Week of March 11, 1957
The public schools of Washington County will cooperate with Goodwill Industries of Hagerstown in a big way this year, according to a decision made yesterday by the BOE. The Goodwill organization was given permission to collect used clothing and other articles in the different schools in the city and county. Pupils will gather articles at their homes in special bags provided by the organization and will bring them to schools. The articles, including appliances and toys, will then be taken to the Goodwill headquarters in Hagerstown for reconditioning by handicapped persons.
The County Commissioners decided to spend $9,000 instead of the originally proposed $50,000 for a new bridge along Dog Street Road in the Keedysville section. The original bridge washed out in the floods of last July. Instead of building a more expensive steel bridge, the board decided to build a much cheaper metal pipe and concrete type of bridge. "The people down that way don't want us to spend $50,000 on a new bridge, because the road is not used that much," said one board member. "They would rather us spend less on the bridge and do work on some of the other roads in their area."