Family reading night at Salem Avenue

March 06, 2013|Linda Murray | Around West Hagerstown
  • Salem Avenue Elementary School teacher Chris Grove, who dressed as the Dr. Seuss character "The Cat in the Hat," shares an ice cream float with third-grader Olivia Vandyke at the school's family reading night Feb. 27.
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“Float Away With a Good Book” was the theme for Salem Avenue Elementary School’s family reading night on Feb. 27.

Families enjoyed listening to guest readers, used computers to find helpful websites, were shown educational apps for their home devices, and were treated to ice cream floats.

Parents learned strategies to use at home to help their children become successful at reading.

Students were given a free book and signed pledges to read 30 minutes a day for the month.

Special thanks to teacher Chris Grove for portraying “The Cat in the Hat” character and to Melanie Newman for being a guest reader.

West Hagerstown Seniors

The West Hagerstown Senior Citizens have something to sing about.

Jack Meyers, an area Senior Idol contest winner, will provide musical entertainment at the March 14 meeting at Grace United Methodist Church, 712 West Church St., Hagerstown.

The meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. Attendees are asked to bring a lunch. For more information, call Dan Litten at 301-797-4852.

Dinner and auction

Salem Reformed Church, 13182 Salem Church Road (off Cearfoss Pike), will hold a silent auction and dinner Saturday in the Family Life Center.

The doors will open at 2 p.m. to view and bid on auction items. Homemade soup, fried chicken, steamers, green beans, fruit cocktail and desserts will be served from 4 to 6 p.m.

Tickets cost $9 per person. Proceeds will help defray the cost of the youth work mission trip this summer. For more information, call Ed at 717-328-5691.

West Hagerstown Lions

On Monday, March 18, the West Hagerstown Lions Club will host guest speaker Ronn Wade, director of the Maryland State Anatomy Board.

Wade will talk about the anatomy board, including its donor program and the impact those donations have on medical education, clinical training and research. He will also discuss organ tissue donation and other “end of life” options and considerations.

The club meets at Washington Square United Methodist Church, 538 Washington Ave., at 6 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited.

To make reservations, call Donna Jackman at 301-790-2036.

Wade is traveling from Baltimore and will make his presentation along with his associate, Jim Harmon, who just relocated to Hagerstown.

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