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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | October 13, 2012
The bodies slung over people's shoulders at Fairgrounds Park on Saturday weren't human. They were straw-filled scarecrows dressed in donated shirts and jeans. The scarecrow station was one of the most popular spots at Saturday's Harvest Hoedown, an annual fall celebration thrown by the city of Hagerstown. Robin E. Roberson, executive director of the Community Free Clinic, said Goodwill donated enough clothing for 500 scarecrows, including the pantyhose that get stuffed in the first step of the process.
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July 20, 1997
BOONSBORO - About six acres of a straw field at 5500 Mount Carmel Church Road burned Saturday, fire officials said. A baling machine set the blaze. The fire started at 6:30 p.m. and was under control after 25 firefighters from three companies including Sharpsburg, Potomac Valley and Boonsboro fought the blaze, said Boonsboro Deputy Chief Curt Fales. Fales said they got wagons filled with straw away from the fire, but they couldn't stop the field from burning. He said he believes farmer Dennis Shank, who was baling hay, is renting the property.
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October 21, 2008
Tyler Mayhew, 13, chases his sister, Marissa, 11, with a handful of straw Monday evening along Westport Drive in Hagerstown's West End.
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July 5, 1999
QUINCY TOWNSHIP, Pa. - More than two acres of wheat were destroyed in a Monday afternoon fire that started when a farmer was baling the straw, a Greencastle fire department spokesman said. Chief Robert Ebersole of Rescue Hose Co. No. 1 said the cause of the fire, which burned a total of four acres of fields, is unknown. The farmer was moving a newly round bale of straw when it caught fire, Ebersole said. He dumped it off the farm equipment he was operating to keep the vehicle from catching on fire.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | October 10, 2004
martinsburg@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - Dismembered bodies were being toted around with abandon Saturday at Fairgrounds Park, much to the chagrin of retired Maryland State Police Trooper David Yohman. At the fourth annual Harvest Hoedown, Yohman was overseeing a booth that gave people free, donated clothes so they could make scarecrows. Shirts went first, causing some people to simply stuff an old pair of pants with straw. One young girl was carrying a torsoless body atop her shoulders.
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by BONNIE H. BRECHBILL | October 12, 2003
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Children tossed apples into the hopper of an antique cider press while others took horse-drawn wagon rides or patted the cows, sheep, rabbits, goats and guide dogs-in-training at the 21st Annual Apple Festival and Antique Engine Display on Saturday. The event at the Tayamentasachta Environmental Center in Greencastle was well-attended, with long lines at the apple dumpling stand, the wagon ride and the barbecue chicken booth. Bill Storms of Greencastle operated his 1919 11/2 horsepower International kerosene engine to power a turn-of-the-century wooden cider press.
NEWS
November 8, 2009
The Williamsport Ministerium would like to thank all those who contributed goods and services to Williamsport's Harvest Hoedown, especially: o Town of Williamsport o Musical performers: Mary Howard, Sarayu, Jessica Snyder and Nancy Wiles, For HIS Glory, New Horizon, By Faith and Living Stones. o Donations to the food court: Holsum Butter Krust Bakers, Wal-Mart, Save-A-Lot, Sheetz, Sunnyway Deli, Staples, Coca-Cola, BFI, Martin's Food Market, Food Lion, Johnnie's Restaurant Supplies and Jewells & Jewells o Donations in support of activities/events: Britner Family (pumpkins)
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October 5, 1997
By KERRY LYNN FRALEY Staff Writer WILLIAMSPORT - Painting a pumpkin was fun, said Hagerstown 10-year-old Kathryn Miller. But it wasn't nearly as fun as stuffing straw into pantyhose and old clothes to create the man-sized scarecrow she dubbed "Scruff," Miller said. That was definitely the highlight of Saturday's Harvest Hoedown, said the Northern Middle School sixth-grader, who said she was glad her mother brought her to Byron Memorial Park for the event. Kneeling over the straw man in a futile attempt to tie his tie, Miller's mother, Rebecca Miller, 35, said she was impressed with both the event and the way the community comes together for a cause.
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by LISA TEDRICK PREJEAN | December 12, 2003
When Wilbur and Orville Wright's flying machine lifted off the sands of Kitty Hawk, N.C., 100 years ago, history was made. The story of the airplane's Dec. 17, 1903, birth is a familiar one. But what set the Wright brothers' machine apart from all the balloons and gliders that had gone before? Their flyer had steering controls and an engine. This pair of bicycle shop owners from Dayton, Ohio, had solved the mystery of flight. Next week, thousands of people will flock to The Wright Brothers National Memorial in North Carolina for a centennial celebration.
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March 29, 1998
Overcrowding at Frederick, Md., High School will be discussed from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the high school band room. The expanded schedule for next year, the Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance and projections for future enrollment will also be discussed. Claymont Court Environmental Studies and Sustainable Living Center in Charles Town, W.Va., is hosting an introductory workshop on building with straw bales and cobb (a mixture of clay, sand and straw) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | October 13, 2012
The bodies slung over people's shoulders at Fairgrounds Park on Saturday weren't human. They were straw-filled scarecrows dressed in donated shirts and jeans. The scarecrow station was one of the most popular spots at Saturday's Harvest Hoedown, an annual fall celebration thrown by the city of Hagerstown. Robin E. Roberson, executive director of the Community Free Clinic, said Goodwill donated enough clothing for 500 scarecrows, including the pantyhose that get stuffed in the first step of the process.
