Around South Hagerstown

September 29, 2008|By STACI CLIPP / 240-625-7416

Bester Elementary School news

Diane Mentzer, library media specialist at Bester Elementary School, recently received a $5,000 back-to-school grant from Dollar General to increase the library's collection. 

It will be used to  purchase new books to supplement and enhance the collection. The books will be at a variety of reading levels so they can benefit all students and staff. 

The fall book fair will be Oct. 6 to 10 in the library. Hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily and 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7. The community is invited to attend and purchase books and materials.

Bester Elemenary Citizens for the month of September:

Austin Anderson, Gregory Baumgardner, Jeremiah Vinson, Harold King III, Hannah Cross, Melina Belinzar, Aaliyah Frisby, Lauren Rhoades, Hallee Robinson, Tanner Miller, Amy Smith, Shatavia Williams, Destiny Miller, Emmanuel Kyler, Rian Flaherty, Cheyenne Rickett, Quanesha Zachodni, Jacob Ancell, Andrew Miller and Reed Butler.


Bus available for Ravens games

Mark Crilly has a bus that goes to Baltimore Ravens home games.

The cost is $35 per person. The bus leaves four hours before game time and leaves at the Park 'n' Ride behind Wendy's on Sharpsburg Pike. 

You may either call Crilly at 301-791-3446 to make a reservation and it will guarantee your seat or you can go to the Park 'n' Ride and pay at the bus. There is a 90 percent chance that there will be empty seats. You can bring food and drinks on the bus. The return time is two to three hours after the game. 

Hagerstown Lions Club

Tuesday - Sarah Lankford, marketing specialist for the Economic Development Commission will talk about "What's Coming to Washington County." 

The club has announced that Ed Whitt became the newest member of  the club on Sept. 16,  following the induction ceremony  conducted by Past District Gov. Mark Green. 

Sponsored by Lion Clyde Tate, Lion Ed, his wife Donna, and their four children live on Big Pool Road in Clear Spring. 

Lion Ed is employed as the chief/director, supply  transport division, Letterkenny Army Depot in  Chambersburg, Pa. 

Flu clinic set Friday at South High

The Washington County Health Department will sponsor an influenza vaccination clinic for adults 18 years and older on Friday from 2 to 6 p.m. at South Hagerstown High School. 

No appointments are needed.  Medicare or a $20 donation will be accepted.  For information about other clinic locations, call the flu hot line at 240-313-3456 (TTY: 240-313-3391) or go to

Discovery Station

Alan Hedges will talk about "Fossils in Washington County" at 2 p.m. Saturday at Discovery Station in downtown Hagerstown.

Community yard sale

A community yard sale will be held at Fairgrounds Park stables on Saturday, Oct. 11, starting at 7 a.m.

It costs $15 per space and one table will be provided. For more information, call the recreation facilities coordinator at 301-739-8577, ext. 190.

That same day, a harvest hoedown will be held at Fairgrounds Park, starting at 1 p.m.

The event will include music, fall activities and vendors. Call 301-739-8577, ext. 183, for more information.

Market in the Square

On Thursday, starting at 8 a.m., vendors from Hagerstown City Farmers Market will have produce, food and crafts on Public Square in downtown Hagerstownn. The rain date is Friday.

For more information, call 301-739-8577, ext. 183, or go to

Fall Festival at City Market

Sunshine the Clown and Little Heiskell will be at the Hagerstown City Market on Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m.

Historical storytelling and kids market giveaways will be part of the festivities.

The market opens at 5 a.m. The farmers market is at 25 W. Church St.

For more information, go to

On Saturday, Oct. 11, a fall festival will be held at City Market.

The event will include pumpkin painting.

The first 50 children get to paint their own pumkins from 9 to 11 a.m. For more information, call 301-739-8577, ext. 183.

Hager House to offer haunted tours

The Jonathan Hager House in Hagerstown City Park will have haunted tours of the Hagerstown founder's home on Oct. 10, 11 and 17, starting at 7 p.m.

Reservations are required and admission will be charged.

For more information, go to

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