WASHINGTON COUNTY -- In the days following the 85th Alsatia Mummers Parade in Hagerstown, Phyllis McCleaf was hoping to soon see the top of her dining room table again.
As a volunteer for the Alsatia Club, McCleaf shared responsibilities of the formation committee with her husband, Jim, and was involved with sending out the prize money after the Oct. 31 parade.
"Since May, Jim and I fielded all the telephone calls about the parade from our home," she said.
A week before the parade, McCleaf took time out from her volunteering to attend the annual Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame banquet in Glen Burnie, Md., which honors senior citizens who have made exemplary contributions to society.
She is a member of the Washington County Retired Educational Personnel Association and the Maryland Retired School Personnel Association.
The Hall of Fame seeks to immortalize men and women and to record their names in the archives for all time because of their caring and volunteer efforts in improving the lives of others.