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August 19, 2012
Tri-State Civitan Club recently hosted its fifth annual free picnic for individuals with disabilities and their families/caretakers at The Improved Order of Red Men Tribe 84 in Williamsport. In addition to the annual fare of hamburgers and hot dogs, more than 150 people enjoyed face painting, tattoos, nail polishing and a bean bag toss. With DJ music, there was plenty of dancing, and people lined up for the arrival of the ice cream truck.
NEWS
January 18, 2012
John Wesley United Methodist Church, at 129 N. Potomac St. in Hagerstown, will host a cabin fever picnic Saturday, Jan. 28, from noon to 4 p.m. It will include bingo, beanbag toss, miniature golf, spoon races, a sing-along, door prizes and other activities. The menu includes burgers, hot dogs, potato salad, macaroni salad, baked beans, chips, beverage and a sundae bar. Tickets cost $8 for adults and $4 for those ages 4 to 12. Those younger than 4 will be admitted free. The public is invited.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | August 28, 2013
The aroma of grilled hamburgers and hot dogs blended with discussions of lower taxes and smaller government as the annual Washington County Republican Club picnic got under way Wednesday evening at the North American Rod and Gun Club. Republican candidates for governor, a House of Delegates seat and the 6th Congressional District mingled with an estimated 200 attendees, club President Ginger Bigelow said. The picnic gives people a chance to meet with candidates, to do some networking and otherwise enjoy an evening in the club grounds off Belvedere Road near Hagerstown that were described as a “great green cathedral.” Del. LeRoy E. Myers, R-Washington/Allegany, is not running for re-election, and two Republican candidates for the seat - Michael McKay of Cumberland and Ray Givens of Hancock - were at the picnic.
NEWS
Jamie Shekels | Around Halfway | July 6, 2011
On May 31, Concordia Lutheran Church’s Open Arms Christian Child Development Center celebrated the end of its second year of classes with a class picnic at Hager Park.  Students and their families joined with the staff and several members of Concordia to celebrate the end of the year. The day ended with a gift and awards ceremony followed by a chapel service. The children received a gift from Mrs. Rosicky: a picture of Jesus with His arms open talking to the children. They also received a medallion that said “Star Student.”    The preschool is a ministry of Concordia Lutheran Church, 17906 Garden Lane, Hagerstown.
NEWS
Ellen Rowland | Around North Hagerstown | January 15, 2012
Cabin fever picnic planned at John Wesley John Wesley United Methodist Church, at 129 N. Potomac St. in Hagerstown, will host a cabin fever picnic Saturday, Jan. 28, from noon to 4 p.m. It will include bingo, beanbag toss, miniature golf, spoon races, a sing-along, door prizes and other activities. The menu includes burgers, hot dogs, potato salad, macaroni salad, baked beans, chips, beverage and a sundae bar. Tickets cost $8 for adults and $4 for those ages 4 to 12. Those younger than 4 will be admitted free.
NEWS
By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | alnotarianni@aol.com | August 27, 2011
Last year, David Sword of Clear Spring felt compelled to do something to honor U.S. veterans. He rallied community support, and the eventual result was a veterans memorial at Clear Spring Park. This year, area veterans asked Sword, 47, how he planned to follow up. Sword's answer came in the form of a gathering of about 250 people Saturday afternoon, despite the rainy weather, for a picnic and concert honoring veterans. The celebration began outside of Clear Spring Park. Firetrucks and military jeeps escorted a bus carrying soldiers from Fort Belvoir, Va., who had been invited to the event through the Wounded Warrior Project.
LIFESTYLE
July 8, 2011
Youth M.O.V.E. Washington County is hosting a picnic for young adults ages 16 to 25, who are supported in the child serving systems such as mental health, special education, child welfare and juvenile services. The picnic will be at 3 p.m. Monday, July 11, at Hagerstown City Park. To register, call Kathleen at 240-313-2086 or text 240-818-3537.
NEWS
October 16, 2012
The Communications Workers of America Local 2105 Retired Members Chapter will hold its annual picnic Tuesday, Oct. 23, at McClellan Gun Club on Red Hill Road in Keedysville. There will be a business meeting at noon.  Reservations with checks (made out to CWA Local 2105 RMC) should be mailed to treasurer Terry Schildt.  Schildt can be reached at 301-824-6354.  The deadline for reservations is Oct. 18. For more information, call Schildt at 301-824-6354, Roger Grimes at 301- 223-7982 or Vickie Layton at 301-791-1486.
NEWS
Madge Miles | Around Jonathan Street | June 22, 2012
The community is invited to a picnic at Wheaton Park on Saturday, June 30,  from noon to 6 p.m.                   The event will include board games, such as chess, checkers and card games, and additional games such as freeze tag, jump rope and ball games. There will be food, fun and fellowship. Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs and spend the day at the park. Healing forums planned at church Trinity Lutheran Church, 15 Randolph Ave. in Hagerstown, invites the community to its healing forums, which will provide individuals opportunities to work through grief, heal, renew their faith, and refocus on the future.
NEWS
By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | July 3, 2010
CLEAR SPRING -- Steven J. Kovacs was raised in a simpler time on a chicken farm. On Saturday, Kovacs, 94, of Chambersburg, Pa., went to a Fourth of July celebration that might have reminded him of those days. Clear Spring's Independence Jam at Plumb Grove Mansion was all about old-fashioned fun. Small U.S. flags fluttered in the breeze along the picket fence of the restored 1831 mansion. Adults sat on the lawn listening to live music, while children competed in three-legged races, watermelon seed spitting contests and rounds of pin the beard on Uncle Sam. Kovacs and his companion Brenda Binkley, 61, of Hagerstown, danced on the lawn, taking short breaks to rest.
