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July 6, 2010
Morgan Drenner, 12, a student at Northern Middle School, along with her friend, Sami Jo Burnett, 13, a student at E. Russell Hicks Middle School, hosted a charity bake sale and lemonade stand on June 13. With the help of family, friends and neighbors, who baked or donated, they were able to raise $258.50 for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. They also raised $298.50 for the Share Our Strength's Great American Bake Sale.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | February 25, 2013
For 40 years, people have been coming out for a meal served by the Antietam Exchange Club to help the organization raise money for charities it supports. The event started at the Venice Inn on Dual Highway and then moved to South Hagerstown High School, said George Hill, chairman of the fundraiser. Hundreds of people turned out Sunday for the Italian Festa, now held at Williamsport Volunteer Fire & Emergency Medical Services. “It seems a lot of the same faces come out each year,” Hill said as he scanned the crowd.
NEWS
April 28, 2011
State Sen. Richard Alloway is typically clean shaven while in the capital, but the legislator representing Franklin and Adams counties now sports a beard growing longer by the day. Alloway, a Republican, is growing the beard in an effort to raise money for Women In Need in Franklin County and PA Tourette Syndrome Alliance Inc. in Adams County. He hands out a flier about the causes when asked about the facial hair. "It's become a conversation piece," he said. Alloway said he won't shave as long as the Washington Capitals are in the National Hockey League playoffs.
NEWS
June 25, 2009
More than $400 was raised during a bowling fundraiser Saturday at Southside Bowl on Virginia Avenue in Halfway. Seventy-five people participated in the Food Relief Bowl-A-Thon, which raised $411, to be split evenly between Raven House/Cutting Edge Ministries and Williamsport Ministries Food Bank.
NEWS
November 19, 1997
Foundation to boost charities By KERRY LYNN FRALEY Staff Writer Washington County charities have a new source to turn to for funding, even when the economy is bad and contributions dry up, local leaders were told Tuesday. The Community Foundation of Washington County, unveiled at a meeting at Frostburg State University's Hagerstown Center, will support local nonprofit organizations while building a reserve for the community's future needs, said Merle S. Elliott, chairman of the foundation's board of trustees.
NEWS
March 13, 2003
Will Washington County balance its budget on the backs of local non-profit organizations? It will if Washington County Commissioner John Munson has his way. If the county board follows his lead, it will prove that this group of commissioners is not only heartless but clueless as well. This cut would come on top of 3 percent cuts imposed on those groups last year, but it's a possibility the idea caught Munson's fancy because the budget shortfall is $5.2 million and 17 charities are due to get $5.58 million this year.
NEWS
August 5, 1997
Charities received $624,617.96 in tip jar proceeds and the United Way received $19,318. In all, 56 of 78 charities that applied for funding received something. This was the first period when the $15,000 cap on grants to charities was lifted, and 10 charities received more than $15,000. The funding awards were: $42,552 Hagerstown Junior College $34,700 YMCA of Hagerstown $31,500 CASA $30,000 Washington County Free Library (to move Hancock building)
NEWS
By MARLO BARNHART | August 31, 2008
MAUGANSVILLE - When Maugansville Pride Day opened Saturday morning, Kristin Hutchinson would have described herself as a novice ice cream scooper. By noon, the 23-year-old volunteer was an old hand at dishing out her sweet treats - all eight flavors to young and old. "It's all good," Hutchinson said. "I'm really enjoying the day. " Hutchinson participated in the event for the first time, and was among an army of volunteers at the all-day event. "We started this event in 1981," said Martin Lumm, a member of the Maugansville Ruritan Club, which sponsored the event.
NEWS
December 5, 1999
By SCOTT BUTKI / Staff Writer photo: JOE CROCETTA / staff photographer The leader of an international nonprofit charity which will be based out of the Hagerstown Regional Airport is hoping to get $3.2 million in pledges in less than 30 days. As a commando pilot for the British Royal Navy, Howard N. Leedham, 41, used to run missions. Now he is raising money for a new mission, an organization he founded called Charity Airlift. Charity Airlift would be paid by other charities to provide aviation service to disaster areas and other spots around the world, said Leedham, who has more than 4,000 flying hours.
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | May 11, 2013
Dard Stephens was in disbelief when he won a $10,000 raffle Saturday afternoon during the Bonanza Extravaganza at Hagerstown Speedway. The Halfway resident said he has attended the event for the past eight years, but never won anything until this weekend. “I didn't believe it,” Stephens said. “What do you do when you win 10,000 bucks? I guess I'll pay off some bills.” Stephens was one of more than 6,000 people who attended the bonanza on Saturday. The two-day event is held by local firefighters, in part, to raise money for a variety of charities.
