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Around West Hagerstown

January 15, 2009|By JESS WEST / 301-988-0435

West Hagerstown Lions Club to meet



The West Hagerstown Lions Club will meet Monday at 6 p.m. at Washington Square United Methodist Church.

Investigator Kenny Barnhart of the Washington County Sheriff's Department will be the guest speaker. He will talk about child abuse in the community.

The meeting includes dinner. To make reservations, call 301-790-2036.

The meeting will be held in the church's dining hall.

Sandwich sale



The West Hagerstown Lions Club is conducting its ham sandwich sale. Contact any member to place an order for a country ham ($2.25) or a baked ham ($1.75) sandwich.

Food drive set for Saturday



The Democratic Central Committee will host a food drive at the Democratic Central Committee Headquarters at 25 N. Potomac St. Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Residents are asked to bring nonperishable food items. All donated food will go to Food Resources and The Salvation Army of Washington County.

For more information, call 301-797-4385.

Potomac Towers holds knitting, crochet classes



Knitting and crochet classes are available to the community every Wednesday from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Potomac Towers on Baltimore Street in Hagerstown.

The classes are open to all, regardless of age.

A new quilting class has started at Potomac Towers, as well. This class will be working on making robes for local nursing homes. If you are interested in attending this class or would be interested in donating materials for the class, call the Potomac Towers Nutrition office at 301-998-5168.

These programs are offered through Potomac Towers by the Washington County Commission on Aging.

Benefit concert



A benefit concert is scheduled for Antietam Bible College, Biblical Seminary and Graduate School in the First Baptist Church sanctuary on the corner of High Street and Washington Avenue in Hagerstown on Friday, Jan. 30, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature traditional hymns. For more information, call 301-797-0988.

Blood drive



The local chapter of the American Red Cross is in need of the community's assistance. As of this month, there is a critical shortage of Type O Negative Blood.

The following blood drives will be held:

Jan. 16 - Hancock Assembly of God, 1 to 7 p.m.

Jan. 19 - Boonsboro American Legion, 1 to 7 p.m.; Hagerstown Elks Lodge, 1 to 7 p.m.; Hagerstown Donor Center, Conrad Court, noon to 6 p.m.

Jan. 21 - Hagerstown Donor Center, Conrad Court, noon to 6 p.m.

Jan. 26 - Smithsburg Fire Hall, 1 to 7 p.m.; Hagerstown Donor Center, Conrad Court, noon to 6 p.m.

Jan. 28 - Hagerstown Donor Center, Conrad Court, noon to 6 p.m.

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