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January 06, 2008

Park pavilions available



Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 2, the City of Hagerstown Department of Parks & Recreation will accept applications for use of pavilions in the city's parks on a first-come, first-serve basis. To reserve a pavilion, the fee is $50 for city residents and $70 for non-city residents.

Reservations may be made in person at the parks and recreation office in Fairgrounds Park, 351 N. Cleveland Ave., Hagerstown. Telephone reservations are accepted but are held for five days only.

When making your reservation, the following information is requested: Date desired, pavilion (if a softball field is needed, there is an additional fee of $15), number in party, and name and daytime telephone number.

The fee to reserve the City Park band shell for two hours is $10 per use for nonprofit organizations and $50 per use for all other users.

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The park season runs May through September.

For information, call the parks and recreation office at 301-739-8577, ext. 169.




Renfrew receives donation



WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Cavetown Planing Mill Inc. in Cavetown has provided underwriting support for Renfrew Institute's Trail of Trees program.

During the two-hour Trail of Trees program, third-grade students are launched on a quest traveling the "trail of trees" in search of puppet character Old Hickory. Along the way, they learn about the structure and importance of trees. Ecological, botanical, cultural and economic factors are considered as activities engage students in opportunities for drama and literature while tree science is revealed.

Nearly 10,000 student visits to institute programs were recorded in 2007.

For information, call 717-762-0373.

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