Around North Hagerstown

August 03, 2009|By ELLEN ROWLAND / 240-217-5051

North End group plans block party

The North End Neighborhoods 1st group will hold its annual block party Tuesday, Aug. 18, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the 1300 block of The Terrace in Hagerstown.

Hamburgers, hot dogs, soda, paper products and eating utensils will be provided. Participants are asked to bring a dish in a disposable container (salad, dessert, chips, etc.) to share.

The police and fire departments will be guests. The organizers hope to have displays featuring information on recycling and emergency response training.

Live music will be provided. Pets are welcome.

In the event of rain, the block party will be at the pavilion on the west side of Morris Frock Post 42 American Legion on Northern Avenue.


Peach festival set for this weekend

The Leitersburg Ruritan Club will hold its 30th annual Leitersburg Peach Festival Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. at Leitersburg Ruritan Community Park.

The menu will include fresh peaches, peach pies, peach ice cream, sausage, ham and barbecue beef sandwiches, fresh-cut french fries and funnel cakes. There will be more than 60 craft stands, a petting zoo, antique tractors, a quilt raffle, children's barrel train, peach pie contest and pony rides.

The event will be held behind the Leitersburg Fire Hall.

For more information, call Sue Edwards-Doyle at 240-420-5795 or Bud Johns at 301-739-8077.

St. Maria Goretti High to hold orientation

St. Maria Goretti High School will hold student orientation on the following dates:

Freshmen - Aug. 20, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; sophomores - Aug. 20, 1 to 3 p.m.; juniors - Aug. 21, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.; and seniors - Aug. 21, 1 to 3 p.m.

For more information about the school, call 301-739-4266 or go to

TOPS 446

TOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 446 had a net loss at the July 29 meeting.

It was Fun Day, with many of the members sharing their talents.

The group welcomed Kathy to the group.

Deloris Hayes will present the program at Wednesday's meeting.

The group meets Wednesdays at Shiloh United Methodist Church, 19731 Shiloh Church Road in Hagerstown. Weigh-in begins at 8:45 a.m. and the meeting is from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

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


TOPS Chapter 77 had a net loss for the week. Best loser for the week was Emma Jean Robertson with a 3 3/4-pound loss. The best KOPS loser was Audrey Smith. Emma Jean won the Get-R-Done award.

Dina Norris was honored for maintaining her KOPS status for five years. Linda Lemen presented charm awards for her walking program.

Terri Hendricks will present a program on the exchange system at the next meeting.

The group meets Mondays at First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown. The meeting is from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. For more information call Donna 301-223-8143.

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