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Hagerstown City Council briefs

September 10, 2008|By DAN DEARTH

City holds of on accepting donation for plaza



The City of Hagerstown will wait to accept a $500 donation from Hagerstown Trust to improve University Plaza in downtown Hagerstown.

On Tuesday, the Hagerstown City Council said it didn't want to accept the donation until more details to improve the plaza become available.

Councilman Lewis C. Metzner said he didn't want to accept the donation to start a project that could take several thousand dollars to complete.

City Economic Development Director Deborah Everhart said the money possibly could be used to purchase banners, flowers and shade sails.

Everhart agreed to gather more information and present it to the council at a later date.




Trick-or-Treat Night set for Oct. 31



The Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday gave its approval to hold Trick-or-Treat Night in the city on Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m.

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Trick-or-Treat Night will not conflict with the Alsatia Mummers Parade, which is scheduled for Nov. 1.

Parade chairman Jim McCleaf said last month that tickets for seating along the parade route may be purchased at The Maryland Theatre. The cost is $5 for a bleacher seat and $8 for a chair, McCleaf said.




City officials praise Friday night concerts



Hagerstown city officials on Tuesday praised The Maryland Theatre for holding Wind Down Friday Nights to bring people to the Arts and Entertainment District downtown.

The event features live music and will continue to be held every Friday until Oct. 31, said Jenni Hatcher, the theater's executive director.

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