Around North Hagerstown

November 17, 2008|By ELLEN ROWLAND / 240-217-5051

Ham and turkey dinner

Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 802 Summit Ave., Hagerstown, will host its fall ham and turkey dinner Saturday from 2 to 7 p.m.

Tickets costs $9.50 for adults and $3 for ages 6 to 10. The all-you-can-eat dinner includes ham, turkey, green beans, mashed potatoes, stuffing, sauerkraut, apple sauce, cranberry sauce, rolls, beverage and dessert.

The church is handicapped-accessible. For more information, call the church at 301-733-4720.

Spaghetti dinner

The North Hagerstown High School Hub Band will host an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner Saturday from 3 to 7 p.m. in the NHHS cafeteria. Tickets cost $6 for adults and $4 for children and includes salad, roll and drink. Tickets are available from any band member or at the door. The Hub Band will perform during the dinner. Desserts will be available for purchase.


TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 77 presented its monthly awards for October at its Nov. 3 meeting.


The group had 79 members weigh in with 43 members having perfect attendance.

Eileen Renwick, Mary Lynne Herald, Angie Youngblood, Edna Jones and Joann Little had perfect attendance and no gains.

The Division I winner was Youngblood with a 11 1/4-pound loss and Division II winner was Louise Kline with a 5 3/4-pound loss. Joan Gilbert was presented a charm for being halfway to her goal and Louise Kline for being three-quarters of the way to her goal. Youngblood received a charm for having a 20-pound loss and Darla Hartley with a 50-pound loss. Maida Law and Mary Lou Edmands each were awarded for having six consecutive weeks of loss.

The Shining Stars for October were Rose Shockey and Dina Norris. The "Get-R-Done" contest winner for the week was Youngblood with a 2-pound loss.

Chapter 77, along with the Big Pool chapter, collected 1,001 cans of food for the food bank challenge. The food was delivered Nov. 3 to Meadow Bridge Missions in West Virginia.

For more information, call Donna at 301-223-8143 or Patsy at 301-582-2292.

NHHS Athletic Boosters

The North Hagerstown High School Athletic Boosters Club will hold its annual bonanza at the Williamsport Fire Hall Jan. 24. Doors open at 4 p.m. and dinner begins at 6 p.m. A DJ follows the drawing. A grand prize of $1,000 will be awarded every 10th ticket. Tickets cost $35 per couple. For more information, contact Kelley Hornbecker at 301-739-1583 or Jill Ritter at 301-791-7408.

Goretti news

A college financial aid night will be Tuesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The presenter will be David Reeder, financial aid officer from Mount St. Mary's University.

Athletic Association meeting will be Thursday at 7 p.m. at SMGHS.

Craft bazaar

A holiday craft bazaar and bake sale will be Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Arc of Washington County at the Florida Avenue Vocational Center, 840 Florida Ave., Hagerstown.

The bazaar will feature handmade crafts and gifts. Homemade treats will also be for sale. All proceeds go toward activities for the individuals at the Florida Avenue center. For more information, call Julie Kane or Barb Greenwood at 301-797-0052.

Northern Middle School

The PTA would like to congratulate the staff of Northern Middle for 100 percent participation in the PTA's membership drive.

TOPS 446

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 446 members had an awards day Nov. 12. Sue was the best loser for the month with a 7.6-pound lost. Her total so far of 50 pounds won her a pin. The members have had some good losses lately. Keep up the good work, friends.

For Wednesday's meeting, the group plans to talk more about Dr. Nick's book.

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

Dinner for veterans

Each year, the Sons of the American Legion - Morris Frock Post 42 - play host to 30 veterans from the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va., the Sunday prior to Thanksgiving.

The men and women are treated to a turkey dinner with all the trimmings, and entertainment.

In addition, the SAL purchases coupon books from the VA Center's Canteen and gives them to the veterans.

This year, the Maryland Correctional Training Center south of Hagerstown conducted Operation: Veterans Holiday Package Drive. Staff at MCTC donated items to go to the veterans being hosted by the SAL.

With the combined efforts of the SAL and MCTC staff, the holidays got a little brighter for 30 veterans living at the Martinsburg VA Center.

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