, at 10:15 a.m. Sunday School will be at 9 a.m.

Child care is provided for all services.

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Please send me any information you may have - I can be reached at 301-393-5871 or by e-mail at May you have a terrific week and enjoy your holiday!

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