Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: HeraldMail HomeCollectionsTelethon
IN THE NEWS

Telethon

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
April 24, 2010
A telethon held Saturday for the Parent-Child Center in Hagerstown raised $38,077, Executive Director Millie Lowman said. The three-hour event was held at Valley Mall and televised by WHAG-TV. The amount raised surpassed the center's goal as well as last year's total of $37,250, Lowman said. "I think with the economy the way that it is, we were thrilled to see such a good total," she said. The money raised will go to support the center's child abuse prevention and other family resource programs, Lowman said.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | September 11, 2012
A telethon Tuesday at the future site of a Sept. 11, 2001, memorial in Washington Township, Pa., raised $9,500 to develop the memorial. Speakers talked on air about the project's importance as radio station WAYZ did a live broadcast from the site all day. The memorial at Red Run Park will feature artifacts from the three sites of terrorist attacks 11 years ago - Ground Zero in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and the field where...
NEWS
April 17, 2002
The 14th annual Parent-Child Center telethon raised $127,000 Saturday, said Millie Lowman, executive director of the center at 115 W. Washington St. The goal of the three-hour effort on NBC-25 was to generate funds and improve community awareness of the center's efforts to promote a healthy, safe and nurturing environment for at-risk children and families, Lowman said. Established in 1983 by the Exchange Clubs of Washington County, the private, nonprofit center provides prevention programs, advocacy services and parenting workshops.
NEWS
April 11, 2009
A telethon on Saturday for the Parent-Child Center raised $37,250, Executive Director Millie Lowman said. "We're thrilled beyond words," she said. The past few years, the center raised more than $100,000, but that included money pledged ahead of time, Lowman said. This year, only pledges made during the three-hour telethon, which was televised on NBC25, were counted toward the total. The nonprofit organization helps parents and children through various programs. Lowman said the telethon, the organization's 20th, included several entertaining acts, including a magician who appeared to saw someone in half, a balloon sculptor, a Nashville singer and a 5-year-old boy who impersonated Elvis Presley.
NEWS
By TARA REILLY | February 26, 2005
An annual telethon that raised thousands of dollars for child abuse prevention and other services for families in need will not be held this year, but there's no clear reason why the Parent-Child Center event has been canceled. "The board of directors have canceled the telethon for this year," Dave Bonebrake, program director of the Parent-Child Center, said Friday. Bonebrake said he didn't know why the event was canceled. It had been planned for April 16. He did, however, say it might be rescheduled or that other events might take its place, but nothing was certain.
NEWS
September 11, 2012
Telethon today raises money for 9/11 memorial in Pa. ROUZERVILLE, Pa. - A telethon today at the site of a future Sept. 11, 2001, memorial will raise money to develop that memorial. Held at Red Run Park, the telethon with live broadcasting from radio station WAYZ will have call-takers ready from about 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. The original fundraising goal for the memorial was $110,000. However, in-kind donations of materials and labor are driving down the overall project cost.
NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | April 7, 2008
HAGERSTOWN - The Parent-Child Center of Hagerstown raised $102,500 for its family support programs at its 19th annual telethon, held Sunday afternoon at Valley Mall. The money will allow the private, nonprofit agency to continue to offer free programs, including parenting classes, home visits, child advocacy services, and food, clothing and diaper donations, said Executive Director Millie Lowman. Proceeds from the telethon make up about 75 percent of the center's budget each year, Lowman said.
NEWS
Jamie Shekels | Around Halfway | April 11, 2012
Pythian Sisters of Maryland, Potomac Temple 28, will host its annual Longaberger Basket bingo Sunday, April 22, at Funkstown Fire Hall. Doors will open at 1 p.m., and lunch can be purchased on site at the Fireside Grill. Tickets cost $20, which includes 20 regular games and five specials. All baskets will be filled. A dessert table will be available, along with tip jars, raffles and door prizes. Tickets can also be purchased at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Fisher House, a nonprofit facility in Rockville, Md., which houses families of injured returning veterans.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
September 11, 2012
Telethon today raises money for 9/11 memorial in Pa. ROUZERVILLE, Pa. - A telethon today at the site of a future Sept. 11, 2001, memorial will raise money to develop that memorial. Held at Red Run Park, the telethon with live broadcasting from radio station WAYZ will have call-takers ready from about 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. The original fundraising goal for the memorial was $110,000. However, in-kind donations of materials and labor are driving down the overall project cost.
