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May 16, 2008|By MELITA WISHARD

Andrew Grove wins Carson Scholarship

Congratulations to Andrew Grove, a Maugansville resident and an eighth-grader at Western Heights Middle School.

Andrew was honored April 27 at an awards banquet in Baltimore for winning the 2008 Carson Scholarship.

The scholarship was founded by Dr. Ben Carson and his wife, Candy, in 1994 and is awarded to students who maintain at least a 3.75 GPA and demonstrate outstanding humanitarian qualities through community service.

Andrew was nominated by the staff at Western Heights and then selected by a panel of judges for the scholarship. Andrew received $1,000 that will be invested on his behalf until he attends college. His goal is to become a middle school math teacher.

Andrew is the son of David and Angie Grove and the brother of Cameron, a fourth-grader at Maugansville Elementary.

Chicken barbecue

Don't forget the chicken barbecue at Maugansville fire hall on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Maugansville Ruritan Club is also having its annual yard sale in their building from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.


PTA says thanks

The Maugansville PTA would like to thank the following organizations and businesses for their recent donations:

Maugansville Ruritan Club; First National Bank of Greencastle - Maugans Avenue branch; Hagerstown Trust - Maugans Avenue branch; Susquehanna Bank - downtown Hagerstown branch; Microtel Inn & Suites - Mr. & Mrs. Raj Patel; Charles E. Cunningham Plumbing & Heating.

The PTA greatly appreciates the continued support these businesses have shown to the Maugansville Elementary School children.

Gospel sing

On Sunday at 2 p.m., Mt. Zion Church, at 14336 Greencastle Pike, will have a concert given by the singing group Down Home Gospel Singers from Hagerstown. The public is invited.

Refreshments will be served and a goodwill offering will be collected for the group during a short intermission. If you would like to make a contribution for the cemetery maintenance, a basket will be placed in the front of the church.

Kids Alive Fest set for Saturday

Children's Village of Washington County Inc. will host its 17th annual Kids Alive Fest, Open House/Community-Safety Day Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1546 Mt. Aetna Road in Hagerstown. Admission is free. The event will be held rain or shine.

Two area youngsters will be inducted into the Children's Village Life Safety Hall of Fame at a ceremony beginning at 11:45 a.m. The students are being honored for implementing skills they learned and practiced at Children's Village to properly handle their family emergencies.

The day's other activities will include K-9 demonstration, 12:30 p.m. (Maryland Correctional Institution); auto extrication demo, 1:15 p.m. (Maugansville Fire Department); Ronald McDonald Safety Show, 2 p.m.; car seat safety check, throughout the day (Brethren Mutual Insurance Parking Lot); child I.D. (Gaye McGovern Insurance Agency, State Farm Insurance.)

Weather permitting activities will include mini-car rides, radar gun contest and fire hose spraying challenge. There will be continuous tours of the Power of Fire House and families will have the opportunity to complete safety stations throughout the day. Event sponsors are Sovereign Bank and Susquehanna Bank.

Children's Village is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing free life-safety education to elementary school children in Washington County.

Yard sale planned

The Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship in Cearfoss is having an indoor yard sale today from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch and baked goods will be sold.

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