Community briefs

September 03, 2010

DAV will help veterans fill out forms

A Disabled American Veterans (DAV) service officer will be in Hagerstown from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, at Hagerstown Veterans Affairs Clinic, Hub Plaza Building, 1101 Opal Court. The service officer will be available to prepare claims for VA benefits and provide information to veterans, and/or their family members. Veterans should bring a copy of their military discharge, DD 214 or other service record, VA claim number if one was issued and any other VA correspondence or rating decision information. The DAV provides this free service to all veterans. Call 301-842-2562 for an appointment.

Can your dog be a coverdog?

Submissions are being taken for Anderson Photographs' Dawg Days of Summer & Bark to School photo contest that is being held through September. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of Washington County.

Photographer Melanie Anderson will hold 20 minute sessions to capture unique images for her 2011 canine calendar. The cost for each session is $49 and a donation of $10 will be made to the HSWC. The dog's owner will choose one photograph that will be placed online for a People's Choice voting contest for the cover canine. The winner will be announced Saturday, Oct. 30.


Deadline is Sept. 30. Owners must make an appointment.

To participate, contact Anderson Photographs, 4 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, 301-393-4515. Go to

Show off your engines

MYERSVILLE, Md. -The Wolfsville Ruritan Club will have its 38th annual Catoctin Antique Gas Engine Show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, and Sunday, Oct. 3, at Wolfsville Ruritan Community Park, 12708 Brandenburg Hollow Road. The show will feature antique tractors, hit and miss engines, farm machinery, cars, trucks, a working saw mill, flea markets, and craft booths. New exhibitors are welcome and there is no charge to display machinery and vehicles. Admission is free. Handicap accessible. Proceeds from the event will be used for community activities and park maintenance.

To exhibit, call Nelson Buhrman at 301-416-0648.

Old sports items sought

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Warrior Energy Inc., formerly Warrior Tea Inc., is accepting sporting equipment and clothing for children in need both domestically and abroad.

Send donated items to Warrior Energy Inc., 142 N. Queen St., Suite 109, Martinsburg, WV 25401.

Acceptable items include clothes shoes, any athletic equipment including soccer balls, footballs, etc.

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