Way to go, Mike

January 20, 2012|Cathy Grantham | Around Maugansville

Thursday was the 16th anniversary of Mike Weaver’s five-mile walks. 

He has walked five miles every day for 16 years. 

That’s about 5,845 consecutive days in this incredible streak.  

As he walks, he picks up litter along his route and helps to keep our little village beautiful.

Maugansville Elementary School dates to remember

Today there will be a half day of school for students with dismissal at 12:20 p.m.

There will also be a geography bee today at 9 a.m. for fourth- and fifth-graders.

There will be no school for students Monday, Jan. 23. It is a professional day for staff.

Maugansville Ruritan plans breakfast Jan. 28

The community is invited to the Maugansville Ruritan Club’s all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast Saturday, Jan. 28, 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 will be admitted free. 

The breakfast will be cooked and served at the Ruritan Club’s blue building on Maugans Avenue.  All proceeds will help the Maugansville community.

Maryland District 1 Little League clinic offered

Starting Tuesday, Feb. 7, the Maryland District 1 Little League will conduct a rules and umpire clinic every Tuesday in February from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Church of God on Leitersburg Pike.

If you are a baseball/softball manager, coach, umpire or interested parent, it is recommended that you attend these sessions. There are several significant rule changes this year. The clinic is free to all Little League volunteers.

For more information, call Denny Hockensmith at 301-416-2841 or Dave Grams at 301-791-1687.

More Maugansville history

Back in the days of the horse and buggy, residents would seek entertainment in a variety of ways. 

In the winter, ladies would attend quilting parties, sewing circles, birthday parties or holiday celebrations. 

In the summer, everyone enjoyed harvesting dinners or lawn socials. 

Whenever a new home was built, residents had house-warming parties. 

Spelling bees were held in the school, and husking bees were held in the barns. 

There were hunting dinners, sleighing and sledding parties, taffy- pulling parties, strawberry festivals, May Day celebrations, bridal and wedding anniversary parties. 

A popular gathering was called the box social. Young ladies would pack their own  lunch in a box. Each box was then purchased by an admiring young man. This allowed the young lady and her young man to sit together while they ate their boxed lunch.

All of these gatherings and socials included homemade food and human interaction.

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