A spaghetti dinner will be held Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship at 14010 Greencastle Pike, Hagerstown. Tickets cost $7 for adults and $3 for those younger than 8. Proceeds benefit the church's community ministry center debt reduction. For more information, call 301-791-5432.
The Maugansville Ruritan Club members will hold their first pancake breakfast of the season Saturday, Sept. 24, from 6:30 to 11 a.m. at their blue building on Maugans Avenue.
The all-you-can-eat breakfast includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage,, sausage gravy, juice, coffee and tea. Tickets cost $5.50 for adults, $3 for those ages 6-12, and free for those 5 and younger.
There is plenty of free parking, and lines move quickly. Mark your calendars for other upcoming breakfasts on Oct. 22, Nov. 19, Jan. 28, Feb. 25 and March 24.
Car show planned
The third annual Maugansville Community Car, Tractor and Motorcycle Show will be Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Maugansville Bible Brethren Church parking lot at 17904 Binkley Ave.
The show will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (If there is rain, the show will be canceled.) There will be free food, free kids games, free rides on Thomas the Tank Engine and the Big Give, free clothing and toys. Take home a toy and a bag of clothes. Sizes will be available for all ages.
For more information, call 301-791-8101 or go to www.mbbchurch.org.
Maugansville is named after Jonathan Maugans. He came to this area around 1827 with his 11 children. He bought 880 acres, divided it into 80-acre plots, built a log cabin on each plot and gave each of his children a farm for a home.
Later, a group of Mennonites from Lancaster County, Pa., came to settle and farm the rich soil. Among these Mennonites was Theodore Eby whose descendants still live in Maugansville today. Other early settlers were the Martins, the Horsts and the Graffs, who all came originally from Switzerland.