Around Jonathan Street

June 12, 2008|By MADGE MILES / 301-791-7647

Tobacco-free Youth Camp

The No Smoking Youth Group will host its annual Tobacco-free Youth Camp Day on Friday, June 20, at Wheaton Park on Sumans Avenue. The event will start at noon.

In case of rain, the event will be held at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center at 131 W. North Ave.

Other youth day camps are invited to join them and tobacco health coalitions are welcomed to provide displays and promotions.

There will be free tobacco-control/health training, free food and other tobacco health promotional items that will be given away.

For additional information, call Michael Campher or Mollie Smith at 301-393-9290.

The event is sponsored by Brothers United Who Dare To Care through funding from the Washington County Health Department's Cigarette Restitution Fund/ Call for Concept and in partnership with the Memorial Recreation Center Summer Day Camp tobacco control week.


What a day, what a day! Pastor Raymond Young of West Side Church asked the churches in the Jonathan Street area to come outside their church and pray for the community on May 25. The purpose was to go outside the walls and let the community see the efforts of the church and that they (the churches) were standing in agreement in praying for the entire community.


If you were in the number of people praying, Pastor Young and his congregation would like to thank you. He would also like to thank everyone who stopped by Wheaton Park after the event.

Stop Smoking for Life

The Washington County Health Department's Stop Smoking for Life Program will begin July 7.

The free classes meet twice a week, Mondays and Thursdays, for eight sessions.

You can choose the morning or evening class. The morning session is from 11 a.m. to noon and the evening session runs from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

All classes will be held at 1302 Pennsylvania Ave., Second Floor Auditorium. Call 240-420-1796 for more information.

The Wicket Affair

An Enchanting Evening Reception and Benefit Auction will be Friday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Brook Lane Campus.

Come in your favorite croquet attire or business casual and enjoy an evening of wonderful food, entertainment and a benefit auction.

Then come out Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and enjoy a day filled with family fun, including ice cream, children's games, petting zoo, clown making balloon sculptures, croquet and bocce ball tournaments, a special challenge croquet course and an auction.

Proceeds of this event will help benefit the Brook Lane Gymnasium Fund,

For additional information, call Kay Hoffman at 301-733-0331, ext. 272

Mother's Day luncheon, fashion show

Yes, it is time for Father's Day and while I hope everyone will take time to say and do something special for the men in their lives, I would be remiss if I didn't mention Ebenezer's Mother's Day Luncheon and Fashion Extravaganza.

This joyful affair, which began promptly at noon with a warm welcome from the Young People's Department of Ebenezer and with Siani Sanders rendering a Mother's Day prayer, was a loving tribute to mothers and an enjoyable fellowship for all who attended.

After a delicious buffet lunch (which included shrimp cocktail and crab balls, stuffed chicken, beef kabobs, rice pilaf, green bean almondine, lemon sorbet with fresh blueberries and a variety of desserts), the Children's, Youth and Adult Casual Attire was modeled.

A memorial tribute to mothers was read along with honoring the oldest mother present, which was Mrs. Grace Snively, a longtime member of Ebenezer.

The tradition continued with a special feature by Robert Burnett who this year was showing some Flavor Flav swagger complete with a huge clock on a chain.

Next was the Youth and Young Adult Evening Attire with beautiful gowns being modeled.

I am told that the showstopper was "The Men of Ebenezer Freestylin'" and included a wide array of fashion from casual to formal.

The president of Ebenezer's Lucy P. Jones Missionary Society is Doretta Williamson and the youth director is Kellie Alston. This year's mistress of ceremonies was Anna Doleman. The models were Gabrielle Alston, Jordan Alston, Raymond Alston Jr., Raymond Alston Sr., Seryna Alston, Robert Burnett, Kiana Cotledge, Shakira Doleman, Norman Theodore Greene, Laisha Gross, Courtney Harley, Juanita McFall, Robert Petties, Brittany Reffe, Marquita Sanders, Siani Sanders, Mark Savoy, Lloyd Simmons, Brittany Woods and Tiara Thornton.

Preservation conference

The Maryland Preservation and Revitalization Conference, sponsored by Preservation of Maryland (a preservation advocacy group) held its annual conference May 29 and 30.

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