Safe Place receives donation from Elks Ladies

December 25, 2012|Linda Murray | Around West Hagerstown
  • Members of Hagerstown Community College's Future Teachers of America help Salem Avenue Elementary students choose books during Salem's holiday book giveaway.
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Members of the Ladies of the Elks and Associates of Elks Lodge 378 in Hagerstown recently donated $500 to Safe Place, Washington County Child Advocacy Center. 

The donation will be used to help abused children in Washington County. 

The mission of Safe Place is to reduce the trauma to children in a child-friendly environment though collaborative investigations, therapeutic/medical interventions and criminal prosecution of child-abuse cases.

Nina Garrett and Gary Carter presented the gift to Mooch Mutchler, director, and center Supervisor Tammy Puffenberger. 

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HCC future teachers donate time and books

Members of the Future Educators of America at Hagerstown Community College visited Salem Avenue Elementary School Dec. 21.

The students helped the Salem staff read with students, enjoyed a snack of cookies and milk, and listened to a book being read aloud.
Each Salem Avenue student received a book, which was donated by the group from its book drive earlier this year.

South High Class of 1961 planning luncheon Jan. 8

The South Hagerstown High School Class of 1961 will hold a luncheon Tuesday, Jan. 8, at noon at Beaver Creek Country Club.

All class members and their guests are invited to attend.

If classes for Washington County Public Schools students are canceled due to inclement weather, the luncheon also will be canceled.

For more information, call Sandy Norcross at 301-223-9574 or Joe Zimmerly at 301-663-3484.

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