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Staci Clipp | Around South Hagerstown | May 21, 2012
Blossom School of Etiquette will host a mother/daughter celebration and luncheon from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at Hagerstown Presbyterian Church, 20 S. Prospect St. in downtown Hagerstown. Tickets cost $15 a couple, and any combination of women is welcome: mom, sister aunt, grandma, etc. Door prizes, speakers and entertainment will be provided, and a catered lunch will be served. Discovery Station activity Saturday, May 26:  Timothy R. Snyder presents his book “Trembling in the Balance ...The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal During the Civil War,” at 2 p.m. A book signing will follow.
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September 28, 2012
Pregnancy Ministries Inc., a nonprofit Pregnancy Support Center with offices in Chambersburg, Shippensburg, Waynesboro and Greencastle, Pa., will host its annual Fall Fundraising Banquet Thursday, Oct. 11.  Guest speaker will be Pastor John Miller with Churches in Missions. A live ultrasound will be presented. Banquet will be held at Antrim Brethren in Christ Church, 24 E. Kauffman Road, Chambersburg, beginning promptly at 6:15 p.m. Meal will be catered by Mrs. Gibbles. Cost is free.
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May 23, 2013
Tri-State Ravens Nest No. 12 will hold its annual banquet Saturday, June 1, from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Ramada Plaza Hotel, 1718 Underpass Way in Halfway. The club will honor Kelechi Osemele of the Baltimore Ravens with its Player of the Year award and give out scholarships to local high school players. There will be a buffet dinner at 6:30 p.m., followed by silent and live auctions. Tickets cost $30 per person. For tickets, call Kim Wesmiller at 301-432-6933. 
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June 29, 2010
The Hunting Heritage Super Fund banquet, hosted by the Washington County Longbeards Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, will be Saturday, Aug. 14, at Dimensions Dining and Catering, at 132 Old National Pike in Hagerstown. Doors open at 5 p.m. A social hour will be held before dinner. The banquet raises funds for wild turkey conservation while combining a meal with a chance to swap stories with other sportsmen and women. Sporting art, hunting firearms, knives, wildlife calls and outdoor equipment will go at auction.
LIFESTYLE
November 14, 2011
Graduates of the former Lemasters High School met Oct. 15 for the annual alumni banquet at the Lemasters Community Center. The Peters Township high school began in 1907 and continued until 1954, when students joined James Buchanan High School. Entertainment for the afternoon was provided by the Kitchen Band from Waynesboro, Pa. Pauline Cordell Harrison of Fort Loudon, Pa., from the class of 1933, and the Rev. Garnet L. Zimmerman of Harrisburg, Pa., from the class of 1934, were recognized for being the oldest alumni present.
LIFESTYLE
August 8, 2012
Richard L. Stup of Frederick was presented the Americanism Award by Grande Voiture De Maryland of the veterans Society of the Forty and Eight at its 91st annual banquet and installation of officers in Easton, Md., July 28. The award was presented by National Chef de Chemin de Fer Robert Molina of Tucson, Ariz., and National Sous Directeur of Americanism Norman M. Covert of Frederick. Molina heads the 33,000-member organization headquartered in Indianapolis, and was the honored guest at the annual weekend convention of Grande Voiture de Maryland.
NEWS
January 14, 2013
The Rev. Lewis M. Anthony, a pastor, community leader and advocate, is slated to speak at the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Committee's annual banquet and celebration of King on Sunday, organizers announced. Anthony, who was recently appointed pastor of Saint Lucille AME Zion Church in Washington, was appointed the city's first youth representative and youth adviser to the mayor-commissioner. He is the chaplain for the metropolitan police and fire departments and holds several church and community leadership positions.
SPORTS
By WILL ROBINSON | Staff Correspondent | June 11, 2012
Former Baltimore Orioles standout pitcher Scott McGregor returned to speak at the Hagerstown Area Church Softball League's annual banquet Monday night at Hager Hall. McGregor, who has attended the banquet several times in recent years, brought along former Orioles reliever and 1983 World Series teammate Tippy Martinez to speak as well. The pair spoke about their exploits growing up together in the New York Yankees organization and how they were traded to the Orioles together on June 15, 1976.
NEWS
February 19, 2008
The Washington County Holstein Association's annual meeting and banquet scheduled for Feb. 12 was canceled due to inclement weather. The meeting and banquet has been rescheduled for Feb. 27, at 7 p.m., at the Western Sizzler Steakhouse on York Road. Anyone who had not previously made reservations who would like to attend on Feb. 27 should call Brian Forsythe at 301-582-4884 by Feb. 22.
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April 11, 2006
FFA advisor Cody Pine, and members of the Smithsburg High School FFA presented retired teachers and FFA advisors, Hal Spielman and Ralph Bolyard, a special citation during the 2005 FFA banquet. In all, 12 past Smithsburg FFA presidents attended. The school's FFA members are planning this year's banquet, which is to be held Friday, May 5, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Tickets cost $10 per person. For more information, call the school at 301-766-8344 or FFA member Justin Gouff at 301-991-5085.
