Around North Hagerstown

May 18, 2009|By ELLEN ROWLAND / 240-217-5051

Goretti news

The annual St. Maria Goretti High School sports banquet is today. It will be held in the Gael Center gymnasium, starting at 5:45 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:15 p.m.

The senior farewell Mass will be Tuesday at 9 a.m. at St. Ann's Catholic Church, off Oak Hill Avenue in Hagerstown.


On May 5, TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 77 members went to Reeders Nursing Home and played bingo with the residents. The group supplied prizes and snacks for the residents.

May 11 was the monthly awards presentation. The group had 79 members weigh in and 37 members had perfect attendance. The division I winner was Peggy Robinson and the division II winner was Bonnie Henry. Terri Hendricks received a charm for 10 pounds lost and Pat Horning for 30 pounds lost. Bonnie also received a charm for having six consecutive weeks with a loss. Carol LeClaire and Rosemary Gill were the Shining Stars for April. Elsie Horst won the Get-R-Done contest with a 4 1/2-pound loss.


Area captain Parilee Barber visited the chapter and led a program titled "Time to Create Lasting Change."

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

American Legion Post 42

Morris Frock American Legion Post 42 will host the annual Memorial Day program in front of the Washington County Courthouse Sunday at 2 p.m.

There will be patriotic music prior to the program. The wreath-laying ceremony will start immediately following the opening ceremony for veterans groups and other organizations who wish to recognize their deceased members. The speakers will be Maryland Sen. Donald Munson and Hagerstown Mayor Robert E. Bruchey II. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Clark D. Carr, pastor of Grace United Methodist Church. If your organization wishes to lay a wreath, call Post Adjutant Ruth Ungvarsky at 301-733-7676.

Traffic will be detoured for about one hour on West Washington Street in front of the courthouse.

Ladies Night Out

St. Ann's Adult Formation is sponsoring its seventh annual Ladies Night Out Thursday at the St. Ann Parish Center, 1525 Oak Hill Ave., from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets cost $12, which includes dinner.

The guest speaker will be Joanne Cahoon on the topic "It Matters into What Mirrors We Gaze."

To register, call Karen Gullace at 30l-733-0410, ext. 21.


Hempen Hill BBQ Bar & Catering, at 13208 Fountainhead Plaza, Hagerstown, will hold a series of Benefit Days this week:

o Today, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., for Special Olympics to benefit the summer Olympics and volleyball tournament.

o Tuesday, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., to benefit the Northern Middle School Jazz Band.

o Wednesday, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., for Paramount Elementary School to benefit the PTA.

The restaurant will donate 15 percent of all food sales back to each organization. Reservations are recommended for parties of five or more. Let your server know you are there for the fundraisers.

For more information. call 301-797-4455.

Saint Mary School

Saint Mary Catholic School has kicked off its fifth annual campaign. The goal is to use the funds raised to replace textbooks.

Donations can be mailed to Saint Mary Catholic School, 218 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

TOPS 446

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 446 members heard a program from Mary on "How are We Doing?" Thank you, Mary, for helping the members handle their eating habits in a healthy way.

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

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