Around North Hagerstown

August 17, 2009|By ELLEN ROWLAND / 240-217-5051

Back-to-school blessing planned at Goretti

A special blessing of St. Maria Goretti High School students, families, faculty and staff will occur at all Masses at St. Ann Roman Catholic Church on Saturday at 5:15 p.m. and Sunday at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Goretti families are invited to attend. Students are asked to wear their uniforms to be easily identified.

Orientations for students will be held as follows: Freshmen and sophomores on Thursday; and juniors and seniors on Friday.

The first day of classes is Monday, Aug. 24.

The freshman welcome Mass will be Friday, Aug. 28, at 10 a.m. at St. Ann Church.

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

Luau planned

Morris Frock Post 42 American Legion will hold a luau dinner Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m. in the ballroom.

The menu includes roast porkloin with apricot glaze, crab cakes, grilled ham steak with pineapple, fried coconut shrimp, green beans, baked sweet potatoes, sweet potato fries or house salad, ice tea or coffee. For more information, call 301-733-7676.



Terri Hendricks led the Aug. 3 program on "The Exchange System." She handed out a packet to help members make sensible exchanges in menu planning.

Millie Toms won the Get-R-Done contest with a 2 3/4-pound loss.

At its Aug. 10 meeting, best losers for the week were Janice Frye and Teresa Ferenz, each with a 3 3/4-pound loss. Janice also won the Get-R-Done contest. Imogene Foltz won for KOPS (Keeping Pounds Off Sensibly).

The chapter presented awards for the month of July.

Division winners for the month were Debbie Hardin and Frye.

Losing the most weight for the month were Mary Lou Edmands (TOPS) and Deloris Hays (KOPS). Shining Stars were Joan Budny and Elsie Horst. Honored KOPS were Budny and Eileen Renwick. Seventy-five members weighed in for July, 50 TOPS and 25 KOPS with a net loss.

Dina Norris will present this week's program.

Several members visited Reeders Nursing Home in the last two weeks to play bingo with the residents.

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

TOPS 446

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 446 held Awards Day last week.

The group also heard some tips on how to lose weight.

On Wednesday, the group will start a new contest.

The group meets Wednesdays at Shiloh United Methodist Church, 19731 Shiloh Church Road, 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.

Band notes

New Horizons Band is accepting new members.

The group rehearses at the Hagerstown YMCA on Fridays from 1 to 3 p.m.

For more information, call 301-432-8410 or e-mail

Senior ballroom dancing

Senior ballroom dancing will be held Thursday, Aug. 27, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Morris Frock Post 42 American Legion on Northern Avenue in Hagerstown.

The event costs $10 per couple. Tickets will be drawn for free future dancing events.

Hub City Cruisers

The Hub City Cruisers will hold its next cruise-in Saturday, Sept. 5, from 5 to 9 p.m. at its new location at the old Giant Eagle parking lot.

All proceeds will go to Hospice of Washington County. For more information, call Dave Wallech at 301-766-7546.

Children's Village plans golf tournament

Children's Village of Washington County Inc. will host its 15th annual Keep Our Kids Safe four-man scramble golf tournament Friday, Sept. 11, at Black Rock Golf Course.

A putting contest begins at 11 a.m. and the shotgun start is at noon.

Dinner follows the tournament. A bag lunch will be provided.

The entry fee costs $100 per person. Corporate sponsor packages are available, as well as sponsorships for holes and carts.

CSX Transportation is the tournament sponsor. Provident Agency is the lunch sponsor. A hole-in-one prize is a 2009 vehicle.

To register, call Children's Village at 301-733-4443.

All proceeds benefit Children's Village's life-safety education program.

Children's Village is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing free life-safety education to elementary school children in Washington County.

American Legion auxiliary to meet

Morris Frock Auxiliary Unit 42 American Legion will hold its first meeting of the 2009-10 administrative year Tuesday, Sept. 1, at the post home at 405 Northern Ave. in Hagerstown.

President Marilyn Hembrock will call the meeting to order at 7 p.m. A potluck meal, with members bringing their favorite dishes, will be shared at 6:15 p.m.

Discussion will include event plans for the year. Sara Toscano, representing Honor Flights, will be the speaker for the evening. Honor Flights is an organization that provides World War II veterans an opportunity to visit the WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Members are asked to bring school supplies to be donated to area schools who will then distribute them to students who otherwise would not be properly prepared for their school work. Suggestions are No. 2 pencils, pencil pouches, crayons, colored pencils, glue sticks and 70-page spiral binders.

Preschool program

Registration remains open for fall classes at the Mother's Day Out preschool program at Emmanuel United Methodist Church, at 802 Summit Avenue, Hagerstown. Classes meet Tuesdays from Sept. 8 to May 25. Children are divided by age groups from ages six months to 5. The cost is $50 per month. For more information, call 301-733-4720.

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