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August 08, 2008|By MELITA WISHARD

Children's Village plans golf tourney

Children's Village of Washington County Inc. will host its 14th annual "Keep our Kids Safe" Four Man Scramble Golf Classic on Friday, Sept. 5, at Black Rock Golf Course.

A putting contest begins at 11 a.m. and the shotgun start will be at noon. Dinner follows the tournament and a bag lunch will be provided. Entry fee is $100 per person. Corporate sponsor packages are available, as well as sponsorships for holes and carts.

CSX Transportation is the tournament sponsor. First National Bank of Greencastle is lead sponsor, with Hagerstown Ford sponsoring the hole-in-one prize car.

Register by calling Children's Village at 301-733-4443. All proceeds benefit the Children's Village life-safety education program.

Children's Village of Washington County, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing free life-safety education to elementary school children in Washington County.


Fire company news

Firefighters at Maugansville have been very busy in the past month.

Not only are they responding on multiple calls per day, they are using their resources to save the community money by removing the old roof of the banquet room in preparation for a replacement roof.

On Monday, July 15, about 20 firefighters completed a tour of the new Maugansville Elementary School and then ventured to the roof and began the painstaking task of removing three layers of roofing material.

The process continued into the wee hours of the morning and every night until Thursday night after bingo when they finally got it all removed. Twenty-two tons and 171 man hours later, they now have a new roof and saved the community approximately $25,000 by removing the old roof themselves. Team 13 really shined through and got the job done.

After the removal of the roof, firefighters started the process of rehabilitating the Day Room. The old cabinets were removed, flooring taken up, walls repaired and repainted and new cabinets installed all by members of the company. New carpet and ceramic tile was installed and they are beginning to get the room back in shape. Once again, thanks to the members. By doing it themselves, more than $15,000 was saved.

Maugansville firefighters will once again be at Maugansville Pride Day on Aug. 30 in the Ruritan Park. Go out and enjoy the french fries, play ring toss for candy or win some goldfish. Kids are also encouraged to visit the fire-prevention trailer to learn about fire safety. The new fire truck will also be on display.

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