Around North Hagerstown

September 13, 2010|By ELLEN ROWLAND

Sign dedication

Members of the Oak Hill Walking Tour group will hold a dedication of an interpretive sign explaining the history of the century old Oak Hill Development.

The dedication will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Oswald Park at the corner of Oak Hill Avenue and Prospect Street in Hagerstown.

A self-guided tour and other activities will be held after the dedication.

The interpretive sign was made possible by the generosity of the Hamilton Family Foundation. In recognition of the gesture, Hagerstown Mayor Robert E. Bruchey II will present a certificate of appreciation to William Hamilton.

The event also honors the 23rd anniversary of the Oak Hill Historic District's entry to the National Register of Historic Places, Sept. 18, 1987.


Outdoor service planned

Shiloh United Methodist Church invites the community to an outdoor worship service at Leitersburg Park on Sunday at 10 a.m. The service will be followed by a covered-dish lunch.

Saint Mary School

Saint Mary School will hold a preschool story time Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the school. The book will be "Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?"

The school holds story time the third Wednesday of the month. An activity related to the story will accompany the reading.

Parents are required to attend with their children. To register, call 301-733-1184.

TOPS 0077

Losses for the week totaled 26 pounds for TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 0077.

Debbie Hardin and Joan Gilbert were the best TOPS losers. Mildred Hluchy and Maida Law were the best KOPS losers. Law reached her goal to become a KOPS. Hardin won the get-r-done prize, while Doris Hose took the Ha! Ha! prize. The no-no snack for the week is potato chips. New secret pal names were exchanged.

The group meets Mondays at First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave. in Hagerstown. For more information, call Donna at 240-527-5436 or Patsy at 301-582-2292.

TOPS 0446

Cynthia conducted the monthly awards assembly. Welcome awards went to Linda A., Jennifer, Ernie, Jean C., Carole R. and J.S.

Ernie was the thinner winner for August with a loss of 11.2 pounds, followed by runners-up Frankie, Angela, Joyce C. and Jennifer.

Also receiving recognition was Jeanne R., the thinner winner of the week. She lost 2.4 pounds. KOPS Betty Jo and Linda K. earned vacation awards, as did TOPS Joyce C.

Birthday awards went to Jeanne R. and Catherine. Jeanne R. and Judy H. were recognized for several weeks of perfect attendance. Program awards went to Joyce C., Mary and Cynthia. Catherine S. and Joyce C. received milestone awards for losses of 10 and 20 pounds, respectively. Jennifer was voted August's shining star.

Meetings are held Wednesdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Shiloh United Methodist Church, 19731 Shiloh Church Road in Hagerstown. Weigh-in and chair exercises are at 8:45 a.m. For more information, call Mary or Tom at 301-797-2547, or Judy at 301-739-9279.

TOPS 0308

TOPS Chapter 0308 had six TOPS members and eight KOPS members weigh in at the Sept. 3 meeting. The best TOPS loser for the week was Donna, with three pounds. The best KOPS loser for the week was Stan, with one pound. The no no snack was pudding.

Fanny will lead the program each week in September. The members will keep a food sheet. They will discuss the foods they eat to see if there are things they can do to help each other lose weight.

The chapter meets Fridays at Christ Lutheran Church, 216 N. Cleveland Ave. in Hagerstown. Weigh in is from 4:45 to 6 p.m. and the meeting is from 6 to 7 p.m. For more information, call June at 301-582-4821 or Virginia at 301-733-1296.

Dance and fly-in

The Hagerstown Aviation Museum will host the fourth annual 1940s Big Band Dance Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Hagerstown Regional Airport Terminal along Showalter Road.

The event begins at 6:30 p.m. with a patriotic fly-over of 1940s airplanes, and dancing from 8 to 11 p.m. The dance will feature a variety of 1940s music performed by the Martinsburg (W.Va.) Big Band, provided through the financial contribution of the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Dressing in 1940s clothing is encouraged, but optional. Food and refreshments are included in the ticket price, and a cash bar is available. Tickets cost $25 each. Tickets are available at the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau on the square in downtown Hagerstown or call 301-791-3246 to order by credit card. Tickets are also available Sunday afternoons at Pen Mar Park or order online at

The Big Band Dance will be held the same weekend as the annual Hagerstown fly-in, scheduled for Sept. 25 and 26. The Hagerstown Aviation Museum will have displays at the event, featuring aircraft and items from the museum's collection.

The fly-in is at Hagerstown Aircraft Services.

For more information, call 301-733-7604 or go to

The museum's $2,000 raffle drawing will be held during the fly-in on Sunday, Sept. 26 at 3 p.m. Raffle tickets will be on sale during the fly-in and at the Big Band Dance. For more information, go to and click on raffle.

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