Around Maugansville

May 02, 2008|By MELITA WISHARD / 301-790-0079

Hang a May Basket

The Maugansville Historical Society would like to revive the "May Day" tradition of hanging a "May basket" on your door, gate, lamp post, etc. on the first Sunday in May.

The tradition is still practiced in the South and was popular in Maugansville until just a few years ago. We invite all residents to participate on Sunday.

Yard sale planned

There will be a community yard sale at the Ruritan building on Saturday, May 17, from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. An indoor space costs $13.


Seniors to meet

The Maugansville Senior Friendship Club will meet Tuesday at the Top's Buffet for a "Dutch treat" lunch at noon followed by a brief meeting and auction.

Don't forget your items for the auction and come and enjoy a fun time with the group.

For more information, call Frances Bargiel at 301-739-6748.

Fire company news

On Sunday, April 13, personnel from the Maugansville Fire Co. participated in a live-fire training exercse at a house donated to the fire company by Hagerstown Regional Airport.

Firefighters were able to conduct multiple calls with controlled live fires and work on techniques in extinguishing the fires. Mount Aetna firefighters also participated in the exercise.

About three hours into the training, the house was left to burn under controlled conditions as well.

On Saturday, April 19, the Maugansville Fire Co. participated in the mock Airport Disaster Drill at Hagerstown Regional Airport. Members of the fire company received valuable training during this drill.

Six members of the fire company apparatus committee traveled to Appleton Wisc., from Tuesday to Thursday this week. The purpose of the trip was for an engineering meeting to finalize the design of the new firetruck, which is due to be delivered in September.

Forum set

A "Tough Talk" family health forum on May 8 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. will provide an opportunity to facilitate communication on the topics of teen pregnancy and other teen health issues.

The evening will include a marketplace of information and fun activities, dinner, guest speaker Dr. David Solberg and an original interactive performance.

If you are interested in attending, contact the Jack and Anna Hershey Education Center at Washington County Hospital at 888-803-1518. Registration costs $10. Scholarships are available on request.


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