TOPS Md. 0077

March 21, 2011|Ellen Rowland | Around North Hagerstown

A total of 81 chapter members weighed in and netted a loss for the meeting of 44 1/4 pounds. The best TOPS “losers” were Kathy Freese with 4 1/2 pounds and Bea Myers with 4 1/4 pounds. The best KOPS losers were Linda Siebert with 2 1/2  pounds and Cindy Ryder with 2 1/4 pounds. Linda also “arrived” at her goal weight and thus attained KOPS status.

The Get-R-Done kitty for $9.70 was won by best meeting loser Freese. There was no winner this week for the ha-ha kitty, and thus it has increased to $5.

The no-no snack for the coming week is pie. A small “fine” per serving is paid into the monthly kitty by participants who indulge.

The activity for the meeting was a chapter fundraiser called “Chinese raffle” and more than $200 in ticket sales was received for the chapter treasury. A big thank you to all participating members and to event facilitator Peggy Robinson.

From March 24 to 26, registered chapter members will be attending the annual State Recognition Days gathering, in Annapolis for all chapters in Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia.  There will be recognition and award ceremonies for top achievers, along with speakers.

The theme of the gathering this year is casino-related and called, “TOPS Is a Sure Bet!” TOPS Chapter Md. 0077 meets on Monday mornings at First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave. in Hagerstown. For more information, call Donna at 240-239-0486 or Patsy at 301-582-2292. The public is welcome.

TOPS Md. 0446


Zissel’s son and daughter-in-law, and Carol E. visited the March 16 TOPS Md. 0446 meeting. The week’s net loss was 13.2 pounds. Thinner Winner Barinda lost 5.2 pounds and runner-up Judy G. lost 4.8 pounds.  

Mary presented the program on “Resistance to Change.” This week, Dr. Michael Barvinchack will be the speaker. Members who are staying for the meeting are reminded to put their names in the ha-ha box before weigh-in.

Meetings are held on Wednesdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Shiloh United Methodist Church, 19731 Shiloh Church Road in Hagerstown. Weigh-ins are 8:45 to 9:20 a.m. For more information, call Mary or Tom at 301-797-2547, or Judy at 301-739-9279. Meetings are canceled when Washington County Public Schools are closed or on a two-hour delay due to inclement weather.

Yard and bake sale

Haven Lutheran Church, 1035 Haven Road, Hagerstown, will sponsor its third annual community yard and bake sale on Saturday, April 16, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. to benefit Holly Place and Habitat for Humanity.

The church is offering table space for the yard sale for anyone who would like a high-visibility location to show off their goods. A fee of $20 for table space will be donated to Holly Place and Habitat for Humanity.

There will also be a bake sale and other food offerings, along with handcrafted items.

Call the church office at 301-733-5056 for reservations.

Senior Softball League

Washington County Senior Softball League for those 50 and older will be holding practice on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays starting April 4 at 5:30 p.m. at Hagerstown’s City Park. Registration costs $ 30. For information, call John at 304-274-0184.

Kiwanis Club

The Kiwanis Club of Hagerstown concludes its 36th season of the Travelogue series with “Natural Wonders of the Northeast Coast — Virginia Beach to Maine,” on Wednesday, April 13.  The program, at South Hagerstown High School auditorium, begins at 7:30 p.m.

Single-admission tickets are sold at the door on show nights. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for students. For information and/or tickets, call 301-739-1981.

Proceeds from the Travelogue Series help the Kiwanis Club support charities throughout Washington County.

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