Around North Hagerstown

April 12, 2010|By ELLEN ROWLAND

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Eva was the "thinner winner" with a six-pound loss for TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 0446.

Frankie's program of "16 Questions" produced some interesting discussion for the chapter.

Awards Day is on the agenda for Wednesday.

For more information, call Mary or Tom at 301-797-2547, or Judy at 301-739-9279.

Allegany Dental

The Allegany Dental Relay for Life team is raising money for the upcoming walk. They will hold a benefit night at Hempen Hill restaurant. Anyone eating lunch or dinner there on Monday, April 19, who mentions that they are sponsoring Allegany Dental Care's Relay for Life team will have 15 percent of their food sales donated to the Relay for Life - American Cancer Society on behalf of the team.

Hub City Cruisers

Hub City Cruisers had more than 425 cars at its first cruise-in at the former Giant Eagle parking lot on April 3.


Proceeds go to Hospice of Washington County.

The next cruise-in will be Saturday, April 17, at the same location. The car show for Saturday, May 8, will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Colonial Restaurant at Pennsylvania Avenue and Showalter Road. It will cost $10 per vehicle; there will be door prizes and raffle prizes. There will be a 50-car limit. For more information, call David Wallech, president of Hub City Cruisers, at 301-766-7546, or e-mail">

Pancake breakfast

The North Hagerstown High School class of 2011 will host a pancake breakfast Saturday, April 24, from 7 to 11 a.m. in the North High cafeteria. Breakfast costs $5 for adults and $4 for those 12 and younger.

Tickets can be purchased in advance by contacting Lindsey Reynolds at 301-766-8238. Tickets can also be purchased at the door. Proceeds will go toward this year's prom.

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TOPS and KOPS losses for the Easter week were 35 1/4 pounds.

The best TOPS losers were Terri Hendricks and Jean Hart.

Hendricks won this week's Get-R-Done prize. The best KOPS losers were Louise Kline, Deloris Hayes and Rose Shockey.

Dianne Keely won the Ha! Ha! prize This week's no-no snack is pie.

Last week's program included installation of officers and a presentation titled "Life is a Fiesta" by Hayes.

SRD division winners were honored for their 2009 weight-loss achievements.

They are: Pat Horning, 53 pounds lost; Elsie Horst, 43 1/4; Trudy Heather, 30; Janice Frye 28 3/4; Bonnie Henry, 25 1/2; Angie Youngblood, 25; Rita McPherson, 20 3/4; Hendricks, 18 3/4; and Susie Sword, 10 1/2.

Keely and Henry graduated from TOPS to KOPS for reaching their weight goals.

Last year's queen, Kline, passed her crown to the new queen, Frye.

Frye has lost a total of 48 pounds and managed to stay off of medication for the last four years.

Awards, recognition and pins were awarded to the members who volunteer their time and talents to provide the support that makes the group such a supportive and inspirational body.

Many members were recognized for personal achievements.

Winners of the Clover Leaf contest in March were Heather for TOPS and Joan Budny for KOPS.

Babysitting training

The American Red Cross of Washington County, at 1131 Conrad Court, will offer a babysitting training course Saturday, April 24, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The purpose of the course is to provide individuals, ages 11 to 15, with the information and skills necessary to provide safe and responsible care for children in the absence of parents or adult guardians.

This training will help participants develop skills in leadership and professionalism, basic care, safety and safe play, and first aid.

Space is limited. Call 301-739-0717 to register.

Rummage sale

Emmanuel United Methodist Church, at 802 Summit Ave, will host a spring rummage sale April 16 and 17, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

In addition, you can purchase lunch, which includes sandwiches, steamers, hot dogs, chips and homemade bean or vegetable soup.

You can also purchase a variety of desserts, including cookies and fudge.

And for all of you early risers, there will be egg sandwiches sold for breakfast.

For more information, call the church office at 301-733-4720.

Cooking class

The Women's Club will hold a cooking class at the club Thursday, April 15, at 7 p.m.

The club is at 31 S. Prospect St. in Hagerstown.

Chef Francis Verdier, from Applause Catering/Academy Theater, will give a cooking demonstration featuring appetizer, salad and dessert.

Samples will be available for all participants.

Tickets cost $12. Reservations can be made by calling the club at 301-739-0870.

Post 42

American Legion Post 42 is now on Facebook.

You can also receive information about events and activities at the Legion by sending your e-mail address to">

The pavilion at Post 42 on Northern Avenue can be rented from April 19 to Oct. 24, weather permitting.

For more information, call Ruth or Dixie at 301-733-7676.

Community yard sale

Haven Lutheran Church, at 1035 Haven Road in Hagerstown, will sponsor a community yard sale Saturday, April 17, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. to benefit Holly Place and Habitat for Humanity.

The church is offering table space. A fee of $20 for table space will be donated to Holly Place and Habitat for Humanity.

There will also be a bake sale and other food offerings along with hand-crafted items.

For more information, call the church office at 301-733-5056.

Car wash fundraiser

The Golden Corral restaurant, near Valley Mall, will hold a car wash fundraiser in support of The Children's Miracle Network on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in its parking lot. A $ 5 donation is requested. For more information, call Miss Garcia at 301-582-6209.

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