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December 11, 2009|By MELITA WISHARD / 301-790-0079

Maugansville community Christmas party

Don't forget that the Maugansville Ruritan Club is having its annual community Christmas Party on Thursday, Dec. 17, beginning at 6 p.m. This event is being held at the Ruritan Community Center on Maugans Avenue. The event will feature a visit from Santa Claus and a photo with your child, games and activities, Christmas carols and refreshments. All Maugansville area children and their parents and/or grandparents are invited.

Maugansville Christmas house decorating contest

The Maugansville Ruritan Club will sponsor its annual Christmas house decorating contest on Monday, Dec. 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. Club members will be judging lighting displays in the village of Maugansville, north to State Line Road, east to I-81, and south and west to include the Maugans Meadows and Garden Spot Developments. Prizes will be awarded that evening. Please remember to turn on your Christmas lights and decorations on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m.


Christmas trees and trimmings now on sale

The Maugansville Ruritan Club is offering a large variety of Christmas trees for sale at the Long Meadow Shopping Center. The lot is open every day from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Also for sale - roping, wreaths and swags for house decorating. Proceeds go to help support community projects.

Secret Santa shop

This is the last day for the "Secret Santa" shop at Maugansville Elementary School. There is something for everyone on your list. Gifts are priced from 50 cents to $15. Everyone in the community is welcome to come to the shop. The shop will be held in the school cafeteria today from 6 to 8 p.m.

Annual holiday bazaar

The Arc of Washington County Florida Avenue Vocational Day Center will be holding its annual holiday bazaar and craft fair today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Day Center is at 840 Florida Ave. in Hagerstown.

In addition to homemade crafts and baked goods, this year, a number of jar mixes will be featured. Raffle tickets will be sold for a chance to win one of 10 boxed Christmas dinners. These dinners include a 12-to-15 pound frozen turkey, five pounds. of potatoes, stuffing mix, canned yams, canned green beans, canned pumpkin and a box of pie crust mix.

Tickets cost $1 each. The winning tickets will be drawn at the end of the bazaar. You do not need to be present to win.

All proceeds from the Holiday Bazaar and raffle will go to providing activities, outings and programs for the individuals we serve. For more information, call Marie Ebersole at 301-797-0052 or by e-mail at

Holiday concert

The Haven Lutheran Church, 1035 Haven Road, Hagerstown, will be having a holiday concert on Saturday, Dec. 12, at 5 p.m. Featuring the Appalachian Wind Quintet and the Haven Senior Choir, this event is free to the public. This event will be in conjunction with the luminarias at the Rest Haven Cemetery.

Pie and Cake Night

The Ladies of the Elks and Associates will be holding a Pie and Cake Night on Friday, Dec. 11, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Hagerstown Elks Lodge. Don't miss out. Come in and enjoy winning some great desserts. Chances are only 25 cents each. Enjoy a great meal in the dining area and have some fun, too. Members and their guests.

Fun Night at BCA

Broadfording Christian Academy is having a Family, Friends, and Supporters Fun Night. It will be held at Denny's on Dual Highway in Hagerstown Monday, Dec. 14, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Activities include free face painting, and for 50 cents, take a spin on the prize wheel. You will even meet the BCA mascot, Judah the Lion! A percentage of the meals sold will benefit Broadfording's PTF.

Safety tips for your pets

The Humane Society of Washington County wishes everyone a happy holiday and offers some pointers to ensure you and your pets have a safe holiday this year. Remember "HAPPY TAILS" and avoid holiday mishaps.

o HOLIDAY BOARDING/ IN HOME PET SITTERS: When you board your pet make sure they have all of their vaccinations, provide all information on health issues and feeding instructions, and leave your contact numbers. If you leave your pets at home with a sitter make sure your sitter has detailed feeding and daily needs instructions, veterinarian's phone number and your contact numbers.

o AVOID TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING: The following can cause intestinal problems: sugary foods, chocolate, coffee, onions, alcoholic beverages, macadamia nuts, yeast dough, mushrooms, raisins and food wrappers. If you suspect your pet has ingested something they should not have, contact your veterinarian immediately and/or contact the ASPCA's Animal Poison Control Center at 1-888-426-4435 or Have your local emergency vet's address and phone number handy.

o PUT OUT THAT HOLIDAY GLOW: When you leave the room, put out the candles. Protect them from flying embers and always use a fireplace screen.

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