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August 19, 2011|Cathy Grantham | Around Maugansville

Melita Wishard is in the process of moving and has decided to let someone else write the “Around Maugansville” column.

I feel very fortunate to be allowed to represent Maugansville even though I’m not a “home- grown, born and raised” Maugansville resident. I have lived in Washington County since 1969 when my father was stationed at Fort Ritchie. 

I continued my education at Hagerstown Community College, Towson State University and Western Maryland College, which enabled me to begin teaching in Washington County in 1980.  

When my family and I moved to Petmar Circle near the Orchard Hills area off  Maugans Avenue, my three children got the opportunity to go to Maugansville Elementary School. 

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When they moved on to Northern Middle, I transferred to Maugansville Elementary to become a fifth-grade teacher. The school’s staff, students and their families kindly accepted me and truly made me feel right at home.

After teaching for 30 years in Washington County, I retired in July 2010. Now I hope to spend more time with my grandchildren and learn how to be a better gardener, painter and traveler.

I am proud to represent Maugansville and will do my best to represent you. 

Please send me your news by email at catgrant@myactv.net or call me at 301-791-1890.

Maugansville Pride Day


The 31st annual Maugansville Pride Day will be Saturday, Sept. 3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Ruritan Park.

There will be homemade soups, sandwiches, pies and cakes for sale as well as country ham sandwiches, hot dogs, hamburgers, Italian sausages and funnel cakes.

Maugansville Goodwill Volunteer Fire Co. will prepare peanut-oil fries, and Maugansville Creamery will have Hershey’s ice cream for sale. There will be many craft vendors and free entertainment as well as displays from local groups and businesses.

Opening ceremonies will be held at 9 a.m. with Scout Troop 64 presenting the colors. The invocation will be given by John Mowen and Heavenly Harmony will start the program.

The Hagerstown Country-Western Dance Association will give a terpsichorean demonstration at 10 a.m. At 12:30 p.m., there will be a sheriff’s K-9 patrol demonstration.

At 2:30 p.m., the Maria Rose Band will perform country music, featuring Mike Holtzman on drums. There will be antique tractors on display, games and the barrel-ride train.

No pets are allowed in the park.

 

Maugansville Historical Society offers replicas


Maugansville Historical Society will release the last in the “My Home Town” replica series at the gazebo on Pride Day, Saturday, Sept. 3.

The replica will feature the Maugansville Little League and will be a “must” for players, parents and collectors. The Maugansville Historical Society will also have T-shirts for sale depicting the Little League field and a write-up on the history of Little League in Maugansville.

Anniversary


Congratulations to Billy and Polly Martin of Paradise Drive who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 12.

Seniors Friendship Club to resume meetings


The Maugansville Seniors Friendship Club meets the first Tuesday of the month from September through June at noon at the Topps Chinese restaurant.

All are welcome to attend.

Members are reminded to bring donations for the flea market table and ideas for future activities on Sept. 6.

For more information, call club President Dorothy Smith at 301-745-6355 or Reba Shobe at 301-739-9596.

Maugansville Elementary students to meet teachers

Meet the Teacher Nights will be Monday, Aug. 22, and Tuesday, Aug. 23, at Maugansville Elementary School.

  • Monday, Aug. 22 — Kindergarten, 6 p.m.; grade two, 6:45 p.m.; and grade four, 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 23 — Life Skills Class, 6 p.m.; grade one, 6 p.m.; grade three, 6:45 p.m.; and grade five, 7:30 p.m.
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Western Heights to welcome students


Western Heights Middle School will hold a WEB ... Where Everyone Belongs ... orientation for sixth-grade students Tuesday, Aug. 23, from 7:25 to 11:30 a.m. in the school gymnasium. This is a student-only program. 

Parents are invited to a parents meeting in the school’s auditorium, which will also be Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. or 6 p.m.

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