Birthday ball planned at AMVETS

September 26, 2011|Susie Hoffman | Around Funkstown

The second annual Birthday Ball will be hosted locally by the Marine Corps League Saturday, Nov. 5, at AMVETS Post 10 on Frederick Street in Hagerstown.

The guest speaker will be retired Marine Maj. Stewart Hickey, a 22-year veteran who recently became the national executive director of AMVETS in Washington, D.C.

Activities will include the banquet, cake cutting and awards presentation. Music will be provided by The Holders.  

Tickets cost $16 per person or $30 per couple. Tickets will be available from any Marine Corps League member or at the AMVETS post home on Frederick Street.  

For more information, call 301-791-3993.

Humane society in need of supplies

The Humane Society of Washington County is asking the community for help. As the weather cools and the humane society reaches near capacity, it is in need of donations of blankets, comforters and towels for bedding.

Also, bags of Purina Cat Chow are needed.

The animal shelter is at 13011 Maugansville Road. Call 301-733-2060 or go to

Park at Dark to be held Oct. 21

The Washington County Recreation Department will hold The Park at Dark Friday, Oct. 21, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Doub’s Woods Park.

The event is suited for those ages 2 to 11. The low/medium scare event is geared for younger children.

Children’s games will be played and there will be a costume contest. Prizes will be awarded to the scariest, funniest, most creative, best look-a-like, youngest, oldest and best of show. Don’t forget to bring spare clothes for the scarecrow-making activity.

Tickets are limited. Tickets cost $5 for those ages 2 to 11, and $1 for those 12 and older. Anyone 2 years old and older must have a ticket to enter. Children younger than 2 can attend for free as long as they are accompanied by a paid participant.

Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Tickets must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold at the gate. Use the Maryland Avenue entrance to the park.

Registration forms are available at For more information, call 240-313-2805.

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