Ruritan pancake breakfast Saturday

November 18, 2011|Cathy Grantham | Around Maugansville

Maugansville Ruritan Club will hold an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast Saturday from 6:30 to 11 a.m. at its 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.

Jewelry sale

The Western Maryland Hospital Center Auxiliary will host a masquerade jewelry sale Monday  from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the hospital’s auditorium. Rings, bracelets, necklaces, scarfs, earrings, wallets and other items will be for sale.

A percentage of sales will go toward the cost of patient care.  Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted.  

The hospital center is at 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. in Hagerstown.

Essay contest

Maugansville Ruritan Club will sponsor its annual essay contest for fifth-graders at Maugansville Elementary School.  

This year’s topic is “How Have the Events of 9/11 Changed America?”

Students must write their essays during school hours, but are encouraged to research information at home.

Essays are due to their classroom teacher soon and will be collected before the students leave for winter break.  

The Ruritan essay committee consists of Cliff Britton, Carl Galligan, Jerry Shank and James Conrad.  

They will judge each essay to determine the top three winners.

Winners and their families as well as their teachers and principal will be invited to the club’s meeting Feb. 15 at 6:30 p.m. At the meeting, the three winning essays will be read by each student and U.S. savings bonds will be awarded. First place wins $100, second place wins $75 and third place wins $50.


Seminar for high school athletes planned Monday

A seminar titled “Guiding the College Bound Athlete” will be offered Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Williamsport High School auditorium.

Student athletes in grades 8-12 and their parents are encouraged to attend. The event will teach parents and athletes how to find the right college and where to look for financial aid and/or scholarships. This information is valuable to any young athlete who would like to enjoy athletics beyond high school.

For more information, call Jackie Brewer at 301-667-2096.

A time to be grateful

Thursday, Nov. 24, is the traditional day Americans take time to share a meal and to give thanks. I hope all of you can be with someone you are grateful for and can give thanks for whatever or to whomever you are glad to have and hold.

I am grateful for my family, my friends, my community, my country and its opportunities and resources, and I’m grateful to begin a new day full of hope that today and tomorrow will bring peace and happiness.

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