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LIFESTYLE
May 21, 2012
For the second year in a row, the Washington County Branches of Susquehanna held a three-week pet supply fund drive for the Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC).  On May 7, branch managers and representatives presented the donation to the HSWC's Katherine Cooker, manager of Development & Community Relations, and Ben Cross, events coordinator. Participating branches were Boonsboro, Dual Highway/Hagerstown Financial Center, Paramount, Eastern Boulevard, Fountain Head, Salem Avenue, Halfway, Frederick Street and Valley Mall.
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NEWS
January 4, 2011
This year's New Year's Day Polar Bear Plunge raised about $8,300 for the Humane Society of Washington County, spokeswoman Katherine Cooker said Tuesday. That tops last year's total of $7,511, she said. "I'm just delighted with the amount raised and with the turnout," Cooker said. "It's just so heartwarming to see the community support us so readily, and on a day when a lot of people would rather stay home and have pancakes and sausages. " The money raised will go to support animal care expenses and programs such as the Humane Society's spay and neuter and humane education programs, she said.
NEWS
April 24, 2010
The Humane Society of Washington County recently received $600 from Hempen Hill BBQ Bar & Grill's third annual "Wake and Bake. " The money was raised from restaurant guests who purchased raffle tickets to win a variety of items. The event featured live music, breakfast and lunch buffets, giveaways and more. More than 125 people attended this year's event. Featured bands included The Hello Strangers, ToneHounds and BringBackAll. Hempen Hill BBQ Bar & Grill is at 13208 Fountain Head Plaza in Hagerstown.
NEWS
August 3, 2011
Throttles Bar and Grill, at 236 Cumberland St. in Clear Spring, will hold its fourth annual Michelle Younker Memorial Ride Saturday to benefit the Humane Society of Washington County. The motorcycle ride is being held by Wanda and Sam Mills of Throttles in honor of their friend Michelle Younker who died in August 2005. "Michelle never had kids. She had two or three Great Danes all the time and just loved her dogs," Sam Mills said. "We wanted to do something in her honor, and we think holding this ride to benefit the shelter is something she would have liked.
LIFESTYLE
November 18, 2012
When Vince Mussolino's family celebrated his 80th birthday, they used the occasion to honor his passion for animals by asking partygoers to bring items for the homeless pets at the Humane Society of Washington County.  On Oct. 19, Mussolino presented the animal-related items to the animal shelter. More than 100 people attended the Sept. 22 surprise birthday party at the Marlowe Ruritan Club in Falling Waters, W.Va.  The attendees brought a variety of animal-related items, which were donated by Mussolino.   “We knew that asking for donations for the humane society was a great way of honoring our father during this celebration,” said Tina Martin, Mussolino's daughter.
LIFESTYLE
December 29, 2011
He wasn't wearing a red suit with black boots and didn't have a white beard, but local sixth-grader Ryan Shank sure had the giving spirit when he stopped by the Humane Society of Washington County on Dec. 28. That day, he brought a donation of $15 to help the animals in need at the shelter. "Ryan received the money as a Christmas gift," said Pamela, his mother.  "All on his own, he said he wanted to donate the money to the humane society. So here we are. "  Ryan handed the money to the customer service representatives at the shelter.
NEWS
August 5, 2012
Throttles Bar and Grill, at 236 Cumberland St. in Clear Spring, held the fourth annual Michelle Younker Memorial Ride to benefit the Humane Society of Washington County in October 2011. On  July 30, the proceeds from the ride, $672, were presented to the humane society. The ride was rescheduled due to inclement weather but when riders took to their bikes to honor the memory of Younker the event was a great success.  “It took me longer than I wanted it to to bring the money to you,” said Bruce Mills, co-owner of Throttles.  “But I am glad we could do this again for Michelle.”  Wanda and Sam Mills, owners of Throttles, established the ride in honor of their friend Younker and her love for her Great Danes.
NEWS
May 1, 2013
The Humane Society of Washington County is partnering with PetSmart Charities to participate in its National Adoption Weekend Friday through Sunday. “We are thrilled to participate in this important adoption event and are thankful to have such wonderful partners in the community.” said Mike Lausen, executive director of the animal shelter  “Through our collaboration with PetSmart Charities, we are able to make a difference in the lives of homeless animals in Washington County.” The shelter will receive $35 for every shelter pet adopted during the event, a contribution increase of more than 50 percent.
NEWS
February 26, 2011
Always Ron's Restaurant in Hagerstown is hosting a fundraiser called "Plates for Pets" for the Humane Society of Washington County on March 9 from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. Michael Guessford of Always Ron's is looking forward to the event. "We look for community involvement that many of our customers have soft hearts for, and we think pets play such a large role in our lives every day. I think this will be a nice fundraiser for the shelter," Guessford said. Always Ron's is at 29 N. Burhans Blvd.
NEWS
March 29, 2013
For the third year in a row, the Washington County branches of Susquehanna Bank will hold a two-week pet supply drive for the Humane Society of Washington County.  On Monday, April 8, each of the 12 branches will begin collecting a variety of items for the animals in big blue boxes that will be prominently displayed in their lobbies. Participating branches are Boonsboro, Smithsburg, Dual Highway, Hagerstown Financial Center, Paramount, Eastern Boulevard, Fountain Head, Salem Avenue, Halfway, Frederick Street, Hancock and Valley Mall.  Paramount branch manager Cindy Helman led the donation drive.  “We are looking forward to hosting this event for the third year,” Helman said.
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