Around North Hagerstown

August 18, 2008|By ELLEN ROWLAND / 240-217-5051

Good luck, Federal

Good luck, Federal Little League. You made our community and state proud. Win or lose, you will have this wonderful experience to remember the rest of your lives. Be the best you can be and always be humble. We are with you all the way.

Last Man's Club

The Vietnam Vets Last Man's Club of American Legion Post 42 on Northern Avenue will hold its annual steak feed Saturday, Sept. 13, at 4:30 p.m.

New president Joe Morgan invites all veterans and their guests to attend. Tickets cost $12, which includes a Delmonico steak dinner with all the trimmings, games, door prizes, etc. Tickets are available from any member and also at the post home. For more information, call 301-733-7676.


TOPS 308

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 308's best loser for July was Lois Wolfinger with 12.25 pounds. The best KOPS (Keep Off Pounds Sensibly) loser was Mary Stuller at 1.25 pounds. Lois has lost 100 pounds in two years. Great going, Lois.

Barbara Reeder, Mary Stuller and Virginia Rodgers had perfect attendance for 10 weeks.

The chapter had two special guests for Aug. 8, Kim and Chris Jones. Chris had surgery, but it was different from Kim's. He explained both surgeries, which was very interesting. Kim has lost 63 pounds and Chris lost 60 pounds since May.

Virginia celebrated her 27 consecutive years as a KOPS on Aug. 4. The members had light snacks.

The meetings are at First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave. Friday weigh-ins are from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. The meeting is from 6 to 7 p.m. Visitors are welcome. For more information, call Marie 301-824-3245.


The TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 77 held its monthly awards ceremony for July on Aug. 11.

The group had 74 members, 20 KOPS and 54 TOPS, to weigh in for the month. Thirty-one members had perfect attendance and only one, Jean Hart, had no gains with perfect attendance.

The chapter had a net total loss of 102 1/4 pounds.

Awards were as follows:Division I winner was Jean Hart; Division II winner, Bea Myers; one-quarter to goal was Cleo Burger; halfway to goal were Bea Myers and Louise Kline; three-quarters to goal was Ruth Grove; Gordana Ritchie had six consecutive weeks with a loss; the "Shining Stars" were Bea Myers and Joan Jones.

Millie Toms will lead today's program. All are welcome to visit. The chapter meets on Mondays at First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave. Weigh-in is from 7:15 to 9:20 a.m., exercise or chair dancing 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.

TOPS 446

TOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 446 members are doing very well in the Hot Potato Contest and that will make each member a Losing Winner.

The group has programs set up that will help keep them aware of the healthy ways to handle their eating programs. Remember to make time for "Moving to Lose."

On Wednesday, there will be a talk about what foods help what parts of the body. All visitors are welcome to attend.

The group meets each Wednesday for weigh in at 9 a.m., with the meeting from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Shiloh United Methodist Church, 19731 Shiloh Church Road.

For more information, call Tom or Mary at 301-797-2547 or call Judy at 301-739-9279.

Motorcycle ride

On Saturday, Throttles Bar and Grill, at 236 Cumberland St. in Clear Spring, will hold its first Michelle Younker Memorial Ride to benefit the Humane Society of Washington County.

The ride is being held by Wanda and Sam Mills of Throttles in honor of their friend Michelle Younker who passed away in August 2005. 

"We were trying to think of a way to honor Michelle and this seemed like a great way to do it," Wanda Mills said.

"Michelle loved her animals and we thought that making a donation to Humane Society in her name would have made her happy."  

"What a nice way to honor Michelle's memory and the love she felt for her animals," said Paul Miller, executive director of the shelter. "We are honored that Wanda and Bill would include us." 

Registration begins at 12:30 p.m., and the ride starts at 2 p.m. Sandwiches and light snacks will be served at Throttles Bar & Grill at the end of the ride. A $10 donation is requested and all proceeds from this ride will be donated to the Humane Society. For more information, call 301-842-0185.

The Humane Society is at 13011 Maugansville Road in Hagerstown. Go to on the Web for information on animal-related issues, directions to the shelter and information about programs and services.

>Mother's Day Out

Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 802 Summit Ave., has openings for the fall session beginning Sept. 2 in the Mother's Day Out program. For more information, call 301-733-6428, 301-223-1370 or 301-733-4720.

Goretti news 

An orientation for parents will be Tuesday in the Gael Center (gym) at 7 p.m.  All parents are encouraged to attend this informative presentation and meet Richard Fairley, the new principal. 

Student orientation is mandatory for all students.  Grades nine and 10 will be 9 Wednesday and grades 11 and 12 wil be Thursday.  Go to for times.

A welcome coffee for parents will be Wednesday from 8:30 to10:30 a.m. in the courtyard.  Coffee and light refreshments will be served. Parents will have a chance to meet other parents.

An Athletic Association meeting and Sports Fair will be Thursday at 7 p.m.  All parents of Goretti athletes are encouraged to attend. Parents from all sports must be in attendance.

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

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