Community briefs

August 13, 2010

Donate junk metal

SHARPSBURG - Donate your junk metal into the designated trash bin at Sharpsburg Fire House through Tuesday, Aug. 31. Proceeds will help support this year's and next year's Sharpsburg Heritage Festival. Acceptable metal items include poles, tomato cages, tools, pots, appliances, roofing, exercise equipment and metal ladders. Refrigerators must have freon professionally removed and be marked as such by the professional. Call Meredith at 301-991-0265.

Free-for-all Saturday

HALFWAY - A community free-for-all will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 14, in the Kmart parking lot on Massey Boulevard. The event is free and open to anyone in the Tri-State area.

People are asked to bring usable items such as garden produce, clothing, toys, books, household items, or anything else they wish to give away. Area merchants have also donated coupons and goods.


Everything at the event must be free. Nothing may be offered for sale.

People may take away anything they want even if they didn't bring anything to give away.

Entertainment will be provided by Borderline Ensemble, singer-songwriter Dean Brocious, Lou Murray and pianist and vocalist Kim Tantillo and others.

The event is sponsored by Unitarian Universalist Church of Hagerstown.Go to .

DAV service officer

A Disabled American Veteran service officer will be at the Hagerstown Veterans Affairs Clinic, Hub Plaza Building, 1101 Opal Court, Hagerstown, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19.

The service officer will be available to prepare claims for VA benefits and provide information to veterans, or their family members. Bring a copy of your military discharge, DD 214 or other service record, VA claim number if one was issued and any correspondence or rating decision information.

To schedule an appointment, call 301-842-2562. This is a free service provided to all veterans.

Cotillion ball scheduled

Blossom School of Etiquette will host a cotillion ball for graduates and attendees of the school.

The ball will begin at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, at Fountain Head Country Club, Hagerstown. The public is invited.

Dinner will be served and the young women of the Blossom School will perform. Tickets cost $20.

For tickets, call 240-520-5676 or e-mail .

Ride for youth

WILLIAMSPORT - Registration is under way for Cedar Ridge Children's Home and School's 10th annual Cedar Ridge Ride for Youth, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 25.

The event begins and ends at the Cedar Ridge campus on Cedar Ridge Road, Williamsport. The Ride for Youth is a fundraiser that includes a century bicycle ride (100 miles), a metric century (63-mile) bicycle ride, a 20-mile Lloyd W. Clarke Memorial Ride on the Western Maryland Rail Trail and a motorcycle ride.

Registration costs $35 for the bicycle rides; and $35 for motorcycle ride or $45 with a passenger. Participants get lunch, snack, event T-shirt and door prizes. Lunch will be provided by Buffalo Wild Wings. Participants who register by Wednesday, Sept. 1, will qualify for a reduced registration fee. For registration information, go to or call Beth at 301-582-0282, ext. 122. Participants can also registered at the event.

Proceeds benefit Cedar Ridge Children's Home and School Inc.

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