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Around Smithsburg and Robinwood

February 27, 2008|By DARYLENE MOWEN / 301-331-5683

Fire company announces awards

The Smithsburg Community Volunteer Fire Co. held its awards banquet recently. The following are the award winners:

President's award - Pastor Julie Brigham

Firefighter of the Year - Henry Vidal.

Rookie of the Year - Deb George

Top responders for 2007:

Chuckie Johnson - 210 calls; Patrick Baker - 208 calls; Steve Lewis - 204 calls; Kenny Lapole - 196 calls; Chris Rohrer - 176 calls; Henry Vidal - 155 calls; Danny Gibson - 127 calls; Buddy Blake - 121 calls; Chuck Scott - 115 calls; Kevin Needy - 101 calls; Don Bradburn - 88 calls; Glenn Reynolds - 70 calls; Mike Johnson - 67 calls; Sam Ginn - 65 calls; Ben Rudman - 62 calls.

The company goes on many calls and it is a 100 percent volunteer force. The company wants to thank everyone who went on a call or helped with an event or fundraiser. The company also wants to thank the community and county for all the support.

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- Phil Rohrer, president SCVFC

Senior center plans craft fair

Stonecroft Senior Center on Robinwood Drive in Hagerstown will have a craft show and sale on Saturday, March 8.

A bake sale will be held at the same time. The craft sale will be from noon to 3 p.m. Food will be available starting at 11 a.m.

Senior site

Thursday - Bingo, 10 a.m.

Friday - Uno or Dominoes, 10 a.m.

Monday - Uno or Dominoes, 10 a.m.

Tuesday - Blood Pressure Check with Merry Gehr, 9:30 a.m.

TOPS Chapter 462

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 462 of Smithsburg meets at St Paul's Methodist Church.

January was a "No Gain Month," which means that all of the members did not gain any pounds at all for the month of January.

Anyone who would like to join the weight-loss support group should call Ola at 301-824-7650.

Memberships cost $24 per year and $2 per meeting (TOPS News magazine comes with the yearly fee.)

Smithsburg Middle

Smithsburg Middle School is collecting old ink cartridges and cell phones. If you have any at home or work, let your child bring them to school.

They earn money for the school. The school will be having another contest for each homeroom to see who can collect the most.

So if your workplace just throws them away, bring them to the school and recycle. Thanks for helping earn money for the school and helping the environment.

HCC hosts movie night

The Student Government Association at Hagerstown Conmuniy College is hosting a movie night Friday at 7 p.m. in the Classroom Building Auditorium on the campus of HCC.

The movie night will feature Francis Lawrence's sci-fi action thriller "I am Legend" starring Will Smith.

Both students and the public are invited to this event. General admission costs $5 and HCC students and employees get in free. HCC students can also enter a drawing to win an MP3 player.

The step/dance club NoiSe will be performing prior to the movie.

Seating availability is limited to a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 301-790-2800, ext 225.

HCC to present Gymkana Troupe

Hagerstown Community College will host the University of Maryland Gymkana Troupe on Wednesday, March 5, at 7 p.m. in the College's Athletic, Recreation and Community Center.

The Gymkana Troupe was founded at the University of Maryland in 1946 and has traveled all over the United States and abroad promoting gymnastics.

The Gymkana Troupe provides fun, free entertainment for the whole family and is sure to amaze and inspire audiences with their high-energy performances that include more than 20 different acts ranging from traditional gymnastics to circus and acrobatic feats.

The Gymkana Troupe performs both men's and women's gymnastic apparatus routines, as well as novelty circus acts that incorporate the use of chairs, ladders and trampolines. Their exhibitions are known all over the world for showcasing high-flying acrobatic acts performed by college athletes. For additional information, call 301-790-2800, ext 225.

Newsworthy

Call 301-331-5683, Fax 301-582-3047, or e-mail DAMowennews@aol.com. Thanks for the input this week.

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