Around Smithsburg and Robinwood

March 10, 2009|By DARYLENE MOWEN

HCC food drive held

Students and staff at Hagerstown Community College recently held a food drive for Food Resources Inc., a local member of the Maryland Food Bank.

Sponsored by the Student Government Association and HCC's Children's Learning Center, students, staff and families with children who attend the learning center were asked to bring nonperishable items to various buildings on campus during the week of Feb. 20 to 27. During that time, more than three large barrels of food were collected.

"I wanted to do a food drive for Food Resources because I know how valuable their service is to the people of this community," said Teresa Kitchen, director of the Children's Learning Center.

Food Resources is a nonprofit organization that first opened its doors in 1987. It serves as a regional nonprofit food warehouse from which other charitable organizations can obtain food and other items for their feeding programs. For more information, go to on the Web.


Officers elected

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 462 in Smithsburg elected officers at its last meeting.

John, April, Dale and Ola were elected chapter officers.

Also, Ola had a net loss of more than 10 pounds the last two weeks, helping the chapter have a net loss of 16 pounds for the past week.

The weight-loss support group meets Thursdays at 51 S. Main St., Smithsburg. Weigh-in starts at 5:30 p.m. and the meeting is from 6 to 7 p.m.

For more information, call Ola at 301-824-7650 or John at 717-749-3023.

Money bonanza

The Smithsburg Community Volunteer Fire Co. will hold a money bonanza Saturday, March 21, at the fire hall.

Doors open at 5 p.m., the meal will be served at 6 p.m., and the dance will follow with a DJ until midnight.

The meal will include pit beef, baked beans, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw and dessert, plus plenty of fireman's milk. The last five tickets will include last-chance ticket 007 raffled off that night and those five will have the option to split $2,000. For tickets or information, call the fire company at 301-824-2889.

Any member wishing a copy of the updated by-laws should contact the company, a board member or attend the next regular monthly meeting on Monday, April 6, at 8 p.m.

Bonus books

The Smithsburg High School PTSA still has the 2009 Bonus Books for sale. There are two-for-one coupons for many of the area's restaurants along with many other entertainment coupons. The coupons are good through December. If you're interested in purchasing a book, please contact the high school.

Goats with Coats

On Saturday at 11:30 a.m. the Smithsburg Library will welcome author Stephanie Corum as she presents a story time featuring her recently published children's book, "Goats with Coats." All children are welcome. There will be a book-signing following the story time until 2 p.m. Books will be available for purchase. Please call 301-824-7722 for more details.

If you love quilting

o Local quilter and quilt aficionado Sari Kilheffer will lead discussion and tell stories behind some of the quilts in her collection on Tuesday, March 17, at 2 p.m. at the Smithsburg branch of the Washington County Free Library. Bring along your favorite quilt to show off and share the story behind it or just come to look and listen. Please call 301-824-7722 to register for this event or for more details.

o The Smithsburg branch of the Washington County Free Library welcomes Sari Kilheffer for a session of sharing the secrets of the time-honored tradition of quilting. From safety measures to tools of the trade to basic techniques, this is an opportunity for questions, answers and discussion. Quilters of all levels are welcome. This event will be held in the Smithsburg Library Community Room on Wednesday, March 18, at 2 p.m. Please call 301-824-7722 to register or for more details.

o The Smithsburg branch of the Washington County Free Library will show "How to Make an American Quilt" on Thursday, March 19, at 2 p.m. in the Smithsburg Library Community Room. Winona Ryder stars in this touching and often hilarious story of the loves lost and won of one family's women. Set in a Californian rural community, this is a tale of a family's secrets and love, framed in scenes dating from 1860 to the present. Rated PG-13. Refreshments will be provided. Please call 301-824-7722 to register or for more details.

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