Around South Hagerstown

August 29, 2006|by STACI CLIPP


I'd like to wish my dad a very happy birthday today - may you have a wonderful day and even a surprise or two!

Well, if you have children in school I hope you're getting back into a routine - it's always hard in the beginning.

Remember, Labor Day is the 4th, so there will be no school then. May you have a terrific holiday!

Children's Village golf tournament

Hagerstown Children's Village of Washington County will host its 12th annual Keep our Kids Safe Four-Man Scramble Golf Classic on Friday, Sept. 8, at Black Rock Golf Course. The putting contest begins at 11 a.m.; the tournament begins with a shotgun start at noon. Dinner will follow.


The 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.

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.

Hammond family reunion

The William Kennedy Hammond family reunion will be held at Doub's Woods Park, North Pavilion, on Saturday Sept. 23, at noon, rain or shine. Please bring a picnic lunch for your family, old family photos and memories.

This will be the first reunion in 20 years. All relatives are invited to attend. For information and or directions, please contact Rose Marie Hammond Gearhart at 301-791-0574 or Gary W. Hammond at 301 at 582-0583.

Fall Bargain Sale

The Women's Club will be having a Fall Bargain Sale on Friday, Sept. 29 and Saturday, Sept. 30, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Gently used clothing, jewelry, household items and shoes will be available for purchase at great prices. Free metered parking will be available in the nearby city lot. Proceeds help maintain the historic Women's Club building, which has 18 rooms available for low-cost housing for women in our community as well as many activities for the members.

Block party

Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 802 Summit Ave. will be hosting a block party Saturday, Sept. 9, from noon to 4 p.m. This Good Neighbor Day will include free food, a dunking booth, a moon bounce, games, bingo and much more. Two bands, Hosanna and Faith Child, will be playing throughout the day. There will also be a petting zoo and displays by the Washington County Humane Society and the Hagerstown Fire Department.

All are invited for a day of fun and an opportunity to make new friends from your neighborhood church! For more information, please call 301-733-4720.

Festival For the Arts

The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts announces a Festival for the Arts on Sept. 16, as the kickoff for its yearlong celebration of 75 years of service to the community. The festival will be held on the museum grounds from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Come and join in the activities, including free trolley rides, art and craft vendors, face painting, Kids Printmaking Center, Caricatures by Kent Roberts, Fascinating Self-Portraits by Allison Weaver, "My Name" Art Center, Jewelry Making Center, and free balloons. There will be art demonstrations by Mike Gouker, Allison Weaver and Robert Wantz. Food will be available for purchase by Leiter's Fine Catering and Antietam Dairy.

For more information on the museum or its anniversary, please phone 301-739-5727 or visit on the Web.

Art show

Valley Art Association will be featuring a New Member show during September at the Mansion House Gallery at Hagerstown City Park. Paintings in the exhibition will be works done by members who were new to the organization in 2005 and 2006.

There will be an opening reception on Sunday, Sept. 10, from 2 to 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Hagerstown Lions Club

At the Tuesday, Aug. 29, meeting, there will be a demonstration of the new voting machines by the Washington County Election Board. The presenters will be Lion Col. Clyde Tate and Carroll Earp.

The Lions have collected 179 pairs of glasses, 500 lenses and 52 cases. Great job, guys! And thank you.

Enjoy your holiday

May you have a wonderful holiday, and if you are lucky enough to get a three-day weekend - enjoy and let's hope the weekend goes slow!

If you have any news or information to share, please call me at 240-291-0916 or you can reach me by e-mail at

Have a terrific week!

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