It takes a village

August 26, 2011|Cathy Grantham | Around Maugansville

Hello again, Maugansville friends.

They say it takes a village to raise a child. Since school is in session again, take time to encourage the excitement and challenges your students have for a new school year. Knowledge can be a wonderful tool, so please continue to nurture its growth.   

Take time to enjoy and explore new ideas.

When students, families, educators and community members work together, everyone becomes successful. This partnership will make our village a better place to live.

Benefit auction

Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship, at 14010 Greencastle Pike, Hagerstown, will hold its annual benefit auction Saturday, starting at 9 a.m.  

Soup, sandwiches, and baked goods will be offered for sale throughout the day. Child care will be provided. The gospel group Wendy & The Boys will perform at 10 a.m. A silent auction begins at 10 a.m. with live bidding starting at 11 a.m.

Items to bid on include a handmade quilt, antiques, homemade jellies, candy, baked goods, handcrafted items, Longaberger baskets, DVD player, sports memorabilia, many new items and gift certificates from area businesses.

For more information, call 301-791-5432.

Back to church event

National Back to Church Sunday will be Sunday, Sept. 11, at Maugansville Bible Brethren Church.

It is a national movement of churches to encourage those who formerly attended church to rediscover church and try it again.

The church is at 17904 Binkley Ave. in Maugansville. The service starts at 10:40 a.m.

For more information, call 301-791-8101 or email Pastor Sean Coffey at

Children’s choir

On Sunday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. the Children of the World International Children’s Choir will perform at Maugansville Bible Brethren Church. The choir is a special group of orphaned and disadvantaged children from several different countries. All are welcome. A free will offering will be accepted.

Meeting set

Middleburg/Mason-Dixon Line Historical Society will meet Thursday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. at the State Line Ruritan Building which is off U.S. 11 North at the State Line Community Park.  

There will be an open house to meet members and friends, and to welcome the community.  The program will be “Show and Tell: Treasures of the Historical Society.” The event will include pictures, books, articles and artifacts from the society’s collection. There will be stories and anecdotes about the history, homes, businesses and townspeople. Refreshments will be served.  

For more information, call Susan Alsip-Lawson at 301-739-0357.

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program will hold a Longaberger basket bingo Sunday, Oct. 23, at the Order of Red Men Tribe 84 on Lappans Road in Williamsport. Tickets cost $25 for 25 games and lunch.

Doors open at 11 a.m., lunch will be served at noon and games will begin at 1 p.m. There will also be raffles and tips jars. All baskets will be filled and include the holiday baskets. Seating is limited. Participants must be 18 and older to play.

For tickets in advance, call Carrie at 301-582-8236. All proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program.

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.

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