Overall training award - Tom Garrett, 209 hours; runner up - Kevin Wilkins, 168 hours.
Overall training certificates of accomplishment - Richard Martorana, 163.5 hours; Gilson Spidle, 122.8 hours; Donald Saum, 120.8 hours; Keith Cooper, 109.5 hours; Artie Raines, 89.9 hours; and Kerrington Gray, 89 hours.
The chief recognized three members who are attending the firefighter program at Washington County Technical High School. They are Liz Roane, 291.3 hours of training; Liz Culp, 309.8 hours of training; and Adam Repp with 518 hours of training.
The probationary (new member) certificates of accomplishments went to Kylie Kline, Lauren Martin, Kristen Resh, Amanda Manspeaker, William Gossard, Terry Sigler, Jake Dembeck, Brian Gossard, Spencer Lunsford, Corey Beatty, Tony Hanners, Austin McCoy, Zach Clark, Kerrington Gray, Andrew Gossard, Taylor Cochran, Mike Vaccarino, Liz Roane, Chris Jacobs, Dan Nusbaum, Jake Riggleman, Kendel Riggleman and Liz Culp.
The top 10 responders out of 755 calls for the year were: Nick Martin, 222; Woody Carpenter, 223; Richard Martorana, 240; Tom Garrett, 242; Keith Cooper, 255; Bill Garrett, 275; Adam Repp, 321; Brandon Hull, 322; Andrew Repp, 323; and Donald Saum, 512. The 2008 emergency medical certificates of appreciation were awarded to Tom Rowland with 232 hours of duty shifts; Claire O'Connell with 222 hours; Wayne Myers, 176 hours; and Tony Hanners with 75 hours.
The Maugansville Fire Co. will hold a basket bingo Sunday at the fire station. For more information, call 301-797-6770.
The NHHS band boosters will hold their annual money bonanza Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Elks Lodge on Robinwood drive. Doors will open at 5 p.m. with a buffet dinner served at 6:30 p.m. A money drawing will begin at 8 pm. with a dance to follow until midnight. Music will be provided by Paul Needy. The balloon pop will begin at 6 p.m. 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 contacting Pam at 301-791-5998. You must be 21 to attend.
Historical Society to meet
The Maugansville Historical Society will meet Thursday, Feb. 26, at the conference room of the First National Bank of Greencastle, Maugans Avenue branch at 2 p.m. Members are asked to bring "something old" to talk about. Interested area residents are invited to attend.
Spay DAY USA
Tuesday, Feb. 24, is nationally recognized Spay Day USA and the Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC) is collaborating with local veterinarians at Longmeadow Animal Hospital, Antietam Valley Animal Hospital and Mid Atlantic Veterinary Clinic to promote the neutering and spaying of feral and stray cats in Washington County.
This program is being offered through the Humane Society of Washington County's CatSnip program. For a $20 co-pay for each cat, Washington County residents will be issued a voucher that will cover the cost of the surgery and pain medicine, a rabies vaccination and testing for some contagious diseases. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Brian Filon at 301-733-2060, ext. 215 at the Humane Society of Washington County.
The Humane Society of Washington County is at 13011 Maugansville Road in Hagerstown. Go to www.hswcmd.org on the Web for information on animal-related issues, directions to the shelter and information about programs and services.