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Paula Green Shupp | Around Williamsport | November 15, 2011
Chick-fil-A and Providing Relief for Autistic Youth will hold an autism awareness fundraiser Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the restaurant at 1680 Wesel Blvd. in Hagerstown. The restaurant will donate a portion of the check to support autism awareness.   For more information, go to Ruritan breakfast Downsville Ruritan will hold a pancake breakfast Saturday from 7 to 10 a.m. at the old Downsville school. The menu includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, one serving sausage (extra links cost 50 cents)
Jamie Shekels | Around Halfway | December 19, 2012
PTA fundraiser The Hickory Elementary School PTA will host a fundraiser Friday at Domino's Pizza. A portion of the sales placed by Hickory friends and family that evening will go to benefit the PTA.   Reminder Parents of Washington County Public Schools students, be sure to note the following on your calendar: Washington County Public Schools will break for the winter/holiday season beginning Monday, Dec. 24. ...
August 30, 2010
Friends of the Doleman Black Heritage Museum will hold a fundraiser Saturday, Oct. 16, from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Best Western Grand Venice Hotel ballroom on Dual Highway. The event will include a masquerade ball with a Cotton Club twist and silent auction. The event will also include a live band from the Washington, D.C., area. Tickets cost $50 and proceeds go to the Doleman Black Heritage Museum. Table of eight sponsorships are available for $500. Spcecial room rates of $61.60 are available at the Venice.
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | | May 14, 2011
Venice was in the air Saturday at Fountain Head Country Club north of Hagerstown. It started in the parking lot, where Italian opera music could be heard from a good distance. Inside, Meritus Healthcare Foundation was holding its 17th annual Crystal Ball fundraiser. This year, the theme was "Carnival in Venice," complete with a gondola and masks. The Crystal Ball is the biggest fundraising event for Meritus Medical Center and its predecessor, Washington County Hospital. Usually, it raises about $100,000 for programs, said Laurie Sexton, executive director of Meritus Healthcare Foundation.
April 7, 2010
American Little League will hold a fundraiser Saturday, April 17, at the Elks Lodge on Robinwood Drive. The doors open at 5 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Proceeds will go to the league. There will be tip jars, sports memorabilia will be raffled off and there will be a DJ following the drawing. Tickets cost $35. For more information, call Tony Caudo at 240-313-0612. Opening Day is Saturday at 10 a.m. Past players, managers, coaches, umpires and league officials are invited to attend and be recognized by the league for their service.
May 8, 2012
Teachers and administrators at Springfield Middle School will hold a McTeacher's Night at the Williamsport McDonald's restaurant Monday, May 14, from 5 to 8 p.m.  It is a partnership between McDonald's and Springfield Middle in which teachers and administrators will work at the fast-food restaurant to help raise money for the AVID, or Advancement Via Individual Determination, program at the school.  AVID is a college prep program that...
March 23, 2012
A Zumbathon fundraiser as part of national Spring for SIDS effort is from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 14, at 4-Star Athletic Complex, Williamsport. Tickets cost $10 in advance; $15 at door. Advance tickets are available at 4-Star or at Tan-N-Tone in Hedgesville, W.Va. For more information, call Teena Hine at 304-754-4955.
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | | September 2, 2013
It took two big grills to cook the 250 steaks and another one for the 175 slices of country ham to feed the crowd of more than 400 people at Monday's annual Labor Day breakfast at War Memorial Park in Martinsburg. Harold Catrow, a volunteer at the event, said it  was the 41st year for the event, which has become a standard fundraiser to benefit the park. Bonn A. “Buzz” Poland, another longtime breakfast volunteer, said an average profit each year runs between $8,000 and $10,000.
By CALEB CALHOUN | | August 31, 2013
As more than 1,500 small plastic ducks were dumped into Antietam Creek for the annual Funkstown Volunteer Fire Co. duck race, Terry Gossard, who entered seven ducks in the race with his family, watched with a sense of pessimism, noting that his family had not won anything despite taking part in the race for five years. By the end of the race, they had a pink duck finish first and another duck finish third, which awarded them prize money of $400. “I'm shocked! We didn't expect it,” Gossard, 73, shouted after he won. He entered the race with his wife, Judy; his son, Terry Jr.; and his daughter-in-law, Lisa.
