Last Man's Club to meet at Post 42

August 29, 2011|Ellen Rowland | Around North Hagerstown

The Last Man’s Club of World War II at Morris Frock American Legion Post 42 will hold its 58th annual memorial service and luncheon Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Legion home, 405 Northern Ave.

The meeting will be at 1 p.m. in the club’s dining room. A memorial service will precede the meal.

Invitations have been mailed. Reservations are due by Friday, Sept. 16.

For more information, call Larry Martin at 301-733-4972 or Howell Hammond at 717-267-0086.

Class of 1940 to hold reunion

The Hagerstown High School Class of 1940 will hold a reunion Saturday, Sept. 24, at the social hall of Christ’s Reformed Church, 140 W. Franklin St. in Hagerstown.

Any class member who didn’t receive a letter is welcome to attend and any spouse of a deceased member is invited to attend. In addition, any friend of a class member is invited to attend.

For reservations, call 301-733-9463.

9/11 service planned at Paramount church

“Never Forget,” an outdoor service, will be held on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 at Paramount Brethren in Christ Church on Longmeadow Road.  

Music, readings and participation by the Longmeadow Volunteer Fire Co. will be included in the service.  

The event begins at 10 a.m. with refreshments. The service starts at 10:45 a.m. An offering will be accepted for the fire company. For more information, call 301-790-2492 or go to

Volunteers sought at senior center

Are you computer savvy? Do you enjoy teaching others how to use a computer, surf the Internet, send emails, or draft memos and letters?  

The Washington County Senior Center has several volunteer positions open for its computer class on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon.

The center is at Girls Inc., 626 Washington Ave. in Hagerstown.

For more information, call Kathy M. Fisher at 301-671-2368.

TOPS 0446

Darlene led the way as the thinner winner with a loss of 6 pounds for TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 0446.

Congratulations to Jean C. for achieving KOPS (Keep Off Pounds Sensibly) status. The group welcomed Thelma, the chapter’s newest member. A group discussion filled most of the meeting hour.

Meetings are Wednesdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Shiloh United Methodist Church, 19731 Shiloh Church Road in Hagerstown. Weigh-in is from 8:45 to 9:20 a.m. For more information, call Mary or Tom at 301-797-2547, or Judy at 301-739-9279.

TOPS 0077

Losses for the week totaled 16 1/2 pounds for TOPS Chapter 0077. Charles House and Debbie Hardin were the best TOPS losers. The best KOPS losers were Dorothy Smith, Rose Shockey and Jean Betker. Audrey Smith won the ha-ha prize.

Doughnuts are the no-no snack.

The program included a play-money auction.

Maida Law will present the next program.  

September’s contest will have a patriot theme and be titled “Proud to Be a TOPS/KOPS.”

The group voted to dress and donate bears and dolls to Children In Need for Christmas in addition to the annual hats, gloves and scarves collection.

The group received pictures back from the troops in Afghanistan who received packages the chapter mailed earlier this month.  

Thank-you notes will be sent to those who gave money for the postage.

Registration for the fall rally ends Sept. 14. The registration fee costs $7.  

Patsy Price, the group leader, asks that the group members give some thought to who should be elected chapter angel for the rally.

Patsy challenged the group to complete the requirements necessary to again win the gold star challenge placard.

This is the 10th year; the placard will be retired and kept permanently by the winning chapter.  

Patsy said the chapter has some strong competition this year.

There will be a meeting of the picnic committee after the regular meeting today. The picnic will be at Martin L. “Marty” Snook Memorial Park in Halfway on Sept. 12.

The group meets Mondays at First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave. For more information, call Patsy P. at 301-582-2292 or Patsy M. at 301-842-3615.

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