Soup suppers to be held on Fridays during Lent

February 03, 2013|Ellen Rowland | Around North Hagerstown

St. Ann Roman Catholic Church on Oak Hill Avenue in Hagerstown will offer soup suppers on Fridays during Lent.
Mass will be at 6 p.m., followed by soup, bread, and beverages in the parish hall. Monetary donations will go to local food banks.

Veterans roundtable meets at Legion home

The Potomac Highlands World War II Roundtable meets the first Wednesday of every month at Morris Frock Post 42 American Legion at 405 Northern Ave. in Hagerstown. WWII veterans are invited, as well as the public.

There is no admission to attend. The meetings are from 7 to 8:30 p.m., and there are usually one or two guest speakers.

For more information, call Dave at 301-790-0017.

TOPS 0077

The weekly TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 0077 meeting was held Tuesday due to the practice of following the Washington County Public Schools’ closure policy. The meeting will be moved to Tuesday if there is a school delay or closing on Mondays.

Losses for the week totaled 22 pounds. The best TOPS losers were Charlie House and JoAnn M. The best KOPS (Keep Off Pounds Sensibly) losers were Joan Budny, Nancy Itnyre and Rose Shockey.

Wanda Gerstner won the ha-ha prize. The no-no snack for the week is cookies.

Team No. 1 was the winner in the team challenge with a total of 13 1/2 pounds lost.

Peggy Robinson won the monthly get-r-done prize for TOPS, while Jean Betker won for KOPS.

The program was a demonstration by Jean Hart on scarf-tying techniques. Patsy Martin gave a quiz on remembering old slogans.

Feb. 11 will be a play money auction.

The group meets Mondays 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.

TOPS 0446

TOPS Chapter 0446 in Hagerstown met Jan. 30. The chapter had a net loss for the week. The thinner winner was Marie E. with 5.2 pounds lost. The weekly ha-ha drawing was won by Mary M. 

The chapter has started the year focused about the way the group is losing weight and becoming more healthy. The members have started the year with TOPS’ “My Day One” as their guide.

The program was on reading and interpreting labels. Group members will continue learning about labels at their next meeting.

Meetings are held weekly at Shiloh United Methodist Church, 19731 Shiloh Church Road in Hagerstown. Private weigh-in is from 8:20 to 9:20 a.m. and the program is from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

For more information, call Mary at 301-797-2547, send an email to tops or go to

Spectrum to play at winter dance

The local band Spectrum will hold its winter dance Saturday, Feb. 23, from 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Morris Frock Post 42 American Legion on  Northern Avenue.

The dance is open to the public. Dinner is available to members and guests with advance reservations.

For dinner reservations, call Dixie at 301-733-7676. Tickets cost $10 per person and are available at the door or in advance. 

For more information, call 301-797-9281.

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