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Paula Green Shupp | Around Williamsport | March 8, 2011
MiHi (Many Individuals Helping Individuals) will hold its spring fling cash and basket bingo Sunday, March 20, at Williamsport Fire Hall. Doors open at 11 a.m., lunch will be at noon, and bingo begins at 1 p.m. Lunch will be catered by Leiters Fine Catering. The event also features tip jars and an early-bird drawing for tickets purchased before Wednesday, March 16. Tickets in advance cost $25 each or two for $40. Tickets at the door cost $30 each. For more information and to purchase tickets, call Vicky at 301-465-9125 or 301-745-6444.
NEWS
November 30, 2000
MIHI gets grant for playground By SCOTT BUTKI / Staff Writer Many Individuals Helping Individuals (MIHI) organization has received a $112,500 grant to build a more accessible playground at the Martin L. "Marty" Snook Park. MIHI will pick up the grant at a press conference Monday attended by Governor Parris N. Glendening and others. Also attending is Austin Monro of Williamsport, a child with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a genetic disease affecting cells in the spinal cord.
NEWS
December 5, 2000
MIHI accepts state grant By SCOTT BUTKI / Staff Writer Representatives of Many Individuals Helping Individuals, known as MIHI, met with Maryland Gov. Parris N. Glendening and Del. Mark Shriver, D-Montgomery, during a ceremony in Baltimore Monday. The organization was awarded a $112,500 grant to build a more accessible playground at Martin L. "Marty" Snook Park in Halfway. The $112,500 includes $75,000 from the governor. The other $37,500 comes from donations to MIHI and in-kind work by the Washington County government.
NEWS
November 4, 2012
The local nonprofit group MiHi held a holiday basket bingo extravaganza Sunday at the Elks Club to raise money to maintain its Project Lifesaver program and honor a commitment to help pay for a new handicap-accessible playground at Marshall Street School in Hagerstown, according to an email from the organization's ambassador-at-large, Mary Besecker. Also known as Many Individuals Helping Individuals, the group is celebrating its 25th anniversary, according to a letter promoting the event.
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By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | June 16, 2007
Twenty years ago, Many Individual Helping Individuals began as a group aspiring to making recreation accessible for people of all abilities. Saturday's fifth annual Fishin' Frenzy at Pangborn Park demonstrated a realization of that goal. About 1,000 people of various ages and abilities fished and mingled at the event sponsored by the group known as MIHI. N. Linn Hendershot, chairman of the board of directors for MIHI, said he was pleased with the turnout. "This is a nice crowd.
NEWS
By MARLO BARNHART | September 27, 1999
After 12 years of placing playground and leisure equipment in parks throughout the Tri-State area for those with special needs, MiHi is continuing to break new ground. "Now we're working toward building three accessible fishing piers in Washington County - at Devil's Backbone, Blairs Valley lake and at the Cushwa Basin," said Mary Pearson, one of the originators of MiHi, or Many individuals Helping individuals. Those sites would also have accessible picnic tables, for which MiHi has been known since its beginnings in 1987.
NEWS
September 21, 1997
By MARLO BARNHART Staff Writer A seed was planted years ago when a young man took a group of handicapped children to the Hagerstown City Park to watch others play...but only to watch. "We as a society had let these children down," said Mary Pearson, one of the originators of MiHi. Seems impossible but this year, MiHi is 10 years old. From humble beginnings, the organization has made amazing strides toward providing playground and picnic equipment that is accessible to all - children, the elderly and everyone in between.
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by Alicia Notarianni | February 10, 2004
alician@herald-mail.com MIHI (Many Individuals Helping Individuals) held its fifth annual Valentine Basket Bingo Extravaganza on Sunday, Feb. 8, at the Hagerstown Elks Lodge No. 378. About 300 people attended the event. Tickets were $20, covering bingo and dinner. Event coordinator Vicky Yates said 25 Longaberger baskets were given as prizes, as well as cash awards and gifts such as Boyd's Bears, Marie Osmond collectible porcelain dolls and NASCAR merchandise. Linn Hendershot, chairman of the board of directors for MIHI, said the event brought in more than $4,000 for the organization.
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BY DAN KULIN /Staff Writer | April 30, 2002
dank@herald-mail.com The young, the old and the disabled are invited to a day of trout fishing at Hagerstown's Pangborn Park on Saturday, May 11. The nonprofit group Many Individuals Helping Individuals (MIHI) is organizing the event at the park on Pangborn Boulevard. "We try to make recreation available for everyone," said City Councilman N. Linn Hendershot, who is the MIHI chairman. "Fishing is something everyone can do. If you can get to the water you can fish. " Pangborn Park is a good spot for the event because of its paved pathways.
NEWS
by ALICIA NOTARIANNI | June 17, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - Twenty years ago, Many Individual Helping Individuals began as a group aspiring to making recreation accessible for people of all abilities. Saturday's fifth annual Fishin' Frenzy at Pangborn Park demonstrated a realization of that goal. About 1,000 people of various ages and abilities fished and mingled at the event sponsored by the group known as MIHI. N. Linn Hendershot, chairman of the board of directors for MIHI, said he was pleased with the turnout. "This is a nice crowd.
