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Around North Hagerstown

August 22, 2006

Bye, bye, summer!

OK, folks - it's now time for the fall schedules and activities to kick into gear! I hope the kids enjoy these last two days of freedom, as WCPS school students will head back to the classrooms on Wednesday, Aug. 23.

Please note that since kids are now back at the bus stops and are again walking to school, you should drive more cautiously around our lovely neighborhoods and keep our kids' safety in mind.

I know I am dreading the inevitable ringing of the alarm clock on Wednesday as much as Tori and Kelley are!

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Legion Auxiliary installs officers

Morris Frock Auxiliary Unit 42, the American Legion, recently installed the group's 2006-2007 officers during a joint event held at the post home on Northern Avenue.

Connie Shaffer assumed the helm as president, with Pam Troncatti and Evelyn Meany serving as first and second vice presidents respectively. Dorothy Smith continues to serve the unit as chaplain, with the secretary and treasurer positions held by Alana Sowers and Betty DeLauter. Cathy Lay serves at historian.

The executive committee for the year consists of Pauline Baker, Donna Conway, Betty Getz and Marilyn Hembrock. Donna Butt, Western Maryland District president, served as installing officer.

The unit's various committees serve the community throughout the year, particularly in the areas of Americanism, Children and Youth, Community Service, Education and VA&R. Members are invited to join these or any of the other unit committees. Interested members may attend regular monthly meetings or leave a message for Connie Shaffer at 301-733-7676.

The unit meets the first Tuesday of each month September through June at the post home at 405 Northern Ave. A light meal is served at 6:30 p.m. with the meeting beginning promptly at 7 p.m. Members are encouraged to attend and participate.

The auxiliary will hold its first meeting of the 2006-2007 Auxiliary year on Tuesday, Sept. 5.

Church plans sale on parking lot

Christ's Reformed Church, 130 W. Franklin St., will be holding a downtown parking lot sale on Saturday, Aug. 26, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

There will be vendors with yard sale items. The church members have made many items that will be sold on a craft table, as well as a baked goods table to satisfy your sweet tooth, and reasonably priced food and drinks. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the new "Aspiring to Serve" kitchen fund.

Church to hold golf tournament

Christ's Reformed Church will hold its second annual golf tournament on Friday, Aug. 25, at Black Rock Golf Course with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start.

Cost is $75 per player or $260 per foursome, which includes a catered meal after the tournament.

All proceeds will benefit the Aspiring to Serve Community Center, which houses Commission on Aging, WIC, Potomac Case Management and REACH.

Applications for playing and sponsorship of holes may be obtained by calling the church at 301-733-4144 or Bill Shank at 301-797-1143.

Children's Village golf tournament

Children's Village of Washington Co., Inc. will host its 12th annual "Keep our Kids Safe" Four Man Scramble Golf Classic on Friday, Sept. 8, at Black Rock Golf Course.

Putting contest begins at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at noon. Dinner will follow the tournament. Entry fee is $95 per person. Corporate sponsor packages are available. Hole and cart sponsors can also support the event.

Midas Muffler of Hagerstown is the tournament sponsor. Volvo Powertrain North America is lead sponsor, with Douglas Motors of Hancock sponsoring the hole-in-one prize car.

Register by calling Children's Village at 301-733-4443. All proceeds benefit the Children's Village life-safety education program.

Hagerstown Lioness Club

The Hagerstown Lioness Club will meet Thursday, Sept. 7, in the Grand Venice Motel Ballroom, 431 Dual Highway, Hagerstown. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Guest speaker will be Linda Altizer, MSN, director, National Association of Orthopedic Nurses; a Washington County forensic investigator; and an employee of the Armed Forces Medical Examiners' Services, Rockville, Md. Her topic will be "Fit to a T-Osteoporosis."

Also, guests of the Lionesses will be the club's scholarship recipients for the 2005-2006 academic year.

All guest reservations and all cancellations must be made no later than Monday evening, Sept. 4, by calling the attendance chair at 301-790-0913. Guests are welcome.

TOPS 77 meets weekly

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Group 77 meets every Monday at First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave. Weigh-in is set for 7:30 a.m., exercise at 8:30 a.m. and the meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. There is a planned program every week and visitors are welcome.

For information, call 301-791-4909, 301-739-6267 or 1-717-597-8747.

NHHS Class of 1971 reunion

The North Hagerstown High School Class of 1971 will hold its 35th-year reunion on Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Potomac Fish and Game Club from 2 to 10 p.m.

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