Around North Hagerstown

October 26, 2009|By ELLEN ROWLAND / 240-217-5051

Ham and turkey dinner set for Saturday, Nov. 7

Shiloh United Methodist Church, at 19731 Shiloh Church Road, will hold its annual ham and turkey dinner Saturday, Nov. 7, from 3 to 7 p.m.

Tickets cost $9.50 for adults and $5 for those ages 5 to 12. Those younger than 5 will be admitted free. Carryout meals are available for $10.50. Proceeds will go to the church's building and improvement fund.

TOPS 446

Beverly's efforts paid off as she was designated the "Thinner Winner" of the week at the TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 446 meeting.

Mary's program, "The Power of One," challenged members to keep a journal not only on their food, but their emotions throughout the day. This method of "venting" might help avoid the temptation to use food as a possible camouflage for a need to "vent," in an attempt to solve problems that arise, she said. Wednesday will be Fun Day, with each member sharing their personal hobby and/or collection.


The chapter meets Wednesdays at Shiloh United Methodist Church, 19731 Shiloh Church Road in Hagerstown. Weigh-in is from 8:45 to 9:20 a.m. and the meeting is from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

For more information, call Mary or Tom at 301-797-2547, or Judy at 301-739-9279.

TOPS 0077

At the weekly meeting, the chapter held a Chinese raffle with some nice items, including a Barbara Ingram poster and a hand-embroidered tablecloth.

A group discussion was held, during which many helpful tips were given on portion control and managing weight loss.

The group had a net loss of 22 pounds for the week. Best losers were Edna Jones, 11 pounds; and Dorothy Martin and Terrie Hendrick, each with 3 1/2-pound losses. Best KOPS losers were Diane Keely, 2 1/2 pounds, and Imogene Foltz, 2 pounds.

The group meets Mondays at First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave. Weigh-in is from 7 to 9:15 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.

American Legion auxiliary to meet

Morris Frock Auxiliary Unit 42, the American Legion, will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, Nov. 3, at the post home at 405 Northern Ave. Hagers-town.

Marilyn Hembrock, unit president, will call the meeting to order at 7 p.m. A light meal will be served at 6:15 p.m.

Members will meet at the post earlier in the day to make ham sandwiches for the sandwich sale. Anyone wishing to order sandwiches or any member able to help should call Linda at 301-790-3566. Discussion will include plans for the Veterans Day event at the courthouse, the Harvest Dance to be held Nov. 21, the Christmas banquet scheduled for Dec. 1 and the unit's community projects for the holiday season, including the annual Giving Tree.

The evening's guest speaker will be a representative from Breast Cancer Awareness.

Members are asked to collect box tops and labels for education, and bring them to the meetings. Betty Getz will collect them. If anyone would like a list of eligible products, contact Betty at 301-393-5496.

TOPS 308

The best TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 308 loser for the month of September was Donna Parks with 4 pounds. The best KOPS (Keep Off Pounds Sensibly) was Marie Stover with a 1-pound loss. The group had seven members attend the Fall Rally in Union Bridge, Md.

Awards were presented to Marie Stover, Mary Stuller, Thelma Campbell and Virginia Rodgers.

The chapter angel was Rodgers.

At the next meeting, the chapter will learn about bananas.

The group will be celebrating KOPS members Thelma Campbell, 19 years; Stan Campbell, 18 years; and Bonnie Barnhart, four years.

The group meets Fridays at First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave. Weigh-in is from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. and the meeting is from 6 to 7 p.m. For more information, call Marie at 301-824-3245.

Legion news

Morris Frock American Legion Post 42 will hold its Salute to Veterans on Friday, Nov. 6, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The menu includes baked tenderloin of pork, coconut shrimp, New York strip steak and crab cakes served with two sides, rolls dessert, coffee, tea and complimentary glass of champagne. Reservations are appreciated by calling 301-733-7676.

The legion is now open Mondays for lunch ( soup and sandwiches), and for snacks and a variety of appetizers for dinner.

Bar bingo is held Mondays from 6 to 9 p.m. There will be a bar bonanza Saturday, Nov. 7, starting at 6 p.m. Snacks, sandwiches and drinks will be sold at the bar. Tickets cost $10 per person and are on sale at the bar.

Country Western Night is set for Friday, Nov. 20, in the lounge.

The Sons of the Legion will hold a Halloween Party on Friday. There will be prizes awarded for costumes and games.

The Halloween 50/50 will be held Saturday at 9:15 p.m. in the lounge. Games and prizes will be available. You need not be present for the 50/50.

These events are for members and their guests.

Baby-sitting training

The American Red Cross will offer baby-sitting training Tuesday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Washington County Red Cross, 1131 Conrad Court in Hagerstown.

The course is designed to provide those ages 11 to 15 with the information and skills necessary to provide safe and responsible care for children in the absence of parents or adult guardians. The training will include basic care and first aid.

Financial aid is available.

For more information, call 301-739-0717.

St. Mary Catholic School News

Tickets are on sale for the SMCS bonanza on Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Elks Lodge on Robinwood Drive.

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