Museum announces winners of annual raffle

February 07, 2011|Staci Clipp | Around South Hagerstown

On Jan. 30, the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts held its annual raffle drawing, selecting 11 winners from more than 2,000 ticket entries.  

More than $16,000 was raised to support the museum’s annual operating programs.

The museum wants to thank everyone who bought and sold tickets, and the sponsors who made the raffle a success. Special thanks to Dale Stein, this year’s chairperson, for coordinating and organizing the raffle.  

The top-selling raffle ticket seller was Teresa Barr, earning a certificate for one night’s stay at the Antrim 1844 in Taneytown, Md.

The raffle winners are:

  • Maurice Johnston  — R. Bruce Carson Jewelers: $5,000 shopping spree
  • Louise Abdullah — Philip Koch oil painting “Beneath the Pine,” valued at $3,800
  • Susan McCarde — Cape Cod vacation: one week at Rooster Cottage valued at $1,200
  • Elaine Raphael  — Robert E. Parilla Center for the Performing Arts: two tickets to three guest series performances valued at $210
  • Jody Long — Bavarian Inn: Sunday brunch for four valued at $100
  • Gary Bockrath — Spicher’s Appliances: $100 gift certificate
  • Karen Spessard — Garden Smiths: personal landscape consultation valued at $100
  • Elizabeth Creech — Bast Furniture of Boonsboro: $100 gift certificate
  • Freddie Erath —Taj India Restaurant: $75 gift certificate
  • Boletta Dietz — Panera Bread certificate: bread for a year valued at $54
  • Gabriele Nimitz — Nick’s Airport Inn: $50 gift certificate

Hagerstown Lions Club

Tuesday —
Guy Altieri, Hagerstown Community College president, will will talk about events on campus.

Recital planned

Gerald McGee will present an organ recital at St. John’s Lutheran Church on Sunday, Feb. 20, at 4 p.m. (snow date is Feb. 27 at 4 p.m.).  

The recital will be a repeat of the program he presented at the Cadet Chapel at West Point in September. Since the organ at West Point was originally built by the M.P. Moller Organ Co., McGee said he wants to repeat the recital at St. John’s Lutheran, the home church of the Moller family. The program will include works by Sibelius, Messiaen, Franck, Mendelssohn, Bach, Mahler, Foote and Cook.

The organist’s recitals have included the National Cathedral, St. Thomas Church in New York City, Trinity Church in Boston and Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

Admission will be by donation, which will benefit Discovery Station of Hagerstown.

Baskets and bucks bingo

Western Enterprise fire hall will hold a Baskets and Bucks Bingo Sunday, March 20.

Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and bingo starts at 2 p.m.

There will be 14 basket prizes and 14 cash prizes. In addition, there will be raffles, tip jars, king tuts and 50/50s available. Food will be available.

Tickets cost $20 in advance or $25 at the door. You must be at least 18 to attend.

The fire hall is at 526 Washington Ave. in Hagerstown.

For more information, call Kim Wesmiller at 301-432-6933.

Driver-safety program planned at sheriff’s office

The Washington County Commission on Aging will hold an AARP driver-safety program Tuesday, March 15, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, 500 Western Maryland Parkway (patrol building). The instructor is Terry Marshall.

The course costs $12 per person for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers, but for this class, the sheriff’s office will pay the fee for the first 20 students.

For more information, call Judy Brewer at 301-790-0275, ext. 220.

The class is designed to help drivers improve their skills.

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