Exhibition of Learning

May 04, 2012|Cathy Grantham | Around Maugansville

There will be an Exhibition of Learning today at Maugansville Elementary School.

Students will present and share their projects with visitors. Students in grades one, four and five begin at 8:45 a.m.  Kindergarten, Life Skills, and grades two and three students will begin at 9:55 a.m. All are invited.

Thank you

A sincere thank you goes to Mrs. Paul Keener and her grandchildren for weeding and mulching the flower bed at the Maugansville sign in the community park.   It looks beautiful and should make everyone happy about living in the community.

Celebrate May Day

Hang a flower basket outside on your lamp post or place a flower basket on your front porch to celebrate May Day. I have been told May Day is the first Sunday in May, and I have also read that it is May 1. 

Regardless of the day, take time to celebrate warmer weather and flowers blooming.

The Maugansville May Basket tradition has been attributed to the late Mrs. Harvey Miller who came to the village about 50 years ago from Virginia. She taught local ladies to make a cone out of wallpaper material and fill it with flowers and/or candy. The cone was then tied with ribbons and hung on a neighbor’s door.  Then the giver would run away. Some say the person receiving the basket would try to catch the fleeing giver. In some parts of the country, a kiss would be exchanged if they got caught.

Spring music concert

There will be a seventh-eighth grade band concert Thursday, May 10, at 7 p.m. at Western Heights Middle School.

Community yard sale

There will be a community yard sale at the Ruritan Community Center Saturday, May 12, from 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Inside tables cost $13 to rent and outside spaces cost $6. The indoor tables can be set up between 6 and 8 p.m. on Friday, May 11. 

To reserve a space, call 301-733-1574.

Circus tickets available

The Kelly Miller Circus will be held at Hagerstown Regional Airport Wednesday, June 6, which will benefit Maugansville Goodwill Volunteer Fire Co.

Shows will be at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Advance tickets cost $10 for adults and $6 for those ages 2 to 11. Tickets at the event cost $15 for adults and $7 for children. Advance tickets can be purchased at the fire company or from any fire company member.

For more information, call 301-739-8515.

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