Kids Alive Fest planned at Children's Village

May 06, 2012|Ellen Rowland | Around North Hagerstown

Children’s Village of Washington County will host its 21st annual Kids Alive Fest, Open House/Community-Safety Day, Saturday, May 19, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Children’s Village campus, 1546 Mount Aetna Road in Hagerstown.

Admission is free. The event will be held rain or shine.

Scheduled activities: 

  • Noon — K-9 demonstration (Maryland Correctional Institution)
  • 1 p.m. — Auto extrication demonstration (Maugansville Fire Co)
  • Helicopter landing/Medevac demonstration, weather/emergency calls permitting (Air Methods Corp., Life Net 81)
  • 2 p.m. — Ronald McDonald safety show

Additional activities: Child identification using MdCHIP program (Grand Lodge of Maryland).

Representatives from area organizations will participate with safety-related displays and/or activities.

There will be continuous tours of the Power of Fire House.

Families also will have the opportunity to complete safety stations throughout the day to experience what students coming to Children’s Village learn during the school year.

Tickets may be purchased for weather-permitting activities including mini-car rides, radar gun contest (Smithsburg Police Department), and fire hose spraying challenge (Funkstown Volunteer Fire Co.). 


Food from the Hagerstown Lions Club and funnel cakes from the Williamsport Lions Club will be sold.

Volvo Powertrain is the event sponsor.

Children’s Village is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing free safety education to elementary school children in  the county.

Garden club

On Tuesday, May 22,  from 1 to 4 p.m., Antietam Garden Club will celebrate its 50th anniversary.

In celebration, the club will present “A Standard Flower Show” at Western Maryland Hospital Center, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. in Hagerstown.

The show will be held in the second-floor auditorium.

The show will include six arrangement categories and horticulture specimens. The free event is open to the public.

For more information, call 301-991-9201.

Young at Heart

The group Young at Heart will meet Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at Il Castello Restaurant, 501 Liberty St. in Hagerstown.

For more information, call Alice at 301-432-6493.

TOPS 0077

Losses for the week totaled 35 3/4 pounds for TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 0077.

Sue Young, Louise Cline and Pat Horning were the best TOPS losers. The best KOPS (Keep Off Pounds Sensibly) losers were Joan Gilbert, Jean Betker, Darla Hartley, Cindy Ryder and Audrey Smith.  

JoAnn M. won the monthly TOPS prize and Joan Budny won for KOPS. The no-no snack for the week is pie. Elsie Horst won the ha-ha prize.  

The Weight Busters team had the best loss in the team challenge for the week.

Rosemary Gill took over the position of exercise coordinator. 

The contest for May is “Don’t Eat the Pie.”

Susie Sword presented the program on “Creating Lasting Change.” She said it takes six to eight months for a change to become a habit. She said change requires both desire and persistence. 

For more information, call Patsy P. at 301-582-2292 or Patsy M. at 301-842-3615.

TOPS 0446

TOPS Chapter 0446 had a winning week by losing 23.6 pounds. 

The thinner winner was Marie E., who lost 5.2 pounds. 

The 20-pounds contest is under way. Anyone who loses 20 pounds by June 20 wins a prize.   

The chapter continued its program on “Tips for Successful Weight Loss.”  All members actively participated in the program discussion. 

For more information, call Mary at 301-797-2547 or Judy at 301-739-9279, or go to 

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