Kiwanis cash bingo scheduled for Sept. 17

August 15, 2011|Ellen Rowland | Around North Hagerstown

The Kiwanis Club of Hagerstown will host a cash bingo Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Knights of Columbus, 20340 Leitersburg Pike in Hagerstown. Doors open at 5 p.m. Bingo begins at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $20 in advance, or $25 at the door. Tickets include 20 games of bingo.

Games include cash King Tut, one mad-money jar, tip jars, raffles, door prizes, 50-50 and numerous specials.  Food will be available for purchase. A cash bar also will be available.

For tickets, call 301-790-1462 (Gaye McGovern Insurance Agency), or mail checks to Gaye McGovern Insurance, 11373 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown, MD 21742.  Tickets also may be purchased at the door.

This is a nonsmoking event. Attendees must be 18 years or older.

Proceeds benefit youth programs in Washington County.

Stress and weight

The Washington County Health Department is conducting a study using Emotional Brain Training, a method devised to treat stress and decrease the drive to overeat.  

The weight-loss goal is about 10 pounds in seven weeks. The participants will meet as a group supporting each other while using the EBT skills to turn off the stress-fueled drives to overeat. The 32 participants chosen would need to be available to meet twice weekly for seven weeks on Mondays and Thursdays, 5:30 to 7 p.m., between Sept. 12 and Dec. 22. The group training and program materials are provided free.

For more information and to receive a phone screening for participation, call the health department at 240-313-3360; TTY 240-313-3391; or go to

TOPS 0446

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 0446 in Hagerstown recorded a net loss as a group. The thinner winner, Judy G., led the losses for the week. The chapter is nearing the end of a summer contest earning points for losing, exercise, and supporting one another through calls and cards.  

At its monthly awards day, awards were given for losses, attendance, programs, holiday and birthday losses. The shining star for July was Joanne P.  

Mary will lead the next program on “ROCK — Rely On Common Knowledge.”

The chapter meets Wednesday mornings at Shiloh United Methodist Church, 19731 Shiloh Church Road in Hagerstown. Weigh-in starts at 8:30 a.m. and the meeting is from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

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

Post 42 fundraiser

The Vietnam Vets Last Man’s Club of Post 42 American Legion will hold its annual fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 10,  starting at 4:30 p.m.  

Tickets are available at the post home or from any club member.  

For more information, call 301-733-7676.

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Losses for the week totaled 29 pounds. The best TOPS losers were Kathy Freeze and Patsy Price. The best KOPS (Keep Off Pounds Sensibly) losers were Dianne Keely, Dottie Zimmerman and Lu Marletta.  

The program included awards. Forty-one members had perfect attendance. The best TOPS losers for July were Charles House and Dorothy Martin. The honored KOPS were Rose Shockey, Judy Purdham and Mildred Hluckey.  

Shining Stars were Trudy Heather and Debbie Hardin.  

The remainder of the program was presented by Mary Jo Cunningham on the subject of motivation and encouragement. The play money auction is scheduled for Aug. 22.  

 The group meets Mondays at First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave. in Hagerstown. The church parking will be paved today; please park on the street. A wheelchair will be provided for anyone needing assistance.

For more information, call Patsy P. at 301-582-2292 or Patsy M. at 301-842-3615.

Shelter needs supplies

The Humane Society of Washington County is experiencing a shortage of supplies and is asking the public for its assistance.  

The shelter is in need of Yesterday’s News cat litter, nonclumping clay litter and Purina Kitten Chow. Intake of mother cats and kittens has risen to about 105 a week.  The result is a depletion in the supplies for cats and kittens. A reduction in the numbers of cats being brought to the shelter is not expected until fall. The shelter is asking anyone wishing to donate supplies to bring those items to the shelter at 13011 Maugansville Road in Hagerstown,  

Call 301-733-2060 or go to for information on animal-related issues, directions to the shelter and information about programs and services.

Volleyball coaches needed at Northern Middle School

Northern Middle School is looking for coaches for this volleyball season, which begins the last week of August and ends the first week of November. The required days are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays of each week. If you are interested, call Jim Gross at 1-301-788-7888.

Food drive extended until the end of the month

Allegany Dental Care is still accepting food donations at its three locations:

  • 19418 Leitersburg Pike
  • 22109 Jefferson Blvd., Smithsburg
  • 17719 Virginia Ave.

The offices are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Nonperishable food items will be taken to Food Resources Inc. to restock the shelves. The food drive has been extended to Aug. 31.

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