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Cathy Grantham | Around Maugansville | September 29, 2011
It's time for the Maugansville PTA's fall Wolfgang fundraiser. The sale began Monday, Sept. 26 and runs through Monday, Oct. 17. Orders will be available for pickup on Monday, Dec. 5, just in time for the holidays. This is the largest fundraiser for the school. The proceeds go toward student field trips and support activities such as Encore programs. The PTA also hopes to give each student a free book from the school's book fair and a free Maugansville T-shirt. For more information, contact the PTA at
Susie Hoffman | Around Funkstown | October 16, 2012
The Texas Roadhouse will hold a fundraiser for the South Hagerstown High School Touchdown Club from Oct. 22 to 25 from 4 to 10 p.m. each night. The Dual Highway restaurant will donate 10 percent of food sales to the touchdown club when you present a flier. Fliers can be picked up at the school or through any team member.   Women's Club news The Women's Club, at 31 S. Prospect St. in Hagerstown, will hold its fall fest Saturday, Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  There will be baked items, and garden goodies, as well as soups and sandwiches, and 10 different vendors.
December 21, 2012
Britt Reed Law Offices was successful in its challenge to the community to raise $25,000 for Hospice of the Panhandle's Building the Dream campaign - so successful, in fact, that hospice was able to raise $66,160 through the match, and reach its 2012 year-end goal of $3.5 million. Terry Britt, of Britt Reed Law Offices, announced in late November that the firm would match, dollar for dollar, up to $25,000. In mid-November, Hospice's donors exceeded the challenge, and Britt Reed agreed to increase and match donors' contributions up to $30,000, according to a news release.
October 17, 2011
Hagerstown Day Nursery will hold a fundraiser Saturday, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Otterbein United Methodist Church, on the corner of Franklin and Locust streets in Hagerstown. The nursery will hold the fundraiser with Schwan's Food in the church's parking lot. A portion of the sales that day will go to the nursery. Hagerstown Day Nursery is a nonprofit, child-development program serving those ages 2 to 5. For more information, call 301-739-3749.
Susie Hoffman | Around Funkstown | September 13, 2011
E. Russell Hicks Middle School's fundraiser is under way. The students are selling cookie dough and magazines. If a student knocks on your door, you will know it is for a good cause. Cash bingo canceled The Kiwanis Club's cash bingo event scheduled for Saturday at the Knights of Columbus has been canceled.   Tax seminar   Tim's Tax Service in Funkstown is offering a tax seminar for business owners and property owners on Oct. 8, 22 and 29. The business owners' portion of the seminar begins at 9 a.m. and the property owners' part is at 1 p.m. The seminars will be held at Funkstown Town Hall.
May 2, 2011
Adam Goodheart, historian and author of "1861: The Civil War Awakening," will be the guest speaker Wednesday, May 18, at a fundraising benefit for the Washington County Free Library's Western Maryland Room. The event will be at Fountainhead Country Club, 13316 Fountain Head Road, Hagerstown. Tickets cost $100. Copies of Goodheart's book will be available for purchase at the event. Reservations are due by Friday, May 13, and can be made by calling 301-739-3250, ext. 128, or go to
May 13, 2012
Teachers and administrators at Springfield Middle School will hold a McTeacher's Night at the Williamsport McDonald's restaurant today 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 preparatory program that typically helps...
June 24, 2011
Award Beauty School held a car wash Friday in an alley between East Antietam and East Baltimore streets to raise money for a hair show in the fall. The hair show will take place in Frederick, Md., according to Phillip Greathead, an instructor at the school. The date has not yet been set, he said. In addition to Award Beauty School, two schools in Washington, D.C., a school in Frederick, and a school in Chambersburg, Pa., will compete. Friday's car was was scheduled to continue until 2 p.m. — Caleb Calhoun, Mobile Journalist
May 4, 2012
The Freedom Valley Chorus of Sweet Adelines International will hold an afternoon tea fundraiser titled “A Spoonful of Musical-i-TEA,” on Saturday,  June 9, at noon at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 750 Norland Ave., Chambersburg. Audience members will be treated to a full four-course afternoon tea, served on antique china, and harmonies provided by the a capella chorus. In addition, there will be a Chinese auction of goody baskets to add to the fundraising effort. A portion of the proceeds from the event will go to Breast Cancer Awareness - Cumberland Valley.  Audience members will also have the opportunity to make an additional donation at the door with 100 percent of it going to BCA - Cumberland Valley.  Tickets cost $25 and can be purchased in two ways.
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | | January 21, 2012
Zumbathon looked like a lot of fun. The dance-based fundraiser Saturday morning attracted about 30 participants who braved the winter elements to, as the promotional flier said, “Ditch the Workout. Join the Party.” Held in the Shepherdstown Community Center, Zumbathon's goal was to raise money to defray the costs of sending 33 Shepherd University students to two Habitat for Humanity building sites over spring break. The students will build homes for the needy rather than head to destinations such as Cancun or Florida.
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