Around North Hagerstown

August 04, 2008

Tops 446

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 446 members appreciated area coordinator Jacqie Cooper coming to its July 30 meeting and introducing new area captain Parilee Barber.

Parilee led the group in stretching and breathing exercises.

The Wednesday meeting will be an awards day.

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

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


Goretti news

An orientation for parents of St. Maria Goretti students will be Tuesday, Aug. 19, in the Gael Center (gym) at 7 p.m. All parents are encouraged to attend the presentation and meet Richard Fairley, the school's new principal.

It's that time again ... the first day of School for St. Maria Goretti High School is Monday, Aug. 25. There will be a freshman welcome Mass on that day at 10 a.m. at St. Ann's Church. All are welcome.

For more information, call 301-739-4266 or go to on the Web.

Tops 77

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 77:

This week the chapter had a very eventful meeting. The members had a good week for weight loss. Dorothy Martin led the program on "Snacks and Fruit for 100 Calories or Less."

The chapter also had two visitors who came with much news about the state rally and SRD. They were Jacqie Cooper, state coordinator, and new area captain Parilee Barber.

The group discussed its food drive, picnic, walk-a-thons and visits to some nursing homes in the area to play bingo with the residents.

The chapter meets Mondays at First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave. Weigh-in is from 7:30 to 9:20 a.m., exercise is at 8:30 a.m., and the meeting is from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. For more information, call Donna at 301-223-8143 or Patsy at 301-582-2292.

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