Local briefs

August 22, 2012

Farm of the Year

The Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission on Saturday will announce the 2012 Washington County Farm of the Year. 

The Washington County Farm of the Year award is designed to recognize and honor the county’s farming heritage. During this event, the EDC will recognize one outstanding farm and farm family that exemplifies the heritage of agriculture in Washington County, according to an emailed news release. 

The award is based on criteria including production, conservation, preservation, community involvement and dedication to farming and agriculture.

The 2012 winning farm will showcase excellence in agriculture and promote a greater understanding of the challenges faced by today’s farmers, according to the release.

‘The Boarder’ viewing

“The Boarder,” an independent feature film by award-winning author/screenwriter Jane E. Ryan, will be shown Saturday at 2 p.m. at Leitersburg Cinemas. 


Proceeds from the movie will be donated to the Washington County League of Foster and Adoptive Families to help bring more therapeutic and diagnostic services to traumatized children and families, according to an emailed news release.

The film stars Andy Scott Harris, with Leslie Stevens, Carlton Wilborn and Dee Wallace.

The film, inspired by real events, approaches issues experienced by transplanted, foster or adopted children from a different perspective, according to the release.

Replica of tabernacle

A scene from the time of Moses will play out in Hagerstown in September, when a replica of the Old Testament tabernacle is erected on the grounds of the Review and Herald Publishing Association at 55 W. Oak Ridge Drive in Hagerstown.

Six area churches and Highland View Academy are cooperating to host the educational display, according to an emailed news release.

According to the book of Exodus, the people of Israel built a large, portable tent as a temple for their God as they traveled through the Sinai desert, according to the release. The life-size tabernacle structure is 150 feet long, according to the release.

Free tours will be available from Saturday, Sept. 8, through Sunday, Sept. 16, from 1 to 7 p.m.

For more information, call 301-733-4411 or go to

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