Maugansville Elementary PTA holding fundraiser

September 29, 2011|Cathy Grantham | Around Maugansville

It's time for the Maugansville PTA's fall Wolfgang fundraiser.

The sale began Monday, Sept. 26 and runs through Monday, Oct. 17.

Orders will be available for pickup on Monday, Dec. 5, just in time for the holidays.

This is the largest fundraiser for the school. The proceeds go toward student field trips and support activities such as Encore programs.

The PTA also hopes to give each student a free book from the school's book fair and a free Maugansville T-shirt.

For more information, contact the PTA at

Senior Friendship Club to meet Tuesday

The Maugansville Senior Friendship Club will meet at Tops Chinese restaurant on Tuesday at noon.

The public is invited. Bring a friend along.

Members are reminded to bring donations for the flea market table and to bring houseplants to exchange.

Members will also review the club bylaws.  

For more information, call President Dorothy Smith at 301-745-6355 or Reba Shobe at 301-739-9596.

Spaghetti dinner planned Oct. 8

The Maugansville Ruritan will provide an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner Saturday, Oct. 8, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Maugansville Fire Department.

The menu includes spaghetti, tossed salad, Italian bread and beverage. Tickets cost $7 for adults and $3 for those ages 6 to 12. Those ages 5 and younger eat free.

Baked goods will also be available.

Proceeds benefit the Maugansville Fire Department.  

For more information, call Mike Danley at 301-491-0023 or Kevin Brewer at 301-739-0420.

AAUW fall book sale set for Oct. 13-15

The Hagerstown Branch of the American Association of University Women will hold the AAUW fall book sale Oct. 13-15 at 1000 Florida Ave. in the Arc of Washington County Building.

There will be 20,000 used books, sorted into dozens of categories, including old and rare, current and choice, children's and collectibles, and will be displayed on tables for shoppers' convenience.

Holiday books, books on tape, videotapes, CDs and DVDs will also be available. Most hardbacks are priced from $1 to $3 and small paperbacks cost 50 cents.  

Hours are Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Saturday, the books will be sold at half price from 9 a.m. to noon and for $5 a bag from noon to 3 p.m.  

Directions to the sale: From Interstate 70 take the Interstate 81 North exit. From I-81 take exit 7B (Salem Avenue). From Salem Avenue turn onto Stratford and go three blocks to Florida Avenue; then follow the AAUW signs.

Proceeds from the sale will provide scholarships for local students.  

For more information, call Jeanne at 301-733-2007.

Valley Art Association plans art exhibit

The Wednesday Painting Group of Valley Art Association will be featured in the North Gallery of the Mansion House from today to Oct. 30.

A reception will be held Sunday, Oct. 9, from 2 to 4 p.m.

The public is invited.

More Maugansville history

The first store in Maugansville was a small merchandise store operated by Martin Stine in 1874. The second store was owned and operated by Jacob Maugans. Another store was constructed at the railroad by Joseph Horst and Isaac Eby in which coal, lumber, and feed were sold as well as general merchandise. In 1896, a store was established where the elevator now stands. Melchor Garver was the operator of the store.

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