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July 15, 2013
The War Memorial Hospital Development Committee held its inaugural President's Dinner on June 14 at Cacapon Resort State Park near Berkeley Springs. Corporate, leadership and individual donors, along with 19 special guests, were recognized at the event. Guests honored were Bob Banks, Janie Swaim (in honor of Gladys Butts), Glen Stotler, Dr. Edward Quarantillo, Charles S. Trump IV (in honor of Charles S. Trump II), Bill Locke, Dr. Mira McLeod-Birschbach, Warren Widmyer (in honor of Ralph Widmyer)
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May 23, 2013
Tri-State Ravens Nest No. 12 will hold its annual banquet Saturday, June 1, from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Ramada Plaza Hotel, 1718 Underpass Way in Halfway. The club will honor Kelechi Osemele of the Baltimore Ravens with its Player of the Year award and give out scholarships to local high school players. There will be a buffet dinner at 6:30 p.m., followed by silent and live auctions. Tickets cost $30 per person. For tickets, call Kim Wesmiller at 301-432-6933. 
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By BRETT NIEVES | brett.nieves@herald-mail.com | April 20, 2013
Ravens Roost No. 7 held its 50th annual Extra Effort Award Banquet to honor the 40 members of the 2012 Coaches' All-Washington County Football Team in addition to Baltimore Ravens cornerback Corey Graham. Boonsboro's Ryan Ruiz was presented with the Gus Baker Memorial Scholarship Award in front of about 200 attendees at the Hagerstown Elks Club and will be attending Frostburg State University this fall to study accounting. “I expected someone else to get it, actually,” said Ruiz.
NEWS
April 17, 2013
Mike Spinnler, director of the JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon, will be the guest speaker for the annual True Grit Awards Ceremony that will be held Tuesday, May 14, starting at 6 p.m. at Fountain Head Country Club. Tickets cost $25 and are available by calling the Hagerstown YMCA at 301-739-3990. The event is sponsored by the Hagerstown YMCA, Washington County Public Schools, The Herald-Mail Co., Cumberland Valley Athletic Club and the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
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Linda Murray | Around West Hagerstown | April 16, 2013
The West Hagerstown Lions Club will hold its annual Leader Dog Banquet Tuesday, April 23, at 6 p.m. at Washington Square United Methodist Church, 538 Washington Ave. in Hagerstown. The speaker will be Pauline Ulrey and her dog from Illinois. There will also be an auction to raise funds for the Leader Dog program.  Tickets cost $9.50 per person. The community is invited. To make reservations, call Donna Jackman at 301-790-2036 by April 22. Basket bingo to benefit PTA The Salem Avenue Elementary PTA is partnering with the Funkstown Lions Club to host a Longaberger basket bingo Sunday, April 28, at the Funkstown fire hall.
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By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | alnotarianni@aol.com | April 13, 2013
Twice a month, a group of 29 minority students in grades six through 12 meets at the Hagerstown YMCA for support and encouragement to achieve education and career goals. Through interest-related cluster groups, featured speakers and field trips, the young people learn to make “wise decisions,” Deborah Phillips said. Phillips, Achiever program director for the Hagerstown YMCA, said last year, all four of the program's graduating seniors went on to college. “We track our students and keep in touch with their families,” she said.
EDUCATION
April 7, 2013
Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Washington County Public Schools will celebrate excellence in education and recognize the 2013-14 Washington County Teacher of the Year Finalists. The event will take place Wednesday, April 17, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Fountain Head Country Club, 13316 Fountainhead Road in Hagerstown. The teachers to be honored are:  Beth Hoffman, North Hagerstown High School, 10th grade English teacher  Sally Irwin, Washington County Technical High School, Project Lead the Way biomedical science teacher  Tameron Marriner, Rockland Woods Elementary School, kindergarten teacher  Ayako Shiga, Boonsboro High School, Japanese language teacher  Matt Tack, Fountaindale Elementary School, fifth-grade magnet teacher The winner will receive the use of a car for one year.
NEWS
April 2, 2013
The 4-H Tractor Club members and parents recently met for the 60th annual awards banquet at the Chambersburg Church of the Brethren.  The family style dinner was planned to recognize project club winners and to complete the annual winter program. This was the last meeting of the year.  Cyrus Lehman, club president, made an introduction and then Roger Dice, program director, made a few comments. A ribbon was given to each member to determine how he or she did in their project book.  Dale Martin taught the first-year group and awarded Bryce Ocker first place.
LIFESTYLE
April 1, 2013
The Hagerstown YMCA Achievers Banquet will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, 901 Dual Highway, Hagerstown. The event honors adults from the community who are positive role models. The Teen Achievers registered in the program will also be recognized. Keynote speaker will be Michael Markoe, associate superintendent for Educational Improvement and Innovation. Event is open to the public Tickets can be purchased at the front desk of the Hagerstown YMCA, 1100 Eastern Blvd, Hagerstown.
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