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Around South Hagerstown

May 02, 2006|by STACI CLIPP

Hello and welcome to May! We sure have been having some pretty days (with a little bit of rain). I hope everyone has had an opportunity to go outside and have some fun, or even get some yardwork done. I don't know how it's going in your house, but we're already on a countdown to the last day of school. There are some wonderful events going on this week. Hope you can get to some of them.

Basket bingo

The Hagerstown Fairground Association is holding a basket bingo on Sunday, May 7, at the Williamsport Volunteer Fire Co. Tickets are sold at the door, but those interested in attending are encouraged to purchase tickets by today. If you do, you are given an extra pack of specials.

The cost of the tickets is $25 and includes a meal and 26 games of bingo. The meal will be catered by Leiters' Fine Catering and will include fried chicken, sliced baked ham, baked beans, pasta salad, relish trays, potato chips, dinner rolls, fresh baked cakes, iced tea and lemonade. There also will be raffles and door prizes.

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Doors will open at 11 a.m., with the meal at noon and bingo starting at 1:30 p.m.

You may pick up tickets at Kamelot Florist, or call Mike Kelbaugh at 301-223-4556 or Jim Knodle at 301-791-1796.

Scholarship auction

The Washington County Homemakers Clubs will hold their specialty auction for educational scholarships on Friday, May 5, at Elks Lodge No. 378 in Hagerstown.

The auction begins at 12:30 p.m. and begins with a silent auction, followed by a live auction with auctioneer Ron Hamner.

There will be antiques, specialty household items, tool kits, home decor, plants, furniture pieces, gift theme baskets, handcrafts-quilted items, specialty baskets, and a fine raffle including a trip for two, a Washington County throw, a retired Longaberger basket and a $100 cash award. Come find items to suit your family, yourself or friends. At the same time you will assisting students of Washington County with some form of scholarship assistance.

Last year, 18 scholarships were awarded.

Art exhibit

The Valley Art Association will feature a solo show by member June Savannah at the Mansion House Gallery. Her opening reception will be Sunday, May 7. The reception is free and open to the public.

The Mansion House Gallery's hours in May are Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is free.

For information, call 301-797-6813

Poppy Day

Saturday, May 6, is Poppy Day for the American Legion Auxiliary. The Funkstown Legion is having its poppy drives at Food Lion on Wilson Boulevard and Virginia Avenue, and at Sam's Club and Kmart from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please support this event and pick up a poppy. The profits support disabled American veterans and their families.

Soccer registration

The Hagerstown Area Youth Soccer League will hold its fall registration on May 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Haven Lutheran Church.

The league is open to boys and girls ages 4 1/2 to 18. All new players must bring a birth certificate. Cost is $45 per player. Scholarships are available and all players must have shin guards for practices and games.

There will be two other dates in June to register if you cannot attend this one. I will tell you about them as the time gets closer.

For information, call 240-52-SCORE.

Class reunion

The Washington County Hospital School of Nursing's class of 1956 will have a reunion on Saturday, June 3, at the Four Points Sheraton.

Dinner will be at 6 p.m., and the cost is $30 per person.

Those interested in attending the reunion must RSVP by May 22 to Janet Bowen, 1222 Hunters Woods Drive, Hagerstown, MD 21740 or call 301-582-2520. Graduates are asked to enclose a recent photo with the registration.

Guests are welcome, dress is casual, and those attending are encouraged to bring mementos and memories.

AARP picnic

AARP Chapter 623 will hold its annual picnic Tuesday, June 13, at noon at the Moose Lodge Family Center on Old National Pike (same location as the regular meetings).

Tickets are $10 each and the deadline to get them is June 7. Each person is asked to bring a bingo prize with a value of approximately $1.

Tickets are available at regular meetings or by calling Carrie Powell at 301-824-6120.

Spring show

The first Spring Craft, Flower, Garden and Gift show will be Saturday, May 6, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Grand Venice ballroom and parking lot at 431 Dual Highway.

The show will feature more than 50 vendors of quality handcrafted items, including flowers, hanging baskets, flower pot arrangements, jewelry, primitive items, pottery, purses and more.

Admission is free. Donations will be accepted for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. There also will be a huge arrangement to be raffled to benefit Relay for Life.

For high school students needing community hours, help is needed on May 6 at 6 a.m. to help vendors unload products. Students also may carry out packages to cars, pass out fliers and work at the raffle table. This project has been approved.

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