Around North Hagerstown
4:31 PM EDT, September 30, 2012
The fourth annualFamily Fest will be held at Paramount Brethren in Christ Church on Longmeadow Road Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
There will be a children’s area with an inflatable bounce, tractor-pull, barrel rides, face painting, balloon animals and a reptile exhibit.
The ladder truck from Longmeadow Volunteer Fire Co. will be on-site.
There also will be welcome-packet gifts and free food, as well as door prizes from area businesses.
The event is free. The community is invited.
For more information, call 301-790-2492 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Red Cross offers course
The Washington County Chapter of the American Red Cross will conduct a first aid/CPR/AED instructor class beginning today.
The class is to train instructor candidates to teach basic-level American Red Cross first aid, CPR and AED courses.
It is a blended learning course consisting of online content and classroom segments. Online material must be completed prior to attending the classroom activities.
For more information, go to www.redcross.org or call 1-800-redcross or 1-800-733-2767, option 3.
Paramount PTA says ‘thank you’
The Paramount Elementary School PTA would like to thank the sponsors of its 14th annual walkathon.
• Silver level Panthers:
Poole and Kane, P.A.
• Bronze Panthers:
Antietam Insurance Associates Inc.; Capital Women’s Care; Hair Cuttery; Glessner Protective Services; Mandy Hajel, independent executive director for Thirty-One Gifts; Steve Powell of REMAX; Sulchek and Moore; Quiznos-North Village; and the Vecchio family.
Aleko’s 2 Go; Allegany Dental Care; Allegheny Glass and Mirror Service Inc.; Atlantic Security Systems Inc.; Burkholder’s Flooring America; Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home; Drs. O’Donoghue, Mire and Newby; Greenwich Park Homes; Hagerstown Heart, P.A.; Hagerstown Kitchens Inc.; Jefferson House Builders Inc.; Jefferson House Lawn Care; Karl Pile Septic Service; Paci Chiropractic Inc.; Subway at Stonehouse Square; Susquehanna Bank; the Jordan family; the Milburn family; The Plum; and the Shepheard family.
Losses for the week totaled 46 1/4 pounds for TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 0077.
The best TOPS losers were Mike Reed, with 5 3/4 pounds lost; Sue Young with 5 1/2 pounds lost; and Bruce Young with 5 pounds lost.
Dorothy Smith and Lu M. were the best KOPS (Keep Off Pounds Sensibly) losers. Joan Jones won the ha-ha prize. The no-no snack for the week is doughnuts.
Linda Baker won the monthly get-r-done prize for KOPS. Kathy Renner won for TOPS.
Pat Hicks was successful with a weight loss and gave her Pound Puppy to Dottie Zimmerman for encouragement.
Items collected for military troops are due Nov. 12. Cards for the military should not include envelopes.
Pounds for the Hungry collections at First Christian Church are due Nov. 5.
Team challenges begin today. The contest for October will be administered by Mary Jo Cunningham and Susie Sword.
Mada Law presented the program on “You Can Become an Optimist.” She listed eight reasons to be an optimistic person and ways to accomplish it.
The group meets Monday mornings at First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave. in Hagerstown.
For more information, call Patsy P. at 301-582-2292 or Patsy M. at 301-842-3615.
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