Coats for Kids

January 09, 2013|Linda Murray | Around West Hagerstown
  • Second-graders in Randi Nash's class at Salem Avenue Elementary enjoyed a visit from Deputy Spencer Shank. Row one, from left, Tanasia Spencer, Jackson Bennett, Lotfi Haj-Mabrouk and Jayden Sookdeo. Row two, Kyshawn Smith, Liam Moody, Dylan Mitchell, Amy Rivera, Alexis Robinson and Juliana Leeks. Row three, Matthew Ricker, Jwan Bowie Jr., Kierstin Bauserman, Mason Seward, Landan Marshall, Ian Moser, Evan Cain, Danielle Kearns-Vallair and Jasmine Cramer. Back row, Randi Nash and Deputy Shank.
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Thursday is the last day for Coats for Kids, sponsored by the North Hagerstown Lions Club.

The big red drop container is at the Sears end of Valley Mall. All coats from newborn through adult sizes are needed. Please make sure they are clean and in good shape. The coats will be distributed to two local nonprofit groups — Children In Need and the Parent Child Center.

For more information, call Carolyn at 301-991-3244. 

Deputy Shank visits school

Deputy Spencer Shank from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office visited Randi Nash’s second-grade class at Salem Avenue Elementary School on Dec. 17.

The students had recently visited Children’s Village and were eager to discuss what they had learned.

Deputy Shank showed the students all of the tools that he carries with him and explained how each is used. He also talked to them about ways to be safe in the community.

Salem Reformed Church to hold youth fundraiser


The youth of Salem Reformed Church, 13182 Salem Church Road, off Cearfoss Pike, will sponsor a western-themed dinner and entertainment on Saturday, Jan. 19.

The doors will open at 5 p.m. with dinner being served at 5:30 p.m.

The Gad-Abouts Square Dance Club will provide entertainment.

Tickets can be purchased at the door for $8 per person. The snow date is Sunday, Jan. 20, at noon.

Proceeds will benefit the youth mission trip.

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