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NEWS
May 2, 2013
M&S Harley-Davidson partnered with Blondie's in Rouzerville, Pa., Park Tavern in Waynesboro, Pa., The Dawg House in Waynesboro and Casey's Bar & Grill in Greencastle, Pa., for the War of the Wings charity event. The event was held April 6 at M&S Harley-Davidson 160 Falling Spring Road in Chambersburg, Pa. The event was held to raise money for the PAR Foundation, a nonprofit corporation committed to helping children with visual impairment to be on par by helping to provide the tools they need to succeed developmentally and socially.  The PAR Foundation was created in honor of Peyton Alexis Rauth, who was born  March 16, 2008.
NEWS
February 27, 2013
A Frederick, Md., police officer has been charged with using stolen gift cards to purchase merchandise from a store in the Centre at Hagerstown shopping plaza. Charity F. Hoxie, 37, of 221 E. Third St. in Waynesboro, Pa., was charged with theft of less than $1,000, according to the statement of charges obtained Wednesday from Washington County District Court. Hoxie is accused of using five gift cards to pay $125 of a $127.16 purchase from Bed, Bath & Beyond at 17716 Garland Groh Blvd., the statement of probable cause said.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | February 25, 2013
For 40 years, people have been coming out for a meal served by the Antietam Exchange Club to help the organization raise money for charities it supports. The event started at the Venice Inn on Dual Highway and then moved to South Hagerstown High School, said George Hill, chairman of the fundraiser. Hundreds of people turned out Sunday for the Italian Festa, now held at Williamsport Volunteer Fire & Emergency Medical Services. “It seems a lot of the same faces come out each year,” Hill said as he scanned the crowd.
SPORTS
By SAM STEWART | Staff Correspondent | January 2, 2013
Joel Zola scored 18 points while Brandon Puffenbarger added 15 as Greencastle-Antrim took advantage of an abundance of chances from the charity stripe in a 68-62 nail-biter against Middletown in a Mid-Penn Colonial boys basketball game Wednesday night. Zola and the Blue Devils went to the line 33 times, while the Blue Raiders took 25 free throws in a contest that was marred by whistles in the second half. Greencastle head coach Gary Martin tried to keep his team composed during a whistle clinic that left many fans inside the gymnasium up in arms.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 21, 2012
Thirty-three pairs competed in a charity game Wednesday, Dec. 19, during a meeting of the Hagerstown Bridge Club. Overall winners in Flight A were: first place, Ronald Clawson and Richard Taylor with a 63.2-percent game; second place, Barbara Shaw and Willa Garner with 62.5 percent; third place, Leslie Lege and Richard Ray with 61.4 percent; fourth place, Elaine Rowe and Fred Wagner; fifth place, Robert Back and Dennis Wick; and sixth place, Deborah...
NEWS
December 15, 2012
The Rosemarie Linenberger Grand Slam Charity Bridge group has been meeting nearly every Friday for 12 years with two purposes in mind - to play bridge and support the local charities of the group's choice. This year, the group voted to help four organizations - Holly Place, Maryland Food Bank-Western Branch (formerly Food Resources), REACH Cold Weather Shelter and The Salvation Army. While enjoying casual bridge each Friday at Western Sizzlin' restaurant, the group collects $2 per person per week and donates the total to the charities after its Christmas luncheon.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | December 2, 2012
Pennsylvania's legislators, judges and top executive-branch officials will be receiving automatic salary raises of 2.2 percent, but some said they are not counting on that money for their take-home pay. Gov. Tom Corbett will be eligible for a $187,256 salary, but he will refuse the pay increase and continue to accept a salary of $174,914, which is what he earned when he was elected in 2010, his spokesman told The Patriot-News of Harrisburg, Pa....
OBITUARIES
November 19, 2012
Charity Trail, 41, of Hedgesville, W.Va., died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. A memorial service will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Hillcrest Manor, Kearneysville, W.Va. Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, W.Va.
NEWS
November 1, 2012
The PB Knickers Mid-Atlantic Chapter held its third annual golf tournament for charity on Sept. 15 at the Greencastle Greens Golf Course.  Each individual chapter of the Knickers selects one charitable cause to support and represent for its annual tournament.  The charity that the chapter has selected is Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund Inc., which is a charitable organization whose mission is to provide financial and educational assistance...
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