Around North Hagerstown

December 21, 2009|By ELLEN ROWLAND

St. Maria Goretti High School news

St. Maria Goretti High School students, faculty and staff will celebrate the season over their winter break, beginning Wednesday. School will reopen Jan. 4.

TOPS 446

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 446 enjoyed its annual Christmas breakfast, followed by a gift exchange.

The next meeting will begin with the presentation of awards, then will proceed with Fun Day, which will have a seasonal theme and activity.

Meetings are held Wednesdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., with weigh-in at 8:45 a.m., at Shiloh United Methodist Church, 19731 Shiloh Church Road, Hagerstown. For more information, call Mary or Tom at 301-797-2547.

Allegany Dental holds community service day

Allegany Dental Care held its community service day Dec. 12. The doctors, staff and families participated in a day of helping others.


Some volunteered to ring the bell for The Salvation Army in front of Pennsylvania Dutch Market at Long Meadow Shopping. Others wrapped gifts for the American Red Cross at Valley Mall.

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Top losers for the week were: TOPS - Elsie Horst, Barb Trumpower and Bea Myers; and KOPS - Louise Cline, Madalyn Keller, Cindy Ryder and Dorothy Smith.

Top losers for the month of November were Peggy Robinson, Terri Hendrick, Patsy Price, Horst and Trudy Heather. Horst and Heather also had a six-week consecutive loss streak. They also had perfect attendance with no gains, as did Mary Lou Edmands and Janice Frye.

Honored for losses were: 90 pounds - Horst; 50 pounds - Frye; 40 pounds - Heather; 30 pounds - Pat Saunders; and 20 pounds - Joann Little. Joan Gilbert is three-quarters of the way to her goal.

Shining Stars for the month were Betty Rice and Kathy Freese.

After the meeting, the Christmas party was held at Mountain Gate.

The members packed 40 Christmas shoe boxes for Meadow Bridge in West Virginia.

This week's meeting will include a discussion on losing weight during Christmas.

The group meets Mondays at First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave. Hagerstown. 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.

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