Around South Hagerstown

June 16, 2008

Locust Point block party Saturday

The Neighborhoods 1st Locust Point block party is Saturday, starting at 5 p.m. on Ray Street. Sign up at Locust Point Market by Thursday. Bring a covered dish and everything else will be provided. The event will be held rain or shine.

The group's next meeting is Tuesday, June 24, at 7 p.m. at the Full Gospel Family Ministries building at 80 W. Lee St.

A Neighborhoods 1st networking meeting will be Monday, June 23, at 5 p.m. at City Hall. Members from all neighborhood groups are invited to attend.

Dinner planned

Grace United Methodist Church, on the corner of Church and Winter streets, will hold a pork and sauerkraut dinner Saturday from 4 to 6:30 p.m.


The menu includes pork, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, gravy, peas, applesauce, dessert, roll and coffee.

Tickets cost $8 for adults and $3 for those 12 and younger (hot dogs will be available for children.)

Call Rayetta Murray at 301-797-6567 by Wednesday to order tickets or to place carry-out orders. Tickets will be sold at the door beginning at 5 p.m. as long as food is available.

Movie night

Grace United Methodist Church will hold its first movie night of the year Friday at 8:30 p.m. The movie will be "Akeelah and the Bee." There will be free popcorn, hot dogs, snow cones and soda. Please bring a blanket or a chair. The movie will be shown at the Church Street parking lot in front of the church.

Bible classes

Hagerstown 1st Church of God will hold Bible classes June 23 to 27 at 7 p.m. It will be a Hawaiian theme. The church also will hold classes for adults. The church is at 1015 Rosehill Ave.

Hagerstown Lions Club

Tuesday - Business and administrative meeting.

VBS planned in Funkstown

Are you looking to reach new heights of fun this summer? Then you'll want to head to St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Funkstown for a canopy of adventures at Rainforest Adventure.

This Vacation Bible School is for ages 3 through sixth grade. The fun begins on Sunday and continues through Friday, June 27.

Sessions run from 6 to 8:30 p.m. each day.

The church is at 24 E. Baltimore St., Funkstown.

For more information or to register, call 301-791-1738.

VBS at St. John's Lutheran

Signup continues for this St. John's Lutheran Church's Vacation Bible School, titled Rainforest Adventure. It is this week from 6:30 to 8:30 each night.

There will be activities for young people up to and including middle school, as well as an adult class. Registration forms are available in the church office or online.

St. John's Lutheran is at 141 S. Potomac St., across from the central library in downtown Hagerstown. For more information, call the church office at 301-790-2510 or go online to

Wanted: Air conditioners

REACH's Faith in Action program is seeking donations of new and/or gently used air conditioners, in good working order.

High heat can cause adverse health effects for many senior citizens, infants and people who suffer from heart disease, lung disease, cancer, AIDS/HIV, or other life-threatening illnesses.

Some people cannot afford to provide air conditioning for themselves or their loved one.

Donated air conditioners must be window-type, room size, operate off 110 volt current and have all knobs, switches and expansion panels.

REACH is also accepting funds to buy new air conditioners. Mail donations to Faith in Action, in care of REACH Caregivers, 140 W. Franklin St., Suite 300, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

To receive an air conditioner, a 2008 air conditioner program application and medical documentation is required. Applications may be picked up at the REACH Center, or will be mailed to homebound applicants.

Applications will be accepted through Friday, Aug. 1. Donations will be accepted through Friday, Aug. 29. Air conditioners will be distributed through Friday, Aug. 29.

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