Hawaiian costume contest winners named

August 31, 2012|Cathy Grantham | Around Maugansville
  • Ron and Carol Garling won the best costume contest Saturday at the Hawaiian Breeze Dance at the Maugansville Ruritan Club. The dance was hosted by the Hagerstown Country Western Dance Club.
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Ron and Carol Garling were named the winners for the best costume at the Hawaiian Breeze Dance hosted by the Hagerstown Country Western Dance Club Saturday at the Maugansville Ruritan Community Center.  

There were about 50 dancers who attended the event. 

The Hawaiian theme was evident in the room with colorful decorations, costumed dancers and refreshments. 

Another dance is planned Saturday during Maugansville Pride Day.  There will be a group of line dancers who will perform from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

There will also be line dance lessons starting Tuesday, Sept. 4, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on the corner of Halfway Boulevard and Virginia Avenue. Classes are from 7 to 8 p.m. The cost is $5 per class.

The classes will run for nine weeks.

For more information, send an email to

Pride Day is Saturday

The 32nd annual Maugansville Pride Day will be Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Maugansville Ruritan Park. 


Ruritan members expect about 50 craft vendors to be in the community park. 

There will be free entertainment throughout the day.

Homemade soups and desserts will be available in the Ruritan Building, as well as funnel cakes, ice cream, hot dogs, hamburgers, Italian sausage sandwiches, country ham sandwiches and french fries.

There will be games and rides for children. Fifty percent of the proceeds will go to a local family to assist with medical bills.

For more information, call Bob at 301-739-6742.

Fall ball league registration continues

Maugansville Little League will hold an additional fall ball signup Saturday during Maugansville Pride Days. 

The league is accepting players from other leagues.

The fall ball season will begin the second week in September and continue until the end of October. 

For more information, call Kristie Lawson at 301-693-1230 or send an email to

Friendship Club to meet

The Maugansville Senior Friendship Club will meet Tuesday, Sept. 4, at Tony’s restaurant at 14224 Pennsylvania Ave.  A Dutch treat lunch will be served at noon. Officers for the 2012-13 year will be installed. All are invited and encouraged to bring a friend. 

For more information, call Reba Shobe at 301-739-9596.

Friends of the Library to host meeting

On Wednesday, Sept. 5, the Friends of the Library group will meet at 10:30 a.m. at the Smithsburg Branch Library, 66 W. Water St. in Smithsburg.

In addition to reports from various committees, members will have a work session and nominate a new slate of officers. Fundraising ideas and programming for the 2013 year will be discussed. The public is invited. Refreshments will be provided.

Women’s Club plans open house

The Women’s Club, at 31 S. Prospect St. in Hagerstown, will host an opening coffee Friday, Sept. 7, from 10 a.m. to noon at the club. 

Any woman interested in joining the club and learning about its activities, is welcome to attend. This is the 92nd year the club has been a part of the Hagerstown community.

The club will hold its annual fall bargain sale Friday, Sept. 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Gently used clothing, household merchandise, shoes and jewelry will be available for purchase.

The club provides low-cost housing for women in the community, and a place for members to enjoy activities.

Church festival planned Sept. 15

On Saturday, Sept. 15, Shiloh United Methodist Church will hold its outdoor fun fest from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Crafters, flea market and yard sale vendors are sought. Spaces are available to rent for $10. To reserve a space, call Dianne Keller 30l-797-4083 by Sept. 8. 

The church is at 19731 Shiloh Church Road in Hagerstown. 

There will also be music, antique cars, children’s games and a karate demonstration. Breakfast and lunch will be available, as well as homemade soups, sandwiches and baked goods.

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