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Around Smithsburg and Robinwood

May 12, 2010|By DARYLENE MOWEN

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Bus trip planned



The Hagerstown Community College Boosters Club is planning a bus trip to the Pittsburgh and Ohio areas Aug. 20 and 21.

It is being billed as the "Three Rivers, NFL Hall of Fame Celebration."

The trip is a fundraiser for the HCC men's basketball program.

The trip will include a baseball game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Mets at PNC Park on Friday, Aug. 20.

That day will also include a cruise and other events in the Pittsburgh area.

On Saturday, Aug. 21, the group will travel to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

On the way home, the group will visit the Flight 93 Memorial near Shanksville, Pa.

The trip costs $289 per person based on double occupancy or $339 per person based on single occupancy. The trip will include one-night's lodging. The money is due by June 30. Make checks payable to: HCC Boosters Club, 11400 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown MD 21742.

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For more information, call 301-797-3541.

TOPS 0462



The TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 0462 in Smithsburg had another good week of weight-loss with an average loss of .5-pounds per person.

Jim was the thinner winner for the week with a loss of 8 pounds. Sue won a prize for losing 10 pounds and keeping it off for two weeks. It was Sue's second time for winning this award. Ola won an award for losing at least 2 pounds last month.

The chapter would welcomed two new members this week, Sally and Sigid.

The chapter met at Smithsburg Veterans Park, and after a short business meeting, the members took a walk around the park.

The chapter meets Thursdays at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 51 S. Main St. in Smithsburg. Weigh-in is at 5:30 p.m. and the meeting is from 6 to 7.

For more information, call Ola at 301-824-7650 or call John at 717-749-3023.

Homemakers Club



The Brightwood Homemakers Club will meet Tuesday, May 18, at 1 p.m. in the Antietam Room at the Village at Robinwood. The club's food and nutrition committee will be present a program on stretching your food dollars.

For more information, call Helen at 301-797-7890.

Cascade Elementary



Congratulations to the 24 Game finalists from grade five, including Joshua Dwyer, Cameron Scott, Casey Wishard and Adam Dundee. The students competed May 6 in the Washington County Public Schools annual 24 Game Challenge.

Another math competition between grades three, four and five will take place at Cascade Elementary on May 18. There will be eight students from each grade. The game involves problem-solving skills and visual perception.

Tree planting



Sixth-graders from Smithsburg Middle School planted trees April 28 at Antietam National Battlefield as part of their Student Service Learning project.

The 230 students planted walnut, black locust, tulip poplar and hackberry seedlings. Students enjoyed a picnic and scavenger hunt and conducted a schoolyard habitat report card while at the battlefield.

Upon returning to school, each student wrote a reflection letter about the role of trees in protecting the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

The project finalized the 15 hours of community service required for grade six.

Movie night



The Smithsburg Library will show "Sherlock Holmes" Friday at 7 p.m. in the community room. The movie is rated PG-13. Refreshments will be served. Seating is limited. Call 301-824-7722 to sign up.

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