Around South Hagerstown

June 13, 2006|by STACI CLIPP


June 14th is Flag Day - wave your flag proudly!

And don't forget June 18th is Father's Day. Happy Father's Day to my dad - may you have a terrific day!

I'd like to say congratulations to my daughter Shelby for playing her first season of lacrosse. I had a wonderful time watching, enjoying and learning about the sport! You were awesome!

As you read this week's column, my family and I will be enjoying a much-needed vacation! Course, you may still call and leave me a message and I will be sure to get back to you when I return home!


Also, thanks to both Ms. Donna and my mother-in-law for "baby-sitting" our animals! We appreciate it!

Hagerstown Lions Club

June 13 - State Sen. Don Munson will present a legislative update at Tuesday's meeting.

Market in the Square

The next Market in the Square will be Thursday, June 15, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Vendors from the Hagerstown Farmers Market bring produce, foods and crafts outdoors to the square. The rain date is June 16.

Fishin' Frenzy

The fourth annual Fishin' Frenzy is scheduled for Saturday, June 17, beginning at 8 a.m. at Pangborn Park. It will feature food and entertainment for children and a fishing extravaganza. The event is open to all senior citizens, children and people with disabilities. This special day is a cooperative effort involving MIHI, the City of Hagerstown, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Antietam Bassmasters. For more information, contact MIHI at 301-745-6444 or the city at 301-739-8577, ext. 116.

VBS Gospel Express

All Aboard! The Gospel Express is chugging its way to St. John's Lutheran Church. Gospel Express is the theme for this year's Vacation Bible School, which will take place Monday, June 19, to Friday, June 23. Classes are available for children ages 3 through middle school. There is an adult class as well. The program runs from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each night, with dinner provided for $1 each night at 6 p.m. Crafts, Bible stories, music, activity time and snacks will keep participants very busy! St. John's is at 141 S. Potomac St., across from the central library in downtown Hagerstown. Call the church office at 301-790-2510 to register for a class or volunteer as a helper.

Gather treasure

The seventh annual Treasure Sale to benefit the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts will be held on Saturday, Nov. 11. It's not too 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.

Soccer sign-up

You have one more opportunity to register your child for the Hagerstown Area Youth Soccer League's fall season - June 17 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Hagerstown Fairgrounds. You must bring birth certificate foe all new players. The league is for boys and girls ages 4 1/2 to 18. The registration fee is $45 per player.

All players must have shin guards for all practices and games. Contact 240-52-SCORE for more information.

Classic car display to benefit Relay

There will be a Classic Car display during the Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society at South Hagerstown High School stadium on Friday, June 16, from 6 to 10 p.m.

Best-In-Show will be determined by donation, with all proceeds from the show going to the American Cancer Society. Limited space is available for this rain-or-shine event, so call 301-964-2929 to reserve your spot today!

Relay for Life

This year's American Cancer Society Relay For Life's theme at South Hagerstown High School stadium is 1950s and 1960s oldies' "Let's Sock It To Cancer!"

There will be a lot of planned entertainment, including free performances by The Shades, DJ-Sounds By Design, Hub City Lindy Hop, and Hagerstown Country-Western Dance Association, as well as a classic car display, silent auction, raffles, door prizes, a "Rocking Relay" and much more.

Stop by and be a part of the fun and help raise funds for the American Cancer Society - together we can made a difference in the fight against cancer in our community.

Opening ceremonies begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 16, with the Luminaria Ceremony beginning at 9:30 p.m., and closing ceremonies at 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 17.

For more information on Relay for Life, please contact your local ACS Office at 301-733-8272.

Also, if you are a cancer survivor and are interested in attending the free Survivors' Reception on Friday evening, June 16, please contact the ACS Office at 301-733-8272 as soon as possible to reserve your spot.

Have news?

Please call me or e-mail me at with any goings-on, happenings or news you'd like to share. Remember, if you can't reach me at 301-393-5871, please call me at 240-291-0916. I hope you all have a wonderful week - I know I will!

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