Around Smithsburg and Robinwood

May 26, 2010|By DARYLENE MOWEN / 301-331-5683

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Memorial Day ceremony

The annual Memorial Day ceremony will be at Smithsburg's Veterans Park on Sunday at 6 p.m. The featured speaker will be Lt. Col. Paula Penson from the District of Columbia Air National Guard. A canopy and chairs will be provided.

Red Cross instruction

The Washington County Chapter of the American Red Cross will offer a class on becoming a volunteer Red Cross instructor beginning June 9. It will include standard first aid, adult, child and infant CPR/AED.

For more information, call Lisa at 301-739-0717.

Benefit golf tournament

The seventh annual Stadium Grill & Tavern Charity Golf Tournament will be Thursday, June 24, at Beaver Creek Country Club, starting at 10 a.m. with a shotgun start.


Proceeds will benefit Alivia's Fund. Alivia Koontz is a local youngster who had four heart surgeries, with the possibility of more in the future. Proceeds will go to the assistance of medical fees for these procedures in care of Shiloh United Methodist Church.

The event costs $400 per team, which includes golf, and a crab and draft beer feed after the tournament.

The format will be a four-person scramble, two-teams per hole, with exchanged scorecards. The minimum handicap per team is 40. Prizes will be awarded for each flight, closest to the pin on par 3s, straightest drive and longest drive.

Men will play from the white tees and women from the red tees. Entries must be paid by June.

For more information, call 301-714-0849.

HCC scholarships available to students

Hagerstown Community College recently announced that scholarship applications for the 2010-11 academic year are available for new and returning students in degree programs of study.

Students who receive an HCC Foundation scholarship must reapply.

One application is available for both the HCC Foundation and Student Financial Aid scholarships.

To apply for HCC Foundation scholarships and most student financial aid scholarships, students must be enrolled for at least six credit hours.

Several scholarships exist within the foundation, each with varying criteria.

The categories include Foundation General, Booster Club (athletic), Faculty/Foundation Scholarship for Academic Excellence, HCC Alumni Association, radiography, nursing and several others for students in a particular area of study. Most scholarships are need based.

Numerous groups and individuals also have scholarships administered through the Student Financial Aid Office. Contributions made by private individuals, HCC employees, civic groups, businesses, foundations and corporations make these scholarships possible.

Contact your high school guidance counselor or pick up an application from the HCC Student Financial Aid Office in the Administration and Student Affairs Building or from the Office of Institutional Advancement, Learning Resource Center, Room 302. You may also find the application online at

For more information, contact the HCC Foundation at 301-790-2800, ext. 348 or the Financial Aid Office at ext. 473.

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