Around Smithsburg and Robinwood

May 20, 2006|by Darylene Ford

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.


Smithsburg Senior Site

Monday, May 22 - Exercise at 9:30 a.m.; Trivial Pursuit Team A vs. Team B at 10 a.m.

Tuesday, May 23 - Van stop at shopping center at 9:30 a.m.; Bean Bag Toss at 10 a.m.

Wednesday, May 24 - "Filling up on fewer calories" and exercise with Helen House at 10 a.m.

Thursday, May 25 - Volunteer Recognition Day. Birthday Luncheon at 11:30 a.m.

Friday, May 26 - Exercise at 9:30 a.m.; Trivial Pursuit Team A vs. Team B at 10 a.m.

Spaghetti feast

The Smithsburg Fire Co. will sponsor an all-you-can-eat spaghetti meal this Saturday, May 20, from 4 to 7 p.m. to benefit the fire department. The cost for adults is $5.50.

Memorial Day

Smithsburg will hold their Memorial Day Commemoration on May 30 at 6 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, 66 W. Water St. The speaker, the Rev. Mark Mooney, will remind residents of a time to be thoughtful of and thankful for the persons who have given their all to defend our freedoms and the freedoms of all people around the globe unto this day.

Cascade Elementary

Student creative writing:

"Waggin' Dragon News - The Traveling Barn" by Danielle Eyler

A long time ago there was a traveling barn. A couple lives in this traveling barn. Water bugs hopping around. Soda pop all over the walls. Cast a vote do you like this traveling barn. O yeah, fish with scales are hanging on the walls. Arrows soaring through the air. They are going through the walls.

"Samson" by Sheanna Lewis

Loves to play in the yard. In the front yard. On a sunny day. Because he loves to play with me!

Monday, May 22 - 1 p.m., Good Citizens Celebration.

Thursday, May 25 - 9:30 a.m., Grade 4 to Maryland Symphony Orchestra.

Elementary Citizenship Award: Congratulations to Samantha Gladhill and James Griffith, who will be receiving the Elementary Citizenship Award for the 2005-06 school year. This award is presented to elementary students in fifth grade who demonstrate pride and respect toward students and adults; participation in class discussions and school activities; and maximum effort to do well academically. Both students will be recognized at a public ceremony on Thursday, May 25, at North Hagerstown High School.

Field Day is set for Friday, May 26. Mark your calendars! Parent helpers are needed to run the different stations. Helpers can choose to help in the morning or in the afternoon or all day if you like.

Eastern Elementary

Tuesday, May 23 - 2 p.m.., AR Celebration; 7 p.m., Show Choir/Band Performance.

Thursday, May 25 - 10 a.m., Grade 4 to Maryland Symphony.

Friday, May 26 - Physical Education Field Day for students in grades K-5

The last day for school banking will be Wednesday, May 31.

PTA sold 166 memberships this year. Thank you to those who joined Eastern's PTA. The class in each grade level that had the highest membership participation were treated to ice cream. The classes that won were: K - Raley and Wilt; Grade 1 - Line; Grade 2 - Kauffman; Grade 3 - Taylor; Grade 4 - Skrabak; Grade 5 - Gross.

News from the cafeteria: Please, be sure that all lunch accounts are paid in full by the end of May! When you send in a check to be added to your child's lunch account, please put the child's name and teacher's name in the memo line of your check.'

When sending in one check for multiple siblings, please note each child's name and the amount to go into each child's account. It is much easier to enter it correctly the first time than it is to transfer funds between accounts. Thank you and have a great summer!

The last celebration of the year is scheduled for Tuesday, May 23, in the afternoon. This will be outside and water balloons are on the agenda! Encourage your child to read and take AR tests so they can attend!

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