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | August 28, 2013
The aroma of grilled hamburgers and hot dogs blended with discussions of lower taxes and smaller government as the annual Washington County Republican Club picnic got under way Wednesday evening at the North American Rod and Gun Club. Republican candidates for governor, a House of Delegates seat and the 6th Congressional District mingled with an estimated 200 attendees, club President Ginger Bigelow said. The picnic gives people a chance to meet with candidates, to do some networking and otherwise enjoy an evening in the club grounds off Belvedere Road near Hagerstown that were described as a “great green cathedral.” Del. LeRoy E. Myers, R-Washington/Allegany, is not running for re-election, and two Republican candidates for the seat - Michael McKay of Cumberland and Ray Givens of Hancock - were at the picnic.
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NEWS
August 27, 2013
Blind Industries and Services of Maryland's Seniors Achieving Independent Living program will host its sixth annual Washington County Community Picnic on Friday, Sept. 13, at 10 a.m. The event will take place at Pangborn Park's east pavilion at 591 Pangborn Blvd. in Hagerstown. The picnic is free, and blind and visually impaired people of all ages are encouraged to attend. The picnic will feature food, music, special guests and demonstrations of products adapted to the needs of blind and visually impaired people.
NEWS
August 6, 2013
Kristofor Tolley received one of the many balloon animals made by clown Ron Kurtz when the Tri-State Civitan Club held its annual picnic for the developmentally disabled and their families/caregivers at The Improved Order of Red Men Tribe 84 in Williamsport. DJ Bobby Hayes provided the music for karaoke and dancing. Tattoos and face painting were featured activities, and the Antietam ice cream truck was a welcome treat. The club served 200 meals. The club meets the second Monday of every month at 6 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church on the corner of North Potomac Street and Randolph Avenue in Hagerstown.
NEWS
July 8, 2013
The Boonsboro High School Class of 1966 held its 47th class reunion picnic June 15 at Shafer Memorial Park in Boonsboro. A total of 41 people attended the picnic. In addition to the picnic, the class members enjoyed seeing classic cars, which were of their era and brought by classmates Sue Lescalleet, Marvin Lescalleet and Mike Cline.   The reunion committee included Carolyn Albert-Aycoth, Jeannie Gonzalez, Kay Summers-Churchey, Joyce Webb-Stottlemyer, Dick Toms, Rick Morrison, Gary Kaetzel, Marvin Lescalleet and David Shaffer.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | July 4, 2013
In typical American fashion, Shepherdstown celebrated the nation's 237th birthday Thursday with a “bigger than usual parade” and an “old-fashioned, laid-back, family-oriented Fourth of July picnic.” So said Peter Smith, a member of the Shepherdstown Rotary Club, which sponsors both annual events. The 42-unit parade began its march and roll down German Street at 11 a.m. The picnic got under way at Morgans Grove Park at 1 p.m. and lasted until about 3 p.m., or until “people got tired,” Smith said.
NEWS
Susie Hoffman | Around Funkstown | June 11, 2013
Antietam Creek Watershed will host a guest speaker Thursday at 7 p.m. at Funkstown Town Hall. The topic is Becoming Bay Wise: Creating Healthy Sustainable Gardens. The presenter will be Annette Ipsan, horticulture educator for the University of Maryland Extension in Washington County Attendees can learn how to improve water quality and conserve natural resources with environmentally smart gardening practices. They will also learn the best practices for planting, watering, fertilizing, mulching and mowing.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | June 2, 2013
The popularity of the Family Blues Picnic continued Sunday as people packed into the area around the Peter Buys Band Shell in Hagerstown's City Park for the final day of the 18th annual Western Maryland Blues Fest. Bands such as the Skyla Burrell Blues Band offered a steady dose of the blues at the band shell, while the talents of local school students were highlighted when the Washington County Public Schools All-County Jazz Ensemble offered two performances at the nearby Washington County Museum of Fine Arts.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | June 2, 2013
Douglas Davis said he didn't used to wear suntan lotion or a hat when on the job finding underground utilities for Miss Utility. “I do now,” said the one-year cancer survivor, who had stage-four melanoma, a type of skin cancer. Davis attended Sunday's Celebration of Life picnic, an event for cancer survivors at The Improved Order of Red Men Tribe 84 grounds along Lappans Road. Approximately 1,300 people attended the picnic, which was sponsored by Meritus Health and the John R. Marsh Cancer Center, said Andrea Garnand, event coordinator and a technical supervisor at the cancer center.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | April 27, 2013
John Worgul doesn't like to see fellow veterans get “kicked to the side,” even if they're serving time in prison for criminal activity. A veteran himself, Worgul volunteers to help other veterans who are inmates at Roxbury Correctional Institution south of Hagerstown, where he also works as a correctional officer. Worgul was among dozens of volunteers saluted Saturday for their efforts by Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services officials at a picnic at Boonsboro's Shafer Memorial Park.
NEWS
October 16, 2012
The Communications Workers of America Local 2105 Retired Members Chapter will hold its annual picnic Tuesday, Oct. 23, at McClellan Gun Club on Red Hill Road in Keedysville. There will be a business meeting at noon.  Reservations with checks (made out to CWA Local 2105 RMC) should be mailed to treasurer Terry Schildt.  Schildt can be reached at 301-824-6354.  The deadline for reservations is Oct. 18. For more information, call Schildt at 301-824-6354, Roger Grimes at 301- 223-7982 or Vickie Layton at 301-791-1486.
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