Around South Hagerstown

November 10, 2008|By STACI CLIPP / 301-991-4103

Ladies of the Elks plan Christmas bazaar

Ladies of the Elks and Associates No. 378 will hold its Christmas bazaar Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Elks Lodge on Robinwood Drive.

A pancake and sausage breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Lunch will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch will include homemade soups, sandwiches, doughnuts, sodas and coffee. There will be a baked goods table, as well. Several vendors will be on hand and there will be crafts and a white elephant table. A raffle drawing will be at 3 p.m. You need not be present to win. All proceeds will benefit local charities. Please use door No. 5.

Neighborhoods 1st Locust Point

Neighborhoods 1st Locust Point would like to thank Anna Barnhart and Tammy Sodergren for their enthusiasm and hard work that made the children's Halloween party a successful event for the group and the children of the neighborhood.


The group will meet Tuesday at Bester Elementary School at 7 p.m.

For more information, contact Lois at 703-861-8189 or go to

Bible study group to meet

The Sunday Night Ladies Bible Study group at St. John's Lutheran Church invites the women of the community to the first St. John's Lydia House Gathering to be held at St. John's on Tuesday, Nov. 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. During this time of spiritual and physical nourishment, the group will enjoy a meal of assorted lasagnas, salads and dessert followed by a program featuring the Rev. Anne Weatherholt of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Lappans.

Weatherholt will speak about her book "Breaking the Silence: The Church Responds to Domestic Violence." The cost of dinner will be $8 and you are asked to RSVP by calling the church at 301-790-2510 by Friday. St. John's is across from the library at 141 S. Potomac St.

Discovery Station

Saturday - Bill Divelbiss will talk about "Historic Rose Hill Cemetery" at Discovery Station at 2 p.m.

Hagerstown Lions Club

Tuesday - Lion Ed Whitt will introduce the commander from Letterkenny, Col. Clyde, on Veterans Day.

Running pastor

The Rev. Ed Poling, pastor of Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, will run in the JFK 50-Mile on Saturday, Nov. 22, to raise funds to help the church's neighbors in need.

Money raised will support the Good Samaritan Fund of the Hagerstown Church of the Brethren. The fund, an integral part of the church's outreach ministry, is designed to help folks in the neighborhood who are experiencing economic hardships.

Poling is a lifelong runner. Not one to enter races often, he enjoys his daily, early morning jogs.

You can pledge a specific amount per mile or designate a total gift. Checks should be made out to Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, designated "Pastor Ed's Run." The Hagerstown church is at 15 S. Mulberry St., Hagerstown, MD 21740. All supporters will receive a written account of the run experience in early December.

For more information, call Poling at 301-733-3565.

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