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NEWS
August 4, 2013
MIHI Inc. recently donated $5,500 to Western Maryland Hospital Center's Therapeutic Garden Committee to purchase a wheelchair-accessible swing.   For more than 25 years, MIHI's mission has been to enhance the quality of life for senior citizens and individuals with disabilities, and especially to make recreational activities more accessible. One side of the swing has a large platform designed to accommodate wheelchairs, with a bench seat on the other side. Thanks to MIHI, hospital center residents and their families and friends have been enjoying the swing this summer.
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LIFESTYLE
June 10, 2013
The City of Hagerstown and MIHI Inc. host the 11th annual Fishin' Frenzy Saturday, June 15, at Pangborn Park in Hagerstown. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The fishing contest is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the day for the smallest fish, the largest fish, the largest trout and the largest five-trout catch. The lake at Pangborn Park will be stocked with several hundred fish courtesy of Albert Powell Fish Hatchery. Fishin' Frenzy is open to ages 12 and younger, ages 65 and older and people with disabilities.
NEWS
November 4, 2012
The local nonprofit group MiHi held a holiday basket bingo extravaganza Sunday at the Elks Club to raise money to maintain its Project Lifesaver program and honor a commitment to help pay for a new handicap-accessible playground at Marshall Street School in Hagerstown, according to an email from the organization's ambassador-at-large, Mary Besecker. Also known as Many Individuals Helping Individuals, the group is celebrating its 25th anniversary, according to a letter promoting the event.
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By SHADAE PAUL | For The Herald-Mail | June 16, 2011
Gather up your fishing rods and fish bait — it's fishing time. Many Individuals Helping Individuals (MiHi) will hold its ninth annual Fishin' Frenzy combining children, seniors and individuals with disabilities for a day of fun in Hagerstown's Pangborn Park. MiHi is a local organization dedicated to providing assistance and recreational activities to senior citizens and individuals with disabilities. The event centers around Pangborn Lake lined with participants as they wait for a tug on their lines.
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Paula Green Shupp | Around Williamsport | March 8, 2011
MiHi (Many Individuals Helping Individuals) will hold its spring fling cash and basket bingo Sunday, March 20, at Williamsport Fire Hall. Doors open at 11 a.m., lunch will be at noon, and bingo begins at 1 p.m. Lunch will be catered by Leiters Fine Catering. The event also features tip jars and an early-bird drawing for tickets purchased before Wednesday, March 16. Tickets in advance cost $25 each or two for $40. Tickets at the door cost $30 each. For more information and to purchase tickets, call Vicky at 301-465-9125 or 301-745-6444.
NEWS
August 6, 2008
Sept. 20 will be Project Lifesaver day To the editor: Linn Hendershot had so many great projects going on at one time I can hardly imagine how he accomplished all of them. Filling Linn's shoes will take a community effort. Linn, along with MIHI (Many Individuals Helping Individuals) and Cindy Hill, were able to bring a program called Project Lifesaver to Washington County. Just one of Linn's many items on his "to do" list. Linn contacted me to become a volunteer to coordinate Project Lifesaver of Washington County, which I accepted.
NEWS
by ALICIA NOTARIANNI | June 17, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - Twenty years ago, Many Individual Helping Individuals began as a group aspiring to making recreation accessible for people of all abilities. Saturday's fifth annual Fishin' Frenzy at Pangborn Park demonstrated a realization of that goal. About 1,000 people of various ages and abilities fished and mingled at the event sponsored by the group known as MIHI. N. Linn Hendershot, chairman of the board of directors for MIHI, said he was pleased with the turnout. "This is a nice crowd.
NEWS
By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | June 16, 2007
Twenty years ago, Many Individual Helping Individuals began as a group aspiring to making recreation accessible for people of all abilities. Saturday's fifth annual Fishin' Frenzy at Pangborn Park demonstrated a realization of that goal. About 1,000 people of various ages and abilities fished and mingled at the event sponsored by the group known as MIHI. N. Linn Hendershot, chairman of the board of directors for MIHI, said he was pleased with the turnout. "This is a nice crowd.
NEWS
by JULIE E. GREENE | April 29, 2007
Dan Spedden said he doesn't think of himself as a do-gooder and technically he's not. According to Webster's New World College Dictionary, a do-gooder "seeks to correct social ills in an idealistic, but usually impractical or superficial, way. " Spedden has donated his time and effort to help numerous charitable and nonprofit groups in the Washington County community. His family also began hosting Hagerstown Suns players during the 2006 season. And he's not impractical.
NEWS
January 26, 2007
Proceeds from a Valentine basket bingo will benefit Many Individuals Helping Individuals, which assists in making recreation accessible to all. The event will be Sunday, Feb. 4, at the Williamsport Fire Hall on Brandy Drive. Doors open at 11 a.m., the meal will be served from noon to 1 p.m. and bingo starts at 1 p.m. There will be special door prizes, raffles, mini raffles and a great time for all. Tickets cost $25 in advance or two for $40, which includes meal. For tickets or more information, call 301-739-1102 or 301-465-9125.
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