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November 8, 2009
The Williamsport Ministerium would like to thank all those who contributed goods and services to Williamsport's Harvest Hoedown, especially: o Town of Williamsport o Musical performers: Mary Howard, Sarayu, Jessica Snyder and Nancy Wiles, For HIS Glory, New Horizon, By Faith and Living Stones. o Donations to the food court: Holsum Butter Krust Bakers, Wal-Mart, Save-A-Lot, Sheetz, Sunnyway Deli, Staples, Coca-Cola, BFI, Martin's Food Market, Food Lion, Johnnie's Restaurant Supplies and Jewells & Jewells o Donations in support of activities/events: Britner Family (pumpkins)
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October 21, 2008
Tyler Mayhew, 13, chases his sister, Marissa, 11, with a handful of straw Monday evening along Westport Drive in Hagerstown's West End.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | October 12, 2008
Dan Elgin laughed about the stinky experience he had Saturday while helping youngsters make scarecrows at Harvest Hoedown at Fairgrounds Park. "I ended up with a stink bug down my shirt," said Elgin, who volunteered at the family event for the first time this year. By 3:30 p.m., the director of business services for Horizon Goodwill Industries estimated that more than 400 scarecrows were made with clothes and hosiery donated by the agency for the event. Saturday's celebration also was a first for Michelle Tasker and her boys, who seemed to be thoroughly enjoying making a scarecrow they named "Bugs.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | April 22, 2007
Keedysville artist Rhonda Smith's "Talisman for the Journey" exhibit at the Washington County Arts Council Gallery is the result of her trips to Africa's Ivory Coast in 1996 and to Mali in 2003. Smith used what she learned about local culture and crafts such as pots, baskets and carved sculptures to come up with works tied to the philosophies and ideas of the African people she met in rural villages. Several pieces inspired by her trips are on exhibit and available for purchase through Saturday, May 26, at the gallery at 14 W. Washington St. in downtown Hagerstown.
NEWS
July 26, 2005
Champion and Grand Champions Open Class Home Arts and Agricultural products 2005 Washington County Ag Expo Field Products Grand Champion Field Products - Ed Neff Champion Corn - Ed Neff Champion Grain and Seed Crops - Ed Neff Champion Hay and Straw - Donnie Stoy Fresh Fruits Grand Champion Fruits - Melody Jacques Champion Fruits - Melody Jacques Garden Products Grand Champion...
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by CANDICE BOSELY | October 10, 2004
martinsburg@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - Dismembered bodies were being toted around with abandon Saturday at Fairgrounds Park, much to the chagrin of retired Maryland State Police Trooper David Yohman. At the fourth annual Harvest Hoedown, Yohman was overseeing a booth that gave people free, donated clothes so they could make scarecrows. Shirts went first, causing some people to simply stuff an old pair of pants with straw. One young girl was carrying a torsoless body atop her shoulders.
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by LISA TEDRICK PREJEAN | December 12, 2003
When Wilbur and Orville Wright's flying machine lifted off the sands of Kitty Hawk, N.C., 100 years ago, history was made. The story of the airplane's Dec. 17, 1903, birth is a familiar one. But what set the Wright brothers' machine apart from all the balloons and gliders that had gone before? Their flyer had steering controls and an engine. This pair of bicycle shop owners from Dayton, Ohio, had solved the mystery of flight. Next week, thousands of people will flock to The Wright Brothers National Memorial in North Carolina for a centennial celebration.
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by BONNIE H. BRECHBILL | October 12, 2003
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Children tossed apples into the hopper of an antique cider press while others took horse-drawn wagon rides or patted the cows, sheep, rabbits, goats and guide dogs-in-training at the 21st Annual Apple Festival and Antique Engine Display on Saturday. The event at the Tayamentasachta Environmental Center in Greencastle was well-attended, with long lines at the apple dumpling stand, the wagon ride and the barbecue chicken booth. Bill Storms of Greencastle operated his 1919 11/2 horsepower International kerosene engine to power a turn-of-the-century wooden cider press.
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by BONNIE HELLUM BRECHBILL | December 9, 2002
Sipping coffee in the back of the Salvation Army's mobile kitchen, John F. "Jack" Hawley of Mercersburg, Pa., recalled his prisoner of war days in Germany during World War II. "We slept on straw with lice and fleas," he said. "Breakfast was brown bread and half of a tin can of chicory. For lunch, half of a tin can of barley or rutabaga soup. That was the rations for the day. " Hawley was honored at a Pearl Harbor Day ceremony Saturday outside the Chambersburg Wal-Mart. Celebrating a history of service to America, the Salvation Army honored "all those brave people who have served our nation as part of the military forces, law enforcement and emergency services - people who make our very existence possible," said Capt.
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