Community briefs

September 12, 2006

Work camp applications sought

Applications for home repairs by Antietam Workcamp Summer 2007 are due by Oct. 15.

The work camps are one-week trips in which individuals and youth from around the country spend one week in the community performing hands-on home repair projects for elderly, low-income and disabled families.

St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Williamsport and South County churches, and other organizations, including REACH Inc., are hosting the 2007 Antietam Workcamp.

Volunteers will stay at Williamsport High School from July 22 to 28, with a goal to repair 70 homes in the Williamsport, Hagerstown and Boonsboro areas in seven days.


Eligible repair projects might include porch repair and construction, weatherization, step and wheelchair ramp repair or construction, exterior and interior painting, and mobile home underpinning.

Labor and materials are free to qualifying households.

For more information, contact Antietam Workcamp, c/o REACH Caregivers Inc., 140 W. Franklin St., Suite 300, Hagerstown, MD 21740; fax a request for information to 301-733-7479; or go to on the Web.

Cash donations may be sent to Antietam Workcamp, c/o St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 18313 Lappans Road, Boonsboro, MD 21713.

HCC offering fly-fishing course

Hagerstown Community College's Center for Continuing Education is offering a course for those wishing to learn the basics of fly-fishing. The class, taught by professional fly-fisherman John Clatterbaugh, will be Saturday, Sept. 16, from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

The streamside seminar at Devil's Backbone will cover basic casting, proper equipment and techniques, and how to "read" the water to find fish.

The cost is $43.

For information and to register, call 301-790-2800, ext. 236, or go to on the Web.

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