Paula Wolber | Around Maugansville | August 16, 2013
A Cancer Stinks scrapbook flea market fundraiser will be Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Maugansville Ruritan Club's community building, 18007 Maugans Ave. The event will have a variety of scrapbooking, stamping, crafting supplies, tools, products, machines and other items for sale. The event will include food, drinks and raffles. Individual tables can be rented through Miracles for Melanie. Tables are limited. An 8-foot table costs $30 to rent. The tables will be rented on a first-come, first-served basis.
By JENNIFER FITCH | | August 7, 2013
Doug and Rhonda Shatzer know firsthand how much time, money and emotional investment is involved with adoption. The Shatzers, of Greencastle, adopted their two daughters from China. Through an organization they are helping to form, they hope to assist others with funds and information to make the process eaasier. “Everyone tells us how blessed the girls are to have us, but in reality we're the ones blessed to have them in our lives,” Rhonda Shatzer said. Doug Shatzer, Randall Sellers and Keith McCleaf are working to start an organization they call Bring the Children Home.
August 7, 2013
The Yellow House hosted Guest Bartender Night and all tips were donated to the charity of choice of the guest bartender who raised the most funds. Guest bartender Wink Suder won the challenge and chose Hospice of Washington County to receive the funds. Yellow House owners Lou and Debbie Thomas also chose Hospice earlier this year as the beneficiary of the Food and Beverage Foundation's golf tournament. “We are so grateful for their generosity and support,” said Cheryl Brown, development director for Hospice.
By JULIE E. GREENE | | July 28, 2013
Dozens of folks turned out Sunday afternoon to listen to good music and help a good cause as ThunderRoad Bar & Grille hosted a fundraiser for Holly Place, a nonprofit assisted-living center in Hagerstown. “This small, nonprofit facility in Hagerstown gives some of the best care I've seen in the many places I've been,” said Linda Smith, an independent pharmacy consultant who works with Holly Place and other establishments around the state. Smith organized the fundraiser, which was raising money through a silent auction and proceeds from a $25 admission to ThunderRoad's deck, where people received a meal and could listen to blues and rock performed by Moondog Medicine Show.
By C.J. LOVELACE | | July 21, 2013
In the early 1980s, a group of community members with a passion for athletics at Hagerstown Junior College started a booster club, a club that became one of the most successful community college fundraising organizations in the region. “We did our job for 30 years,” said Jim Brown, past president of the HCC Hawk Booster Club. “We're the most successful booster club that we know of, up and down the East Coast.” With the help of the HCC Hawk Booster Club's support, athletics on the small campus began to thrive, en route to winning numerous President's Cup awards throughout the years that followed.
By JENNIFER FITCH | | July 9, 2013
Hagerstown Suns baseball players will try their hands at an adaptive form of the sport Friday evening with blind individuals. “Beep baseball” uses an oversized ball that makes noise for blind and visually impaired people. The game involves only first and third bases, which vibrate. The minor league Suns are scheduled to play beep baseball with blind and sighted children and adults before their regular game Friday as part of the “Knock Blindness Out of the Park” fundraiser.
By JULIE E. GREENE | | June 16, 2013
As he stood before almost 200 people, many if not all of whom were members of his congregation, Maj. Robert Lyle said two, maybe three men attended his first Sunday service when he and his wife arrived seven years ago to take over leadership of The Salvation Army's Hagerstown Corps. During a farewell luncheon for Majs. Robert and Karen Lyle on Sunday, Advisory Board Chairman Don Funk listed several facility improvements during the Lyles' tenure, including the construction of the $1.8 million Shifler Family Community Center that housed the luncheon on George Street in Hagerstown's West End. Maj. Robert Lyle said leading the Hagerstown Corps was really about showing a group of people “that there's more to being a church than coming on Sunday.
By HOLLY SHOK | | June 15, 2013
Following a dirt path off a quiet countryside road north of Hagerstown led the curious to an atypical sight Saturday, when an outdoor music festival cropped up in rolling fields normally reserved for cornstalks. The event was Hagerstock, a fundraiser benefiting the Washington County Community Mediation Center and a music fete that also featured food, souvenirs and massage vendors. The mediation center is a nonprofit that helps resolve disputes at no cost to Washington County residents, program manager D.J. Allen said.
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