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Girls on the Run looking for coaches

January 05, 2012|Darylene Mowen | Around Smithsburg & Robinwood

Girls on the Run looking for coaches

Girls on the Run of Washington County is looking for volunteer coaches for the spring season.    

Girls on the Run is a 10-week, after-school running program for third- through fifth-grade girls in Washington County.  

There will be an informational session on Wednesday, Jan. 11, at 7:30 p.m. at Ruff Fitness Training Center, 13204 Fountainhead Plaza.  The one-hour session will include information about the program and requirements for coaching.  

To RSVP or for more information, call 240-217-4803, send an email to gotrwashco@yahoo.com or go to gotrwashco.org.   

Running experience is not required.

Longmeadow Lions Club to meet

Dr. Bud Johns will be the program speaker at the Jan. 12 meeting of the Longmeadow Lions Club. His topic will be on the Korean War Veterans of Washington County's efforts to raise funds for a memorial honoring the veterans of this forgotten war. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. at Always Ron's restaurant. Make reservations before Jan. 10 by calling 301-739-2815.  

Club members are pleased that Save-A-Lot Foods in the South End Shopping Center has permitted the Lions Club to place an eyeglass and hearing aid collection box at the store.  

This will add to its collection boxes, which are at Wallmart and Long Meadow Shopping Center. All glasses and hearing aids collected are recycled and delivered to those in need.

Potpie dinner set

Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship, at 14010 Greencastle Pike, will hold a country ham slippery potpie dinner Saturday, Jan. 14, from 4 to 7 p.m.  

The meal includes potpie, coleslaw and beverage. Dessert will be available for a donation.

Tickets cost $7 for adults and $3 for those younger than 8.  

Proceeds will benefit a mission trip to the Dominican Republic.  

For more information, call 301-797-5747 or 301-791-5432.

Maugansville resident gets her service dog

After waiting 2 1/2 years, Sandy Goode of Maugansville would like Maugansville residents to know that she finally received her golden retriever, Cabo, in October from Susquehanna Service Dogs in Harrisburg, Pa.   

With the fundraising help of Tri-State Civitan Club and the Longmeadow Lions Club, Sandy was able to purchase Cabo.

Sandy uses Cabo instead of crutches to keep her balance.  

On Sandy's command, Cabo can pull an emergency cord, bring her telephone and retrieve other things.    

Sandy said she loves Cabo very much.

Girls' Softball League registration

The Washington County Girls Softball League will hold registration for the 2012 season at Dick's Sporting Goods on the following dates: Feb. 4, 5, 18 and 19 from noon to 6 p.m. Girls can also register at Extra-Innings of Hagerstown on Feb. 10 and 24 from 5 to 8 p.m. and Feb. 11 and 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, call 301-223-9078 or go to www.etaemz.com/wcgsl.

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