Around South Hagerstown

October 11, 2009|By STACI CLIPP / 301-582-8057

No school Friday

Reminder to parents: there is no school on Friday.

Locust Point group grateful for cleanup

The Neighborhood 1st Locust Point group would like to thank the volunteers who cleaned up the neighborhood during the annual United Way Day of Caring.

Four volunteers were employees from First Data and one was from Centra Bank.

The group is grateful for their service and to the Congragation B'Nai Abraham for providing a place for the volunteers to meet and eat lunch.

The next meeting is Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Congregation B'Nai Abraham, 53 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown.

Lt. Fred Wolford, the Hagerstown Police Department representative for the group, will meet with the group for the first time. He will share ideas on how to address traffic and crime concerns in the neighborhood.


The group is planning a harvest party for those ages 12 and younger on Thursday, Oct. 29, at 6:30 p.m. in the Bester Elementary School cafeteria.

The group will hand out glow bracelets provided by the City of Hagerstown for trick-or-treating.

The children can come dressed in Halloween costumes, and compete in contests and games for prizes. All children must be signed in with an adult. For more information, contact Lynda at 301-992-6943 or Anna at 301-791-7244.

Church plans bake sale

St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, at 1020 Maryland Ave. (across from South End Shopping Center), will hold its annual apple dumpling, pie and soup sale Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.

Art Callaham to give lecture

The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts will present a free lecture associated with the Civil War-era exhibition on view at the museum.

"Lee's Incursion into the North - Antietam" by Art Callaham, director of Greater Hagerstown, is scheduled for Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the museum's Bowman Gallery.

A reception, hosted by the members of the museum's volunteer organization, the Singer Society, will follow the lecture.

Hagerstown Lions Club news

Tuesday - Maryland Del. Andrew Serafini will be the guest speaker.

In other news:

The third annual Discovery Classic Golf Tournament, jointly sponsored by the Hagerstown Lions Club and Discovery Station, netted the club's Community Betterment Fund $3,750 as its share of the proceeds from the July 24 fundraiser.

All Lions who participated as golfers, volunteers who assisting during the event and those who helped in the planning and promotion and securing of prizes for the tournament are to be commended, especially Lion Jim Fritsch, club chairman for the event.

Next year's tournament is scheduled for July 23. The Web page is already online publicizing the event. Go to and click on "golf tournament" in the left panel.

October birthdays:

Oct. 4 - Gordon Crabb, Charles Gibney; Oct. 7 - Brad Downey; Oct. 9 - Watson Rasey, Jim Bachtell; Oct. 21 - Bob Rankin; and Oct. 27 - Ed Whitt.

October anniversaries:

Oct. 19 - Mr. and Mrs. Mark Green, 18 years; Oct. 22 - Mr. and Mrs. Jay Lauver, 32 years; Oct. 23 - Mr. and Mrs. Brooks McBurney, 38 years; Oct. 24 - Mr. and Mrs. Paul Sweeney, 28 years; Oct. 25 - Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Lesky, 40 years.

Rose Day set for Oct. 29

For more than 50 years, the Kiwanis Club of Hagerstown's Rose Day has been an autumn tradition.

This year, Rose Day is Thursday, Oct. 29. The event remains the club's major fundraiser for its foundation programs that support the youth of Washington County.

Long-stemmed roses are available by the dozen, in red, yellow, pink and salmon colors. The cost of the roses remains $18 for advance sales or $20 at various locations on Rose Day. You may order roses in advane and arrange for delivery by going to, by calling 301-739-1129 or by contacting a member of the Hagerstown Kiwanis Club.

All proceeds from Rose Day support area youth through organizations such as the Boys & Girls Club; Girls Inc.; The Salvation Army; Children's Village; local high school Key Clubs; as well as annual Kiwanis Club scholarships to deserving high school seniors, to name a few.

Travelogue series continues at South High

The Kiwanis Club of Hagerstown will present its second program of the Travelogue Series, "Barbados, Island In the Sun," hosted by Steve Gonser on Wednesday, Oct. 28.

The program will be held in South Hagerstown High School's auditorium at 7:30 p.m.

The travelogue series is a community service project of the Kiwanis Club.

Season tickets cost $30 for adults and $12 for students. Single admission tickets are sold at the door on show nights. The cost for adults is $10 and $5 for students.

Proceeds help the club raise funds to support the activities of charities in Washington County. For information, call 301-739-1981.


St. Mary Catholic School will host a bonanza at the Elks Lodge on Robinwood Drive Saturday, Nov. 7.

Tickets cost $25, which admits two people. Tickets include dinner, draft beer, soda and homemade desserts. Cash prices include: first ticket and every 20th ticket wins $25, the 100th and 200th tickets wins $135 (celebrating 135 years of St. Mary School) and the last ticket drawn wins $2,500.

Tip jars, raffles, silent auction items and door prizes will be available. The DJ/dance begins after the drawings. The doors open at 5:30 p.m.

For more information, call the school at 301-733-1184.

Showcase of Bands set for Tuesday

Showcase of Marching Band tickets are available at South High for Tuesday's event.

The event starts at 7:30 p.m. at School Stadium at South High. Tickets cost $4 in advance.

Interested persons should come to the front doors of South High and someone will be able to assist them.

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