Around West Hagerstown

August 28, 2008|By JESS WEST

Tour de Park

Bring your bike, trike, wheelchair or similar mode of transportation to the Tour de Park at Hagerstown Fairgrounds Park.

The event will be held Saturday, Sept. 20, from 8 a.m. to noon. Children ages 1 to 15, plus all persons with disabilities are welcomed to participate in the Tour de Park-Linn Hendershot Memorial Bike Ride for kids of all abilities.

Early registration and fundraising is encouraged. Go to and at the top click on "Become a Fundraiser." Participants can also use this Web site for online registration. Fundraising is not a requirement for participation, only to be eligible for prizes.

Early registration costs $20 for the 2K, 4K and 10K tours. Registration costs $25 the day of the event. A mini K-Tour will be free.


Registration fees will be waived for those who raise more than $75. 

The grand prize is a Nintendo Wii console with two controllers and games. First prize for all age groups) is a new bicycle; second prize (for all age groups) is four tickets to the Hagerstown Ice Rink and a bicycle helmet.

Age groups are 1-to-5, 6-to-10 and 11 to 15. Those with disabilities older than 15 will be placed in the 11-to-15 group.

The annual ride is sponsored by Project Lifesaver and MIHI Inc.

For more information, contact Lynn Deibert at 240-520-0333 or

Free health clinic

On Sept. 5, from 3:30 to 7 p.m., a free health clinic will be open to the community at the Elizabeth Hager Center/The Job Center at 14 N Potomac St.

Information will be available on the following topics: diabetes education, tobacco prevention/cessation, prescription/healthcare assistance, caregiver/grief support, Pantry on Wheels, Social Services programs, nutrition/wellness, depression, hypertension and dental education. There will also be information on skin, prostate, colon, breast and cervical cancers.

The following services will be available to the public free of charge: skin damage analyzer, breast cancer exams and glucose meter screening.

For more information, call 240-420-1796.


Golf tournament set

Greg and Ruth Smith of What A Tan, along with the Humane Society of Washington County, are hosting the Puttin' for Paws captain's choice best-ball scramble at Black Rock Golf Course on Sept. 10.

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. The entry fee is $300 per foursome. Participants may register by calling the Humane Society at 301-733-2060, ext. 237 or go online at; follow the prompt at "Upcoming Events."

J. Edward Cochran & Co. is sponsoring a $10,000 Putt for Cash for golfers to "Beat the Pro" -- Tim Reeves, Black Rock's director of instruction. Prizes will be awarded for closest to the pin and longest drive. Door prizes will also be awarded.

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