Community briefs

February 22, 2008

Faith in Action to hold spring fling

Faith in Action, a program of REACH Caregivers, will hold its annual spring fling from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at Potomac Towers and Walnut Towers in Hagerstown.

Participating groups should gather in the main dining area of Potomac Towers no later than 8:30 a.m. to register and receive assignments. Groups that will be participating in the afternoon advice REACH of your anticipated arrival time and arrange to meet at Potomac Towers' main dining room at the designated time.

This year's spring fling hours have been expanded to include youth and adult volunteers from faiths who worship at times other than Sunday mornings.

To participate, RSVP no later than Wednesday, March 5, by calling Kevin R. Collins at 301-733-2371, ext. 100 or e-mail


Pangaea Frederick festival seeking vendors

FREDERICK, Md. - Celebrate Frederick is adding a new festival to its list of community events. Pangaea Frederick - A Festival Celebrating Our Heritage will celebrate the many nationalities that make up Frederick. The Pangaea Frederick Committee is seeking merchandise and food vendors to participate. The hope is to showcase the best, most authentic food and merchandise from as many cultures as possible. All applications will be juried by the Pangaea Frederick Food and Merchandise Committees. For an application, call Amy Riley at 301-600-2845 or e-mail Applications will be accepted until all spaces are filled.

The festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at West Ridge Square Shopping Center on West Patrick Street.

The word "Pangaea" is Greek and refers to the super-continent that existed about 250 million years ago, before each of the continents was separated into their current configuration.

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