Aspiring to Serve golf outing will be Aug. 23

August 14, 2013|Linda Murray | Around West Hagerstown

The ninth annual Aspiring to Serve golf tournament will be held Friday, Aug. 23, at Black Rock Golf Course.

Registration starts at 7 a.m. with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start.

All proceeds will be used to support the Aspiring to Serve Community Center renovation at the old Hagerstown Shoe building at 140 W. Franklin St. 

Resources for Independence Inc., REACH Caregivers (Cold Weather Shelter), Washington County Commission on Aging, Teens Have Choices and Washington County Court Appointed Special Advocates are working together for the benefit of the community.

There are opportunities for tee sponsorships as well as foursomes to play in the benefit tournament.  

Additional information is available on the Aspiring to Serve website at  Mail your registration and sponsorship forms to Aspiring to Serve, 140 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown, MD 21740. 


For more information, call Bill Shank at 301-797-1143.

Children’s Village Golf Classic set for Sept. 6

Children’s Village of Washington County will host its 19th annual Keep Our Kids Safe Golf Classic Friday Sept. 6, at Black Rock Golf Course.

A putting contest begins at 11 a.m. and the shotgun start for the four-man scramble will be at noon. The hole-in-one cash prize is $25,000, with a $2,500 cash prize for the putting contest, Other prizes will be awarded.

The entry fee is $100 per player. New teams that have never participated in the tournament can take advantage of a special four-person team discount of $360 ($90 per player).

Dinner follows the tournament with a bagged lunch and goodie bag before the shotgun start. Corporate sponsor packages are available as well as hole and cart sponsorships.

Register by calling Children’s Village at 301-733-4443.

All proceeds benefit the Children’s Village life-safety education program.

Children’s Village, a nonprofit organization, has provided free life-safety education to more than 50,000 elementary school children in Washington County or 2,000 public, private and home school students each school year.

Otterbein UMC plans food giveaway

There will be a one-time food distribution Monday, Aug. 19, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Otterbein United Methodist Church, 108 E, Franklin St. in Hagerstown.

Those who fall within the WIC income guidelines (income less than $40,793) are eligible.

Attendees are encouraged to bring sturdy grocery bags to carry the food.

For more information, call Maryland Food Bank — Western Branch at 301-733-4002 or the church at 301-739-9386.

Jazz Night is Thursday

Friends of the Doleman Black Heritage Museum, Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau and the City of Hagerstown will present “A Night of Jazz” Thursday from 6 to 10 p.m. in University Plaza.

There is no cost to attend.

University Plaza at the University System of Maryland-Hagerstown is downtown at 32 W. Washington St.

Attendees are welcome to bring lawn chairs.

The lineup includes Hagerstown’s Off the Block, Jazz (OTB) Band and ReFreshed Band of Prince Anne, Md., opening for saxophonist Phillip Doc Martin, whose latest CD release, “Good Day at Work,” is in stores.

The co-mistress and master of ceremonies are Hagerstown natives Naki Claybon-Frierson and Darren Bell Sr.

Other sponsors for the event are Steve Swayne of State Farm Insurance and Wantz Distributors.

Nonprofits are invited to set up tables at the event at no charge.

For more information, call Alesia Parson-McBean at 301-797-5019 or send an email to

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