Rotary Club donates $1,000 to Brook Lane

February 10, 2013|Ellen Rowland | Around North Hagerstown

The Rotary Club of Long Meadows donated $1,000 to the Brook Lane Foundation, which benefits Brook Lane’s mental health services and facilities.
Kay E. Hoffman, Brook Lane director of development, accepted the check at a ceremony arranged by the Long Meadow Rotary Club.
Brook Lane has provided the community with a continuum of mental- health services to help individuals improve their emotional and behavioral well-being through education and treatment.
Also on hand for the check presentation were Robert Nitzell, James Baker, Steven Michael, Fransico “Kit” Japzon and retired Judge Kennedy Boone.

TOPS 0077            
Losses for the week totaled 27 1/2 pounds for TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 0077. 
The best TOPS losers were Shirley Knode and Valerie Eccard.
Nancy Itnyre and Joan Gilbert were the best KOPS (Keep off Pounds Sensibly)losers. 
The no-no snack this week is french fries.
In the weekly team challenge, team No. 8, the Red Hot Mommas, won with an 8 1/4-pound team loss. 
Shirley Knode gave a pound puppy to Louise Cline for encouragement.
A program on wellness and skin care was presented by Melissa Walters. She said there is a strong connection between what we consume and our age.
Betty Rice and Peggy Robinson will present the contest for March. 
Today will be awards and T-shirt day, along with a play money auction. An extra $5 in play money can be earned by wearing a red clothing item.
March 1 is the registration deadline for SRD scheduled for April 4 to 6.
The group meets Monday mornings at First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave. 
For more information, call Patsy P. at 301-582-2292 or Patsy M. at 301-842-3615.

Singing valentines
The Mason Dixon Barbershop Chorus will offer singing valentines Wednesday and Thursday.
This is the chorus’ annual fundraiser.
For $40, the chorus will present your loved one two love songs, a valentine card and a remembrance gift at the place of your choice.
For reservations, call Dan at 240-674-0592 or Bill at 240-217-8892.

Hot Wheels day
Shiloh United Methodist Church, 19731 Shiloh Church Road, will hold its second annual Hot Wheels Day Sunday, March 3, from 2 to 5 p.m.
The event celebrates decades of model car fun. There will be several hundred Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars on display, and there will be multiple Hot Wheels tracks set up for racing.
Attendees are invited to bring their model cars and join the group for an afternoon of racing fun, or bring your vintage cars for display. Admission is free. The event will feature door prizes, snacks and coupons for one month of free karate lessons at Shiloh Church.
For more information, call 301-991-7839 or go to

Ham sandwich sale
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 42 is holding a ham sandwich sale. The deadline to order is Feb. 26. Delivery will be March 5.
City ham sandwiches with cheese cost $3.50 each. Turkey with Jack cheese sandwiches cost $3.50. Country ham sandwiches cost $4 each.
Proceeds will go to benefit auxiliary projects. To place an order, call 301-733-2330 or 301-393-5496.

Young at Heart
Young at Heart will meet Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at Cracker Barrel on Col. Henry K. Douglas Drive off Sharpsburg Pike.

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