By GUY FLETCHER
Mary Spencer kept her porch light on all weekend, and wished more people had done the same.
Spencer, 42, said she counted three or four homes on her Bethune Avenue block that had their lights on throughout the holiday weekend as part of an organized demonstration to show community solidarity against drugs and crime in the Jonathan Street neighborhood.
"I thought it was a good idea, but more people should have participated," said Spencer, a block captain for the Neighborhood Watch Group. Her organization, along with Brothers United who Dare to Care Inc. and the Hagerstown City Police, promoted the porch light demonstration.
"Things weren't totally lit up, but I was encouraged," said Stanley Brown Jr., vice president of Brothers United.
Brown said his personal tour through the neighborhood showed about a third of the homes kept their lights on.
"It was just enough here and there to know that people are concerned," he said.