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May 17, 2006|by MELITA WISHARD

Kids Alive Fest at Children's Village

Children's Village of Washington County Inc. will host its 15th annual Kids Alive Fest open house/fundraiser on Saturday, May 20, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Children's Village campus, 1546 Mt. Aetna Road in Hagerstown.

Admission is free. The event will be held rain or shine.

Activities will include an auto extrication demo 11:30 a.m. by the Maugansville Fire Department; a K-9 Demonstration at 12:30 p.m. by the Maryland Correctional Institution; a magic show at 1:30 p.m.; a car seat safety check in the Brethren Mutual Insurance parking lot); and a Child I.D., sponsored by Gaye McGovern Insurance Agency, State Farm Insurance.

Weather permitting, other activities will include a Maryland State Police Medevac Helicopter, mini-car rides and a radar gun contest.

Other events scheduled include family safety stations and a kids "Jr. Firefighters Combat Challenge." There will be continuous tours of the Power of Fire House. Bike raffles, an appearance by "Sparky" the fire dog, as well as food and fun, will be part of the day's festivities.

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Event sponsors are Sovereign Bank and Susquehanna Bank.

Children's Village of Washington County Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing free life-safety education to elementary school children in Washington County.

Items needed for Treasure Sale

The seventh annual Treasure Sale benefiting the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts will be held Saturday, Nov. 11.

It's not to early to donate your tax-deductible items to the sale - dishes, furniture, art objects, jewelry, toys and games, anything but clothing and appliances.

Call the museum at 301-739-5257 to make arrangements for pickup at your home or business if you are unable to deliver your items to the museum directly. Spring is the time when we all need a fresh start and what better way to accomplish this than to "retire" those items that we no longer want or need.

The Singer Society, the museum's volunteer committee, greatly appreciates the community's involvement in this yearly fundraiser. Mark your calendar for the Preview Reception on Nov. 10 and the Treasure Sale on Nov. 11.

Teens honored

On May 3, 16 local teens were honored for their achievements at a dinner held in their honor at Hagerstown Elks Lodge #378 on Robinwood Drive.

Those honored were:

Susan Hornsby and Jesse Pendergraft from Boonsboro High School, Kathryn Reichard and Derek Hanes from Clear Spring High, Klara Shives and Stephen Weatherholt from Hancock Middle-Senior High, Brittany Churchey and Brandon Brown from North Hagerstown High, Jillian Kline and Kevin Brashears from St. Maria Goretti High, Kenzie Bowen and Usama Qadri from Smithsburg High, Lindsay Steiner and Kyle Rice from South Hagerstown High and Sarah Tritsch and Steven Nunnally from Williamsport High.

Each received proclamations from Hagerstown Mayor Robert Bruchey, Washington County Commissioner Jim Kercheval, State Sen. Don Munson, R-Washington and a representative from the office of State Sen. John Hafer, R-Garrett/Allegany/Washington. Citations were also given to each by U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, R-Md. Officers of Hagerstown Elks Lodge #378 presented a check to each of the teenagers. Congratulations for your outstanding achievements!

Summertime recipe

Several years ago, I attended a picnic and came across a recipe that I would like to share with all my readers. It's easy to make and I am sure everyone will enjoy!

1 can pineapple tidbits - drain well (15 oz.)

1 can peaches - drained and diced (15 oz.)

1 can mandarin oranges - drained (15 oz.)

2 bananas - sliced

1 med. apple (skin on) - chopped

1 small box instant vanilla pudding (I use banana pudding)

1 1/2 cup milk

1/3 cup frozen orange juice

1/2 cup sour cream (8 oz)

Combine all the fruit in a large bowl. Mix the last four ingredients in a separate bowl; fold into fruit and refrigerate.

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