Around North Hagerstown

November 10, 2008|By ELLEN ROWLAND / 240-217-5051

Longmeadow Lions Club conducts vision screening

Longmeadow Lions Club will only hold one meeting this month on Thursday, Nov. 13, due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

The club members have been busy this year screening children's eyes. The club has five members who are trained to operate screening devices for preschool children.

To date, children have been screened at Citicorp Family Center (64 with five referrals); Emmanuel UMC Nursery School (29 with six referrals) and Northern Cross Children's Center at FCC (34 with two referrals).

Longmeadow Lions members have also been assisting the Hagerstown Lioness Club members in their screening of elementary school children.

North High Band plans spaghetti dinner

North Hagerstown High School Band will hold its annual all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner Saturday, Nov. 22, from 3 to 7 p.m. in the NHHS cafeteria.


Tickets cost $6 for adults and $4 for children.

The menu includes spaghetti, salad, roll and drink. Desserts will also be available.

The Hub Band will perform during the evening. For more information, call Diane Mitchell at 301-790-2303 or 301-730-3955 (cell), or NHHS band director Jeremy Karacz at 301-766-8238.

Goretti news

A college financial aid night will be held Tuesday, Nov. 18, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at St. Maria Goretti High School.

The presenter will be David Reeder, financial aid officer from Mount St. Mary's University.


The TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 77 meeting on Nov. 3 was the No Gain Week and with 70 members weighing in, it wasn't easy to accomplish.

Maida Law led the program about fighting the munchies with an apple.

Dina and Kenny Norris presented awards for their 16-week challenge. Bea Myers, with a 17 1/2-pound loss, won $100. Emma Jean Robertson, TOPS, and Deloris Hays, KOPS, each won $25. Kenny's business, Third Man Systems, donated the money.

Each member donates a nonperishable food item each week, which is then donated to a mission in West Virginia.

Secret pals were revealed for October and the Pounds for the Hungry contest collected more than 730 pounds of food for area food banks.

Patsy Price won the Get-R-Done contest with a 3 1/2-pound loss.

For more information, call Donna at 301-2223-8143 or Patsy at 301-582-2292.

TOPS 446

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 446 members were presented with a decorated table of snacks at the Nov. 5 meeting. Thank you, Cynthia, for all your efforts and the information you gave us about healthy snacks.

Wednesday's meeting will be awards day. Also, the members each plan to bring cleaning products, which will be taken to Holly Place.

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

Saint Mary School news

The school is looking for Saint Mary alumni. For more information, contact the school at 301-733-1184 or e-mail

Craft show to be held at HCC

The 25th annual Kris Kringle Craft and Gift Show will be held Nov. 22 and 23 at Hagerstown Community College in the AARC.

Admission is free, parking is free and there will be a golf cart shuttle available.

Nonperishable foods and new toy items will be collected for Christmas baskets to be given to needy families. The baskets will be donated to Trinity Lutheran Church.

The organizers also are looking for volunteers, clubs, etc., who would like to help at the free gift wrap station or door prize table.

Any high school student willing to volunteer will earn service hours.

Volunteers are needed for many duties starting on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. To learn more or sign up to volunteer, contact Linda Williams at 201-582-1233 or 301-331-1233.

Garden club plans Greens Show

Crossroads Garden Club will have its annual fundraiser, the Greens Show, on Sunday at the Women's Club at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets cost $10 and includes door prizes, refreshments and a program on holiday decorating by floral designer Denny Warrenfeltz, owner of Roostervane Gardens in Funkstown.

For more information, call the Women's Club at 301-739-0870.

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