Around North Hagerstown

July 07, 2008|By ELLEN ROWLAND / 240-217-5051

Class of 1968 reunion

The North Hagerstown High School Class of 1968 will celebrate its 40-year reunion on the weekend of Aug. 22 and 23.  Friday night will feature an informal get-together at Burhans Station.  Reservations are not required for the evening.

 Saturday night will feature a dinner dance at the Elks Lodge on Robinwood Drive.  Reservations are required for the dinner dance.  If you are a class member and have not received information regarding the reunion, please contact Bob Hornbecker at 301-223-1364 or send an e-mail to 

Class of 1973 reunion

The NHHS Class of 1973 will celebrate its 35th class reunion on Oct. 4 at the Four Points Sheraton at 1910 Dual Highway. The class is updating its mailing list and would appreciate any information on your address or those of fellow classmates. E-mail to: or phone Allen Hovermale at 301-797-9475 for further information. 


Hospital center seeking volunteers

Western Maryland Hospital Center needs volunteers to work in its canteen, visit with patients and assist patients at meal times.

Anyone interested should call 301-745-4650.

The hospital has been in operation since 1957. It is a long-term care hospital for patients with a wide variety of chronic health-care issues. Its mission statement is to give Marylanders a second chance for quality of life through rehabilitation and health-care services in a healing environment.

TOPS Chapter 77

On Monday, June 30, the TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 77 members congratulated Eileen Renwick on becoming its newest KOPS (Keep Off Pounds Sensibly) member. Eileen lost more than 30 pounds to reach her goal. Great Job, Eileen!

Elsie Horst led a program on "Stress and Weight Management." Stress has a great effect on weight problems. Eileen Renwick won the "Get-R-Done" contest with a 3 1/2-pound loss. Betty Heck won the KOPS "Get-R-Done" money for the month of June.

Today will start the No Gain Week, and Louise Horst will lead the program. Also, members weighing-in with a loss after the holiday will receive one-week dues paid by the chapter. This is worth working toward.

The chapter meets Mondays at First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave. For more information, contact Donna at 301-223-8143 or Patsy at 301-582-2292.

VBS planned

Longmeadow Church of the Brethren, at 19642 Longmeadow Road, will hold a Vacation Bible School July 14, 15 and 16 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

It is for children 3 years old to eighth grade.

Call 301-733-3250 for more information.

TOPS Chapter 446

The TOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 446 members talked about how they handle the "Storms" in their lives. They discussed how they can help others who are having problems.

Mary, the group's leader, will share with the group at the next meeting about her trip to IRD (International Recognition Days) in Chicago this year.

The group meets at 8 a.m. for weigh-in each Wednesday at Shiloh United Methodist Church, 19731 Shiloh Church Road, Hagerstown. The meeting is from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

For more information, call Tom or Mary at 301-797-2547 or Judy at 301-797-2979, or go to the group's Web site at

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