Basket bingo planned Sunday

April 16, 2012|Ellen Rowland | Around North Hagerstown

Potomac Temple 28 Pythians Sisters of Maryland will hold its annual Longerberger basket bingo Sunday at Funkstown Fire Hall.

All baskets will be filled and the event will help support the Fisher House, a nonprofit facility in Rockville, Md., that temporarily houses families of returning wounded veterans.

Doors open at 11 a.m. and the games begin at 1 p.m. The event includes 20 regular games and five specials.

Tickets cost $20 and will be available at the door.

The event also will include a dessert table, tip jars, raffles and door prizes.

It will be a smoke-free event.

For more information, call Jean Hanna at 301-733-1846 or Janet Bowen at 301-582-2520.

Woodland Garden Club plans meeting for May 9

The Woodland Garden Club will meet Wednesday, May 9, at the Airport Inn at 11:45 a.m.

Lunch will be available from the menu at the attendees’ expense.

To make a reservation, call Marjorie Hobbs at 301-791-9004 by noon May 8.


Karen Sechler, horticulture educator for the University of Maryland Extension in Washington County, will be the featured speaker.

Her topic will be “University of Maryland Extension in Washington County. What Do We Have to Offer You?”

Anyone who needs special accommodations to attend the program may call Sechler at 301-791-1604 or send an email to by April 20.

TOPS 0077

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 0077 recorded a loss of 21 pounds for the week. 

The best TOPS losers were Susie Sword and Emma Jean Robertson. 

The best KOPS (Keep Off Pounds Sensibly) losers were Audrey Smith and Maida Law.

Awards were presented for the month of March.  Honored KOPS were Linda Seibert, Bonnie Barnhart and Mary Jo Cunningham. Best TOPS losers were Barb Hall, Susie Sword and Trudy Heather. Runners-up were Kathy Freese and Inga Y. 

Those with perfect attendance with no gains for the month were Jean Betker, Cleo Burger, Dottie Alexander, Hall, Mary Lou Edmands and Janice Frye. 

Heather and Frye had six weeks of consecutive losses. 

Shining stars for March were Cindy Ryder and Joan Budney.

The no-no snack for the week is cake. 

The ha-ha prize was won by Elsie Horst.

Chapter members made Easter bonnets from paper plates. Top winners were Louise Kline, Emma Jean Robertson, Joan Gilbert and Valerie Eccard.

The chapter meets Mondays at First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown. Weigh-in is from 7 to 9:15 a.m. and the meeting is from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.  For more information, call Patsy P. at 301-582-2292 of Patsy M. at 301-842-3615.

Pancake breakfast to be held Saturday

Shiloh United Methodist Church, 19731 Shiloh Church Road in Hagerstown, will host a pancake breakfast Saturday from 7 to 11 a.m.

The menu includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, sausage gravy or country puddin’, fruit cup, orange juice and coffee.

Tickets cost $6 for adults and $3 for those ages 6 to 12.

Carryout will be available.

For more information, call the church at 301-797-4083.

Salem Reformed Church to hold yard sale April 28

Salem Reformed Church, at 13182 Salem Church Road (off Cearfoss Pike), will hold a yard sale Saturday, April 28, beginning at 8 a.m. in its Family Life Center.

Food will be available for sale for lunch.

Proceeds will help defray the cost of the youth work mission trip this summer.

For more information, call 717-328-5691.

TOPS  0446

Jennifer’s loss of two pounds made her the thinner winner of the week for TOPS Chapter 0446.

She was followed by George with a loss of 1.8 pounds. The winner of the ha-ha prize was Betty Jo.
Awards are presented once a month to congratulate members on their achievements. 

For March, the group had 28 members check in with a total loss for the month of 22.6 pounds. Jennifer was the No. 1 loser for the month with a loss of 4.6 pounds and Thelma was close behind with a loss of 3.2 pounds.

The chapter had a three-way tie for its shining stars award between Barinda, Judy and George.

Meetings are held Wednesdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Shiloh United Methodist Church, 19731 Shiloh Church Road in Hagerstown.

Weigh-in is from 8:45 to 9:20 a.m. For more information, call Mary or Tom at 301-797-2547, or Judy at 301-739-9279.

AAUW Used Book Sale 

The Hagerstown Branch of the American Association of University Women will hold the AAUW Used Book Sale Thursday through Saturday at the Arc of Washington County building at 1000 Florida Ave. in Hagerstown.

Twenty-thousand books, sorted into dozens of categories, including old and rare, current and choice, children’s, and collectibles, will be displayed on tables for the shoppers’ convenience.

Books on tape, videotapes, CDs and DVDs will also be available. Most hardbacks cost  $1 to $3 and small paperbacks cost 50 cents. The hours are Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

On Saturday, the books will be sold at half price from 9 a.m. to noon, and for $5 a bag from noon to 3 p.m.

Directions to the sale: From Salem Avenue, turn onto Stratford and go three blocks to Florida Avenue and then follow the AAUW signs.

Proceeds from the sale will provide scholarships for local students. 

For more information, call 301-733-2007.

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