Around North Hagerstown

August 10, 2009|By ELLEN ROWLAND / 240-217-5051

T-shirts for sale

The North Hagerstown High School Choral Boosters Club is selling T-shirts to raise money for the North High Chorus. The shirts sell for $15 apiece.

The shirts come in black or white.

For more information, call 240-217-4524.

Longmeadow Lions Club

The Longmeadow Lions Club will host District Gov. Robert Disinger at its Thursday meeting at Always Ron's on Burhans Boulevard in Hagerstown.

It will be the district governor's official visit for the year.

The Thursday, Aug. 27, meeting will be held at the Williamsport Lions Club (Williamsport American Legion). It will be a joint regional zone meeting. For reservations to both meetings, call secretary Talbert at 301-739-2815.

As a reminder to the public, the Longmeadow Lions Club has a collection of convalescent equipment (wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, potty chairs, etc.) for loan at no charge.


Goretti news

St. Maria Goretti High School needs a few more host families willing to share their home for a semester or a school year with an international student.

For more information, call 301-739-4266, ext. 132.

Student orientation days will be Thursday, Aug. 20, for freshmen and sophomores, and Friday, Aug. 21, for junior and seniors.

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

TOPS 446

TOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 446 did not have a net loss for the week, and the members intend to change that by the next meeting. The group will use its "tools" and hopes to have a net loss next week.

The members want to thank Deloris Hays again for telling her story and giving the members encouragement.

Wednesday's meeting will be awards day.

The group meets Wednesday 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.

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.

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 American Legion Post 42 on Northern Avenue.

Evening service

Emmanuel United Methodist Church, at 802 Summit Ave. in Hagerstown, will hold its next evening service Sunday, Sept. 13, at 5:30 p.m.

American Legion Post 42

Morris Frock American Legion Post 42 will hold its Luau in the Lounge on Saturday, Aug. 22, from 5 to 9 p.m. for members and their guests.

For more information, call 301-733-7676

Puttin' for Paws

The Humane Society of Washington County and What a Tan are hosting the second annual Puttin' for Paws golf tournament Friday at Black Rock Golf Course.

Players can register online at, by calling 301-733-2060 and asking for Kim McGlaughlin, at ext. 239, or by registering the day of the event beginning at 7:30 a.m. A shotgun start will be at 8:30 a.m. The format is a captain's choice, best ball scramble.

Event sponsors are Hagerstown Honda and Kia, Susquehanna Bank, Mister Natural's Tattoo, Central Precision Inc., Carpet Gallery, Crazy Horse Steak House & Saloon, Smith's Karate, Roy Rogers, Thompson's Karate Studio, Classic Glass & Upholstery, Canteen Service Inc., Stadium Grill & Tavern, Hartle's Subs, What a Tan, Chick-fil-A and Bob Glessner, in memory of Paige Glessner Hershey.

Cart sponsors are David Burgan, Mister Natural's Tattoo, Lois and Jake Wood, Susan Christianson and Corderman's Auto Body Inc.

J. Edward Cochran & Co. is sponsoring a $10,000 Putt for Cash contest and Black Rock golf pro Tim Reeves will hold a Beat the Pro contest.

The Humane Society is at 13011 Maugansville Road in Hagerstown. Call 301-733-2060 or go to for information about animal-related issues, directions to the shelter and information about programs and services.

Cans for Critters

The Humane Society of Washington County is holding Cans for Critters, an aluminum can collection program as a fundraising effort. Shelter officials are asking for empty soda and beer cans that can be recycled for cash.

"We are asking the public to collect cans and bring them to the shelter so we can recycle them," said Margaret Becker, manager of volunteer, public assistance and humane education programs at the shelter.

"This is a great way to keep the items out of the landfill and use the items to benefit homeless animals."

Bags of cans can be taken to the shelter during regular working hours or can be left at the front entrance. The program is ongoing.

"This is a nice neighborhood or church project," said Paul Miller, executive director of the shelter. "It is also a great way to get your fellow employees together on an office-wide project."

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