Around Maugansville

May 23, 2008|By MELITA WISHARD / 301-790-0079

School plans last open house

You are invited to Maugansville Elementary School's final open house on Wednesday from 3:30 to 6 p.m.

Former principals, staff, students and their families are all welcome to gather for a last farewell to Maugansville Elementary School.

The school was built in 1936 and has been a vital link to the Maugansville community. Gather in the cafeteria and see friends and families from the past. Share stories and laughter. We hope to see you soon.

A new school is under construction behind the old school.

Fire company news

The Maugansville Volunteer Fire Co. has changed the date for its chicken barbecue to Saturday, May 31, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

At this time of the year, firefighters are urging residents to make sure to cut the grass, weeds and trees that might cover up fire hydrants. This causes a problem for firefighters if they would ever need to use the hydrant. Please, if you live near a fire hydrant, make sure it is visible from the roadway. Trim all weeds, grass, trees, etc. away from the hydrants.


On May 13, nine cadets, firefighters and officers traveled through the new developments in the Maugansville area and installed the red and white reflective identification posts on approximately 30 fire hydrants. These posts assist firefighters in identifying the location of the fire hydrant, especially at night and during inclement weather.

The fire company's Lucky 13 money raffle will be June 7 at the Williamsport fire station. To purchase a ticket, call 301-797-6770 or see any fire company members. You have a chance of winning $1,300.

Humane Society plans money bonanza

The Washington County Humane Society will hold its first Rockin' Four Paws money bonanza on Saturday, Aug. 2, at the Hagerstown Elks Lodge on Robinwood Drive.

The bonanza is to raise funds for the shelter's operation.

Tickets cost $50, admit two people, including a free meal, certain drinks and more.

The top prize will be $2,500 with many lesser prizes. Tip jars and raffles and more will be available.

Following the drawing at 8 p.m., the Holders will play 1950s, '60s and '70s rock 'n' roll music until midnight. Doors open at 2:30 p.m., dinner will be served at 5, the drawing is at 6, and the dance will start at 8.

Get your tickets early; only 299 will be sold. Tickets are available at the Humane Society from Katherine Cooker at 301-733-2060, ext. 237, or if you live in the Maugansville area, call Scott Wishard at 301-790-0079.

Golf tournament set for June 27

The Maugansville Ruritan Club will host its fifth annual "Kevin's Fund" golf tournament on Friday, June 27, at Black Rock Golf Course.

The shotgun start will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a buffet luncheon immediately following the tournament.

In the past four years, the Ruritan Club, through the Kevin Lumm Memorial Fund, has donated more than $36,000 to help local children with medical and special needs, and the Batten Disease Support and Research Association.

Call Marty at 301-790-1417 for details of the tournament, how to register to play or be a hole sponsor.

Blood drive set for Monday

The next blood drive will be Monday from 9 a.m. to 2 pm. at the Maugansville Ruritan Club.

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