Advertisement
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | September 11, 2012
A telethon Tuesday at the future site of a Sept. 11, 2001, memorial in Washington Township, Pa., raised $9,500 to develop the memorial. Speakers talked on air about the project's importance as radio station WAYZ did a live broadcast from the site all day. The memorial at Red Run Park will feature artifacts from the three sites of terrorist attacks 11 years ago - Ground Zero in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and the field where...
NEWS
Jamie Shekels | Around Halfway | April 11, 2012
Pythian Sisters of Maryland, Potomac Temple 28, will host its annual Longaberger Basket bingo Sunday, April 22, at Funkstown Fire Hall. Doors will open at 1 p.m., and lunch can be purchased on site at the Fireside Grill. Tickets cost $20, which includes 20 regular games and five specials. All baskets will be filled. A dessert table will be available, along with tip jars, raffles and door prizes. Tickets can also be purchased at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Fisher House, a nonprofit facility in Rockville, Md., which houses families of injured returning veterans.
BUSINESS
May 22, 2011
Orrstown Bank exclusively operated the phone panel at the 22nd annual Parent-Child Center telethon on April 23 at Valley Mall in Halfway. Broadcast live by WHAG-TV, the three-hour event raised about $39,000 for the support of child-abuse prevention, including a donation of $1,000 from Orrstown Bank. Bank volunteers included Jessica Middour, Mike Line, Ben Walters, Pol Heiney, Rebecca Harvey, Jignasa Thankey, Traci Akers, Brian Selders, Wendy Valentine, Terry Barbuzanes, Rachel Grimm and Mary Ashe-Mahr.
NEWS
April 24, 2010
A telethon held Saturday for the Parent-Child Center in Hagerstown raised $38,077, Executive Director Millie Lowman said. The three-hour event was held at Valley Mall and televised by WHAG-TV. The amount raised surpassed the center's goal as well as last year's total of $37,250, Lowman said. "I think with the economy the way that it is, we were thrilled to see such a good total," she said. The money raised will go to support the center's child abuse prevention and other family resource programs, Lowman said.
NEWS
April 11, 2009
A telethon on Saturday for the Parent-Child Center raised $37,250, Executive Director Millie Lowman said. "We're thrilled beyond words," she said. The past few years, the center raised more than $100,000, but that included money pledged ahead of time, Lowman said. This year, only pledges made during the three-hour telethon, which was televised on NBC25, were counted toward the total. The nonprofit organization helps parents and children through various programs. Lowman said the telethon, the organization's 20th, included several entertaining acts, including a magician who appeared to saw someone in half, a balloon sculptor, a Nashville singer and a 5-year-old boy who impersonated Elvis Presley.
NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | April 7, 2008
HAGERSTOWN - The Parent-Child Center of Hagerstown raised $102,500 for its family support programs at its 19th annual telethon, held Sunday afternoon at Valley Mall. The money will allow the private, nonprofit agency to continue to offer free programs, including parenting classes, home visits, child advocacy services, and food, clothing and diaper donations, said Executive Director Millie Lowman. Proceeds from the telethon make up about 75 percent of the center's budget each year, Lowman said.
NEWS
September 7, 2005
Red Cross to hold telethon for victims NBC25 and the Washington County Chapter of the American Red Cross will hold a hurricane relief telethon today from 5 to 8 p.m. Viewers may call 301-791-7692 during the live telethon to make a monetary donation. For information about the campaign, visit www.nbc25.com. MCTC is accepting donations for relief The Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services has launched a statewide effort to collect supplies for victims of Hurricane Katrina.
The Herald-Mail Articles
|