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.
January 25, 2009
The Washington County Homemakers held a tea catered by Next Dimensions restaurant to celebrate the installation of its officers for 2009-10.
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)
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.
May 15, 2013
Chlorous Linda Little, 98, of Great Cacapon, W.Va., and formerly of Hancock, Md., died Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at her daughter's home in Great Cacapon. Born March 14, 1915, in Cold Run Valley, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late William Underwood and Martha Irene Henry Hovermale. She was a Christian. She attended the Valley School in Cold Run Valley and worked seasonally at Milton Michael's Canning Factory. She was a member of AARP and had worked at the Interwoven Hosiery Mill in Martinsburg, W.Va.
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.