Slippery potpie dinner Saturday

January 13, 2012|Cathy Grantham | Around Maugansville

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

The meal includes potpie, coleslaw and beverage. Tickets cost $7 for adults to age 9, and $3 for those 8 and younger. Dessert will be available for a donation.  

Proceeds will benefit a mission trip to the Dominican Republic.  

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

School dates to remember

Maugansville Elementary School schedule of events:

• Jan. 16 — Schools closed in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

• Jan. 20 — Half day of school for students with dismissal at 12:20 p.m.

• Jan. 20 — Geography bee at 9 a.m.

• Jan. 23 — No school for students; professional day for staff.

Girls softball

The Washington County Girls Softball League will be holding registrations for 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

Ruritan breakfast planned

Maugansville Ruritan Club will hold an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast Saturday, Jan. 28, at its blue building on Maugans Avenue from 6:30 to 11 a.m.  

The menu includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, sausage gravy, juice, coffee and tea. Tickets cost $5.50 for adults, and $3 for those ages 6 to 12. Those 5 and younger eat free. All proceeds help the Maugansville community.

About Maugansville

The first school in Maugansville was known as Pleasant Garden and was built on land donated by Mr. Bowers.

It was a one-room school built of logs made to hold 85 students.  

There were three windows on each side of the room and in the center of the room there was a large 10-plate stove which heated the room.  

The desks were plain and handmade, built for two students, and were fastened to the floor.  Girls sat on one side of the room, and the boys sat on the other side.  

There were also long tables and benches that were fastened to the side of the building. Students carried their drinking water from a nearby well.  

The first teachers were men whose names were H.S. Harman, B.F. Snyder, A. Lynch and J. N. Kelly.

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