Around North Hagerstown

October 27, 2008|By ELLEN ROWLAND / 240-217-5051

Citywide trick or treat is Friday, Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. If driving, please watch out for children as they are excited and tend to run out in the street without thinking.

Goretti news

St. Maria Goretti High School will host and celebrate the 26th Anniversary of the Mid-Atlantic Invitational Basketball Tournament (MAIT) Nov. 28-29. The MAIT, played in the Gael Center on the campus of Goretti, will inaugurate the 2008-2009 basketball season. If interested in becoming a sponsor or placing an advertisement in the MAIT program, please contact Chris Shaper at 301-665-1177 or contact the school at 301-739-4266.

Shadow Days: Prospective students are invited to spend a day at Goretti shadowing a current student. You will learn about the academics, athletics, arts and extracurricular activities, and experience the environment that our students enjoy every day. Call now to schedule your Shadow Day.

TOPS 308

We had a loss for the month of September. Best TOPS was Lois Wolfinger with 5-3/4 lbs. KOPS was Virginia Rodgers with 1/12 lbs. We had six members attending Fall Rally in Ridge, Md. KOPS winning awards were: Virginia, 27 years with five awards; Thelma and Stan Campbell, each 18 years, Thelma won two awards; Marie, 14 years, won two awards; TOPS Eva Gaver won one award; Lois Wolfinger won three awards and was the chapter's Angel.


Our programs for September were reading your labels and eating sensibly, that's what it's all about. Our meetings are held Fridays at First Christian Church on 1345 Potomac Ave. in Hagerstown. Weigh-in is 4:45 to 5:45 p.m., meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. Visitors are welcome. For information call Marie 301-824-3245 or June 301-582-4821.

North Hagerstown High Band

The annual Tournament of Bands Chapter XIII Championships for regional marching bands will be held at North Hagerstown High on Saturday, Nov. 1 beginning at 2 p.m. This is the final event of the season for those high school bands who participate in the Tournament of Bands. Those who place first in their division, or "Group," will go to the Atlantic Coast Championship Competition later in the month.

There are 17 bands competing, including North. The University of Maryland marching band will be the featured guest performers, and are scheduled to take the field at the end of the show, about 5:45 p.m.

Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for seniors and students.

Many of these bands will then be leaving Mike Callas Stadium and marching over to the Mummers Parade, so come enjoy the show and then cheer them on through the parade route!

TOPS 446

Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter 446 members, talked about the Fall Rally which several attended Oct. 17 at Ridge, Md. It was an inspiring, sharing, awards time. One of our KOPS, BettyJo, received some awards, besides being our chapter Angel. Weappreciate all you do for us, BettyJo, besides being a good example.

The Wednesday, Oct. 29, meeting will have a Program on Fruits by Elise. Anyone is welcome to attend.

The group meets each Wednesday at Shiloh United Methodist Church, 19731 Shiloh Church Road, Hagerstown, with weigh-in at 8:45 a.m. and the meeting from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

For more information, call Tom or Mary at 301-797-2547 or call Judy at 301-739-9279, or go to the web site,

Security 1st

Security 1st Neighborhoods group will hold its next meeting on Thursday, Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. at the Community Room of Washington Gardens. Note the change in our meeting nights. As a result of our distributed survey over the summer, we decided to change the meeting night from the last Wednesday of the month to the first Thursday of the month.

This month, the group will have a presentation from Mercedes de la Cruz, the Outreach Coordinator with the Avon Foundation Grant from the John R. Marsh Cancer Center to speak on Breast Cancer Awareness and other issues. In addition, they will plan yearly events starting with the Night of Lights in December. For further information about the group and its events, please call Deloris Bitner at 301-739-0857.

Hagerstown Lioness Club

The Hagerstown Lioness Club will meet Thursday, Nov. 6, at 6:30 p.m. at The Academy Theater (off of the city parking lot on Potomac Avenue and Washington Street). The program for the evening is "The Holiday Prelude" fundraiser. Cancellations must be received no later than Monday, Nov. 3. Call 301-790-5809 for more information.


On Oct. 13, Cindy Ryder was recognized for being a a five-year KOPS member. She was presented a necklace and flower arrangement. Congratulations, Cindy.

On Oct. 20, Bea Myers led the program from "The Choice Is Mine" on the food pyramid. Bea said this book is helping her to reach her goal. She has less than five pounds to lose. A report was given by those who attended the Fall Rally in Ridge, Md. We discussed our Christmas party, pounds for the hungry, and Christmas cards for the troops. Today Susie Sword will lead the program. It is also the club's Open House. Everyone is welcome to visit. Light refreshments will be served after the meeting.

The chapter meets Mondays at First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave. Weigh-in is from 7:15 to 9:20 a.m., exercise at 8:30 a.m., and the meeting is 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. For more information contact Donna at 301-223-8143 or Patsy at 301-582-2292.

o Send your news, events, birthdays, etc. to or call 240-2175051. Or mail to P.O. Box 4861 Hagerstown, Maryland 21742. No Sunday calls, please.

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