Then they journeyed through the 1 1/2-hour adventure that revealed more than 30 wax figures of women who made historical contributions, including documentation of women's accomplishments that impact us today, including a copy of the U.S. Senate resolution condemning racially motivated lynchings.
The group's final list of women in history wax figures included medical professional Mary Eliza Mahoney (1845-1926), who was the first black graduate nurse.
The youth club concluded its tour with a brief meeting with the author of "Love's Second Chance," Pamela J. Ford, who held a book signing commemorating black women in Women's History Month.
Save the date
The No Smoking Youth Club's annual rally is planned for Saturday, April 26.
Dr. Richard Williams of Rochester, N.Y., will join the youth club to help with the success of this year's gathering.
Youth organizations and those working with minority youths are invited to participate or display their information.
Youth wrestler Aaron Brooks has 114 wins and 19 losses this year, counting all elementary dual matches (12 years old and younger) and went 22-2 in the 9-and- younger division. His division is actually 7 and younger.
It's amazing that Aaron, who has been competing with older children all year, has 114 wins. Wow!
Included in Aaron's wins are his first-place finish at the MAWA district qualifier and his third-place win at the Nationals Bantam (70 pounds.)
He will compete at Shippensburg (Pa.) University April 12 to try to advance to the championship round in Salisbury, Md., on May 3 and 4.
On Saturday, he will go to New York to compete in the Gene Mills Nationals at 65 pounds and on April 26, he will compete at the Ohio tournament of Champions.
And Aaron is not the only champion of the Police Athletic League.
During the run of competition, while Aaron placed first in the 64-pound bantam division, his brother, Isaiah Brooks, placed first with a very exciting finals match in the 75-pound midget division.
PAL had a very good day on the mat with more than 20 wrestlers qualifying for the finals, including Austin Wise, who will join them in competing in some of the national tournaments, attempting to win or place.
Here is a list of the results of the league finals for their respective weights: Jackson Reed, third place; Samuel Reed, fourth place; Braedyn Satterfield, second place; Damontez Dorsey, fourth place; Aaron Brooks, first place; Daemyon Garey, third place; Trey Branch, fourth place; Jordan Wiles, fourth place; Austin Wise, second place; Isaiah Brooks, second place; Alex Sigler, fourth place; and Josh Miler, first place.
Easter egg hunt fun despite weather
On March 21, the annual Memorial Recreation Center Easter egg hunt was held at Wheaton Park, where more than 50 children, ranging from 3 to 12 years in age, participated.
Prizes were awarded to those for finding an egg with a number or alphabet letter inside.
At the conclusion of the hunt, the children were treated to hot dogs and chips at the MRC. Although the air was a little chilly, everyone had a good time.
Robert Petties, MRC director, wishes to thank all of the MRC board members and the host of volunteers who participated. He also sends a special thanks to the Sharon Temple, Daughters of the IBPOE for sponsoring the event.
Program to offer help to diabetics in area
The Washington County Health Department will offer a program for individuals who are at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and individuals with diabetes.
This is a five-week program on Tuesdays, April 8, 15, 22, 29 and May 6, from 6 to 8 p.m.
The classes will be held at the Washington County Health Department, 1302 Pennsylvania Ave. in Hagerstown. The program costs $35.
For more information and/or to register, call Lisa McCoy, Washington County Health Department, at 301-313-3300.
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