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Around Smithsburg and Robinwood

May 28, 2008|By DARYLENE MOWEN

Another birthday

Happy birthday to Darylene! Well, it seems to be that fiscal year again when I take inventory of all the exciting things that have taken place since this time last year. I have to wonder how so much can take place in such a short time. Everyone around me talks about getting older, but I retain the fact that my aging stopped at 18.

Somehow, Bob talked me into getting him another Siamese cat, Ginger May for my birthday, but yet it is to be his cat. I cannot complain, though; I am so fortunate to have a husband who loves our growing feline family. I cannot say, though, that Samantha and Sabrina Maria are happy about the new intruder. Cami, the beagle says, as long as she stays away from my food bowl, she's a keeper.

As I continue to recount the accomplishments of this year. I completed my real estate studies and have successfully become a licensed real estate agent. Who knows what next year will bring.

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Birthday wishes are given by husband, Bob; son, Christopher; daughter-in-law, Shelley; grandson, Zachery; Dylan; mother, Vanetta; brother, Jay and Rose; Terry and Jackie; friends and extended family.

Dance at Pen Mar

On Sunday, Pen Mar Park's 2008 Summer Concert Series begins. The Ray Birely Orchestra is the featured orchestra to open the series. Under the direction of Rocky Bierly, this 18-piece band will perform many of the Glenn Miller songs familiar to ballroom dance enthusiasts throughout the years, as well as some current dance music. Plan to be at Pen Mar Park this Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m.

Car wash/yard sale

The Ringgold Church of Christ, Crow Creek Sioux Mission Team is having a car wash/yard sale fundraiser Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hahn's BP Station on Jefferson Boulevard, Hagerstown. All proceeds will go toward the trip July 23 to Aug. 2 to Crow Creek Sioux Reservation in South Dakota.

Award winners

The Emmanuel United Methodist Church Youth Group won a first prize award from the Washington County Teen Pregnancy Prevention Coalition with their video presentation. Awards were presented May 19 at The Maryland Theatre.

Senior site

Smithsburg Senior Site calendar for this week:

Today: 10 reasons to get active and exercise with Helen House, 10:15 a.m.

Thursday: Bingo, 10 a.m.

Friday: Trivial Pursuit, 10 a.m.

Cascade Elementary

The following students have been "investing" $100,000 worth of virtual money in a competition that ranks the performance of their portfolios against other elementary, middle and high school teams throughout the Maryland: Roan Cutschall, Ryan Mann, Connor McCoy, Tanner Minnick, Shane Pettway, Jason Shifler, Hunter Smith, Amanada DeLauder, Cyndal Flanagan and Sophia Cocchiaro.

The Dinner & Movie Night was held on Friday, April 25, in the cafeteria. What a great turnout! The popcorn machine was one of the highlights with the showing of "Bee Movie." The students enjoyed movie theater surround sound, thanks to Joe Keller with his sound system. Many thanks to the Sons of the American Legion for providing the spaghetti and meatballs.

Monday, June 2, is Grade 5 promotion, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Smithsburg Middle

Thursday: Fundraiser Mega Event.

Monday: WEB Spring Play Day.

Tuesday, June 3: Grade 8 Picnic, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Staff/Student Flag Football Game.

Twenty-seven students have completed the 25 Book Challenge to this point. In addition, three students read 50 books. Wow! Thank you for all the community support that enabled the school to reward these students.

Noteworthy

Call 301-331-5683, fax 301-582-3047 or e-mail DAMowennews@aol.com. Thanks for the input.

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