Events to remember

September 23, 2011|Cathy Grantham | Around Maugansville

• The Maugansville Ruritan Pancake Breakfast Saturday from 6:30 to 11 a.m.  Tickets cost $5.50 for adults, $3 for those ages 6-12 and are free for those 5 and younger.  

For more information, call 301-791-5432.

• The third annual Maugansville Community Car, Tractor and Motorcycle Show, will be held Saturday, Oct. 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Maugansville Bible Brethren Church parking lot at 17904 Binkley Ave.  

For more information,  call 301-791-8101 or go to

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

Doors open at 11 a.m.  Lunch will be served at noon and games begin at 1 p.m. There will also be raffles and tips jars. All baskets are current and filled, and will include the 2011 holiday baskets.


Seats are limited. Call Carrie at 301-582-8236 to get tickets in advance. Participants must be 18 years old to play. Proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity Women Build program.

Town hall meeting set

On Tuesday, Sept. 27, the Ruritan will host a town hall meeting with the Washington County Board of County Commissioners at 7 p.m. The public is invited.   

Flu vaccinations offered

Officials with the Washington County Health Department, in coordination with Washington County Public Schools, is offering nasal influenza vaccines to children in prekindergarten through the fifth grade.

The availability of federal immunization stimulus funding has given the health deparment the ability to provide the vaccines free of charge. Participation in the program is strictly voluntary, and students must receive parental permission before receiving the vaccine.  

The health department nursing staff will administer the first vaccines in September and October. Some children will require two doses of the vaccine. Nursing staff will administer the second dose in November and December. Parents or guardians with questions about their child’s medical eligibility for the vaccine can contact their health care provider or their school nurse.

For more information, call Susan Parks at 240-313-3290.

Haven Lutheran Church plans yard sale Oct. 1

Haven Lutheran Church,  at 1035 Haven Road in Hagerstown, will sponsor its third annual community yard and bake sale Saturday, Oct. 1, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. to benefit Holly Place and Micah’s Backpacks, which is a food supplement program for children in need.

The church is offering table space for the yard sale. A fee of $20 for table space will be donated to Holly Place and Micah’s Backpacks. What you sell, you keep.

There will also be a bake sale and chicken barbecue, prepared by the North Hagerstown Lions Club.  

To reserve a table, call the church office at 301-733-5056.

More Maugansville history

Did you know that Maryland was the first colony in America to establish freedom of religion? Maugansville’s first school was a one-room school built of logs known as Pleasant Garden.

The first post office began around 1879 and its postmaster was Alvey H. Maugans.

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