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by MARLO BARNHART | February 15, 2004
marlob@herald-mail.com Hagerstown - REACH board members, legislators, public officials and advocates for the homeless huddled together to stay warm Saturday morning at the future permanent site of the REACH Center, getting a brief taste of what many displaced people experience every winter without shelter. Terri Baker, executive director of REACH, said the agency's offices and cold weather shelter will be moving into the entire third floor of the old Cannon Shoe Factory, next to Christ's Reformed Church on Franklin Street in Hagerstown.
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January 15, 1998
Neighbors asked to help in fund drive The American Cancer Society is making phone calls asking area residents to help with its Notes To Neighbors fund-raising campaign. Hundreds of residents already have volunteered to mail personally signed letters to their neighbors requesting donations to fund services and programs offered in the community by the American Cancer Society. For information about the campaign, call Tamye Strickland at 1-888-414-0606.
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December 29, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- The Capitol Theatre Center's 2008 annual "Be A Star!" fund drive is closing in on the goal of $125,000. As of Dec. 22, The Capitol Theatre Center has received $119,280 and is seeking approximately $5,000 more in donations by Wednesday, Dec. 31. The total dollar amount is needed to meet the operating needs for The Capitol Theatre Center. Donations are tax deductible. All levels of donations are appreciated. A letter recognizing the donation will be sent in appreciation and for tax purposes.
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September 16, 2003
WILLIAMSPORT - The 10th annual fund drive to benefit the food bank at Zion Lutheran Church will be held Saturday, Oct. 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Byron Memorial Park. "We get food donations all year but this is our major fund drive to raise money we use to buy what isn't given to the food bank," said Mary Anna Kline, food bank director. Admission to the full day of activities is one can of food, Kline said. The event in the park will include gospel music, food stands, a flea market, games and crafts, and pumpkin painting, among other activities, Kline said.
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November 2, 2000
Waynesboro Medic 2 kicks off fund drive for Greencastle unit By STACEY DANZUSO / Staff Writer, Chambersburg GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Waynesboro Medic 2 kicked off a fund-raising campaign Thursday to raise $250,000 for a new emergency unit in Greencastle that could save lives by shaving valuable minutes of its response time. Medic 2 responds to life-threatening injuries in the Waynesboro-Greencastle area. After determining that about 30 percent of its calls were in Greencastle, members began investigating the possibility of establishing a second medic unit there, said Debby DeWees.
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by RICHARD BELISLE | March 17, 2003
waynesboro@herald-mail.com MERCERSBURG, Pa. - If Mightily Onward, Mercersburg Academy's $100 million fund-raising campaign, was anything, it was mighty. The drive netted the 430-student private prepatory school $103 million last year, said Douglas Hale, head of the school since 1997. Emboldened by success, Hale is ready to launch a new fund drive - this one for $15 million to build the academy's first arts center. The first campaign got its biggest single boost in April 2002 from a $35 million gift from H.F. Lenfest and his wife, Marguerite.
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April 6, 2008
Hagerstown Trust presented a check for $2,500 to the Washington County Agricultural Education Center's Rural Heritage Museum's capital fund drive. A transportation museum, to be at the Rural Heritage Museum complex site, will house historic artifacts of the area related to transportation. Anticipated featured items include automobiles, including a Model A and Model T, farm tractors, delivery vehicles, horse drawn wagons, and much more. For additional information concerning the fund drive, call Richard Schukraft at 301-739-9429.
NEWS
September 23, 1997
The United Way's 1997 fund drive in Washington County has received pledges amounting to 8 percent of its $1.85 million goal, agency officials said Monday. The United Way, with 25 member agencies, has received pledges of $237,756, according to reports released this week. Campaign notes: The City of Hagerstown purchasing department won the challenge to be the first department to complete its campaign. Farmers and Merchants Bank and Trust employee campaign also is complete, with a 10 percent increase in giving and 27 new contributors.
