Big League signup begins Feb. 10

January 24, 2011|Ellen Rowland | Around North Hagerstown

Maugansville Little League will offer a Big League Division for the  2011 baseball season.

Big League is open to ages 17 and 18 in the Federal, West End and Maugansville Little Leagues.  

Registration will be Feb. 10 and 11 from 6 to 8 p.m., and Feb 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Maugansville Ruritan Club.  

For more information, e-mail

St. Mary Catholic School

Saturday, Jan. 29 to Friday, Feb. 4 —
Catholic Schools Week

Longmeadow Lions Club

Lions Club member Carol Alphin will present a program on the Samaritan’s Purse Shoebox Project at the Longmeadow Lions Club’s meeting Thursday.  

Those interested in learning more about the program can make a reservation by calling 301-739-2815.

The club meets on the second and fourth Thursday of every month at Always Ron’s Restaurant, starting at 6:30 p.m.

The club had a busy December with ringing the bell for The Salvation Army, a joint Christmas party with the West Hagers-town Lions Club and preschool vision screenings.  

The club is planning its first fundraising project of the year with the sale of raffle tickets on handmade quilted and crocheted throws and blankets made by Susan Timmons. See any member for tickets.

The club thanks the public for supporting its sandwich sales, donating eyeglasses and supporting its other endeavors in 2010. Community donations allow the club to assist those in need in the community.

Spring Fling

St. Ann Roman Catholic Church will hold its 14th annual Spring Fling live and silent auction Saturday, Feb. 5, from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m.

The theme is “The ’70s Fling.”

There will be live and silent auction and tip jars. Price includes dinner by Outback Steakhouse, beer, wine, hors d’oeuvres, desserts and disco fever.

Dinner is at 7 p.m. at St. Ann Parish Center, 1525 Oak Hill Ave. This is an adult event.  

Donations are from local businesses and restaurants, and there will also be some vacation spots auctioned.

If you would like to donate something for this event, call  Karen Gullace at 301-733-0410, ext. 21.

Tickets cost $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at St. Ann’s parish office.   

The event benefits the St. Ann Life Teen program.

TOPS 0077   

Losses for the week were 34 3/4 pounds.

Alice Lafferty, a new member, and Sharron Twigg were the best TOPS losers, while Bonnie Henry and Mary Jo Kemper were the best KOPS losers. Alice won the get-r-done prize while Deloris Hays won the Ha! Ha! prize. Doughnuts are the no-no snack for the week.

Several members reported getting back Christmas cards from soldiers who received cards sent by members for the holidays.

Patsy Price gave her Pound Puppy to Carol LeClaire.

January marks 34 years that Jean Betker has been in TOPS/KOPS.  Judy Purdham is celebrating 10 years with the organization.

Maida Law presented the program on “The Case for Vegetarianism.”

She said the vegetarian diet contributes to weight control, longer life, bone health and disease reduction (cancer, diabetes and heart health).

She said ample protein is available in grains, legumes and soy.

The group meets Mondays at First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave. in Hagerstown.

For more information, call Donna at 240-239-0486 or Patsy at 301-582-2292.

TOPS MD 0446

Once again, TOPS 0446 chapter did not meet Wednesday due to weather conditions.

Meetings are Wednesdays from 9:30 to to 10:30 a.m. at Shiloh United Methodist Church, 19731 Shiloh Church Road, Hagerstown. Weigh in from 8:45 to 9:20 a.m.

For more information, call Mary or Tom 301-797-2547, or Judy 301-739-9279.

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