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Commission on Aging to mark 40th anniversary

September 02, 2013|Ellen Rowland | Around North Hagerstown

The Washington County Commission on Aging will celebrate its 40th anniversary Tuesday, Oct. 22, starting at noon.

The guest speaker will be Greg Snook, former Washington County commissioner.

Also joining in the celebration will be Gloria G. Lawlah, secretary of the Maryland Department of Aging.

The festivities will highlight those who 40 years ago saw the growing need and took the initiative to plan for a senior-friendly community, as well as the people who support those efforts 40 years later. 

The event will take place in the commissioners’ room on the fourth floor of  the Commission on Aging office at 140 W. Franklin St. in Hagerstown. 

The community is invited to attend.

Funfest set for Sept. 14

Shiloh United Methodist Church, 19731 Shiloh Church Road in Hagerstown, will hold a funfest Saturday, Sept. 14, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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There will be a full breakfast and lunch menu.

Local Christian bands will provide entertainment throughout the day.

The funfest also will feature an antique car show, including cruise-in; local vendors and craftsmen; churchwide yard sale; silent auction; flea market; horse-drawn wagon rides; children’s games and activities, including an inflatable bounce; and a children’s karate demonstration.

In addition, there will be a cake walk, bake sale, and soup and sandwich sale.

Door prizes will be given away.

For more information, go to www.shilohumchagerstownmd.com.

TOPS 0077

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 0077 in Hagerstown reported a total loss of 35 1/4 pounds for the week. 

The best TOPS losers were Louise Cline, Emma Jean Robertson and Linda Baker. The best KOPS (Keep Off Pounds Sensibly) losers were Dorothy Smith and Louise Kline. 

Nancy Itnyre won the ha-ha prize. The no-no snack for the week is ice cream.

The group meets Mondays at First Christian Church. 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 301-733-1905.

Exercise classes

Zumba classes will be held  at Pangborn Elementary School on Saturday mornings this fall. The classes are sponsored by the Washington County Recreation Department.

The classes will  start Saturday and continue through Dec. 7, from 8 to 8:45 a.m.

The classes cost $25 for county residents, $30 for nonresidents and $20 for those 55 and older.

For more information, call 240-313-2805 or go to www.washco-md.net.

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