Around West Hagerstown

May 20, 2009|By JESS WEST / 301-435-0988

Student presentations

Salem Avenue Elementary students participated in the Coalition of Essential Schools National Exhibition month. The school is a Chesapeake coalition member.

On May 12, students in prekindergarten through fifth grade presented what they learned to teachers, parents and other community members, demonstrating mastery of academic material, presentation skills and critical thinking ability. More than 1,200 parents and guests were on hand.

Canine games night

A dozen dogs and twice that many humans turned out for an evening of fundraising May 15 at the Peaceable Paws Dog and Puppy Training Center in Fairplay.

Dogs competed in Treat Toss, Find It and Bobbing for Hot Dogs. A total of $114 was donated to the Humane Society of Washington County.


The winners are:

Treat Toss: first place - Gracie, a Catahoula mix, owned by the Robert Waugh family of Hagerstown; second place - Bailey, a German shepherd, owned by the Joe and Dawn Hamilton family of Hagerstown; third place - Tootsie, owned by Kathy Housner of Berkeley Springs, W. Va., and handled by Nettie Bernady, also of Berkeley Springs.

Find It: first place - Miss Moon, a beagle mix, owned by the Jomar Tussing family of Hagerstown; second place - Bailey; third place - Mo, a rottie/shepherd mix, owned by Danielle Dersch of Hagerstown.

Bobbing for Hot Dogs: first place - Gracie; second place - Miss Moon; third place - Bailey.

The fundraiser is held the third Friday of the month, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the center, at 17816 Spielman Road, Fairplay. The next games night will be Friday, June 19. For more information, call 401-582-9420 or go to

Ravens Nest

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Derrick Mason will be honored as Player of the Year at the Tri-State Ravens Nest banquet Saturday, June 6, at 5 p.m. at Beaver Creek Country Club.

In addition, scholarships will be awarded to area high school seniors.

Tickets cost $35 per person, which includes a buffet dinner and DJ. Guests are welcome. Tickets are available from The Maryland Theatre ticket office at 301-790-3500 or at

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