For the record

October 23, 2006

The following people have qualified to receive pins for their blood donations to the Washington County Chapter of the American Red Cross during bloodmobiles in May, June and July:

21 gallons - Nelson Turner

19 gallons - Mary A. Anderson

15 gallons - Steve F. Specht

14 gallons - George W. Hamilton

12 gallons - Elva H. Martin, Barbara A. Renner

11 gallons - Marvin S. Horst, Earmon L. Shifflet, Denver H. Trumpower

10 gallons - Roy A. Reid, Robert R. Markle

8 gallons - Janet Schroyer, Siebert Milburn, Ronald G. Stottlemyer Sr.

7 gallons - Dean Martin


6 gallons - Jeffrey L. Kline

5 gallons - Cletus Henson, Michael W. Fuss, Daryl Smoot, Carl W. Stokes

4 gallons - Valerie Malott, Robert L. Walton, Gerald K. Yeakle, Kenneth A. Smith

3 gallons - Darrell L. Horst, Kimberly A. Omps, Mike Brechbill, Patricia I. King

2 gallons - Celestine Shannon, James C. Wolfensberger,Sharon Minnich, Douglas W. Mullendore, Frank J. Kronawetter

1 gallon - Donna Conway, Charles R. Brennan, Melissa J. Kemp, Robert G. Stewart, Patricia Everett, Susan L. Hoffman, Delwin L. Martin, Donald R. Troy, Dolyn L. Eby, Dan Sullivan

The Red Cross wishes to thank the following for hosting bloodmobiles during May, June and July:

Board of Education, Boonsboro American Legion, Brook Lane, Brownsville Church of the Brethren, Cascade American Legion, Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce, Christ's Reformed Church, Citicorp, City of Hagerstown employees, Clear Spring High School, Washington County employees, D.M. Bowman, Elks Lodge No. 378, Funkstown American Legion, Hagerstown Business College, Hagerstown Community College, Hancock community, Hancock Middle-Senior High School, Home Depot Direct, Lippincott, Maryland Ribbon, Maugansville Ruritan, Maryland Correctional Training Center, Northern Avenue American Legion, North Hagerstown High School Scholarship Drive, Rayloc, Roxbury Correctional Institution, Review & Herald Publishing, Robinwood Medical Center, St. Ann Catholic Church, St. James Brethren Church, Saint James School, St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. John's Church in Clear Spring, Sharpsburg Bible Church, Sheraton Four Points, Smithsburg High School, Smithsburg Fire Hall, South Hagerstown High School, Stationery House, Washington County Technical High School, Valley Mall, Volvo Powertrain, Wal-Mart, Washington County Hospital, Washington County Sheriff's Department, Williamsport American Legion.

Providing youth development opportunities is the aim of $200,000 awarded to Boys & Girls Clubs across the state of Maryland. Gov. Robert Ehrlich announced the funding initiative as part of his initiative to keep kids from joining gangs.

The governor, speaking at the Boys & Girls Club of Harford County, says the grant is part of his multi-pronged plan to prevent the spread of gangs and stop current gang activity.

"This is a great opportunity for our community," said Buck Browning, director of operations for the Boys & Girls Club of Washington County. "Our goal is to help our kids learn right from wrong and how to make positive decisions and this funding will be used to continue our mission."

The Boys & Girls Club of Washington County serves children at nine locations and provides activities in five core program areas: Character & Leadership Development; Education & Career Development; Health & Life Skills; The Arts; Sports, Fitness, & Recreation. Three local Boys & Girls Clubs are located within public housing communities, four are located within public schools, one at a church, and one on Pennsylvania Avenue in Hagerstown.

"The Boys & Girls Club has grown dramatically in recent years and this growth is directly related to the needs of our neighborhoods and the willingness of our community to help improve the lives of children," Browning said.

The local Boys & Girls Club has been serving children since 1941 and is a member agency of the United Way.

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