Events to remember
- Maugansville Elementary PTA meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 6:30 p.m. The Wolfgang fundraiser continues through Monday, Oct. 17. Red Ribbon Week begins Oct. 24, and there will be a Harvest Hoedown Nov. 4.
- AAUW Fall Book Sale, Oct. 13-15, at 1000 Florida Ave. in the Arc of Washington County building. Hours are Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Saturday, books will be sold at half price from 9 a.m. to noon and for $5 a bag from noon to 3 p.m. Proceeds provide scholarships for local students. For more information, call Jeanne at 301-733-2007.
- Maugansville Ruritan pancake breakfast, Saturday, Oct. 22, from 6:30 to 11 a.m. Tickets cost $5.50 for adults and $3 for those ages 6 to 12. Those ages 5 and younger eat free.
- Habitat for Humanity's Women Build program will hold a Longaberger basket bingo Sunday, Oct. 23, at the Improved Order of Red Men Tribe 84 on Lappans Road, Williamsport. Doors open at 11 a.m.. lunch will be served at noon. and 25 games begin at 1 p.m. For tickets, call Carrie at 301-582-8236. You must be 18 years of age to play. All proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity's Women Build program.
Hagerstown Corn Maze
Life House Church Bethel's Royal Rangers Outpost 12 will host the Hagerstown Corn Maze from Oct. 7-9. A portion of each ticket sold that day will be donated to the nonprofit organization.
The maze is at Celebration Farm, 17638 Garden View Road. The maze will be open Friday from 5 to 10 p.m., Saturday from noon to 10 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.
Tickets cost $5 for adults and teens and $3 for those ages 5 to 12. Those ages 4 and younger will be admitted free. Strollers are welcome. Sorry, no pets. Last ticket will be sold 60 minutes before closing. Guests should bring a flashlight. For more information, call 301-393-4377 or go to www.HagerstownCornMaze.org.
Historical Society meeting
The Middleburg/Mason-Dixon Line Historical Society meeting will be Thursday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. at the State Line Ruritan Building, off U.S. 11 north, State Line Community Park.
Guest speaker Bob O'Connor, local author, will discuss "Ward Hill Lamon, Lincoln's Personal Bodyguard." Lamon was Lincoln's law partner, and later became the president's personal bodyguard. O'Connor will portray Lamon, and share his story of the fateful evening Lincoln attended Ford's Theater. Refreshments will be served.
For more information, call Susan M. Alsip-Lawson at 301-739-0357.
Tenth annual dinner and auction
The Sun Rises Over Rotary Dinner and Auction will be Sunday, Oct. 30, from 4 to 9 p.m. at Elks Lodge 378. It is a charity auction and costume party, but casual attire is welcomed, too.
Proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club, Children's Village and the Sunrise Rotary Foundation. Tickets cost $35. Tickets are also available from any Sunrise Rotarian, the Boys & Girls Club, and Children's Village.
For more information, contact Debi Loudin at email@example.com.
More Maugansville History
The first blacksmith shop built in Maugansville was built by Mr. Harm in 1860. It was a stone and brick building and was later managed by Jacob Maugans.
Around 1881, it became the Maugansville Plow Works. Later it became a blacksmith shop again and was operated for about 20 years by Mr. Clark, Mr. Geist and Mr. Night.