Around North Hagerstown

January 19, 2009|By ELLEN ROWLAND / 240-217-5051

Hub Band bonanza

The North Hagerstown High School Band Boosters will hold their annual money bonanza Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Elks Lodge on Robinwood Drive.

Doors open at 5 p.m. and a buffet dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. A money drawing will begin at 8 p.m., with a dance to follow until midnight. Music will be provided by Paul Needy.

The boosters will have a balloon pop beginning at 6 p.m. and tip jars, including King Tuts, will be sold throughout the night. Tickets cost $30 per couple, which includes two dinners, drinks, snacks, dancing and a chance to win $1,000. Tickets are available by calling Pam at 301-791-5998. You must be 21 to attend.

St. Ann Youth Group

St. Ann Youth Group will hold a fundraiser Saturday, Feb. 7, from 7 to 11:30 p.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church, 1525 Oak Hill Ave., behind Long Meadow Shopping Center. Entrance will be in the south parking lot - close to St. Maria Goretti High School.


The fundraiser, which is for adults, includes dinner and dancing to a DJ. Live and silent auctions, and tip jars will be included.

Dinner will be provided by Outback Steakhouse.

Tickets cost $15 per person, $20 at the door. Proceeds will go to the LIFE TEEN program to help teens attend retreats, conferences and work camps.

For more information, call 301-733-0410, ext. 11.

TOPS 446

On Jan. 14, (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 446 members brought in several pounds of food, equalling the pounds the members have lost.

Mary, the group leader, took the food to Holly Place.

Sharon and Nancy joined the group.

The chapter is planning an open house Wednesday with Dr. Vishal Datta as the speaker. His specialty is endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism. The public is invited to attend the meeting at 9:30 a.m.


On Jan. 5, TOPS Chapter 77 welcomed a new member, Bonnie. The group discussed the TOPS theme for 2009, "It's My Time."

Joann Little was awarded the quarterly "No No Food" contest money. She lost 9 pounds. Louise Kline was the KOPS winner. Group members sketched a food that members might have a problem with, and for the week, you try to avoid that food. If you eat it, you have to pay a fine; this is then divided quarterly between TOPS, KOPS and the treasurer.

Louise Kline won the "Piggy Bank" for the year. She was the best loser for 2008 with a 46 3/4-pound loss.

The chapter said goodbye to a member, Gordana Ritchie, who is moving to Germany.

Donna, the group's leader, reminded members, "If you bite it, you write it," to remind members to keep food journals.

Jan. 12 was the monthly awards meeting. The chapter had 80 members weigh in and 33 have perfect attendance. Angie Youngblood had perfect attendance and no gains. She was also the division one winner with a 6 1/2-pound loss.

Joanne Little and Jean Hart were awarded for being halfway to their goals. Emma Jean Robertson and Angie Youngblood had six consecutive weeks with a loss. There were nine KOPS who were at or below their goal for the month.

Shining Stars were Joan Budny and Patsy Price. The chapter was pleased to welcome Pat Horning as a new member.

The group meets at First Christian Church 1345 Potomac Ave., on Mondays. Weigh-in is from 7:14 to 9:20 a.m. and the meeting is from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Contact Donna at 301-223-8143 or Patsy at 301-582-2292.

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