Events at Shiloh United Methodist Church

June 03, 2012|Ellen Rowland | Around North Hagerstown
  • Members of the Rotary Club of Long Meadows who earned certificates in Techniques of Alcohol Management include, from left, Sharon Ruppenthal, Jim Mills, Jim Baker, Donna Long, Magnus Dahlgren and Marvin Wade. Not pictured is Jim McConnell.
Photo by Mckinna Meeuwsen

Shiloh United Methodist Church, 19731 Shiloh Church Road, Hagerstown, will hold its annual kickoff/block party from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 10. Included will be an outdoor barbecue and cookout with children’s games. Registration for Shiloh’s vacation Bible school will also be offered.

Vacation Bible school at Shiloh will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 11, through Thursday, June 14. Free dinners begin at 5 p.m. Participants will learn about Jesus, make crafts, eat snacks, and hear music. Also, all children will receive a coupon for free karate lessons for one month. All children ages 13 and younger are welcome. For more information, go to
Yard sale set for Saturday, June 23

A yard sale to benefit the MOPS program will be from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave. Hagerstown.

Setup begins at 6 a.m. Goodwill will come at 2 p.m. to pick up unwanted items. There is a $10 charge per space, or $15 if you need a table. Make checks payable to First Christian Church and note at the bottom that they are for the MOPS yard sale. For more information, call 301-302-4272 or email

Rotary members earn TAM certificates

On May 29, members of the Rotary Club of Long Meadows earned certificates in Techniques of Alcohol Management. These certificates are required to allow club members to legally serve wine at fundraisers, such as their Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Tasting event, which benefits the Community Free Clinic and several other local nonprofits. Rotary international is an international network of community volunteers.

5K for humane society raises more than $8,000

The Humane Society of Washington County, Inc. held its inaugural Paws on the Pavement 5K walk/run to benefit the shelter May 19 at Martin L. “Marty” Snook Memorial Park in Halfway. The event drew 216 runners and walkers, many accompanied by their canine companions. Overall. the event raised more than $8,000 for the animals at the shelter.

Personal fundraising was a key component in the success of the event. Individuals raised $4,000 in personal fundraising alone.

Winners of the race were Anthony Robinson and Chelsie Githens-Brewer. Second-place winners were Steve Johnson and Tracy Barlup. Coming in third were Julius Smead and Julie Quelet.

The humane society  would like to recognize Jamie Dick of the Parks and Recreation Department for all of his help in allowing participants to bring their canine companions on the course.

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