Around Smithsburg and Robinwood

July 16, 2008|By DARYLENE MOWEN / 301-331-5683

Pen Mar Park concerts continue

Jim Powers will be at the Yamaha organ performing this Sunday at Pen Mar Park as the summer concert series continues. Powers plays a variety of big band-era ballroom dance music.

The music will play from 2 to 5 p.m.

Powers is well known throughout the Four-State area. On the first Friday of the month, Powers provides music for the ballroom dance party at the Maugansville Ruritan building.

Powers, of course, could not schedule all of the performers at Pen Mar Park and show up each Sunday to host these concerts if it were not for that special someone in his life, his wife, Faye Powers, helping him.


Senior site  

Smithsburg Senior Site calendar for this week:

Today -- Movie Part II

Thursday -- Bingo, 10 a.m.

Friday -- UNO or Dominoes, 10 a.m.

Monday -- Trivial Pursuit, 10 a.m.

Tuesday, -- Van stop at shopping center, 9:30 a.m.; bingo, 10 a.m.

Smithsburg Middle School

On April 18, the following SMS students attended the County Student Government meeting: Brad Spickler, Sarah Shives, Amy Bowers, Ryan Bolton, Erica Hargreaves, Andrew Bowers and Randi Leydig.

HCC Hall of Fame banquet

The Hagerstown Community College Hawk Booster Club held its annual Hall of Fame banquet and induction ceremony June 30 at Beaver Creek Country Club.

Seven new members were inducted into the HCC Hall of Fame. New members included the following:

·Kim Saunders (former HCC All-American track and field athlete)

· Gene Kerns (former HCC baseball coach)

· Bob Bastian (longtime HCC volunteer for the athletic administration)

· Mike Martin (former HCC baseball player who is now the coordinator of academic advising at HCC)

· P.J. Hiser (former HCC baseball player who went on to play professional baseball)

· Brian Wethey (former HCC basketball and track and field athlete)

· Chuck LaMelza (former HCC baseball and basketball athlete)

Hall of Fame inductees were each presented with a commemorative plaque highlighting their athletic and volunteer services for HCC. Robert "Bo" Myers, director of athletics and leisure studies, served as the master of ceremonies. He was joined by Hawk Booster Club President and former HCC coach Jim Brown, as well as by Bill McKinley, Frank Erck, Cokey Robertson and incoming Hawk Booster Club President Rick Toms.

At the ceremony, the Hawk Booster Club also recognized endowed scholarship donors. Donors included:

· William and Maggie Hetzer

· Richard and Dale Phoebus

· Mark and Euhla Swain

· Hagerstown Trust Co.

Other awards included the following:

Ross Spielman was awarded The Irv Easterday Lifetime Achievement Award for his remarkable service as a teacher.

Jim Brown received The Athletic Director's Special Recognition Award for his outstanding service to the Hawk Booster Club and to the HCC athletics department.

HCC volleyball coach Beth Domenico and HCC baseball coach Scott Jennings each received The Hawk Booster Club Coach Recognition Award in recognition of their respective teams each finishing within the Top 10 in the NJCAA final rankings.

The members of the 1970 Hawk baseball team were also honored at the event and each team member was presented with an original team photo by their former mentor and coach Cokey Robertson.

Hawk Booster Club President Rick Toms closed the evening by announcing that the annual Hawk Hall of Fame Golf Tournament would be named "The Irv Easterday Hawk Booster Club Hall of Fame Golf Tournament" in honor of former HCC athletic director Irv Easterday.

For more information about the Hawk Booster Club, contact the athletics department at 301-790-2800, ext. 451, or go to


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