Around Jonathan Street

June 06, 2008|By MADGE MILES

Birthday surprise

If you want to know how to REALLY surprise someone, talk to Dot Bell, who planned a 70th birthday party for her sister, Clara Broadus. She really got Ms. Clara, who thought she was going to attend a celebration for Ms. Grace (Snively). But here is the kicker - Ms. Dot actually sent Ms. Clara an invitation and when she visited her she glanced at the invitation and said,"Oh, you got an invitation to go to Ms. Grace's celebration, too?" and Ms. Clara responded, "yes, and you know we have to go to that!" Little did Ms. Clara know the celebration was her own surprise party!

About 200 people came to the celebration Saturday at at the VFW in Maugansville, including family from Washington, D.C., West Virgnia, Harrisburg, North Carolina and Boston.

Ms. Dot did all the cooking but said it was worth it to see the shock on her sister's face. DJ Crocket kept the guests grooving!


The theme was "A Star" and Ms. Dot decorated the room with silver and gold decorations and stars. That night, Ms. Clara was truly a star shining in a room full of family and friends who showered her with lots of love!

Summer 'rap' up

The After School Computer Lab will conclude its program year with a series of speakers and rappers to bring life skills messages through culture, song and dance. Native American, Hispanic, African American and Asian presentations are planned for the week of June 9. Computer lab participants, No Smoking Youth club members, friends and family are invited to join this series. Contact Michael Campher at 301-393-9290 for more information.

Food relief

Angel Food Ministries, a nonprofit, nondenominational organization, will be bringing a food relief program to Hagerstown.

An Angel Food Host Site is to be established this summer at Concordia Lutheran Church, 17906 Garden Lane. A monthly menu will be published, giving details on where and when to order and pick up the food. Food will be available in a quantity that can fit into a medium-sized box at $30 per unit. Generally, one unit of food assists in feeding a family of four for about a week or a single senior citizen for almost a month. There are no eligibility guidelines.

Car wash

Get your car washed Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Longmeadow Exxon. The trustees of Ebenezer United Methodist Church will be waiting for you to let them get rid of all of dirt that got on your car from the rain this week.

Youth Day

If you haven't heard Elder Eric Rollins of Kingdom Life Cathedral of Ranson, W.Va., stop by Ebenezer AME Church for the Children & Youth Day Service on Sunday at 11 a.m. You will find that he is truly an anointed young man of God and you will be blessed!

The children will render the entire service. There will be a repast afterward.

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