June 8, 2007
Washington County Homemakers are grateful to local businesses for their donation for their Scholarship Auction held in May. Scholarship recipients benefited from the publicity provided by The Herald-Mail and town writers, as well as Lou Scally. Auctioneer Ron Hamner and the Elks also helped make the event a success.
April 20, 2007
A queen-sized quilt will be auctioned off during the Washington County Homemakers specialty auction scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Friday, May 4, at Elks Lodge 378, Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown. The event will begin with a silent auction followed by a live auction with Ron Hamner. The queen-size quilt will be raffled at the end of the auction at about 3 p.m. Raffle tickets cost $2 each or three for $5. Items include furniture, tools, housewares, gift certificates and specialty baskets.
October 5, 2009
BOONSBORO - The Washington County Homemakers held a reception Aug. 14 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Boonsboro for this year's 24 scholarship recipients and their parents. The Homemakers conducted its seventh annual scholarship auction in the spring which provided funds for these scholarships. Scholarships to Hagerstown Community College have been awarded to Shane Ganley, Roger Grimm, Brandon Mauck, Kayla Reynolds and Ryan Stottlemyer. Additional scholarship recipients are Jarrett Myers (the University of Maryland)
November 23, 2008
Washington County Homemakers held a festive tea catered by New Dimensions restaurant Oct. 20 to celebrate the installation of its officers for 2009-10. They are, from left, Nancy Itnyre, president; Darlene Semler, first vice president; Yvonne Anthony, recording secretary; Caren Babst, corresponding secretary; Connie Kline, treasurer; Bea Smith, assistant treasurer and Lena Itnyre, parliamentarian. Not shown is Brenda Finch, second vice president.
December 3, 2007
On Wednesday, Oct. 24, the Cavetown Homemakers Club of Smithsburg celebrated its 90th anniversary with a luncheon at Trinity Lutheran Church. Guests included Helen Clark, president of the Washington County Homemakers, along with most of her executive board, presidents of most of the local clubs, and Smithsburg Mayor Mickey Myers. Mayor Myers gave the club a certificate from the town for "outstanding community service. " The club presented a skit explaining the customs and practices of the early days when hats and gloves were worn to every meeting.
March 5, 2008
SMITHSBURG - Tackling timely topics like recycling, water conservation and using "green" cleaning products to spare the environment would seem to indicate a group that is young, vibrant and socially aware. Well, two out of three isn't bad. Members of the Cavetown Homemakers Club are hoping to reach out to young people in an effort to keep the 90-year-old club going into the future. "A lot of homemaker clubs in Washington County have members with an average age of 85," said Brenda Finch, who shares club secretarial duties with Betty Jo Ganley.
December 26, 1997
By BRENDAN KIRBY Staff Writer Alice Jones rolled into Washington County in the fall of 1917 armed with information about sewing, cooking and canning. By the end of the year, the home demonstration agent from the University of Maryland Cooperative Extension Service had organized women in the county into three homemakers clubs. This year, the two surviving clubs, in Cavetown and Clear Spring, mark their 80th anniversaries. Over the years, the organization has changed it name and focus.