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October 14, 2009|By DARYLENE MOWEN

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TOPS Chapter 462

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 462 in Smithsburg met Oct. 9 at St. Paul's United Methodist Church.

John opened the meeting by talking about the fall rally he attended in Union Bridge, Md.

John passed out awards to the members for their losses over the past year. Ola had another week with a weight loss, making it 23 weeks without a gain.

On Thursday, Bob will lead the program.

TOPS is a nonprofit, weight-loss support group. The Smithsburg chapter meets Thursdays at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 51 S. Main St., Smithsburg.

For more information, call Ola at 301-824-7650, or John at 717-749-3023, or go to or

Chewsville Lions Club

The Chewsville Lions Club will meet Tuesday, Oct. 20. A representative from Washington County Emergency Services will be the guest speaker.


The club will not hold its Benson Fruitcake fundraiser this year do to price increases.

The club will hold a boneless football ham raffle fundraiser. Tickets cost $5 for one or $8 for two. See any club member to purchase tickets. The drawing will be held Tuesday, Nov. 17.

Members and visitors are reminded to call Lion Ron Busey at 301-739-7925 the Friday before meetings to either cancel or make reservations.

Halloween event to be held at library

Attention teens - don't miss this blowout Halloween horrorfest at the Smithsburg Library Saturday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m.

The event will feature pumpkin bowling, a costume contest, games, music and refreshments. The event is for those ages 13 to 17.

To register, call 301-824-7722 by Oct. 21.

Senior site

Smithsburg senior site calendar:

Today - "The Pink Ribbon" and exercise with Helen House, 10:15 a.m.

Thursday - Bingo, 10 a.m.

Friday - Uno or dominoes, 10 a.m.

Monday - Movie, Part I.

Tuesday - Movie, Part 2.

Smithsburg Elementary

Starting now and continuing through March 13, Martin's customers can help Smithsburg Elementary School earn cash each time they shop by using their bonus card.

Over the promotional period, the school will be credited 1 percent of each customer's shopping order with a cash reward presented at the end of the program year. You can register online at (SES school code 00163).

Smithsburg Middle

The Smithsburg Middle School PTSA would like to thank the lunch staff at Smithsburg Middle School in honor of National School Lunch Week.

Suicide Awareness Walk

On Saturday at 5 p.m., the Smithsburg JRL Community Center, a nonprofit group, will hold a Suicide Awareness Walk at Veterans Park, at 66 W. Water St. in Smithsburg. There is no registration fee.

If you would like to receive a T-shirt and light stick, you are asked to raise at least $25 in donations or sponsorships. The path through town will be lit with luminarias, white bags with blue glow sticks. The walk will be about two miles long. A Longaberger basket will be raffled off. A bake sale will also be held.

Registration begins at 4 p.m. All proceeds will go to the creation of the Smithsburg JRL Community Center. For information, call 301-824-2645 or e-mail

College fair

The 2009 Washington County College Fair will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Athletic, Recreation and Community Center at Hagerstown Community College. Representatives from more than 100 colleges, universities and technical schools in the Mid-Atlantic region will be on hand to meet with prospective students. The fair is sponsored by Washington County Public Schools and HCC. Admission is free. For more information, contact HCC at 301-790-2800, ext. 412.

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