Around West Hagerstown

May 15, 2008|By JESS WEST

Basket bingo setat Funkstown fire hall

The Pythian Sisters of Maryland are holding a Longaberger basket bingo Sunday at Funkstown Fire Hall.

Doors open at 11 a.m, and bingo begins at 1 p.m.

Tickets cost $20 for 25 games and are available at the door. Tip jars, raffles and food will also be available.

The proceeds will go toward the research of multiple myeloma at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

For more information, call Jean Hanna at 301-733-1846.

Salvation Army plans golf tourney

On Friday, June 20, The Salvation Army will hold a golf outing titled "Fore the Hungry" at Black Rock Golf Course.


The proceeds will benefit The Salvation Army's daily feeding program.

To be a part of this event, the cost per person is $75 or $300 per four-man team.

Prizes will be available for first and second flights, longest drive and closest to pin. Younger Toyota will be offering a new Toyota for a hole-in-one on a designated hole.

For more information, call Harry Barger at 301-733-2440.

Western Enterprise plans basket bingo

On Sunday, the Western Enterprise Fire Co. invites you to a basket bingo at the fire hall at 526 Washington Square in Hagerstown.

Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Tickets cost $25 for 28 games, with tip jars and raffles at an additional cost if interested. Lunch and a dessert bar will be available.

For more information, call Arlene at 301-739-4474.

Please note, no children under the age of 16 will be admitted.

Students do well in essay contest

Congratulations to Agnes Gorman and Adamis Aponte, fourth-grade students in Anthony McDonald's class at Salem Avenue Elementary School.

These students were chosen as finalists in the Maryland Municipal League's "If I Were Mayor, I Would ..." Essay Contest 2008.

Washington County is one of the Maryland Municipal League's 11 regional districts and 432 students from 16 schools in Washington County entered the contest.

One winner is chosen from among the five finalists in each district.

A total of 2,360 students entered the contest this year. Since the inception of the contest in 2001, more than 16,000 students have participated statewide. The contest helps the Maryland Municipal League reach its goal to educate young people about the role of municipal government in the state of Maryland.

Outback cooks up special lunch inhonor of teachers

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, the Salem Avenue PTA and Brandon Demers of Outback Steakhouse in Hagerstown hosted an appreciation luncheon for the staff on May 7.

Demers donated and personally served sirloin steak, salad and the restaurant's famous Bloomin' Onion.

The PTA provided assorted beverages and cheesecake, along with beautiful decorations in the staff lounge.

Elizabeth Morgan, Washington County Superintendent of Schools, Assistant Superintendent of Schools Mike Markoe Elementary Supervisors Jill Burkhart and Steve Wernick joined the staff for the luncheon at the invitation of Salem Avenue School Principal Tom Garner and the PTA. The event was enjoyed by all who attended.

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