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May 29, 2002
Morris Frock American Legion Auxiliary Unit 42 in Hagerstown will host an open house to increase membership Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. All honorably discharged wartime veterans, regardless of location of service or gender, and their families are invited to attend. Reservations must be made by calling 301-790-0100 or 301-790-3566.
NEWS
April 23, 2007
The winners of the Morris Frock American Legion Post 42 Auxiliary's annual Americanism Essay Contest were honored April 3 at the auxiliary's monthly meeting and birthday banquet. The contest is for students in grades three through eight This year's essay topic was "I'm Proud to Be an American. " First place in the seventh- and eighth-grade category went to Adam Marinelli, with Annie Cochran and Kristina Cronise taking second and third places, respectively. All three attend St. Mary School.
LIFESTYLE
December 15, 2012
Past President Penny Adams presented Antietam Unit 236 with certificate of merit awards on Nov. 18 at the Western Maryland District American Legion Auxiliary meeting. The unit received first place for all-around activities, Americanism, children and youth, community service, gold star, junior activities, poppy, and veterans affairs and rehabilitation. In addition, at the annual American Legion Auxiliary convention in Ocean City, Md., the unit received first place for cancer control - most outstanding work; children and youth - most outstanding work; education - most outstanding work, gold star, legislative - best all around report; poppy - best poppy report, national security - best all around program; veterans affairs and rehabilitation - home service.
NEWS
October 22, 2004
Veterans Day ceremony planned Morris Frock Unit No. 42, American Legion Auxiliary, will sponsor a Veterans Day ceremony in front of the Washington County Courthouse on Thursday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. At the ceremony, representatives from service organizations and local officials will lay wreaths in honor and memory of veterans. Douglas Tait, a Vietnam veteran who served for 26 years as a helicopter pilot and reconnaissance pilot, will be the guest speaker. He is a test pilot for Northrop Grumman.
EDUCATION
July 21, 2013
Attiya Latif of Smithsburg High School recently attended the Maryland American Auxiliary weeklong Girls State Program. She was sponsored by Funkstown Post 211 American Legion Auxiliary. Girls State participants learn how to participate in the functioning of their state's government in preparation for their future roles as responsible citizens. Attiya was one of two girls from the Maryland program to attend Girls Nation. Girls Nation participants meet for a week in Washington D.C., where they run for political office, campaign for the passage of legislation and possibly meet with state representatives and senators.
NEWS
November 11, 2011
Past President Alice Eyler presented Antietam Unit 236 with certificate of merit awards at the Western Maryland District American Legion Auxiliary meeting Sept. 25. The unit received first place for all-around activities, Americanism, children and youth, community service, gold star, junior activities, poppy and veterans affairs and rehabilitation.   At the annual American Legion Auxiliary convention in Ocean City, Md., the unit received first place for cancer control - most outstanding work; community service - most outstanding work; gold star; legislative - best all-around report; national security - best all-around program; past president's parley - best all-around activities; and poppy - best poppy report.
NEWS
by Marie Gilbert/Staff Writer | April 6, 2005
Linda Reid of Hagerstown knew her son was probably destined for the military even before he was born. "We're a military family," she said. "We were always involved in units and posts. And before our son was born, we signed him up for membership in SAL (Sons of the American Legion). " Her prediction came true - with both son James Rhett Knight and daughter Katie S. Knight. They are serving in the U.S. Air Force. James Knight is stationed in South Carolina; Katie Knight is in North Carolina.
OBITUARIES
November 11, 2012
Viola F. Golden, 87, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at her home in Hancock. Born April 9, 1925, in Frederick, Md., she was the daughter of the late John Wilbur and Mary Magdaline Shank Fulmer and the widow of John E. Golden, who died in December 1991. She was a homemaker and a lifetime member of the Webster B. Harrison Post 26 American Legion Auxiliary, Hancock. She is survived by one daughter, Patricia A. Riggleman and husband, Tim, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; one son, Mark J. Golden of Artemas, Pa.; one sister, Annabel Cannon of Frederick; three grandchildren, John M. Golden and wife, Alyssa, Scott Golden and wife, Christine, and Brittany Golden; and two great-grandchildren, John R. and Waylon J. Golden.
OBITUARIES
December 15, 2011
Joan Louise Baker, 78, of Hagerstown, passed away following a brief illness on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, at Meritus Medical Center. She is survived by and the beloved wife of Edgar Dale Baker for nearly 60 years, and cherished mother of Deborah Ann (Baker) Hall and husband, Robert G., of Folsom, Calif. She is also survived by two grandchildren, Brian Hall of Sacramento, Calif., and Nora Hall of Berkeley, Calif. Joan was a long-term employee of the Ross Garment Company, and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Funkstown Post 211. Joan had a great love of cooking for and entertaining family and friends, and had a talent for making friends, who became family, wherever she went.
NEWS
November 18, 2009
OCT. 21, 1923-NOV. 17, 2009 Jo Remsburg Grimm, 86, of 1134 Luther Drive, and formerly of West Irvin Avenue, Hagerstown, Md., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009, at her home. Born Sunday, Oct., 21, 1923, in Chewsville, Md., she was the daughter of the late Ernest Ellsworth Remsburg and the late Annette M. Sener Remsburg. She was a graduate of Hagerstown High School and Hagerstown Business College. She was employed with Fairchild Aircraft, and later with First National Bank, retiring in 1974.
