Loop briefs

December 31, 2006

Teen pageant scheduled

The Miss Teen Western Maryland competition will take place Saturday, Feb. 17, at Hagerstown Community College's Kepler Theater. Miss Teen Western Maryland will advance to compete in the Miss Maryland Outstanding Teen pageant in June.

An orientation will be held Saturday, Jan. 6, at Plaza Hotel. Parents are welcome to attend the orientation.

In order to be a contestant in the pagfeant, girls must be 13 to 17 years old and not yet be a high school senior. Also, contestants must live in Garrett, Allegany, Washington or Frederick counties.

For information and an application, call Barbara Carson at 301-733-6340. Applications must be returned by Friday, Jan. 5. A limited number of contestants will be accepted on a first-come basis.

Poetry contest set

The Washington County Free Library will sponsor its ninth annual Washington County Poetry Contest beginning in January. Poems may be submitted to the library any time from Monday, Jan. 15, through Thursday, March 15.


There will be two winning entries and an honorable mention for each of five age divisions in the contest - grades two and three, grades four and five, grades six through eight, grades nine through 12, and adult. Entrants must live in Washington County; one submission per person is allowed.

Poems must be original and may be on any topic. Poems may be in any style and must be no longer than one page in length. The poem must be either typed or legibly printed with the author's name, age division, address and telephone number attached.

Poets may bring entries to the Washington County Free Library's Children's Department or submit them by mail. For information, call 301-739-3250, ext. 132.

Marathon game night

All-night games, movies, snacks and music for teens in grades 7 through 12. Bring favorite CDs, movies, electronic games or board games. Hosted by the library's teen advisory board. 8 p.m. Saturday through 7 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 7.

Washington County Free Library, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Free, but limited space; parents participants must have parental permission. Call 301-739-3250, ext. 126.

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