Hagerstown Hopes was honored to be asked to collaborate with the City of Hagerstown on decorating the Community Christmas Tree. In an attempt to be inclusive of other organizations in the community, we offered sponsorship of customized silver Christmas balls and were pleased to have over 40 participants. The tree was officially lit on, November 30th. We hope you have the opportunity to visit downtown Hagerstown and check it out!
- Brian George Hose has been an advocate for LGBTQ persons and issues all his adult life. He holds a Bachelor of Social Work from Shepherd University and looks forward to pursuing a Master's of Social Work with a focus in mental health. A former musician, Brian served as minister of music for New Light MCC for several years and incorporates music into social work practice. He lives in rural Western Maryland where he has amassed a sinful number of books, yarn, and books about yarn. He has been writing for Baltimore Out Loud since February 2016.