Lions to host Halfway Park Days

May 24, 2012|Jamie Shekels | Around Halfway
  • During May, students were recognized for the character trait of courage at Hickory Elementary School. Students and families were invited to school for a "pinning ceremony," which included certificates, pencils and erasers, followed by ice-cream sundaes and family bingo. First row, from left, Nicholas Anderson, Kadin Mullendore and Colton Hoover. Second row, Sarah Dawson, Mary Frances Troast, Jaaliyah Loudin, Shaylee Lewis and Brianna Koontz. Third row, Molly Hull, Wyatt Heavner, Alexis Obitts, Timothy Ringler and Timothy Brown. Absent from the picture are Dennis Householder and Autumn Thrift.
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The 33rd annual Halfway Park Days, sponsored by the Lions Club of Halfway, will be held Saturday and Sunday at Martin L. “Marty” Snook Memorial Park in Halfway.

New food vendors will be on hand along with some new craft vendors.

Entertainment will be provided by the Magic of Michael T, the South Hagerstown High School Mid Nighters and Take Two.

Chicken, prepared by the Lions Club, will be available for purchase.

For more information, call Stanley Johnson at 301-739-3219.

In other club news:

• On April 14, the Lions Club held a chicken barbecue at the Halfway Boulevard and Virginia Avenue intersection to help raise funds for the Korean War Veterans Association Antietam Chapter 312 Monument Fund.

Two members of the association, Robert Glausier and John Koontz, were in attendance to help with the project.

• The Lions Club hosted Scholarship Night on May 17.

Two students, Umar Mahmood from South Hagerstown High School and Emily Taylor from Williamsport High School, were awarded a William E. Dorsey Memorial Scholarship.

Also on hand were Miss Washington County, Mary Teal Mulligan, and Miss Western Maryland, Grace Herpel.

The pageant winners addressed the group with encouraging and motivating words.

Pillars of the Community 

Valley Mall will host Pillars of the Community on Friday, June 1, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. 

Local nonprofit organizations will be showcased. The agencies will show how they operate and function in the community.

The event is free and open to the public.

Memorial Day

Be sure to be thankful to those who have served and honor the memories of those who have passed in service of our honor and freedom. Happy Memorial Day to all and wishing all a very safe, happy and healthy Memorial Day weekend.


Parents of Washington County Public Schools students: Washington County Public Schools will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day.

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