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EDUCATION
July 21, 2013
Attiya Latif of Smithsburg High School recently attended the Maryland American Auxiliary weeklong Girls State Program. She was sponsored by Funkstown Post 211 American Legion Auxiliary. Girls State participants learn how to participate in the functioning of their state's government in preparation for their future roles as responsible citizens. Attiya was one of two girls from the Maryland program to attend Girls Nation. Girls Nation participants meet for a week in Washington D.C., where they run for political office, campaign for the passage of legislation and possibly meet with state representatives and senators.
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EDUCATION
July 14, 2013
Morris Frock Unit 42 American Legion Auxiliary recently awarded 11 scholarships to local students at a dinner in their honor. The recipients, the schools they are attending and their majors are as follows: • Victoria Albert, $300, attending Bloomsburg University, nursing • Annette Hull, $500, attending University of Richmond, education • Jena Smith, $500, attending Frostburg State University, education • Timothy Barr, $300, attending Shepherd...
NEWS
Harry Nogle | Around Sharpsburg & Keedysville | April 26, 2013
David Hildebrand will present a concert of Music of the War of 1812 in America, Sunday, May 19, at 4 p.m. in the St. Mark's Fellowship Center, 18313 Lappans Road, Boonsboro. For more than 30 years Hildebrand and his wife have appeared professionally at historic sites, museums and educational institutions and have collaborated on six full-length recordings. Their presentations are lively and dynamic, involving storytelling, scene-setting and humorous anecdotes. This performance is free and open to the public as part of the Maryland Humanities Council Maryland War of 1812 Commission.
NEWS
Harry Nogle | Around Sharpsburg & Keedysville | December 20, 2012
Antietam Unit 236, Sharpsburg American Legion Auxiliary Unit Chaplain Darlene Hoffman and President Ava Gift visited the home of Sharpsburg residents Carl and Melanie Heron on Friday, Dec. 7 to present them with a Blue Star Service Banner. The banner has two blue stars, since the Herons have two children living at home and serving in the military. Daughter Sabrina, a 2006 graduate of Boonsboro High, is a 2nd lieutenant with the 351st Ordinance Co., W.Va. Army Reserves, located in Martinsburg.
LIFESTYLE
December 15, 2012
Past President Penny Adams presented Antietam Unit 236 with certificate of merit awards on Nov. 18 at the Western Maryland District American Legion Auxiliary meeting. The unit received first place for all-around activities, Americanism, children and youth, community service, gold star, junior activities, poppy, and veterans affairs and rehabilitation. In addition, at the annual American Legion Auxiliary convention in Ocean City, Md., the unit received first place for cancer control - most outstanding work; children and youth - most outstanding work; education - most outstanding work, gold star, legislative - best all around report; poppy - best poppy report, national security - best all around program; veterans affairs and rehabilitation - home service.
OBITUARIES
December 4, 2012
Ada Alverda Rohrer, 96, of Hagerstown, Md., and formerly of Sharpsburg, Md., passed away Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at Autumn Assisted Living in Hagerstown. Born June 18, 1916, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late George Harrison and Hilda May Delauney Mose. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Samuel Rohrer, in 1969. She was a 1934 graduate of Hagerstown High School. She owned and operated Rohrer's Dry Cleaning in Sharpsburg, and Shepherdstown, W.Va., for 30 years.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | December 2, 2012
Every time Jocelyn Doyle tried to put her toddler daughter, Jillian, onto Santa's lap, Jillian's Santa warning signal went off with crying and tears. “Well, we try to get her to like Santa, but you know how kids are. They just, they think he's so scary,” said Doyle, of Boonsboro. Doyle said she showed Jillian, almost 2, the picture of her with Santa after Jillian opened her present in hopes Jillian will think of him in a more positive way. Getting their picture taken with Santa was one of the gifts Sunday at the annual Christmas party the Boonsboro American Legion Auxiliary hosted for approximately 70 community children, said Cindy Smith, auxiliary president.
OBITUARIES
November 11, 2012
Viola F. Golden, 87, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at her home in Hancock. Born April 9, 1925, in Frederick, Md., she was the daughter of the late John Wilbur and Mary Magdaline Shank Fulmer and the widow of John E. Golden, who died in December 1991. She was a homemaker and a lifetime member of the Webster B. Harrison Post 26 American Legion Auxiliary, Hancock. She is survived by one daughter, Patricia A. Riggleman and husband, Tim, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; one son, Mark J. Golden of Artemas, Pa.; one sister, Annabel Cannon of Frederick; three grandchildren, John M. Golden and wife, Alyssa, Scott Golden and wife, Christine, and Brittany Golden; and two great-grandchildren, John R. and Waylon J. Golden.
NEWS
July 18, 2012
At the recent annual Department of Maryland American Legion Auxiliary Convention in Ocean City, Morris Frock American Legion Auxiliary Unit 42 received a first-place certificate of merit award for its efforts in education. It also received second place for best all-around activities.  The first-place award was for the committees that administer its scholarship selections.  Other awards received by Unit 42 included: public relations, first place; poppy program, second place; veterans affairs and rehabilitation, four second-place awards; cancer control, second place; Americanism, two third-place awards; community service, third place.  The awards were in the category for units with 336 members or more.  In addition, Betty DeLauter, veterans affairs and rehabilitation chairwoman, took third place in the Department of Maryland division, logging 197 hours of volunteer service to the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va., and the Hagerstown Outpatient Clinic during 2011.
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