Around Funkstown

June 06, 2011|Susie Hoffman | Around Funkstown

 The date has changed for the eighth annual Pooch Plunge at Potterfield Pool. This year the event will be Wednesday, Aug. 24, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the pool at 730 Frederick St. in Hagerstown.

The price of admission is $5 for a dog and companion team and $2 for each additional dog and/or person. Proceeds from the event benefit the Humane Society ofWashington County.

Hosted by the Humane Society and the City of Hagerstown Parks and Recreation Department, the event has been an attraction for the past seven years. An estimated 200 dogs and 288 humans attended the event in 2010.   

For more information, call 301-733-2060 or go to  

Parents Day Out

It’s registration time for the Parents Day Out Program at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church.  

Parents Day Out is a preschool/day care program at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 1020 Maryland Ave. The church is across from South End Shopping Center. It is held each Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. from September through May.


Those ages 1 to 5 are invited to attend. Children are separated by age into five groups. They learn colors, numbers, shapes, alphabet, socialization and many other things that will ready them for kindergarten.

There will also be playtime in the fenced-in yard with adult supervision.

While the children are having a day full of learning activities, parents can have one day a week to plan appointments, shop or just get things done.

The cost per day is $20. For more information, call the church office at 301-739-7431 or 301-791-1773.

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