Coat drive

November 19, 2012|Ellen Rowland | Around North Hagerstown

Coats for Kids will be held by the North Hagerstown Lions Club through Jan. 10.

The big, red drop container is near the Sears store at Valley Mall.

All coats, clean and in good shape, from newborn through adult sizes, will be accepted.

Coats will be distributed to local nonprofit groups Children In Need and the Parent Child Center.

To have coats picked up, call Carolyn at 301-991-3244. 

Lions Club fundraisers

The North Hagerstown Lions Club is selling stocking stuffers with its Sheetz coupon books fundraiser. The coupon books cost $10 and are valued at more than $25.

The club is also selling Bonus Books that can be used for food, recreation and cultural activities in the Tri-State area. The bonus books cost $32 each.


All proceeds from sales go to local nonprofits.

To purchase the books, call Carolyn at 301-223-8207 or 301-991-3244, or Sharon at 717-597-8316. 

Vacuum needed

Repeat Performance Thrift Shop, owned and operated by the volunteers of the Meritus Medical Center Auxiliary, is in need of a working vacuum cleaner.

If you have an extra vacuum cleaner that is in good condition or know someone who does, call the thrift shop.

The shop is at 18706 Crestwood Drive in Hagerstown. For more information, call 301-665-2993.

TOPS 0077

Losses for the week totaled 45 1/2 pounds for TOPS Chapter 0077.

Charles House, Louise Cline and Jean Hart were the best TOPS losers. Louise Kline and Darla Hartley were the best KOPS (Keep Off Pounds Sensibly) losers.

Kline won the ha-ha prize. 

Doughnuts are the no-no snack this week. 

Team No. 2, the Mums, won the weekly weight-loss challenge with an 8-pound total loss. 

Monthly awards and accomplishments included the following:

Seventy-three members weighed in and 39 had perfect attendance. 

Sharon Twigg and Kathy Freeze were voted shining stars. 

Honored KOPS were Mary Jo Cunningham, Mada Law and Dianne Keely. 

Freeze, Linda Baker, Patsy Martin and Inga Y. were the best losers for October.  Baker had six weeks of consecutive losses and has reached her 30-pound loss goal.

Dottie Alexander presented the program on “Which is the Better Choice?” She gave comparisons of choices that members might make daily. She said occasional snacking is acceptable, but members need to be wary when making choices.

The group collected supplies, including 603 Christmas cards and money for the troops overseas. 

The hats, gloves and scarves collection for local schoolchildren will end Dec. 3. The annual Christmas party will be Dec. 3.

The group meets Monday mornings at First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave. in Hagerstown.

For more information, call Patsy P. at 301-582-2292 or Patsy M. at 301-842-3615.

Football Sundays

Morris Frock Post 42 American Legion on Northern Avenue Hagerstown is hosting Football Sundays.

Fans can watch games on several TVs, have lunch and win NFL shirts in a raffle.

The legion opens at noon. The public is invited.

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