Around Maugansville

August 20, 2009

Welcome to Maugansville

A sincere thank you is extended to Kristin Miller from Frances Bargiel for pulling the weeds and cleaning up around the "Welcome to Maugansville" sign in the square.

Frances and Bernie Bargiel can no longer continue to take care of the sign. The sign belongs to the community so if anyone can take a jug of water when they go to the post office and water the plants, it would be appreciated.

Kristin promises some color soon when she plants flowers.

Benefit auction

Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship, at 14010 Greencastle Pike, Hagerstown, will hold its seventh annual benefit auction Saturday, Aug. 29, starting at 9 a.m.

Food will be available all day. Child care will be provided.

The gospel group By Faith will perform at 10 a.m.

A silent auction begins at 10 a.m. with live bidding starting at 11 a.m.

Items to bid on include a handmade quilt made by the ladies of the church, handcrafted items, homemade baked goods, jellies and candy. There also will be many items and gift certificates from area businesses.


For more information, call 301-791-5432 or go to

Pride Day

Maugansville Pride Day will be Saturday, Sept. 5, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will include crafts, food and games.

The Maugansville Goodwill Fire Co. will be frying fresh-cut french fries and holding its goldfish game and ring toss.

It will also have the fire prevention safety trailer on hand as well as a recruitment campaign for new members.

Outdoor event

An outdoor event will be held by the Maugansville Baptist Church Saturday, Sept. 5, to coincide with Maugansville Pride Day.

There will be inflatable games for children, food, sale tables and other activities. Everyone is encouraged to visit the church, which is across from the entrance of the elementary school, anytime during the Maugansville celebration.

Fall ball

Maugansville Little League is offering fall ball for those in T-ball through junior league.

Players ages 5 (turned 5 before May 1) through 14 (as of May 1, 2010) are eligible to participate. Registration will be Monday, Aug. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 5, starting at 9 a.m. at the pressbox above the concession stand at the major league field.

Registration costs $20. New and returning players are encouraged to register.

Nominations are sought for interested individuals who would like to serve on the 2009-10 board of directors.

The board of directors election will be held Sept. 20 at 3 p.m. during the season awards presentation at the Maugansville Ruritan Building.

For more information, contact Jason Carbaugh at 301-733-9031 or e-mail

Exercise classes at school

The Washington County Recreation Department will offer the following programs at the Maugansville Elementary School community recreation center. The programs will start in September:

60 Minutes in 45 - taught by ACE certified instructor Gene Raby on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. from Sept. 15 to Dec. 10 (no class Nov. 26). This class is a high/low impact choreographed aerobics with basic step and body conditioning to get a 60-minute workout in 45 minutes. The class costs $35 for county residents and $45 for out-of-county residents. Senior Citizens (ages 55 and older) can take a 20 percent discount off the cost of the class.

Muscles at Work - taught by Raby, offers participants a weight training and body toning class on Wednesday evenings from Sept. 9 to Nov. 18 (no class Nov. 11), from 5:15 to 5:45 p.m. This class will focus on abs, gluts, inner and outer thighs, plus arms and chest.

The class costs $25 for county residents and $30 for out-of-county residents.

Zumba - taught by certified Zumba instructor Liz Martz. It offers a workout set to rhythmic music. It will be offered Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. from Sept. 15 to Nov. 19 (no class Oct. 13).

The class costs $35 for county residents and $45 for out-of-county residents.

For more information, contact the Recreation Department at 240-313-2805 or go to and click on "Fall Recreation Programs."

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