Around Jonathan Street

July 30, 2009|By MADGE MILES / 301-791-7647

VBS planned

Second Christian Church, at 65 W. North Ave. in Hagerstown, will hold its annual Vacation Bible school Aug. 10 to 14.

Everyone is invited to participate, especially children who will enjoy lots of fun along with prizes.

The church is looking for volunteers. If interested, call 301-797-0407.

Church has new site

Bethel Fellowship Church will open the doors of its new church at 19833 Leitersburg Pike Sunday with a contemporary worship service at 10:30 a.m.

A grand opening celebration will be held Sunday at 6:30 p.m. with Dr. Moussa Toure and Bishop Darlington G. Johnson as guest speakers.

The church will be led by Roger Guerengomba, senior pastor.

Bethel Fellowship Church was at 44 N. Potomac St., Suite 203, in Hagerstown.

The church is a member of Bethel World Outreach Ministries International.

For more information, call 301-393-5454 or Rev. Victor Fowlkes Sr. at 420-675-1353.

BSE graduation

On June 6, Girls Inc., along with the Blossom School of Etiquette's class that was taught at Hagerstown Presbyterian Church, culminated their class with graduation.


Mary King, Miss Western Maryland, was the guest speaker. Amber Robinson and Jasmine Ballard sang a song.

The graduates were Tonique Bonner - Miss Blossom, Naja Scott, Olivia Jefferson, Jasmine Dodson, Ebony Earl, Jasmine Ballard, Sydnee Burton, Christavia Butler, Krishae Butler, Kimberly Rodriquez, Angelica Calderon, Mayela Valenzuela and Loveli Holly.

Night Out is Tuesday

National Night Out will be held Tuesday at Fairgrounds Park from 6 to 8 p.m.

There will be lots of entertainment, a police demonstration, safety displays and vendors.

Children who get their tickets punched can swim free at the Memorial Recreation Center pool from 8:15 to 10 p.m. that day.

Remember to turn on your porch lights to acknowledge your support of this crime-prevention initiative.

The event is intended to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, strengthen neighborhood and police-community partnerships, and generate support for local anti-crime programs.

The event sponsors are Hagerstown Housing Authority, City of Hagerstown, C-SAFE, Target and We Care Neighborhoods 1st.

For more information, call Carolyn Brooks at 301-739-3290 or send an e-mail to

For Our Kids Sake bus trip update

There is still time to make a donation to the For Our Kids Sake bus trip to Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom in Allentown, Pa.

Thanks to the Progressive Men's Club, which held a fundraising dance, and the community, both buses have been secured for the trip.

However, the organizers still need additional funds to feed the children and keep them hydrated the day of the trip.

So if you haven't had a chance to stop by any Hagerstown Trust bank branch to make a donation, there's still time. Don't forget to use the account number 141518.

The trip is Saturday, Aug. 8.

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