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Winter Street group plans trip to Lancaster County

August 17, 2011|Jess West | Around West Hagerstown
  • Members of the Winter Street Alumni Association pose for a picture at one of their recent trips. The group is planning another trip Sept. 6 to Lancaster County, Pa.
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Winter Street Alumni Association members will take a bus ride to Lancaster County, Pa., on Tuesday, Sept. 6.

The group will meet at 7:30 a.m. at the South End Shopping Center on Maryland Avenue in Hagerstown. The bus departs at 7:45 a.m. and returns to the shopping center at approximately 8:30 p.m.

Tickets cost $88, which includes transportation, farm tour, train ride, dinner, taxes and gratuities.

For more information, contact Baer Express Tours, 14003 Maugansville Road, Maugansville, MD 21767; call 301-797-5277; or email baertours@aol.com.

The Winter Street group meets at Always Ron's on the second Tuesday of the month. The group meets at 11:30 a.m. and anyone interested is welcome to attend.

For more information, call Anna at 301-797-1514.

Lions Club plans yard sale Saturday

The West Hagerstown Lions Club will hold an indoor yard sale Saturday, Aug. 20, from 8 a.m to 2 p.m. at Girl's Inc., 626 Washington Ave. in Hagerstown.

There will be a variety of items for sale.

The club held its family picnic Aug. 1 at Funkstown Park. Fried chicken and fresh corn-on-the-cob were on the menu.

On June 20, Past District Gov. Barbara McKenney installed new officers for the 2011-12 Lions year. Those installed were: Jim Roby, president; Donna Jackman, secretary/treasurer; Lewis Kline, second vice president; and Amy Woodward, third  vice president. Lion tamer will be Jim Gossard with Roxanne Rowland serving as tail twister. Directors will be Helen Gossard and Mark Smith serving one-year terms and Mary Lou Koontz and Karen McNamee serving two-year terms. Phyllis Bradley will serve as membership chair with Frances Ruth serving as a two-year member and Joan Heil filling the one-year position.

Group to form health committee

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Brothers Who Care is forming a local health committee through a state-funded grant to address minority health concerns in Washington County.

The group plans to recruit members from a cross section of organizations throughout the county who have an interest in/or are working with improving health for all members of the commmunity.

The group hopes to include participants from local hospitals, medical centers, insurance agencies, major employers in the county, local governments, schools and colleges.

Community leaders, civic organizations and small business owners are encouraged to participate, as well. The group hopes to have Spanish-speaking representatives as a part of the committee.

The effort is made possible by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene office of Minority Health and Health Disparities through the Minority Outreach and Technical Assistance grant.

For more information, contact Brothers Who Care/ MOTA program, 131 W. North Avenue, 2nd floor, Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, Hagerstown, MD 21740; email mota@brotherswhocare.org; or call 301-393-9290

Correspondent sought

The Herald-Mail is looking for someone to write the weekly "Around West Hagerstown" column. If interested, call Tony Mulieri at The Herald-Mail Co. at 301-791-7647 Sunday through Thursday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

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