Fun Fest planned

September 13, 2012|Cathy Grantham | Around Maugansville

Fun Fest planned

On Saturday, Shiloh United Methodist Church will hold an outdoor fun fest from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Crafters, flea market and yard sale vendors are wanted.  Spaces are available for $10.  To obtain a space, please call Dianne Keller at 301-797-4083 by Saturday.  The church is at 19731 Shiloh Church Road in Hagerstown.  There will 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.

Bluegrass gospel concert Sept. 16

The Guilford Station Bluegrass Gospel Band will perform Sunday, Sept. 16, at 2 p.m. at Mt. Zion Church, 14336 Greencastle Pike, Md. 63 in Cearfoss.  Refreshments will be served. A goodwill offering will be collected for the group during a short intermission.  A basket will be placed in the front of the church if you would like to make a contribution for the cemetery maintenance. For more information, call 301-791-0413.


Historical society to meet Thursday

The Middleburg/Mason-Dixon Line Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at the State Line Ruritan building off U.S. 11 at State Line Community Park. Ted Alexander, chief historian at Antietam National Battlefield, will discuss “The Battle of Antietam and its Impact on Washington County, Md., and Franklin County, Pa.” His program will examine care of the wounded in area hospitals, Hagerstown and Chambersburg as logistics centers, spies, special ops and more. The society will also celebrate the 200th birthday of State Line with cake and ice cream.  The public is invited.  For more information, call Susan Alsip-Lawson at 301-739-0357 or go to

North High Class of 1962 plans reunion

On Friday, Sept. 21, the North Hagerstown High School class of 1962 will gather at Homewood Inn and Suites near Valley Mall from 6 to 9 p.m.  The cost is $15 per person for a barbecue dinner. On Saturday, Sept. 22, a tour of North High will be at 10 a.m.  Meet at the flagpole by the stadium. A buffet will be served at 6 p.m. at the Homewood Inn and Suites. The cost is $35 per person.  Sunday, Sept. 23, there will be a brunch from 7 to 10 a.m. The cost is $10, free for hotel guests. For more information, call Bob at 301-393-9113, Susan at 304-267-0423 or Kitty at 301-790-0991.

All-you-can-eat-pancake breakfast scheduled

On Saturday, Sept. 22, the Ruritan Club will serve its first all-you-can-eat-pancake breakfast. Breakfast will be served from 6:30 to 11 a.m. and feature pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, sausage gravy, juice, coffee and tea.  The cost is $5.50 for adults; $3 for children ages 6 to 12. Children 5 and younger eat free. 

Spaghetti dinner planned

The Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship, at 14010 Greencastle Pike, Hagerstown, will hold a spaghetti dinner on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 4 to 7 p.m. The menu includes spaghetti, salad, bread and beverage.  Tickets cost $7 for adults and $3 for ages 7 and younger. Dessert will be available for a donation. Proceeds benefit the church’s community ministry center debt reduction. For more information, call 301-791-5432.

A Taste of Autumn Dance

The Country Western Dance Association will host a line dance for the public at the Maugansville Ruritan building at 18007 Maugans Ave. in Maugansville on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.  Couples and singles are invited. For more information, contact

3-course tea luncheon planned

The Trinity United Church of Christ in State Line, Pa., will hold a fall-themed tea luncheon on Saturday, Sept. 29 and Sunday, Sept. 30.  The luncheon includes choice of soup or salad, scones, tea sandwiches, desserts and hot tea, iced tea or lemonade. There will be two seating times on Saturday, noon and 1 p.m. On Sunday, tea will be served at 1 p.m.   Advance ticket purchase is required. The cost is $15 for adults and $7.50 for children.  Proceeds benefit church ministries. The church is located on the square in State Line, on U.S. 11.  For tickets or more information, contact Virginia Stayman at 717-765-4669 or

Thanks for the memories

This is the last column I will write for “Around Maugansville.”  I want to thank my editor, Tony Mulieri, for his patience and expertise for advising me and editing my writing for the newspaper.  I’d also like to thank all of the kind people who have read and personally told me they have enjoyed my writing. It has been my honor and pleasure to represent our community for the past year.  Thank you for your kindness and patience.  Paula Wolber will begin writing next week and I am certain she will enjoy her experience as much as I have. Please email her your news at

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