Around Maugansville

March 20, 2009|By MELITA WISHARD / 301-790-0079

School honors students

Maugansville Elementary School recognized students for displaying the trait of responsibility at its third Golden Table Luncheon Feb. 13.

Students received a book, compliments of the PTA, a school-related goodie bag, some healthy treats, a certificate and a star to wear designating their accomplishment.

The students recognized were: Kindergarten - Rithika Krishnamoorthy, Nicky Noel, Craig Clark, Drew Wallech, Eddie Horner, August Stenswold, Brandon Simpson, Emma Beal and Davis Lowman; first grade - Drew Hamilton, Chelsea McIntosh, Madison Mertz, Emily Shank, Nicole Cardenas, Alfred Larsson, Crystyn Miller, Nicholas Carter, Peggy Mothershed and Alikhan Nurkhaidarov; second grade - Michelle Ngo, Raechel Arcq, McKenna Kelly, Andrew O'Connor, Ryan Socks, Elyssa Lou, Kyle Hott, Madison Jenkins, Zeina Mustafa and Dain Ochoa; third grade - Elizabeth Vicarte, T.J. Quelet, Rachel Davis, Caheigh Churchey, Caroline Fleetwood, Emma Woods, Greighson Rowe, Spencer Martin, Glendy Lemus Lizama and Ross Frank; fourth grade - Mitchell Cole, Kayla Hall, Emeli Lemus, Jared Caudell, Morgan Fauble, Evan Izer, Allyson Hurd and Hannah Gleason; and fifth grade - Alison Keelan, Matthew Shipley, Darius Hockaday, Katelyn Kelly, Christian Flores, Shane Thailkill, Ben Forrest and Kayla Mongan.


Community auction

The Maugansville Ruritan will hold its annual community auction Saturday at the community center, starting at 3 p.m.

New and used items will be auctioned off and refreshments will be available. There will be new furniture, automobile services and many other items to bid on. All proceeds will go toward the many Ruritan projects.

Historical Society

The Maugansville Historical Society will meet Thursday, March 26, at the conference room of the First National Bank of Greencastle, Maugans Avenue branch, at 2 p.m. Guest speaker Trica Stopowski will talk about "Wild Birds." The public is invited.

Pancake breakfast

The Maugansville Ruritan Club will hold a pancake breakfast Saturday, March 28, from 6:30 to 11 a.m. The menu includes pancakes, Hoffman's sausage, scrambled eggs, sausage gravy, coffee and juice. Tickets cost $5.50 for adults and $3 for those 6 to 12. Children 5 and younger will be admitted free.


Grandma and grandpa want to wish granddaughter Melissa Carpenter, a distinguished honor roll student at Western Heights Middle School, a belated happy 12th birthday. Her birthday was March 18. Her passion is gymnastics. Her dream is to go to the Olympics. Your grandparents are with you every step of the way. Have a happy birthday and many more.

Little League

Maugansville Little League is looking for volunteers to umpire minor league games. Baseball knowledge is required, but previous umpire experience is not. The minor league consists mainly of 7 to 9 year olds. This opportunity is open to adults or students who might need service hours for graduation. Interested individuals may also be asked to umpire bases in the Major League division. If you interested, call Jason Carbaugh at 301-992-2682.

If you can play bridge or if you are interested in learning, a group gets together every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. at the South End Fire Hall. Call Tom Janus at 301-582-4552 if you have any questions. Tom is the Hagerstown Bridge Club manager.

Cinderalla's Closet

Members of the Student Government at Washington County Technical High are holding a Cinderella's Closet fundraiser for the Humane Society of Washington County. The event, which is open to the public, will take place Friday March 27, from 3 to 6 p.m. at Washington County Technical High School on Oak Ridge Drive in Hagerstown.

The premise of Cinderella's Closet is to provide formal dresses for students to purchase at reduced prices. None of the dresses will be sold for more than $50. The students are asking for donations of dresses that have been gently worn. A special request is being made for plus size dresses.

Marjorie Kellman, Skills USA/SGA adviser, is overseeing the fundraiser. The dresses will be on sale to the public and all are invited to attend.

Dresses can be brought to the front office at Tech High at 50 W. Oak Ridge Drive or customer service at the shelter's offices at 13011 Maugansville Road until Thursday March 26. The sale will take place in the health occupations classroom. For additional information, call Kellman at 301-766-8050.

Towels needed

The Humane Society of Washington County is in need of towels for the animals at the shelter. They are asking for donations of face cloths and full-size bath towels.

Kitten season has already begun and should be in full swing shortly. With two cats, one with kittens and the other expected to deliver any day, the shelter is preparing for the expected influx of pregnant cats and new litters by month's end.

The increase in the number of pregnant cats and newborn kittens dropped off at the shelter begins to increase around the end of March and the beginning of April. By summer the shelter may receive as many as 40 a day.

In addition to needing face cloths and towels the shelter also needs Purina cat and kitten food and Yesterday's News cat litter. Donations may be made Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Any county residents interested in becoming a foster parent for a cat and its litter, call Holly or Tracy at 301-733-2060, ext. 216.

The shelter is at 13011 Maugansville Road in Hagerstown. Go to, for information on animal-related issues, directions to the shelter and information about programs and services.

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