Memorial Day

May 23, 2012|Linda Murray | Around West Hagerstown
  • Robert Howell, left, watches Kevin the Clown perform his juggling act while balancing a ball at the same time at the recent variety show put on by Tri-State Civitan Club at the Potomac Center in Hagerstown.
Robert Howell, left, watches Kevin the Clown perform his juggling act while balancing a ball at the same time at the recent variety show put on by Tri-State Civitan Club at the Potomac Center in Hagerstown.

As the area observes Memorial Dayon Monday, remember to thank those who have served in the military and sacrificed for our freedom.

Volunteer recognized

The Washington County Chapter of the American Red Cross recently recognized Kate Pound for volunteering since 1985.

Pound is an active member of Christ’s Reformed Church, at 130 W. Franklin St., where she also gives many hours of her time.

NHHS Class of ’82 reunion

The North Hagerstown High Class of 1982 will celebrate its 30th class reunion Sept. 21 and 22.
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Tri-State Civitan Club holds variety show

Robert Howell from Marshall Street School was excited to see Kevin the Clown balance a ball and juggle at the same time.

Later, Kevin wowed the crowd at the Potomac Center with his balancing of a step-ladder.

In addition, John Dodge brought his duck, “Charlie,” whose wisecracks brought laughter. Daisy Hensley and Kerri Lee Alexander, both from the Arc of Washington County, were Dodge’s helpers with magic acts.


Pam and Steve Springer demonstrated swing dancing and involved the audience with the jive, which is always a popular activity.

Marshall Street School, Job Development Center, Star, Arc and other groups were among the crowd.

Tri-State Civitan Club members are able to put on the show through donations from area residents and businesses.

Salem Avenue students of the year

The following students were voted students of the year at Salem Avenue Elementary School in Hagerstown.

  • Kindergarten: Emina Jennings, Juliana Wood, Nya Mills, Chase Whittaker, Grace Shoemaker, Syncere Russ, Matthew Zwarton, Nevaeh Smitley, Ava Alvarez and Lolia Erekosima.
  • First grade: Dylan Mitchell, Bryson Hutzell, Jaci Smith, Jackson Bennett, Kamaya Burrell, Judah McCall, Kirsten Herd, Italia Younger, Jasmine Walker-Keegan and Pierrre Surpris.
  • Second grade: Alex Rankin, Alexa Kretzer, Sevda Mustapayeva, Madison Myers, Emily Bowman, Nevaeh Washington, Gabriel Hill, Colia Fletcher, Malia Bercaw and Daniella Carino.
  • Third grade: Helen Stephenson, Rachael DeMuth, Isabella Cameron, Madeline Gross, Avery Kops, Gavin Taylor, Rana Solieman, Randy Kendle, Kylee McKenrick and Malorie Drust.
  • Fourth grade: Mario Jennings, Ivan Ramirez, Riley Parker, Evie Shanholtz, Ryan Clark, Kya Butts, Jacob Rodriguez, Cathrine Burke, Tiara Danner and Dylan Harnish.
  • Fifth grade: Mackenzie Myers, Mia Deagrella, Brielle Cox, Tony Ferriera, Brian Brown, Tyler Johnson, Christian Mapp-Ellerbusch, Sarah DeMuth and Taliah Hodges
Students were selected by their teachers and classmates for consistently showing respect and responsibility throughout the school year. As a reward for their accomplishments, the school’s PTA sponsored an afternoon of fun for the students May 18 at Hellane Park.

Lions Club news

The West Hagerstown Lions Club has been very busy recently. 

On May 20, members of the club served a pancake breakfast to the riders in the National Pike Festival wagon train who then proceeded to Boonsboro. Club members enjoy visiting with the friendly people who participate in the event.

Mary Ann Farr, RN, the education coordinator for the Alzheimer’s Association, was the guest speaker at the May 21 Lions Club meeting. Farr talked about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

The club recently held a successful ham sandwich sale and wishes to thank everyone who bought sandwiches.

Finally, on Friday, June 1, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., the club will have a booth set up at Valley Mall.

Its motto is “We Serve,” and the exhibit will display the various ways the Lions Club serves the community.

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