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Community briefs

April 11, 2008

Tree-planting volunteers sought

Antietam Creek Watershed Association and Chesapeake Bay Foundation are seeking volunteers to help plant 700 trees and shrubs along Antietam Creek.

Volunteers will work near Brook Lane Health Services, 13218 Brooklane Drive, Hagerstown, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 26.

Refreshments and equipment will be provided.

Join Hands Day set for May

A group of volunteers in Hagers-town is striving to make a difference in the community - and is asking for more volunteers to help.

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The volunteer project will take place on Join Hands Day, Saturday, May 3, a national day of service sponsored by Modern Woodmen of America and other fraternal benefit societies. The project will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 4, at Leitersburg Community Park.

The project in Hagerstown will be cleaning grounds, painting benches, raking leaves and cleaning up from winter.

For information or to volunteer, call Lynn Bibbee at 301-733-7888 or go to www.joinhandsday.org.

Applications accepted now for Ms. Wheelchair Maryland

Applications are now being accepted for the title of Ms. Wheelchair Maryland USA. The Ms. Wheelchair USA program is dedicated to celebrating the abilities and successful accomplishments of women with disabilities.

To qualify, contestants must be women, ages 18 and older by July 30, 2008. There is no age limit in the competition. Contestants must utilize a wheelchair as their main source of mobility.

The winner will receive an official MWUSA crown and banner and qualify for the national competition and show Aug. 7 to 10 in Ohio.

The state competition fee is $200. Contestants may pay the fee themselves, get donations from family and friends, or obtain sponsorships from area groups and businesses.

Deadline to apply for the state title is April 30.

Interested contestants can request an official representation application package by visiting the Web site, www.mswheelchairusa.org, or by calling the Ms. Wheelchair USA office at 330-612-5242 or Fine Productions at 330-603-1201.

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