Community briefs

December 18, 2009

Art gallery seeks artist

Contemporary Art Gallery is seeking a regional artist to participate at noon Saturday, Jan. 16, at the gallery, 4 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown.

Co-op space is available. Call 301-791-6191 or e-mail

Trip raffle

Leadership Washington County is holding a fundraiser, "Get Out of Town - Leadership Washington County is the Ticket."

Six trips have been donated by alumni, friends and area businesses. Five hundred tickets will be sold and the drawing will take place in February. Among the getaway possibilities are: five nights in a chalet in the Smokey Mountains in North Carolina; three days at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla.; and seven days in Siesta Keys, Fla.

Tickets cost $20 each. For tickets, call 301-791-5807 or e-mail

Pageant looking for contestants

Young women between the ages of 13 and 24 are invited to compete in the upcoming Miss Washington County/Miss Western Maryland Scholarship competition.

The event will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at Kepler Theater at Hagerstown Community College, Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown. Miss Washington County 2010 and Miss Western Maryland 2010 and their teen counterparts, Miss Washington County Outstanding Teen 2010 and Miss Western Maryland Outstanding Teen 2010 will be selected.


To compete for the Western Maryland titles, a contestant must live, work or attend school in Garrett, Allegany, Washington or Frederick County. To complete for the Washington County titles, a contestant must have been a Washington County resident for the past six months.

All contestants must attend an orientation from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, at the Plaza Hotel, 1718 Underpass Way, Hagerstown. Parents can attend. Professional photos will be taken at 8:30 a.m.

For information, call Barbara Carson at 301-733-6340, Denise Apple at 301-274-2346 or Sandy Miller at 301-791-5974.

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