Today, 11-11-11, is a day designated for all of us to honor our veterans. It is a date that shouts out loud to remind us to remember those who have fought for our freedom.
I am proud to say I am the wife of a Vietnam veteran and the daughter of a Vietnam veteran. I am proud to say that Tracy Stike is Maugansville Elementary School's music teacher and a soldier in the National Guard. I am proud of her second-grade students who sang songs that honored our country and veterans from our community.
I am proud to say Maugansville is a community where our veterans continue to be cherished for their sacrifices and courage.
Creation Scientist to talk at church
Charles Jackson, a member of MENSA and a Creation Scientist from the Creation Truth Foundations in Noble, Okla., will speak Sunday at 6 p.m. at Evangel Baptist Church, 17922 Broadfording Road in Hagerstown.
His topic will be "Fossils, Dinosaurs, and Age of the Earth."
On Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 9:30 a.m. he will speak at Broadfording Christian Academy on Broadfording Church Road. His topic will be "Dinosaurs Are Dragons."
He will speak again that evening at 7 p.m. at Maranantha Brethren Church on Scott Hill Drive. His topic will be "Modern and Extinct Species Live Together." All are invited to attend.
Western Heights fundraiser under way
A Wolfgang fundraiser will run until Nov. 15 to help support student services at Western Heights Middle School.
On Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., WHMS will present its Music Honor Society Arts Fair and an Induction Ceremony from 7 to 7:30 p.m.
Student artwork will be on display in the cafeteria, students will be singing and playing instruments, and students will be performing poems and skits.
There will be a silent auction of items donated by the Western Heights community, as well as a bake sale.
All donations will help to purchase gifts and food for the Tri-M Christmas family. If you would like to participate in the event (be a vendor, volunteer your time, or donate a baked good or auction item), contact Mrs. McEndree at WHMS.
Beginning Monday, Nov. 14, there will be a holiday drive for The Salvation Army. Each student who brings in five cans will be granted free admission to the Winter Wonderland dance in December.
The next PTSA meeting will be Nov. 17 at 6 p.m.
Historical society meeting set for Nov. 17
The Middleburg/Mason-Dixon Line Historical Society will meet Thursday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. at the State Line Ruritan Building, off U.S. 11 north, in the State Line, Pa., Community Park.
The guest speaker will be H. M. "Marty" Zimmerman III, a Greencastle resident, historian, and docent of the Allison-Antrim Museum and Franklin County Kittochtinny Historical Society.
His program will be about Franklin County, Pa., during the Gettysburg campaign and titled "Are These Soldiers to be Our Conquerors? What Will Our Fate Be?"
The public is invited. Refreshments will be served.
For more information, call Susan Alsip-Lawson at 301-739-0357.
Ruritan breakfast planned Saturday, Nov. 19
Maugansville Ruritan Club will hold an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast Saturday, Nov. 19, from 6:30 to 11 a.m. at their blue building on Maugans Avenue.
The menu includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, sausage gravy, juice, coffee and tea. Tickets cost $5.50 for adults, $3 for those ages 6 to 12 and are free for those ages 5 and younger. Proceeds help the Maugansville community.
Kris Kringle Craft Show
The Kris Kringle Craft show will be held Saturday, Nov. 19, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 20, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hagerstown Community College ARCC. Admission is $1 with proceeds going to Children's Village of Washington County. Donations of nonperishable food items and new toys are also being collected for The Salvation Army. Volunteers are needed to work the gift-wrap station, the door prize table or at the package-holding area. Students needing student-service learning hours can earn volunteer hours, too.
For more information, call Linda Williams at 301-582-1233 or 301-331-1233.