Washington County briefs

April 02, 2010|By HEATHER KEELS

Four honored for solid waste efforts

The Boonsboro Green Fest Committee, the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, the Boonsboro High School recycling program and Hempen Hill BBQ will be the first to receive Washington County's Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Award, officials announced Tuesday.

The four winners were the only groups to apply for the award, which was created recently to publicly acknowledge outstanding local community efforts to reduce, reuse or recycle waste, said Kathy Vesely, chair of the county's Solid Waste Advisory Committee.

The 2010 winners were approved by the committee and by the Washington County Commissioners.

The awards will be issued on Earth Day, April 22, Vesely said.

Museum seeks to be added to nonprofit list

Supporters of the Doleman Black Heritage Museum appealed to the Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday to have the museum added to a list of nonprofit organizations eligible for funding in the county budget.

Museum officials are seeking to move the 4,200-piece collection from the Doleman home into a museum setting where it can be viewed by the public, said Alesia Parson-McBean, chair of the Friends of the Doleman Black Heritage Museum committee.


McBean said the museum had received support from Congressional leaders, state legislators and the Hagerstown Mayor and Council.

"The one piece of support that we don't have is from you all," she told the commissioners.

The commissioners did not make a decision Tuesday as to whether to put the organization on the list, but Commissioner Kristin B. Aleshire warned that due to budget constraints, the county was trying to make that list shorter, not longer.

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