Around South Hagerstown

June 29, 2009|By STACI CLIPP / 301-582-8057

Block party a hit

The second annual Locust Point block party was a huge success thanks in part to the addition of a DJ.

There were people dancing the jitterbug, the macarana, and one hip-hop dancer had moves that amazed and entertained the crowd.

The children played in spray from the fire department hose, tossed water balloons, got their faces painted and covered the street with chalk art.

There was good food and company.

Glenn Smith won the 50/50 raffle and there were door prizes donated by Locust Point Market, Potomac Liquors, Potomac Beauty Boutique, Food Lion, Sam's Club and Martin's Food.

A special thank you to Congregation B'Nai Abraham for donating the paper products and to Full Life Family Ministry for donating the drinks.


Go to to see 160 photos in the 2009 block party album.

Lions Club to install officers

Tuesday - the Hagerstown Lions Club will install new officers and directors for the coming year. Family members are invited to attend.

Free movies

Washington County Free Library will offer free outdoor movies Fridays this summer.

The movies will start at dusk and be shown in the side parking lot at the Central Library at 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. There are no rain dates.

Bring your own chairs. Free popcorn will be available.

The movies are sponsored in part by the City of Hagerstown.

"Hotel for Dogs," rated PG, will be shown July 10.

Rabies clinics

The Humane Society of Washington County will hold rabies clinics July 18, Aug. 8 and Sept. 19. The clinics will be held in conjunction with other events.

The July 18 clinic will be held during Smithsburg Pride Days from noon to 4 p.m.

Discovery Station

July 4 - Closed in observance of Independence Day.

Free music series

The free music series continues Thursday at University Plaza on West Washington Street in downtown Hagerstown, starting at 5 p.m.

This week, the Anita Thomas Quintet will perform.

The event is co-sponsored by the City of Hagerstown and Washington County Arts Council.

For information, call 301-739-8577, ext. 183.

Class of 1974

The South Hagerstown High School class of 1974 will hold its 35th anniversary reunion Saturday, Aug. 15, at Beaver Creek Country Club.

An informal social is planned for Friday, Aug. 14, at the 10th Inning Tavern in Funkstown.

Any class member (and their guest) of any other SHHS graduating class may also attend the Friday evening event (food and beverage on your own) and/or the Saturday evening indoor barbecue at a cost of $30 per person.

A five-day cruise from Baltimore to Bermuda is also planned for Oct. 31.

Class members who have not received a letter or anyone who has questions or interest in cruising to Bermuda, contact Karen (Kline) Luther at 301-964-5137 or by e-mail at

Go to for more information.

Class of 1959

The South Hagerstown High School class of 1959 will hold its 50th anniversary reunion Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Hagerstown Elks Lodge.

Social hour begins at 5 p.m., dinner will be served at 6 and the dance is from 8:30 to 10.

The following classmates have not been found:

Kay Collier, Doreen Baillargeon Kelbaugh, Thomas Campbell, Vida Dorsey Foster, Donna Gaver Schrader, Mary Kay Ficklin Phelps, Jerry Lee Hawkins, Thomas Hilp, Arthur Hurst, Gary Hutchins, Bradford Kennedy, Joy Kent Snowden, Mona Kegley Clark, Louise Lesher King, Gary McCoy, Alyce McKinley Revell, John V. Miller, Ronald Penn, Penny Phillips Schuller, John L. Ruth, Barbara Sprecher, David Sprecher, Lee Stickell, Sandra Werlein Reynolds, David Watson, Shelby Weller Bupp and Richard Young.

Anyone with information on any of these classmates, may call Donna Smith at 301-797-8761 or e-mail


My grandson just turned 4 - happy birthday, Nathan. Seems like just yesterday he was born. He's getting so big.

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