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September 25, 2009|By MELITA WISHARD

Miss Penny's Porch

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Lincoln penny. To celebrate the milestone, the Maugansville Historical Society will hold a penny drive with the hopes of collecting enough pennies to purchase a gazebo named Miss Penny's Porch.

The gazebo would be placed in Ruritan Park within walking distance of the Maugansville Creamery. The historical society thanks the Maugansville Ruritan for its generosity in donating the land.

Pennies may be dropped off at the Tower Bank branch on Maugans Avenue, Maugansville Elementary School or in the Miss Penny's Porch jars at various businesses around Maugansville. The historical society hopes to collect enough pennies to have the gazebo in place by Pride Day 2010.

By each of us pitching in a little bit, Miss Penny's Porch will be a reminder of Abraham Lincoln's devotion to our country and our devotion to our community. The Maugansville Historical Society thanks you for your support.


Photo contest

In an effort to help preserve Maugansville's history through photography, the Maugansville Historical Society will sponsor the third annual Maugansville Heritage Photography Contest.

The contest will be open to participants of all ages. You do not have to live in the Maugansville area to enter; however, all subject matter must be from the Maugansville area.

There will be four categories - Gardens/Flowers, Homes/Buildings, People and Miscellaneous. You may enter as many categories as you like; however, you may only enter one photograph per category. A first-, second-and third-place award will be presented in each category. All third-place winners will receive a gift package valued at $20. All second-place winners will receive a $35 cash prize. All first-place winners will receive a $50 cash prize. The winning photos will be on display at the Maugansville Post Office from Nov. 6 to 20.

To enter, simply send your 4-by-6-inch photo (color or black and white) to Maugansville Historical Society, P.O. Box 163, Maugansville, MD 21767, postmarked no later than Oct. 22. Also, include a sheet of paper with your name, address, phone number and location of where the photograph was taken. No photographs will be returned and the judges' decisions are final. Winners will be notified by Nov. 6.

For more information, call 301-790-2798.

School replica

The Maugansville Historical Society has received the My Home Towne replica of the new Maugansville Elementary School. For more information, call Bob at 301-739-6742.

Book fair planned

The scholastic book fair will be at Maugansville Elementary School from Friday, Oct. 2 (half-day, school open from 7:45 a.m. to noon) to Friday, Oct. 9, from 7:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There will be an ice cream social Tuesday, Oct. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, call 301-739-6681.

Fundraiser under way

Maugansville Elementary School's Wolfgang Candy fundraiser is under way.

Candy, wrapping paper, candles, cheeses, bologna, sugar-free candy, cookies and many other items are for sale.

If you would like to see the catalog, call 301-739-6681 and leave your name and phone number and you will be contacted.

Orders can also be placed online at, anytime during the year.

The school will receive credit for your order and the order will be shipped directly to your house.

Maugansville school's account number is WA1031. Orders and money are due by Oct. 14 and will be available for pickup at the school Saturday, Nov. 14, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Fall bargain sale

The public is invited to the Women's Club's fall bargain sale at the club at 31 S. Prospect St. in Hagerstown on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 3 and 4, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Gently used clothing, household merchandise, shoes, jewelry and odds and ends will be available for purchase.

Drinks and sandwiches will also be sold.

Pie and Cake Night

The Ladies of the Elks and Associates is holding a Pie and Cake Night tonight, beginning at 6:30 at the Hagerstown Elks Lodge on Robinwood Drive.

The event will include a meal and deserts. Chances will be sold for 25 cents. The event is for members and their guests.

SHHS Class of 1961

The South Hagerstown High School class of 1961 is planning a homecoming and picnic weekend. On Friday, Oct. 2, there will be a tailgate party at the school at 4:30 p.m.

The homecoming game will be at School Stadium at 7 p.m.

On Saturday, Oct. 3, a picnic will be held at Martin "Marty" L. Snook Memorial Park in Halfway at Pavilion No. 2. Classmates are asked to bring a covered dish. Everything else will be provided. The group will gather at 11 a.m. and the meal will be served at noon.

If you plan to attend the picnic, contact Tobey Anderson at 301-582-1923 by Oct. 1. In addition, Bill Shank is getting a group together Friday, Oct. 2, to play golf at Black Rock Golf Course. If interested in joining, call Bill at 301-797-1143.

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