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November 26, 1996
By CLYDE FORD Staff Writer The Salvation Army is looking for a few good men and women to help ring bells during the agency's annual holiday fund drive. The Salvation Army officially kicked off its fund drive Monday, although bell ringers were out Friday with the kettles, said spokesman Harry Barger. This year's goal is to raise $54,950 through the kettles and another $125,500 through a mail appeal, Barger said. Most of the funds raised this time of year help pay for food baskets for needy families and to provide toys for children from needy families, said Salvation Army Maj. Samuel VanDenburg.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | September 19, 2011
In July 2006, Shepherd University officials “created” an ambitious campaign they hoped would raise $20 million in six years. On June 30, university officials announced that their “Create the Future” campaign ended a year early and brought in $6 million more their targeted goal. In the jargon of academia, the campaign will “optimize faculty potential,” “stimulate cultural and economic development,” “inspire student learning” and “build a stronger university.” In real terms, the money will pay for, among other things, Shepherd's $2.2 million share of the $10 million second phase of the Center for Contemporary Arts building now under construction on the west campus, upgrades to the football and baseball stadiums, and expansion and enhancement of music, art and drama programs, and the nursing program.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | May 24, 2011
Greencastle-Antrim High School student representatives from band, cheerleading and each sport grabbed a shovel and symbolically dug their spades into the dirt of Kaley Field on Tuesday. The act officially marks the beginning of the construction project, and gets the ball rolling on the $2.5 million capital campaign to fund a series of improvements to the high school's stadium complex. The upgrades include two turf fields, a resurfaced track and lighting improvements. Vernon McCauley, one of the nine-member capital campaign steering committee members, announced the groundbreaking ceremony from the press box as if it were a football game.
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March 16, 2011
Susquehanna Bank is supporting furry friends in Washington County in Maryland and Berkeley County in West Virginia this month by taking part in a pet supply fund drive. Pet food and treats, cleaning supplies (paper towels, laundry detergent, trash bags), kitty litter, pet toys and bedding/blankets are among the needed items. Supplies can be dropped off at any local Susquehanna Bank branch through March 25. For more information, call Susquehanna at 301-791-0000.
NEWS
November 3, 2009
Smithsburg EMS' October report SMITHSBURG - Smithsburg Emergency Medical Services responded to 88 calls in October, bringing its yearly total to 947 calls as of Nov. 1, according to Deputy Chief James Ulrich. October calls included 10 within Smithsburg town limits, 23 to the Leitersburg area and 10 to the Mount Aetna area. Another three calls were to the Cascade and Pen Mar area. There were nine mutual-aid calls to Frederick County, Md., four to Franklin County, Pa., and seven to the Hagerstown area.
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March 6, 2009
APRIL 16, 1932-MARCH 4, 2009 BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- George W. "Duke" Schetrompf, 76, of Berkeley Springs, died Wednesday, March 4, 2009, at City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va. Born April 16, 1932, in Mount Savage, Md., he was the son of the late George B. and Margaret Lee Means Schetrompf. He was a graduate of Mount Union High School in Pennsylvania and attended Juanita College. He worked as a millwright at Mack Trucks in Hagerstown, retiring in 1991 after 20 years of service.
NEWS
December 29, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- The Capitol Theatre Center's 2008 annual "Be A Star!" fund drive is closing in on the goal of $125,000. As of Dec. 22, The Capitol Theatre Center has received $119,280 and is seeking approximately $5,000 more in donations by Wednesday, Dec. 31. The total dollar amount is needed to meet the operating needs for The Capitol Theatre Center. Donations are tax deductible. All levels of donations are appreciated. A letter recognizing the donation will be sent in appreciation and for tax purposes.
NEWS
April 6, 2008
Hagerstown Trust presented a check for $2,500 to the Washington County Agricultural Education Center's Rural Heritage Museum's capital fund drive. A transportation museum, to be at the Rural Heritage Museum complex site, will house historic artifacts of the area related to transportation. Anticipated featured items include automobiles, including a Model A and Model T, farm tractors, delivery vehicles, horse drawn wagons, and much more. For additional information concerning the fund drive, call Richard Schukraft at 301-739-9429.
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By MELITA WISHARD / 301-790-0079 | February 22, 2008
Pancake breakfast set for Saturday The Maugansville Ruritan Club will host a pancake breakfast in their building on Saturday from 6:30 to 11. The menu includes all the pancakes and sausage you can eat. Tickets cost $5 for adults, $3 for those 6 to 12, and free for children 5 and younger. All proceeds of the event help to support the many charitable programs the club sponsors. Fire company plans basket bingo The Maugansville Fire Co. will hold a basket bingo on Sunday at the fire station.
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