Pooch plunge set for Aug. 22

August 06, 2012|Staci Clipp | Around South Hagerstown

The ninth annual Pooch Plunge at Potterfield Pool will be held Wednesday, Aug. 22, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Claude M. Potterfield Pool, 730 Frederick St. in Hagerstown.

The event benefits the Humane Society of Washington County.

Last year’s event drew a large attendance. 

“It was really something to see,” said Paul Miller, executive director of the shelter. “This is becoming an annual end-of-summer event for families interested in having a night out with their pets. I think this is a wonderful way to bid farewell to summer by treating your dog to one last swim before the weather turns cold.

“We hope everyone will join us for the fun.” 

Four-legged attendees come from the four-state area for the event. 

Admission for one dog and one handler costs $5. Additional individuals or pets will cost $2 each.
For more information, call the shelter at 301-733-2060, ext. 239.

Hagerstown Lions Club


Tuesday — Gerry Kendle from the Hagerstown Police Department will talk about the police academy.

Class of 1959

The South High Class of 1959 will hold its annual picnic Saturday, Aug. 25, at Funkstown Park.

It will be held at the picnic pavilion at the entrance off Beaver Creek Road.

Lunch will be served at noon.

There is no charge to attend. Attendees are asked to bring a covered dish, salad or dessert. Hamburgers, hot dogs, steamers and soft drinks will be supplied by the reunion committee.

For more information, call Donna (Rockwell) Smith at 301-797-8761 or send an email to

Free summer concert planned at Doub’s Woods

Evolution Rock School plans to celebrate its one-year anniversary of providing a musical outlet for students in the Tri-State area with a free summer concert.

Food will include cheeseburgers, hot dogs and sausages, while listening to songs from the 1970s to the present. 

All proceeds from food sales and donations will be used to purchase equipment for the school to assist students in their musical education.

The concert will be Saturday, Aug. 18, from noon to 3 p.m. at the arts pavilion at Doub’s Woods Park.

For additional information, contact Evolution Rock School at 301-733-1850,, or  go to

Evolution Rock School is a performance based music school providing instruction in guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, vocals in rock, pop and country music for students ages 5 to adult.

The school is near Municipal Stadium at 435 E. Baltimore St. in Hagerstown.

For more information about the event, call 240-285-3526 or send an email to

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