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September 18, 2009|By MADGE MILES

Brooks says thanks to Night Out volunteers



Carolyn Brooks, C-SAFE coordinator, wants to thank everyone who helped make the annual National Night Out event at Fairgrounds Park a success.

Approximately 800 residents attended the Aug. 4 event. Those who attended enjoyed entertainment, safety demonstrations and free refreshments.

"The community response demonstrated a desire to improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods and support partnership with law enforcement," she said.

Brooks wants to thank the planning committee which spent many hours working on the event.

She also thanks the following:

The City of Hagerstown employees who helped prepare the area; DJ Robert Marshall; Chick-fil-A cow; Target volunteers; Alternative Sanctions work crew; We Care Neighborhoods 1st; Elizabethtown East Neighborhoods 1st; Hub City Vineyard volunteers; Hagerstown Police Department; Hagerstown Fire Department; Maryland State Police, Community Rescue; The Plum; B.P. Lesky Distributing Co.; vendors; team Bobby and Deanna; team Dianne and Darnell; the entertainers and all other volunteers.

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She also sends a special thank you to Lou Scally for his participation and to the other individuals and groups who contributed to the event in various ways.

"National Night Out would not have been successful without the collaboration of the partners who came together," she said.

Collaborating sponsors were C-SAFE, Target, City of Hagerstown, Hagerstown Housing Authority and Memorial Recreation Center.

Library offering classes about Internet



Are you a novice when it comes to searching the Internet or sending e-mails? Do you have a hard time finding information on the Web or want to stay in touch with family and friends?

The Washington County Library, 100 S. Potomac St., will hold a free Internet searching class and an e-mail basics class Wednesday, Sept. 23.

The e-mail class begins at 2 p.m. and focuses on free e-mail through Google Mail. Learn how to create messages, attach files and organize your e-mails. Participants will also learn about e-mail hazards and safety.

The Internet searching class begins at 6:30 p.m. and will offer an introduction to finding information on the Web and practice searching using a variety of searching tools.

Please note, you will need computer basics and Internet basics to attend the classes. Registration is required.

For more information and to register, call 301-739-3250, ext. 123.

Story time



Looking for something to do with your children on Saturday? Something that is fun and will not cost anything?

Stop by the Washington County Library Saturday at 11 a.m. and enjoy "Story Time for all Ages."

For more information, call 301-739-3250, ext. 132.

Dance classes



The fall session of the BTJ dance class began Saturday, but it's not too late to become part of the group.

School-age girls are welcomed to register.

The classes are held at the Sumans Avenue Community building.

For more information, contact Carolyn Brooks at 301-739-3290 or cbrooks@headstartwashco.org/

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