Around North Hagerstown

April 28, 2008|By ELLEN ROWLAND / 240-217-5051

Happy birthday

Happy birthday to our daughter-in-law, Lori Rowland, who lives in Wisconsin. She will be celebrating May 1. Our youngest grandson, Logan, who lives in Wisconsin, will celebrate his birthday May 3. He turns 4 years old.

Way to go, Tamara

The family of Tamara Perschuck would like to congratulate her on making the honor roll for the first time. She is a third-grader at Paramount Elementary School. Way to go, Tamara!

Basket bingo set for Sunday

St. Ann Roman Catholic Church will hold a Longaberger basket bingo at American Legion Post 42 at 405 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, on Sunday.


Doors open at 11 a.m, lunch will be served at noon and early birds start at 1 p.m.

There will be 24 games, raffles, door prizes and tip jars. Tickets cost $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Admission includes 24 games and a meal. All baskets will be filled and wrapped.

The proceeds will go to teens attending World Youth Day 2008 in Australia and other outings.

Call Barb Mills at 301-733-0410, ext. 11, for advance tickets or stop by St. Ann's parish office at 1525 Oak Hill Ave., Hagerstown.

Post 42 Auxiliary meeting is May 6

Morris Frock Auxiliary Unit 42, the American Legion, will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 6, at the post home at 405 Northern Ave., Hagerstown.

A light meal will be served at 6:30 p.m. with the meeting following at 7 p.m.

The program will include the annual memorial service to honor deceased unit members and nomination of officers for the 2008-09 administrative year.

May is Poppy Month

The poppy program is the oldest and most widely recognized auxiliary program. Hospitalized veterans make the red crepe paper poppies and auxiliary members distribute them in exchange for donations to assist disabled and hospitalized veterans.

Unit 42 members will be distributing poppies at the post home and at selected community locations throughout May.

Unit 42 holds its meetings the first Tuesday of each month from September through June at Post 42 on Northern Avenue. Eligible women wishing to apply for membership may obtain an application at the post home. Membership is open to female veterans and to the mothers, wives, sisters, daughters, granddaughters or great-granddaughters of American Legion members or deceased veterans who served in the Armed Forces during World Wars I and II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Grenada, Panama, and/or Lebanon conflicts and the Persian Gulf War.

TOPS Chapter 308

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 308 installed its officers for 2008-09 at its March 28 meeting.

They include: leader, Marie Stover; co-leader, Thelma Campbell; secretary, Donna Parks; treasurer, Lois Wolfinger; weight recorder, Barbara Reeder; and assistant weight recorder, Lisa King.

Thanks to Marie for putting together the ceremony titled "Rainbow of Colors." The group enjoyed healthy refreshments.

The TOPS best loser for 2007 was Judy Peidon, 25.75 pounds and best KOPS (Keep Off Pounds Sensibly) was Virginia, 1.25 pounds. The TOPS best loser for March was Judy Peison, 5.25 pounds and KOPS was Stan Campbell, 3.75 pounds. Lois is still doing great. She has a few pounds to make it 100 pounds.

Chapter 308 is a small group that meets Fridays at First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown.Visitors are welcome. Call Marie at 301-824-3245 or Virginia at 301-733-1296 for more information.

'Amazing Women'

The Amazing Women's group that meets in the meeting room at the North Village Curves would like to invite all interested women to come this evening at 6:30 for a talk on "Feeling Your Personal Best - Physically, Mentally and Emotionally." The group leader is Jackie Fields. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Sea Chanters to perform Friday

St Ann Roman Catholic Church, 1525 Oak Hill Ave., Hagerstown, will host the U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters as an offering of the Concerts on the Hill Series on Friday at 7 p.m. at the church.

The group is the official chorus of the U.S. Navy and will be offering a program of traditional music, patriotic tunes and Broadway tunes.

The concert is free and open to the public and will be followed by a light reception in the Parish Center.

For further information, call Peter Hommel, director of music at St. Ann, at 301-733-0410, ext. 17.

TOPS Chapter 446

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 446 had a net loss for the week ending April 23.

The group members proved by putting to use the things they have learned, they can keep making those scale numbers go down.

For its Wednesday meeting, Frankie will present a program on the value of high- fiber healthy meal replacement bars. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Weather-permitting, Paula will lead the group in a walk again at 8:30 a.m. and will lead the group in some stretching moves at the end of the meeting.

The chapter meets Wednesdays for weigh-in at 9 a.m. and the meeting is held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

The group meets at Shiloh United Methodist Church, 19731 Shiloh Church Road, Hagerstown.

For more information, call Tom or Mary at 301-797-2547 or call Judy at 301-797-9279.

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