Church offers facilities during mile-long yard sale

June 30, 2013|Ellen Rowland | Around North Hagerstown
  • From left, Mimi Lising, Quinn Wandalowksis mother; Quinn's brother, Zach Wandalowski; Long Meadows Rotary Club President Ron Bowers; Quinn Wandalowski; Human Genome Mapper Dr. Dave Smith; and Quinn's father, Jay Wandalowski.
Photo courtesy of Magnus Dahlgren

Paramount Brethren In Christ Church on Longmeadow Road will offer its parking lot and restrooms to the patrons who will be participating in the Fourth of July Mile-Long Yard Sale on Thursday. 

Donations are appreciated with all proceeds going toward Operation Christmas Child, which sends nine million shoe boxes filled with toys, clothing and personal items to underprivileged children around the world. 

The church also will have its food stand with hot dogs, hamburgers and fresh fruit cups.

Student meets research doctor

Ninth-grader Quinn Wandalowski was researching for a class project.

She had chosen to write about the mapping of the human genome.

The mapping is important for all of humanity as it changes how experts research and treat medical conditions, how the country grows its food and handles anything that has a strand of genetic code.

By coincidence, Quinn realized that she was practically neighbors with the scientist who had proposed and initiated the mapping of the genome. Quinn saw Dr. Dave Smith at a high school basketball game and realized she had access to first-hand information about a significant event.


Quinn and Smith presented their respective notes at a recent Long Meadows Rotary meeting.

The subject of curing disease is very close to the heart of Rotarians as it could mean the eradication of polio and many other diseases of which Rotary aims to rid the world.

TOPS 0077

The TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 0077 in Hagerstown reported total losses of 42 pounds for the week. 

The best TOPS losers were Valerie Eccard and Betty Rice. The best KOPS (Keep Off Pounds Sensibly) losers were Darla Hartley, Maida Law and Diane Keely.

The no-no snack for the week is candy.

The chapter presented its Yellow Rose Ceremony. Last year, KOPS members each presented a TOPS member with a yellow rose and encouraged them during the year.  The TOPS members who lost weight in the past year presented a pink rose to the KOPS members. 

Linda Lemen presented her rose to Darla Hartley, Pauline McAfee to Deloris Hays, Louise Horst to Mildred Hluchy, Barb Trumpower to Mary Jo Kemper, Patsy Martin to Louise Kline, Valerie Eccard to Lu M., Patsy Price to Pat Sites and Pat Horning to Diane Keely.

The group meets Mondays at First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave. in Hagerstown.  Weigh-in is from 7 to 9:15 a.m., and the meeting is from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. For more information, call Patsy P. at 301-582-2292 or Patsy M. at 301-842-3615.

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