Around North Hagerstown

September 07, 2009|By ELLEN ROWLAND

Dinner canceled

The North Hagerstown High School Choral Boosters Club's Italian spaghetti dinner, originally scheduled for Wednesday at the school, has been canceled.

The club is still selling T-shirts. The shirts sell for $15 apiece. For more information, call 240-217-4524.

Saint Mary Catholic School news

Tuesday - Back to School Night for grades kindergarten through five, 7 p.m.

Wednesday - Individual school photos.

Wednesday, Sept. 16 - Story time and crafts for those ages 3 to 5 in the school cafeteria, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Call Mary T. Milsom at 301-733-1184 to reserve a spot. The program will be held every three weeks.

Sunday, Sept. 20 - Saint Mary Catholic School will celebrate its 135th anniversary. Tours will be given at the school from 4 to 7 p.m.


Alumni are invited to attend.

TOPS 446

A report of numerous pounds lost since its last meeting brought smiles, applause and encouragement to TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 446 members.

Sue led the program focusing on the need to establish better lifestyle habits in order to experience permanent weight-loss success. Listing some of the members' personal habits - both good and bad - members then discussed solutions in small groups. The challenge was to try to change one bad habit in the following week.

The monthly Awards Day will occur at the next meeting.

The group meets Wednesdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Shiloh United Methodist Church, 19731 Shiloh Church Road in Hagerstown. Weigh-in begins at 8:45 a.m. For more information, call Mary or Tom at 301-797-2547, or Judy at 301-739-9279.

40-year class reunion

The North Hagerstown High School class of 1969 will celebrate its 40-year anniversary the weekend of Oct. 16 and 17.

Classmates are invited to meet Friday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. for a casual get-together at Bulls & Bears Restaurant, 38 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Reservations are not needed for this event; just drop in and mingle.

On Saturday, Oct. 17, the class will gather at Beaver Creek Country Club, 9535 Mapleville Road, for a social hour at 6 p.m., followed by a buffet dinner and music. Tickets cost $33 per person. Reservations are due by Oct. 3.

Invitations have been mailed, but there are classmates that the reunion committee cannot locate. If you have not received an invitation or know the addresses of any classmates, call Donna (Middlekauff) Hornbecker at 301-223-1364 or e-mail

The reunion committee is looking for the following classmates:

Ruth Alsip, Cheryl Belew, William Bell, Alice Bishop, Melody Brandenburg, Gary Brown, Julia Brunk, Dennis Burger, Joan Cassidy, Todd Cox, John Cuddy, Larry Dean, Steve Diehl, Judith Drill, Greg Filipczak, Gary Ford, Lloyd Fox, Candy Gaubis, Christine Godlove, Carlton Gray, Don Hadley, Ann Hager, Michael Hamilton, Bruce Harper, Hubert Harrison, Nadene Henzsley, Deborah Hoke, Paul Holmes, Jacob Horst, Carolyn Huskin, Janie Hutzell, Gaylor (Casey) Jones, Joan Kelly, Michael Kelly, Mildred Kline, Shirley Lapole, Barbara Layman, Paul Lewis, Steven Lewis, Richard Lushbaugh, Diane Martin, Donald Martin, Bonnie McGeehee, Joselyn Medved, Rose Metz, Paul Mills, Kathy Mock, Thomas Mongan, Annette Moore, Thelma Moore, Kitty Oaks, Ellen Parisher, Gregory Paulson, Janet Payton, Thomas Peterson, Ronnie Powell, Linda Prosper, Tom Ray, Thomas Reichert, Joe Renner, Gregory Rider, Janette Rinehart, Steven Robinson, Dana Rudershausen, Ronnie Sampsell, Gary Schlotterbeck, Shirley Shingleton, Frank Shoemaker, Allan Smith, Emily Spessard, Sherry Stanford, Reba Steiner and Raymond Summers.

TOPS Md. 77

TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 77 has changed its chapter number to 0077.

At the Aug. 31 meeting, the chapter had a net loss with Patsy Martin and Cleo Burger paving the way as best losers with a 3 1/4-pound loss each. They also won the "Get-R-Done" contest for the week.

Dorothy Smith led the program on "Never Quit." She said members should think of themselves as their own best friend and remember that "Inch by inch, everything is a cinch."

The chapter welcomed a new member, Jim Doyle.

Trudy Heather won the Longaberger basket filled with all of the makings for an orange juice cake, donated by Madalyn Keller.

The group meets Mondays at First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave. Weigh-in is from 7 to 9:15 a.m., exercise is at 8:30 a.m., and the meeting is from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

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

Church celebration

Shiloh United Methodist Church, 19731 Shiloh Church Road, will hold its 140th anniversary celebration Sunday Oct. 4. Morning worship will be at 9:15 a.m. and the anniversary celebration service will be at 2 p.m. Dress will be casual.

The service will include hymn singing and reminiscing. Shiloh's Adult Choir and Children's Rainbow Choir will provide music.

Missionary to speak

Charles Nyane, a missionary with Word Alive Missions in Ghana, West Africa, will be at Longmeadow Church of the Brethren, 19642 Longmeadow Road in Hagerstown, Wednesday, Sept. 30.

The church will hold a carry-in fellowship meal at 5:30 p.m. If you plan to attend, please bring two side dishes to share. Drinks will be provided. The church will accept a love offering to benefit Nyane's work with Word Alive Missions at the 7 p.m. service.

For more information, call 301-733-3250.

Support group to meet

Young At Heart, a support group for those who have lost a loved one, meets monthly at various locations in the area. The next meeting will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Mountain Gate Restaurant in Waynesboro, Pa.

For more information, call Crena Anderson at 301-582-2045.

Legion crab feed

Morris Frock Post 42 American Legion on Northern Avenue will hold a crab feed Sunday, Sept. 20, starting at noon. Tickets are on sale now.

For more information, call 301-733-7676.

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