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Sunday, July 2, 2017

40 attend Hagerstown Parkinson’s Support Group picnic

July 1, 2017

The Hagerstown, Maryland Parkinson’s Support Group held its summer picnic on June 16.
Forty people associated with Parkinson’s disease enjoyed the day at Martin L. "Marty" Snook Memorial Park in Halfway. The group ate fried chicken from AC&T accompanied by a variety of dishes and desserts provided by participants.
The host, Art Guyer, recognized the absence of Frank and Vi McConnell; Frank died late last month.
Dean Cook, co-host, conducted a couple of “memory” quizzes, giving away a $10 gift certificate to the winner. Cook also called bingo for the group, giving away about 50 wrapped prizes brought by the members. Chuck Bihun entertained the group with some banjo strumming.
In attendance were Art and Doris Guyer; Dean and Carol Cook; Mike and Marci Saterbak; Harry and Phyllis Davis; Hugh and Rayetta Schindel; Diane and Sherwood Bair; Becky and Paul Corderman; Bill and Marquita Storms; Jay and Betty Stouffer; Harry and Janet Taylor; Barbara and Jerry Harrell; Lu and Jim Mattern; Chuck and Aura Bihun; Bonnie Embly; Paul and Linda Embly; Belinda Neff and son Dylan; Marie Fogarty; Talia Valencia; Charles and Betty Martin; Edie Johnston; Peg Hayzlett; and Gloria and Carl Rith.
The Hagerstown Parkinson’s Support Group will hold another picnic Friday, Sept. 15, at the same place.
The group meets on the first Thursday of every month at 11:45 a.m. at the Western Sizzlin’ restaurant in Halfway. Anyone associated with Parkinson’s and those interested in learning about the disease are welcome to attend. A variety of speakers help educate members throughout the year.
In addition to the regular monthly meetings, the group holds a caregivers’ breakfast on the third Monday of every month at Hagerstown Family Diner, bowls once a month and hosts other activities.
For more information, go to; email; or call 240-625-2722.

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