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May 08, 2008|By JESS WEST

'Pennies for Patients' to help sick children

Winter Street Elementary School is teaming up with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Maryland Chapter for the 2008 School and Youth Campaign "Pennies for Patients."

Students are asked to bring in their spare change or bills of any kind during the three-week period of May 5 to 23.

Donna Sturtz, a prekindergarten class teacher, said, "This program is a wonderful opportunity for the students to help someone his or her own age in our community!"


This year the school set a goal of $13,000. Last year, Winter Street School raised $1,150. Mrs. Hinkle, Family and Community Partnership coordinator said, "Our students and parents at Winter Street Elementary and are very caring and giving."

All funds raised by this program will be used in Maryland to support research and patient service programs.

Movie Night set for May 16

On Friday, May 16, starting at 6:30 p.m., "Shark Boy & Lava Girl 3-D" will be presented at Grace United Methodist Church. The movie night is open to the public with free popcorn, hot dogs and drinks servied. This event is sponsored by the Disciples Sunday School Class.

Diabetes Support Group to meet

The Diabetes Support Group at Walnut Towers will meet Wednesday, May 14, at 1:30 p.m.

Join the group at the eighth floor community room.

This month's meeting will be regarding "Diabetic Foot Care." Dr. Lisa Price, from Scotland Podiatry, will be presenting information.

For more information, call Lisa McCoy of Nutirition and Wellness Services for the Washington County Health Department at 240-313-3300.

Happy Mother's Day!

Did you know that Mother's Day as we celebrate today originated in West Virginia? On May 10, 1908, the first Mother's Day was celebrated at Andrews Methodist Church in Grafton, W.Va.

President Woodrow Wilson made his presidential proclamation on May 9, 1914, "to display the flag at their homes or other suitable places on the second Sunday in May as a public expression of our love and reverence for the mothers of our country."

To all the moms who work, stay home, mop up messes, guide teenagers through daily dramas, kiss a boo-boo, do the dishes, pack lunches, pay the bills, scare monsters out of closets, hug and kiss the day's blues away, may you be honored and gifted with the love you so deserve.

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