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Paula Green Shupp | Around Williamsport | May 23, 2012
A fundraiser yard sale is planned to benefit Kahlil Butler, 12-year-old grandson of River City barber Donna Himes. Kahlil was diagnosed with leukemia and is receiving chemotherapy treatments. To help, donated items (no clothes, please) and baked goods for the yard sale can be dropped off at the River City Barber Shop, 2 S. Conococheague St., from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Wednesdays). For more information, call Donna at 240-366-8138. The yard sale will be held Saturday, June 9, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the community building at Byron Memorial Park.
Staci Clipp | Around South Hagerstown | June 11, 2012
LuHowl fundraiser to be held Saturday LuHowl, the annual Hawaiian-themed fundraiser to benefit the Humane Society of Washington County, will be Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the home of Don and Jone Bowman in Williamsport.  Proceeds from the event will benefit the animal shelter's dog spay and neuter programs. Sponsors include Hagerstown Honda and Kia, Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau, RBC Wealth Management, Sir Angus and Eleanor Lakin, Valley Pet Cemetery, AFLAC and Younger Toyota.  The evening will feature dinner by Bulls & Bears catering and entertainment by jazz vocalist Kerensa Gray.
July 20, 2005
Fourteen teams of four participated Sunday, July 17, in a Swiss Team game sponsored by the Little Heiskell Duplicate Bridge Club at South End Fire Hall in Hagerstown to raise money for Food Resources Inc. In the event's three years, more than $1,000 has been raised for Food Resources Inc., which allows them to provide food for families in the Tri-State area. In this year's game, Rick Elbo, Jean Toth, and John and Selena Swanson placed first in the A stratum. Ray and Sym Gallucci and Hilda and Tim Sullivan were second in A and first in B, and Iris Yonetz, Helen Swanson, and Anne and Frank Carden were third in A. Maxine Gettler, Al Shochet, and Bill and Madeline Davis were fourth in A and second in B, and Karen Copp, Marie Sullivan, and Fran and Bill Skinner were tied for fifth in A. They also were third in B and first in C. Lois and Dick Taylor, Dennis Wick and Carl Herrick tied for fifth in A, and Bruce and Aurora McDonough, Gary Wold and Chuck Lesher were fourth in B. Leslie Lege, Robert Osburn, David Abuhove and Fran Allison placed second in C. Hickory Corner catered dinner between sessions.
Cheryl Weaver | Around Clear Spring | December 11, 2012
The Clear Spring High School Future Business Leaders of America group is sponsoring its restaurant of the month today at Jersey Mike's Subs at the Shoppes of Hagerstown.   FBLA will receive a percentage of the proceeds collected on purchases between 5 and 9 p.m.  Vouchers for the event can be picked up at the front office at Clear Spring High School. Movie Sunday set at library On Sunday, the Clear Spring Library will host Movie Sunday at 2 p.m.  This month the library will show holiday classics.
By DAN DEARTH | | February 15, 2013
Jack Myers and Anna Jean Smith said they have enjoyed dancing for more than 70 years. On Friday night, the octogenarians were among dozens of people who gathered at Hager Hall off Dual Highway to attend the Sweetheart Casino Big Band Evening, a fundraiser for the Discovery Station in downtown Hagerstown. “I want to contribute to this fundraiser,” Myers said after sharing a dance with Smith. “The museum is educational, and the kids love it.” Tickets for the event, which featured a jitterbug contest, Ray Birely's Big Band and a variety of table games, cost $45 per person and $80 for a couple.
February 5, 2013
Two health care professionals -   moonlighting as Hagerstown's answer to Emeril Lagasee and Mario Batali - served an Italian-themed meal to ten lucky houseguests on Saturday, Feb. 2. Joseph Ross, president and CEO of Meritus Health, and pathologist Dr. John Newby cooked a multi-course culinary meal at the home of Dr. David Solberg. The dinner was an auction item donated by Dr. Newby and Mr. Ross as part of the Crystal Ball, Meritus Medical Center's biggest fundraising event. Newby has donated his culinary expertise to the event for the past three years while Mr. Ross' talents are a new addition.
August 28, 2012
The annual Hagerstown Corn Maze will open Saturday at Celebration Farm, 17638 Garden View Road in Maugansville. The maze will be open from Saturday through Sunday, Oct. 28. It will be open Monday, Sept. 3, from noon to 6 p.m. for Labor Day. The regular hours are Friday from 5 to 10 p.m., Saturdays from noon to 10 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. The corn maze is open other days by appointment for groups. Admission charges are $6 for adults and teens, and $3 for children ages 5 to 12. Children ages 4 and younger are admitted free.
December 4, 2012
The West Virginia Environmental Council invites the community to its winter fundraiser titled “West Virginia - Ever Green” Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. at The Train Station in Shepherdstown.   There will be music, light refreshments and speakers. Admission costs $10, which includes two raffle tickets. The raffle will include prizes.
By HOLLY SHOK | | May 3, 2013
Following a 24-hour period of giving that concluded Thursday at midnight, the inaugural Washington County Gives online fundraiser raised $161,378 to assist 48 area nonprofits. Bradley N. Sell, executive director of the Community Foundation of Washington County, said the amount included a little more than $113,000 from community donors and approximately $48,000 in matching dollars the foundation raised in advance and contributed Thursday night. A total of 1,564 contributions came from 1,021 donors, according to tallies at
May 29, 2012
The Cumberland Valley Relief Center will hold a beef and pig roast fundraiser Saturday, June 23, from 4 to 8 p.m. It will be catered by Long's Catering. The meal will be on a donation basis. The center is at 4225 Molly Pitcher Highway in the Chambersburg area. All donations will benefit the relief center. To RSVP to the center, call 717-375-2088.  
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