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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.
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 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.
June 21, 1998
Jim Helman has been named co-chair of the 2nd Annual Franklin-Adams County (Pa.) Literacy Golf Tournament. He will serve with Adams County, Pa., Chairman Dick Radcliff. Helman is an agent with Prudential Insurance and Financial Services. A longtime resident of Franklin County, he lives in Chambersburg, Pa., with his wife Pennie, a tutor with the Franklin County Literacy Council. The goal is to raise $20,000. The Literacy Councils of Franklin and Adams County provide free one-on-one and group tutoring in basic literacy and English as a Second Language.
BY BOB MAGINNIS | May 22, 2002
This past Monday was my anniversary, not of my wedding, but of the day when I began working for The Herald-Mail Company 29 years ago. If I had done the same thing for all those years, I might be ready for a straitjacket, but in addition to having at least five different jobs here, I've also had the opportunity to interact with the community in ways I'd never thought about when I was in journalism school. For instance, I recently worked with a committee of the Hagerstown Exchange Club to read 34 applications - complete with transcripts, personal essays and letters of recommendation - for the club's annual $3,000 scholarship.
April 27, 2003
The 15th annual Parent-Child Center Telethon on Saturday raised $131,838, Executive Director Millie Lowman said. "We were just thrilled. It shows you that they believe in the prevention of child abuse," Lowman said. Lowman said she had been expecting to raise about $11,000 less than the actual amount, because of the sluggish economy. Lowman said the telethon raised about $132,000 last year.
May 30, 1997
BALTIMORE - Vincent Iuliano Jr., a 9-year-old fourth-grader at St. Mary's School, will be one of three ambassadors for the 14th annual WMAR-TV Children's Miracle Network Telethon airing this weekend on NewsChannel 2. Proceeds from the telethon will benefit the Johns Hopkins Children's Center where Vincent has been treated for Wilms' Tumor, a form of kidney cancer, according to the center. Vincent, the son of Vincent and Nancy Iuliano of Boonsboro, has undergone two surgeries and two rounds of chemotherapy at Hopkins.
April 18, 2000
The 12th annual Parent-Child Center Telethon raised $122,069, about $4,529 more than last year. "We are extremely happy with the results" of the April 8 telethon, said Millie Lowman, executive director at the center. The goal of the three-hour effort on NBC-25 from 3 to 6 p.m. was to raise funds for and to improve community awareness of the center's efforts to promote a healthy, safe and nurturing environment for at-risk children and families. The center, which was established in 1983 by the Exchange Clubs of Washington County, provides prevention programs, advocacy services and parenting workshops.
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.
by TAMELA BAKER | June 11, 2006
The annual telethon for the Parent-Child Center, a United Way agency that offers a variety of services for parents and children, surpassed its $100,000 goal during the fundraiser Saturday at Valley Mall. The 17th annual telethon raised $107,000, Executive Director Millie Lowman said. Established in 1983 by the Exchange Clubs of Washington County, the private, nonprofit center provides prevention programs, advocacy services and parenting workshops. "I think it was better than what we thought," Lowman said.
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