Hello, Maugansville

September 21, 2012|Paula Wolber | Around Maugansville

I’m Paula Wolber and I’m taking over for Cathy Grantham. I’m a native of Hagerstown and have recently retired from nearly four decades of public school teaching/counseling. I am now a substitute teacher for Washington County Public Schools. 

Please let me know how I can best meet our community’s needs. Call me at 240-818-9053 or send me an email at Submit articles by Monday for publication in Friday’s paper.  

Contact me by phone or email if you have any concerns or suggestions. I look forward to serving the Maugansville community.

Gun giveaway

The Maugansville Fire Co.’s annual gun giveaway will be Saturday, Sept. 29, at The Improved Order of Red Men Tribe 84, at 16219 Lappans Road.

The doors opens at 11:30 a.m. and food will be served from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Tickets cost $20 for singles and $30 for couples. The meal is included in the ticket price. Beer will be available with a $5 armband.

Guns and crossbows will be raffled. There will also be raffles for cash drawings. Starting at 12:45 p.m., there will be a raffle drawing every 15 minutes, ending with a $1,000 cash drawing at 5 p.m.

Tip jars and door prizes will be available (must be present for door prizes). You must be 18 to be admitted. No coolers will be permitted.

Children of the World

World Help will present Children of the World International Children’s Choir.               

The choir, comprised of orphaned and disadvantaged children from several countries, will perform Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. at Maugansville Bible Brethren Church, 17904 Binkley Ave. in Maugansville.

Commissioners to visit

The Washington County Commissioners will meet Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. at the Maugansville Ruritan Club on Maugans Avenue. The meeting is free and open to the public. Residents can voice their concerns at the meeting. Light refreshments will be served.

Pancake breakfast

The Maugansville Ruritan Club on Maugans Avenue will hold an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast Saturday from 6:30 to 11 a.m. 

The menu includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, sausage gravy, juice, coffee and tea.

The meal costs $5.50 for adults, $3 for those ages 6 to 12 and is free for those 5 and younger. The lines move quickly and parking is free.

Club helping soldiers

The Leathernecks Nation Motorcycle Club would like to know the names of area soldiers who are deployed in Afghanistan or other countries.


To show support for the troops, the club wants to make sure the soldiers know they are not forgotten by sending them cards and packages.

Call Gary at 301-393-9287 with contact information.

Spaghetti dinner planned

Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship, at 14010 Greencastle Pike in Hagerstown, will hold a spaghetti dinner Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. 

The menu includes spaghetti, salad, bread and beverage. Dessert will be available for a donation.

Tickets cost $7 for adults and $3 for those younger than 8. 

Proceeds benefit the church’s community ministry center debt reduction. 

For more information, call 301-791-5432.

Line dancing Saturday

The Country Western Dance Association will host a line dance for the public Saturday from 7 to 10:30 p.m. at the Maugansville Ruritan Club on Maugans Avenue.

Couples and singles are invited. 

For more information, send an email to

BPW meeting Oct. 1

On Monday, Oct. 1, the Washington County Chapter of Business and Professional Women will hold its monthly meeting at Hager Hall on Dual Highway with a special program to celebrate National Business and Professional Women’s Week, which is Oct. 14 to 20.

At the meeting, three area businesswomen will share their professional experiences. They are Carol Craig of Hair After (Hagerstown), Vickie Hrabel of Oak Hill Interior Designs (Hagerstown), and Jo Ellen Soesbee of ToolBox TomGirl (Montgomery Co.).  Representatives from the city of Hagerstown and the county commissioners will present a proclamation declaring National Business and Professional Women’s Week.

Tickets cost $16. Networking begins at 5:30 p.m. and the dinner starts at 6 p.m. 

To RSVP, call Sandy Mills at 301-302-8237 or send an email to by Sept. 27.

Fall ‘tea’ planned

Trinity United Church of Christ in State Line, Pa., will hold a fall-themed tea luncheon Saturday, Sept. 29, and Sunday, Sept. 30. 

The luncheon includes choice of soup or salad, scones, assortment of tea sandwiches, an array of desserts along with a bottomless cup of hot tea, iced tea or lemonade.  

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