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Around North Hagerstown

February 18, 2008|By ELLEN ROWLAND / 240-217-5051

Thanks!

I want to say thank you to Dawn and the employees at Post 42 for a lovely evening on Valentine's Day. My husband and I went to the Legion for dinner and the Mason Dixon Barbershop Quartet came and sang several songs, and what wonderful voices they have!! They can sing for me anytime, as I never tire of hearing them.

Northern Middle Band Boosters golf tournament

The Northern Middle School Band Boosters announces its first annual golf tournament to be held Friday, May 9, at Black Rock Golf Course. Registration begins at 11:15 a.m. with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Tournament format is a four-person scramble, "captain's choice." Fee is $65 per golfer for early registration; $75 if registering after April 9. Fee includes 18 holes of golf with cart, boxed lunch, refreshments, buffet dinner, and prizes.

The goal is to raise funds to replace worn out and damaged instruments as well as supplement band performances and competitions such as the Hersheypark Music Festival. Not only is money needed to support logistics but to aid students who need financial assistance in participating.

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Golfers as well as financial and prize sponsors. For more information please call one of the golf committee members: Kim Carr 301-797-1986; Chris Edlund 301-797-5789; or Mike Manspeaker 301-733-5020.

Boy Scout blood drive

Boy Scout Troop 05 will hold a blood drive Saturday, Feb. 23, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Red Cross building on Conrad Court, across from Weis Markets on Eastern Boulevard. Call Chris at 240-420-5718 for donor appointment times. Please give blood!

St. Maria Goretti news

Come out and celebrate Coach Cokey Robertson's and Coach Skip Chambers last home games on Friday, Feb. 22. The junior varsity plays at 6 p.m. and the varsity at 7:30 p.m. against Bishop Walsh. Come out and salute these great coaches! There will be a reception in the cafeteria after the games.

Athletic Association meeting will be held at the school on Thursday, Feb 21, at 7 p.m.

Join fellow alumni for the annual alumni volleyball and basketball games on Friday, March 7, at 6 p.m. An alumni social will follow. Contact Matt Semler at 301-791-5078 if you are interested in playing and/or attending.

12th Annual Bonanza -- Save the date ... Saturday, March 8. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. he last ticket drawn wins $1,000. For more details, call Carol Brashears at the school.

Mark your calendar for the next Open House on Thursday, April 24, from from 6:30 to 8 p.m. All are welcome!

Starting this fall, bus service will be provided for the Martinsburg and Shepherdstown, W.Va., areas. Call the school to inquire on bus service to other locations.

Goretti is accepting applications for the 2008-2009 school year. Shadow Days are being scheduled.

Please phone the school at 301-739-4266 with any questions and check out www.goretti.org for more information.

Girls softball

The Washington County Girls' Softball League 2008 Spring Registration for elementary- and middle-school girls will take place at Dick's Sporting Goods in the Centre at Hagerstown (Wal-Mart shopping center) on Saturday, Feb. 23 and March 9, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and at Extra Innings on Saturday, Feb.16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesday, Feb. 20 and Wednesday, Feb. 27, 5 to 8 p.m.

Arc of Washington County craft bazaar

The Arc of Washington County Vocational Day Program will have a Spring Craft Bazaar on Friday, March 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featured will be a variety of spring and Easter country crafts, raffles, food and baked goods. All crafts are handmade by Arc individuals and staff. The Vocational Day Center is at 840 Florida Ave., Hagerstown. All proceeds will go to fund activities for the individuals at the Vocational Day Centers. For more information, contact Barb Greenwood or Julie Kane at 301-797-0052.

TOPS # 77

TOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly) #77 held its awards day for January at last week's meeting. Seventy-five members weighed in and 36 had perfect attendance.

Darla Hartley, Bea Myers and Mary Lou Edmands each had perfect attendance and no gains for the month. The Division 1 winners were Valerie Eccard and Peggy Robinson and the Division 2 winner was Bea Myers. The Shining Stars for January were Johanna Nye and Donna Blackowitz.

Elsie Horst awarded the winners of her Snowball Contest a handmade snowball ornament. Team #6 were the winners, earning 1.674 inches of yarn and losing 16 pounds. This was a fun contest in which members had their teammates, exercise and lose each week.

The club finished going over its by-laws and made additions as were necessary. They were voted on by members and passed.

At today's meeting, Dorothy Smith, one of the club's KOPS, will be leading the program, "Hints for Keeping Off Pounds." Next week, Feb. 25, will be the "Play Money Auction."

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