On the Campaign Trail

September 22, 2010|By ANDREW SCHOTZ

AppleFest fundraiser

Dottie Gruhler is holding a campaign fundraiser with an apple theme.

Gruhler, a Washington County Board of Education candidate, will hold AppleFest on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the home of Ronnie and Heidi Penwell at 23307 Angela Court in Smithsburg.

There will be home-baked apple desserts, gourmet candied apples, warm caramel apple cider and mock green apple martinis.

Tickets are $20 apiece at the door. RSVP at">

Gruhler is one of six school board candidates competing for three seats in the Nov. 2 general election. The others are Paul W. Bailey, Jacqueline Fischer, Karen J. Harshman, Wayne M. Kretzer and Russell Williams.

A reception for Poffenberger

Some local business people are hosting a campaign event for state delegate candidate Brien J. Poffenberger.

The event will be Sept. 30 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Bulls and Bears Restaurant at 38 S. Potomac St. in Hagerstown.


Tickets are $50 per person and $75 per couple. RSVP at 301-471-7629 or">

Don Bowman, Wayne Alter, Don Hoffman, Bill Reuter and Jim Pierne are the hosts.

Poffenberger is a Democrat running for the Subdistrict 2B delegate seat against Republican Neil Parrott.

Speakeasy Boys with Duck

Congressional candidate Andrew Duck is holding a "DuckFest" fundraiser next month.

It will be Oct. 2 from 4 to 7 p.m. at 1304 Arnoldstown Road in Burkittsville, Md. The Speakeasy Boys from Shepherdstown, W.Va., will play bluegrass music.

Tickets are $10 at the gate. RSVP at 240-818-1105.

Duck, a Democrat, is running for Congress against Republican incumbent Roscoe G. Bartlett. The race also includes Libertarian candidate Dan Massey and Constitution Party candidate Michael Reed.

-- Andrew Schotz

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