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by BOB MAGINNIS | April 15, 2004
If there's one thing I've learned in 30 years in the newspaper business, it's this: There's nothing like a cute little child to attract folks' attention and warm their hearts to the point where they'll donate to a cause. But you won't see any bright-eyed poster children this coming Saturday, when the Parent-Child Center of Washington County holds its annual telethon on WHAG-TV 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. That's because the center's mission is the prevention of child abuse and clients' names and faces must be kept confidential.
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NEWS
April 13, 2001
What we learn as children... By Bob Maginnis If there's anything I hate to do, even for a good cause, it's ask people for money. And so the prospect calling 50 to 75 people I didn't know during last Saturday's Parent-Child Center Telethon was something I was looking forward to about as much as a toothache. The night before we went out to dinner in a family restaurant along Hagerstown's Dual Highway. In the booth across from us sat a lean young man drinking a beer and talking with what appeared to be his wife and young daughter.
NEWS
April 9, 2003
If you're passing by Hagerstown's City Park after dark this month, you may notice thousands of blue lights shining there. It's not a celebration of spring's arrival, but a reminder that for every bulb glowing in the park, there's a local child who's been abused or neglected. But this sad situation need not continue, if the public gets involved. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and local officials who deal with these situations are hoping to raise citizens' awareness of the problem and how to deal with it. How bad is the problem here?
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE, Waynesboro | July 7, 1998
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Efforts by a group of volunteers to build a 70-bed homeless shelter in an old factory building have hit several snags, chief of which is the failure to raise enough money to get things started. Fund-raising efforts are being slowed by concerns among some officials and residents that the shelter will attract an undesirable element to the community, said Violet Schmid, a local real estate broker and travel agent who is the main force behind the project. "There's a big misconception that we'll be bringing in homeless people from the cities," Schmid said.
NEWS
October 29, 2006
On Oct. 21, the M&S Harley-Davidson HOG (Harley Owners Group) chapter of Chambersburg, Pa., made special presentations to two major sponsors who helped the chapter raise more than $20,000 for muscular dystrophy research. Pictured at Holsinger's Meat Market are, from left, Steve Dubbs, Karen Dubbs, M&S HOG Chapter Director Sonny Bender, Curtis Nunn, Holsinger's Meat Market owner Robert Holsinger Sr., chapter treasurer Dan Spaid and Mike Barnhart. Maugansville Creamery was also a major sponsor in the M&S HOG chapter's fundraising effort.
NEWS
By JOSHUA BOWMAN | November 20, 2008
Washington County Commissioners President John F. Barr presented Youth Meritorious Awards to four local public school students Tuesday. o Lily Anna Mackley, a sixth-grader at Smithsburg Middle School, is the daughter of Erich and Catherine Mackley. She was nominated by Luanne Murphy and Barbara Gift. For her birthday, in lieu of presents, Lily raised $120 to sponsor a needy third-grader in Guatemala. Lily was born in Guatemala and was adopted by the Mackleys when she was 6 months old. Lily also plays the viola and lacrosse, and participates in cheerleading.
NEWS
November 18, 2008
Washington County Commissioners President John F. Barr presented Youth Meritorious Awards to four local public school students Tuesday. Lily Anna Mackley, a sixth-grader at Smithsburg Middle School, is the daughter of Erich and Catherine Mackley. She was nominated by Luanne Murphy and Barbara Gift. For her birthday, in lieu of presents, Lily raised $120 to sponsor a needy third-grader in Guatemala. Lily was born in Guatemala and was adopted by the Mackleys when she was 6 months old. Lily also plays the viola and lacrosse, and participates in cheerleading.
NEWS
By TERRY TALBERT | June 17, 1998
The financially-strapped Community Free Clinic in Hagerstown will not have to close its doors in July, thanks to an outpouring of donations from the community in response to its plea for help. Clinic officials said last month that they needed to raise $30,000 to cover operating costs until August, when the Washington County Gaming Commission is expected to come through with funds the clinic has requested from tip jar gambling proceeds. "The response has been incredible," said clinic Executive Director Shelby Higgins.
NEWS
By JAMIE SHEKELS / 301-331-4885 | April 22, 2010
o Read more Jamie Shekels columns at washingtoncountyliving.com Way to go, Sophie Sophie Butts, a third-grader at Hickory Elementary School, and grand-daughter of Betty Munn, was quite successful for her school fundraisers. Sophie, a student in Mrs. Cox's class at Hickory, was the top fundraiser for her school for both Wolfgang fundraisers this year. Many congrats to you, Sophie, on a job well done. Reminder Parents of Washington County students, please be sure to note the following on your calendar: Washington County Public Schools will be closing 2 1/2 hours early Friday.
NEWS
by DON AINES | August 23, 2004
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Hundreds of Harleys - and a few Hondas - descended on Greencastle, Pa., Sunday, but these riders had little in common with the rowdy bikers of pop culture lore. With a brilliant sun gleaming off the chrome of their Sportsters, Fat Boys and Electraglides, 574 registered riders - many outfitted in the black leather chic of Harley-Davidson - roared out of M&S Harley-Davidson in Chambersburg to rendezvous in Greencastle for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
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