Around South Hagerstown

May 26, 2008|By STACI CLIPP / 240-291-0916

Happy Memorial Day!

May you have a fantastic time with friends and family as you celebrate what this day means. Please be careful as you are out and about. Have fun!

Neighborhoods 1st

The next meeting of Neighborhoods 1st Locust Point will be Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Bester Elementary School library. Contact Lois Delisi at 703-861-8189 or Lynda Evans at 301-992-6943, or

Sale to benefit CAC

Washington County Community Action Council Inc. (CAC) will be the recipient of funds raised this year at the annual Williamsport Red Men Tribe 84 yard sale. The sale will be held at 16129 Lappans Road on Saturday, June 7, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Tables will be available for $15 under the pavilion. Spaces around the pavilion will be available for $10 (please provide your own tables).

There will be a concession stand, with all proceeds to benefit the CAC.

The Williamsport Red Men will be offering barrel rides for children from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donations will be accepted.

Register by calling Deanie Smith or Kimberly Buchanan of the CAC at 301-797-4161, or Angie Kline at the Red Men, 301-223-7785.

Cold Weather Shelter

Would your group like to help homeless individuals living in Washington County? The REACH Cold Weather Shelter is looking for groups or individuals to prepare bagged lunches from Oct. 26 to April 6 for the men and women in the shelter.

Contact the REACH office at 301-733-2371 or as soon as possible to schedule your week and discuss the logistics.

St. John's Lutheran

Sunday, May 18, was a big day for five young members at St. John's. After several weeks of special instruction, Cheyenne Betson, Tate Hopkins, Julie Hutzell, Jennifer Kerns and Asher Waeyaert received their First Communion at the 9 a.m. service. Congratulations on this milestone in your faith journey!

A big thanks to everyone who helped with the Men's Ministry spaghetti dinner! It was a great evening of food and fellowship, as well as a fundraiser for an upcoming trip south to help rebuild after Hurricane Katrina. Proceeds from the bake sale will help the youth attend next year's national youth gathering in New Orleans.

It's not too early to sign up for Vacation Bible School. This year's theme is Rain Forest Adventure. It will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 16 to 20 with classes for ages 3 through middle school, as well as an adult class. Registration forms are available at the church office or online at

SHHS Class of 1976

The South Hagerstown High School class of 1976 will host a BBQ celebration at Beaver Creek Country Club Saturday, July 26, starting at 5 p.m.

For more information, contact

Museum Consort

The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts will present the Museum Consort in a performance titled "Pops & the Blues" on Sunday, June 8, at 2:30 p.m.

Guest guitarist Candice Mowbray will join regular consort members Jeff Clise, Brenda Slick, David Styer and Naomi Styer performing "Land of Dreams" by Mark Bassey, "When the Saints Go Marching In," arranged by Stan Davis and "Bosley Blues" by C.V. Le Poidevin.

Mowbray is pursuing a doctor of musical arts degree and has earned a master of music degree in classical guitar performance from Shenandoah Conservatory in Virginia. She teaches guitar, music history and theory at Shenandoah Conservatory, Shepherd University, Hagerstown Community College and Frederick Community College.

For more information, call 301-739-5727 or go to

Discovery Station

On Saturday at 2 p.m., noted watercolor artist Bob Wantz will present a class on making watercolor greeting cards. The activity is suggested for ages 10 and older.

Hagerstown Lions

At the June 3 meeting, the Hagerstown Lions will present the Massey Roe Youth Foundation Inc. scholarships.

Eyeglass report: The Sight and Hearing Committee reported the collection of 75 glasses, 880 lenses, 47 cases, six frames and two hearing aids for the period ending May 8. Contributors were Lions Earl Wolf, Frank Stanley, Rudy Krumpe, Jerry House and Watson Rasey.

Benefit golf event

The South Hagerstown High School Benefit Golf Tournament will be June 12 at Beaver Creek Country Club. Sponsors and players are needed for the a four-person scramble. The entry fee is $75 per person. Lunch will be provided.

Money raised will go to the scholarship programs of the SHHS Alumni Association and the Sports Booster Club.

Entry forms can be obtained at Beaver Creek Country Club. For more information, contact Phil Petry at 240-675-9931.

Blues Fest at hand

The 13th annual Western Maryland Blue Fest featuring local, regional and national acts will begin Friday at 4 p.m. in the downtown Hag-erstown central parking lot.

The event will continue Saturday in the central parking lot and Sunday at the Hagers-town City Park band shell.

See for more information and a performance schedule.

Farmers Market

In celebration of the Blues Fest, Hagerstown City Farmers Market, 25 W. Church St., will have the "Breakfast Blues" Saturday, May 31, beginning at 5 a.m. Breakfast specials will be available throughout the market. For more information, call 301-739-8577, ext. 183, or go to

Get the word out

Please call me at 240-291-0916 with any news or information you have or you can reach me by e-mail at

Have a wonderful week!

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