Community concert group elects new officers

July 15, 2012|Ellen Rowland | Around North Hagerstown

A meeting of the Hagerstown Community Concert Association was held July 10 in the Aspiring to Serve building on West Franklin Street. 

Officers elected for the 2012-13 concert year are: Frank Erck, president; the Rev. Randy Reid, vice president; Sandra Krieger, secretary; Lisa Mummert, assistant secretary; William Shank, treasurer; and David Peters, assistant treasurer.      

Elected to the board of directors were Ranelle Flurie, Katie Hershey, Rob Smeltzer, Toni Webb, Richard Beckwith and Gretchen Graves.    

Resolutions were adopted to show appreciation to Harriet Muldowney, who served for many years as the association’s secretary, and to Alan Shane, who was in charge of the organization’s student- outreach programs.

The association will open its new concert series Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 7:30 p.m. at The Maryland Theatre. Featured will be Victoria Banks, country music singer and songwriter. Subscriptions are available for the five concerts of the series for $50 for adults and $10 for students. The mailing address is Hagerstown Community Concert Association, P.O. Box 851, Hagerstown, MD 21741. 
Season tickets will be mailed to subscribers next month.

Vacation Bible school

 Paramount Brethren in Christ Church will hold its vacation Bible school July 20 to 22 at 6 p.m. The theme is “Shining God’s light at Rocky Point Light House.” 

Free hot dogs will be available Friday and Saturday nights.

A free lunch will be served after the Sunday morning program.

To  register, send an email to and provide your child’s name, age and contact information.

TOPS 0077

Losses for the week totaled 32 1/2 pounds for TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 0077. 

Susie Sword and Emma Jean Robertson were the best TOPS losers. Deloris Hays, Nancy Itnyre and Mada Law were the best KOPS (Keep Off Pounds Sensibly) losers. 

The no-no snack for the week is french fries.

Highlights from the June awards program:

The 74 members who weighed in lost a total of 106 1/2 pounds. 

Perfect attendance was achieved by 38 members. 

Hays, Mary Jo Cunningham and Dina Blair were the honored KOPS. 

The best TOPS losers for the month were Valerie Eccard, Charles House, Rosemary Gill and Millie Toms. Runners-up included Elsie Horst and Patsy Martin. 

Shining Stars were Dottie Alexander and Jean Betker. Emma Jean received a friendship charm. JoAnn M. achieved a 40-pound loss.

Dottie presented the program on food exchanges from the book, “The Choice is Mine.”  The importance of portion sizes, advantages of using a food scale and food label adjustments were discussed.

The group meets Mondays at First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave. in Hagerstown. 

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

Vacation Bible school

Haven Lutheran Church, 1035 Haven Road, invites all children to this summer’s vacation Bible school titled “Sky — Everything Is Possible With God” from July 23 to 27.

It will include Bible-learning activities, singing, teamwork-building games and Bible stories.
The school is for those ages 3 to fifth grade.

It will run from 5:45 to 8:30 p.m. each day.

A light supper will be served at the beginning of the program.

For more information, call 301-733-5056.

Class seeks members

The Boonsboro High School’s Class of 1962 reunion committee is trying to locate the following class members:

Larry Frush, Charles Hoffman, Jerry Webber, Donald Koontz and Anna (Miller) Brookins.

If you have any information, call Pat Easterday at 301-432-2018

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