Around North Hagerstown

February 23, 2009|By ELLEN ROWLAND / 240-217-5051

St. Mary Catholic School news

Saint Mary Catholic School is looking for alumni. If you are an alumnus or know of any, call the school at 301-733-1184 or e-mail

The school will hold an open house Monday, March 16, from 4 to 6 p.m. for prospective students in grades kindergarten through seven.

St. Maria Goretti High School news

The next athletic association meeting will be Thursday at 7 p.m.

The 13th annual bonanza will be Saturday, March 14, at 6 p.m. in the Gael Center. Tickets cost $40 in advance, $45 at the door. Ticket stubs and payment are due by Feb. 27. Ticket includes dinner, dessert, tip jars, raffles, silent auction and themed baskets.

For more information, go to or call 301-739-4266.

TOPS 446

TOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 446 members had some good numbers at the scales at the Feb. 18 meeting.


The KOPS (Keep Off Pounds Sensibly) members are setting a good example by keeping up with their goals.

The members shared ideas on how to keep the chapter working for everybody. The group will talk about TOPS tools at Wednesday's meeting.

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

American Legion's 90th birthday/open house

Morris Frock American Legion Post 42 will hold a 50/50 raffle along with celebrating the American Legion's birthday and open house on Saturday, March 7, with a special menu. The dinner will run from 5 to 8:30 p.m. with the 50/50 drawing at 9:15 p.m.

The menu includes prime rib, crab imperial, stuffed chicken breast and broiled tilapia. All entrees will be served with two vegetables, rolls and butter, coffee and tea. Birthday cake will be available for dessert. There will be drawings and prizes every half-hour from 7 to 11 p.m.

A complimentary glass of champagne will be served with dinner. Five tickets were sent to members of the Legion, SAL and Auxiliary for the 50/50. Tickets cost $10 each. If you buy four tickets, you get the fifth ticket free. You do not need to be present to win. This event is for members and guests.


Eileene Renwick led the program on soup at the last meeting. She said soup is good because it prevents hunger pains, offers a variety and is a comfort food. Eileene offered many good points and recipes.

Valerie Eccard won the "Get-R-Done" contest with a 5 1/4-pound loss.

Emma Jean Robertson became the newest KOPS (Keep Off Pounds Sensibly) member. The KOPS bear was presented to Louise Horst, the next closest member to becoming a KOPS.

Today the group will have a short meeting and then have its play money auction where members spend play money earned for six months of weight loss. Each member brings two new items to be auctioned.

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

Garden club trip

The Crossroads Garden Club is sponsoring a trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show Wednesday, March 4. The bus will leave Long Meadow Shopping Center at 8 a.m. The $69 fee includes the bus fare and admission to the flower show with the theme this year of "Bella Italia." The public is invited. For more information, call Connie Spong at 301-797-7394.

Trip to show

The Women's Club is sponsoring a bus trip to the Hippodrome in Baltimore to see "Riverdance." The $ 88 fee includes bus fare and the show. The public is invited. For further information, call Dottie Cochrane at 301-739-2816.

Spaghetti dinner

The Masonic Temple's 19th annual all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner will be Saturday, March 7, from 11:30 a.m to 7 p.m.

The Masonic Temple is at 54 S. Potomac St.

Tickets cost $7 per person. It is eat In or carry out, with Hagerstown delivery available by calling 301-739-1535. Free parking is available in the city's new parking deck with direct access to the dinner using the parking deck elevator.

Basket bingo

The Western Heights Middle School PTSA will hold a basket bingo Sunday, March 22, at the Western Enterprise fire hall.

Tickets cost $20 per person. You must be 18 or older to play bingo or tip jars.

There will be food available to purchase.

There will be 22 games, plus special raffles, door prizes and tip jars. All baskets will be filled.

Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and bingo will begin at 1:30 p.m.

To purchase tickets, call Becky Sottile 301-491-3713.

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