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Around West Hagerstown

February 28, 2008|By JESS WEST / 301-988-0435

Western Heights to hold book fair

The Western Heights Middle School PTSA is holding its spring book fair next week.

The event is open to the public. There will be an ice cream social on Thursday, March 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. The book fair will be held all week in the weight room near the gymnasium.

In other news, the Band Boosters are holding a sandwich sale. Ham, turkey and roast beef sandwiches are being sold by all members of the band.

Fun Day planned at Salem Avenue

Salem Avenue Elementary School will hold Fun Day on Saturday, March 15, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

It will be a fun-filled day of games, food, prizes for the whole family.

Tickets for all of the activities can be purchased at the door. All students must be accompanied by an adult.

Hagerstown Day Nursery plans event

Hagerstown Day Nursery will wish you the "Luck of the Irish" if you attend the basket/Pampered Chef bingo on Sunday, March 9.

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It will be held at the BPO Elks Lodge on Robinwood Drive. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m., a hot lunch will be served at 12:15 p.m., and bingo will follow at 1 p.m.

Please join in the fun to support the nonprofit child development program for children ages 2 to 5 at Hagerstown Day Nursery.

The afternoon will feature raffles, door prizes, tip jars and King Tuts. With lunch included, tickets cost $25 in advance for 25 games or $30 at the door.

To purchase tickets, call 301-739-5339 or 301-223-6376.

Open Your Heart Dinner

Washington Square United Methodist Church will sponsor a spaghetti dinner party Saturday for the benefit of Alivia Koontz, the little girl from Hagerstown who was born with a heart defect.

This precious little girl had her first surgical heart procedure shortly after birth and has had two additional surgical procedures and faces yet another possible one this spring or summer.

Alivia will celebrate her fourth birthday on March 4.

Entertainment for the dinnr party is being provided by Sentimental Sounds musicians Jack and Donna-Kaye Haines.

The dinner is sold out, but donations for the Alivia Koontz Heart Fund at WSUMC are being accepted. For details on making a donation, call the church office at 301-739-2653.

Diabetes support group to meet

The diabetes support group at Walnut Towers will meet Wednesday, March 12, at 1:30 p.m. in the 8th Floor Community Room.

Patrick Ricker, from Behavioral Health Services, will be presenting a program titled "The Emotional Side of Diabetes."

The support group is open to individuals who live at Walnut Towers and anyone in the community.

The group provides a forum for educating diabetics to help manage the disease and to gain support from other diabetics.

For more information, contact Lisa McCoy, Nutrition and Wellness Services for the Washington County Health Department, at 240-313-3300.

West Hagerstown Lions plan breakfast

On Saturday, March 8, the West Hagerstown Lions Club will hold a pancake breakfast at Girls Inc. on Washington Avenue.

The menu includes pancakes, Hoffman sausage, puddin', orange juice and coffee.

Breakfast will be served from 7 to 11 a.m. Tickets cost $4 while preschool children eat free. There will also be a Easter craft table open during the breakfast.

The West Hagerstown Lions Club will also have a Easter craft table open each Saturday morning at the City Farmers Market.

Rummage sale set

Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 802 Summit Ave., will have a rummage sale, Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

There will be soup, sandwiches, baked goods and beverages for sale both days. This is a United Methodist Women project.

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To submit news for the Around West Hagerstown column, give me a call at 301-988-0435 or e-mail me at westendh.town@gmail.com.

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