Around Smithsburg and Robinwood

May 13, 2006|by DARLENE FORD

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to my mother, Vanetta!

Mother, I thank God every day that he gives us together. We don't know who God will choose first, you or me. That is his choice; just as it was giving me to you. Out of all the mothers out there, I am so glad he chose you for me. You are a blessing and an inspiration to not only me but so many others. I appreciate you more than words can tell. It is great having someone to call in the middle of the night when I am still up working and my house is all asleep.

When I was in Florida a couple of weeks ago and I just needed you to listen to the exciting things Bob and I were doing, you were there to hear me out. Thanks, Mother, for everything!

I want to thank Carrie for being Bob's mother. You are a special person and I thank you for being so important to the both of us, Happy Mother's Day! To all the mothers out there, take your day and enjoy it!


Kids Alive Fest

Children's Village of Washington County, Inc, 1546 Mt. Aetna Road in Hagerstown, will host its 15th annual Kids Alive Fest, Open House/Fundraiser on Saturday, May 20, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Children's Village campus. Admission is free and the event will be held rain or shine. For more information, call 301-733-4443.

Pen Mar Park

The Pen Mar Park Summer 2006 Schedule will start the week of May, 26. For more information, call the American Federation of Musicians, Local 770, Hagerstown, at 301-791-1551.

Memorial Day

Smithsburg will hold its Memorial Day Commemoration on May 30, at 6 p.m. Participants will meet at Veterans Memorial Park, at 66 W. Water St. in Smithsburg. Please join us as speaker Rev. Mark Mooney gives us a chance to be thankful for the persons who have given their all to defend our freedoms and the freedoms of all people around the globe.

Senior site

Smithsburg Senior Site's calendar for this week:

Saturday, May 13 - Celebrating the Generations Expo at HCC from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. See your site manager about transportation.

Monday, May 15 - "Walk alert" with Jackie Willison at 10:30 a.m.

Tuesday, May 16 - "Individual Medication Reviews" with Ita Kavanagh at 10 a.m.

Wednesday, May 17 - Exercise at 9:30 a.m.; Movie and Popcorn Part I at 10 a.m.

Thursday, May 18 - Bingo at 10 a.m.

Friday, May 19 - Exercise at 9:30 a.m.; Movie and Popcorn Part II at 10 a.m.

Sorry, no birthdays reported this month. If you have a birthday or know of someone at the senior site that does for the month of May, please call me and I will list them all the day of your birthday luncheon.

Church festival

Shiloh United Methodist Church is having a festival on Saturday, May 13.

Breakfast will be served from 8 to 10 a.m.; and lunch is from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The church is off Old Forge Road near the YMCA.

The festival will feature great food, including country ham sandwiches, homemade soups, peanut oil fries and Antietam Dairy ice cream.

Music begins at 10 a.m. with local talent, including The Heavenly Harmony.

Cars will be on display from the Mountain State Car Club. In addition, there will be games for kids and prizes to win.

Proceeds will benefit the general fund at Shiloh United Methodist Church.

Soup sale

A soup and potpie sale, sponsored by the Smithsburg Fire Company's Ladies Auxiliary, will be held Saturday, May 13, at 8 a.m. until sold out.

Menu available - soups: beef vegetable, chicken corn, ham/bean.; chicken or ham slippery potpie; fried country ham sandwiches and steamers; and homemade pies.

Call any time and leave a message at 301-824-5392 or 301-824-5392. Walk-ins are welcome. Eat-in or carry-out is available.

Cascade Elementary

News from fifth grade:

"In reading, the students are 'sprouting' by becoming better readers! The teachers have been using strategies such as predicting, inferencing, clarifying and questioning to name a few, to monitor reading. Sometimes, I tell them to "think deeply" about the text to find more meaning to what they are reading.

"We read 'Gold Rush,' which happened to be the performance we saw at The Maryland Theatre.

"Congratulations to the three fifth-grade members for participating in Battle of the Books: Hannah Cooper, Jade Keithley and Caitlyn Wilson as well as her mother, Karen Wilson, B.O.B. manager.

"I would like to include a special thanks to Mrs. Mary McCreary and Mrs. Trish DeLauter for planning a wonderful Valentine's Day party for us in February. Thank you to any parents who helped donate goodies to our class, too! Additional thanks goes to Mrs. Laurie Rutherford and Mrs. Trish DeLauter for volunteering in our classroom throughout the year. The students and I really appreciate it a great deal."

Eastern Elementary

Congratulations to the following students who were selected to be Good Citizens for the month of March:

They were treated to lunch at McDonald's with Mrs. Winders, our school counselor.

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