Around Smithsburg and Robinwood

July 15, 2006|by DARLENE FORD

London Fog reunion

Boonsboro London Fog Reunion is still planning a get together with former coworkers/friends for a dinner and conversation. Call any of these number to register: Cheryl Heimbuch at 301-797-9082, Wanda Boyer at 301-797-9815, Delores Myers at 301-293-2860, Shelva Lohman at at 301-432-6269, Connie Milburn at 301-432-7001 or Debbie Martz 301-432-5564.

Mission trip

Covenant Presbyterian Church, 11833 Greenhill Drive, Hagerstown, is planning a mission trip along with St. Andrew's and the Presbyterian Church in Hagerstown on July 15-22. Church members will be going to southern Florida to work with those who were affected by the 2004 hurricanes and Hurricane Wilma in 2005. Cost is $500 for transportation by plane.

Pen Mar Park

The Pen Mar Park 2006 Summer Concert Series continues this week with my favorite of the whole season, Jim Powers at the Yamaha Organ.


Jim and Faye (his wife) are two of the most wonderful people you will talk with at Pen Mar; they love to reminisce the events of years past. In talking with them, you will see how their love for these events are a major part of their life.

It takes months to organize and Jim and Faye take it all in stride. Jim will be performing this Sunday. Jim plays a variety of big band era ballroom dance music. Jim is well known throughout the four-state area.

The first Friday of each month, Jim provides ballroom dance music for his Ballroom Dance Party at Maugansville's Ruritan Building.

So this Sunday you are invited to Pen Mar Park to listen and dance to the music provided by Jim Powers at the Yamaha Organ, from 2 to 5 p.m. This is a Sunday that you really don't want to miss. Speaking with Jim this week, he tells me this is one of his best performances. The music starts at 2 p.m. but every year Jim outdoes his previous year - with his grand entrance at around about 1:30 p.m. If you want to see the full show in its entirety, be at the park before 1:30 p.m. and await his arrival this year. Anticipation as to what he has planned for this year is always exciting. Will he be arriving by horse, car, truck, firetruck, hearse or little red wagon drawn by an old farm tractor? Come early to solve this year's mystery!

Pride Days

The Smithsburg Fire Hall Pride Days will be held Saturday, July 15, from 3 to 7 p.m.

The Fire Company and Ladies Auxiliary are holding an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner with meat sauce, salad, applesauce, garlic bread, drinks and dessert." Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children ages 5-11. Children younger than 5 eat free.

Senior Site

The following is the calendar for Smithsburg Senior Site, 29 Blue Mountain Estates, Smithsburg:

Monday, July 17 - Exercise, 9:30 a.m.; Uno or dominoes, 10:30 a.m. On Monday, wish Barbara Bricker a happy birthday.

Tuesday, July 18 - Sharing my favorite summer recipe, 10 a.m. On Tuesday, wish Gerry Gilfus a happy birthday.

Wednesday, July 19 - Exercise, 9:30 a.m.; Movie and Popcorn, Part I, 10 a.m.

Thursday, July 20 - Bingo, 10 a.m.

Friday, July 21 - Exercise, 9:30 a.m.; Movie and Popcorn, Part II, 10 a.m.; Birthday wishes go to Rosetta Gorman!

Church plans annual yard sale

St Andrew's United Methodist Church, at 1020 Maryland Ave., Hagerstown, is in the planning stage for its ninth annual yard sale.

It will be held Saturday, Aug. 5, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. The rain date is Aug. 12. There will be something for everyone. Please mark your calendar.

Cascade Elementary

Cascade Elementary is still accepting pre-kindergarten registrations for 2006-07. Applicants must be 4 years old by Sept. 1, 2006. For more information, call 301-766-8066 or stop by the Cascade office between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Old Forge Elementary

From Brenda Reynolds, PTA president:

"Summer is here and on behalf of the executive PTA committee, I would like to thank everyone for a great school year, especially all of our volunteers.

"We could never do it without your help.

"Remember to keep reading with your child/children over the summer and to do fun educational things with them to keep their minds moving. Have a great summer and we can't wait to see you next school year!"

"Our spring fundraiser, Uncle Ralph's Cookies, did very well for our first time. The PTA raised about $3,000, and we had 90 students participate.

"Many thanks to those who helped with the distributing of the cookies: Anne Linn, Jeanna Vetter, Dan Rishell, Robin Stoup and Jim Wagner. And to those who helped with the order forms: Jeanna Vetter, Brenda Reynolds, Audrey Partlow, Allison Conrey and Pam Staley. Many hands made light work! Thank you one and all!"

B.U.G. (Being Unusually Good) Students for March:

Jacob Aravanis, Brittney Bream, Lindsay Clopper, Joshua Garnand, Austin Grove, Mackenzie Hamm, Elizabeth Kreun, Randi Leydig, Zachary Marsee, Frank Milihram, Alex Partlow, Morgan Salisbury, Shane Tracey, Quinn Wandalowski, Kelly Winders and Kirklyn Winders.

Students for April:

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