Around North Hagerstown

November 24, 2008|By ELLEN ROWLAND / 240-217-5051

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope everyone has a nice and safe Thanksgiving.

TOPS 446

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 446 members enjoyed a discussion about Dr. Nick's seven pillars of weight loss and maintenance at the Nov. 19 meeting.

A transfer member joined the chapter. Welcome, Angie. The members wish her much success as she continues on to become lighter and healthier.

Sue will lead the program on Wednesday. Her program will be titled "Inspiration."

The group meets Wednesdays at Shiloh United Methodist Church, 19731 Shiloh Church Road.For more information, call Tom or Mary at 301-797-2547 or call Judy at 301-739-9279.



TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 77 had a net loss at its last meeting.

The chapter also had two women rejoin the chapter. The members are so glad to have them back after a couple of years absence.

Angie won the "Get-R-Done" contest with a 4 1/4-pound loss. Dorothy led the program on "Sensible Eating." She said we have to learn to choose the right foods because all foods have good and bad qualities and food is our friend.

Jean gave a report on the hats, mittens and gloves contest. Three teams are doing very well with losses and bringing in items. Members were reminded to bring in their Christmas cards for the troops by Dec. 1.

This week, Elsie and Pauline will lead the program.

The chapter meets Mondays at First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave. For more information, contact Donna at 301-223-8143 or Patsy at 301-582-2292.

NHHS Show Choir

The North Hagerstown High School Choral Department's Show Choir is staging "Sundae and a Show" Tuesday, Dec 2, at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. This will include a performance by the choir and ice cream.

TOPS 308

The best TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 308 loser for October was Lois Wolfinger with 6 1/2 pounds. The best KOPS (Keep Pounds Off Sensibly) member was Marie Stover with 1 pound and Lois now has lost 114 1/4 pounds in two years.

The program for this month was about healthy snacks.

Those who had perfect attendance for 10 weeks are Marie Stover, Barbara Reeder, Lois Wolfinger, Rachael Cliffe and Virginia Rodgers.

The group collected more than 200 food and paper products from 12 members for Holly Place. The group will be doing it again for December. The chapter hopes other TOPS clubs will do it also.

The group meets on Fridays at First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown. For more information, call Marie at 301-824-3245.

Allegany Dental Care

Allegany Dental Care has joined with the Marine Corps Reserve and is an official site for Toys for Tots this year until mid-December.

The office is at 19418 Leitersburg Pike. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy. A box in which toys can be deposited will be inside the office.

Benefit for Humane Society<.H3>

Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship's Family Ministry Center, at 14010 Greencastle Pike in Hagerstown, will hold its second annual Home Party Holiday Shopping Extravaganza on Saturday, Dec. 6, from 3 to 6 p.m. This year they are requesting attendees bring a nonperishable food item and/or pet food or supplies that will be donated to the food bank or the Humane Society of Washington County respectively.

The event is open to the public and entry is free. It will feature home based businesses with numerous gift items for sale. There will be door prizes and food available. The Humane Society will have an informational table set up at the event.

The Humane Society of Washington County is at 13011 Maugansville Road in Hagerstown. Go to for information on animal-related issues, directions to the shelter and information about programs and services.

Saint Mary School

The Saint Mary Catholic School kindergarten class will be dressing as Native Americans at their Thanksgiving feast on Wednesday. They will enjoy their homemade applesauce, cornbread and butter.

Goretti news

St. Maria Goretti High School will host the 26th anniversary of the Mid-Atlantic Invitational Basketball Tournament on Nov. 28 and 29. The MAIT, played in the Gael Center at Goretti, will inaugurate the 2008-09 basketball season. Games begin at 6:30 p.m. each night.

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