Around North Hagerstown

May 25, 2009|By ELLEN ROWLAND

Spelling bee

Saint Mary Catholic School student Jessica Swarner will attend the Scripps National Spelling Bee this week in Washington, D.C.

Jessica was the highest scorer in Saint Mary's eighth-grade class and advanced to the county spelling bee.

She took first place and earned a spot in the national competition. Her father will be accompanying her.


On May 18, TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 77 heard Cleo Burger lead the program on obesity.

Mary Lou Edmands won the "Get-R-Done" contest with a 3 1/2-pound loss.

The chapter will be taking part in the Living Well Expo at Valley Mall June 6.

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

Goretti news

The St. Maria Goretti Alumni Association will host the soon-to-be graduates and alumni at a luncheon at the American Legion Thursday.


Senior Recognition Night will be Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Otterbein Ministry Centre in Waynesboro, Pa.

Graduation will be Saturday at St. Ann Church at 1 p.m.

TOPS 446

TOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 446 held its awards day recently.

Janet gave out several charms to members. Thank you, Janet, for your time.

Linda Perry will talk about food safety at the next meeting.

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

Church services

Beginning Saturday, June 6, Haven Lutheran Church, at 1035 Haven Road, will begin its spoken service and communion on Saturdays at 5 p.m. Then, starting Sunday, June 7, its traditional service in the sanctuary will begin at 8:15 a.m.

There will be another service titled Worship on the Lawn, which will begin at 9:30 a.m. Bring a lawn chair and dress casually.

For more information, call 301-733-5056.

Happy birthday

Me Maw and Grandpap Grimes would like to wish their grandson, Mark Grimes, a happy birthday. Mark will be 8 years old May 31.

Free remnants

Kipe's Upholstery will be giving away free scrap pieces of foam and Dacron, old sample books, scraps of fabric and small remnants for hobbies and arts and crafts Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., weather permitting. For more information, call 301-797-1110.

The business is at 19603 Longmeadow Road in Hagerstown.

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