Around Jonathan Street

November 06, 2009|By MADGE MILES

Family says thanks

The sisters of William F. "Junnie" Broadus Sr. would like to thank the Hagerstown community for its support during the passing of their brother Oct. 9.

The sisters - Debra "Tootie" Broadus, Betty "Betsy" Broadus and Virginia "Genny" Brooks - extend a special thank you to Zion Baptist Church, the Rev. Joseph Fowlkes, the Rev. Gertrude Dixon, Pastor Joseph Dixon, Elder Raymond Young, Junnie's former classmates and friends.

A thank you also goes to Bryan Kenworthy, funeral director at Gerald Minnich Funeral Home, for his support and acts of kindness.

They said it is during times like these you realize what support means during difficult times.

"We appreciate the cards, flowers, phone calls, food, monetary donations and the home visits," "Tootie" Broadus said. "We know how much our brother was loved and we ask that everyone will continue to pray for our family because Junnie will surely be missed!"


They also wanted to send a thank you to their cousin, Todd Beck, for his support and help to keep things in order.

John Wesley UMC to host piano concert Nov. 15

John Wesley United Methodist Church, 129 N. Potomac St., will hold a piano concert with Ken Stoops, organist, and David Loy, guest pianist, Sunday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m.

A free-will offering will be accepted for the church's concert fund.

Parking is available behind the church.

Special service

On Sunday, there will be a special service at Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 802 Summit Ave. at 5:30 p.m. celebrating marriage, especially the marriage to Christ.

A dinner will follow the service.

The public is invited.

Church plans fall dinner Nov. 21

Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 802 Summit Ave., will hold its fall dinner Saturday, Nov. 21, from 2 to 7 p.m. It will be an all-you-can-eat dinner with ham, turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, green beans, apple sauce, cranberry sauce and rolls. Dessert is included in the ticket price. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $3 for those ages 6 to 10.

Tickets can be purchased at the door. The church is elevator accessible at the Summit Avenue entrance.

For more information, call the church office at 301-733-4720.

Thanksgiving Eve service

Emmanuel United Methodist Church will sponsor its community Thanksgiving Eve service Wednesday, Nov. 25, at 7 p.m. at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, 1020 Maryland Ave.

Area churches will gather to give thanks.

The Salvation Army Band and a guest speaker will lead the service.

The public is invited.

Brown Bag series continues at library

Joanna Campbell Slan, a scrapbooking expert and author, will hold a craft-making session Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 12:15 p.m. at the Central Library at 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, as part of the library's Brown Bag series.

Come prepared to "get crafty" as the group will be making small folding albums. Slan will provide all materials needed for the craft. Seating is limited to the first 25 to register. Call 301-739-3250, ext. 136, to register. Bring your lunch. The library will provide dessert and beverages.

Slan is the author of the "Kiki Lowenstein Scrap-N-Craft Mystery" series.

She will speak about her books and the writing experience during the lunch session. The first book in the series "Paper, Scissors, Death" was nominated for the prestigious Agatha Award.

She will bring along her books to sell and sign. To learn more about Slan, go to

Books for Babies

The "Books for Babies" program sponsors a "Reading to Make Cents" contest in which students obtain sponsors to make pledges for every book they read during American Education Week, Nov. 15 to 22.

The effort supplies a double benefit by encouraging reading at the beginning of a baby's life and during later years of formal instruction in the school system.

Companies in the area donate prizes that are awarded to three winners at all participating elementary schools, as well as four countywide grand prize levels. Each participant also gets an individual prize.

Elementary school students can sign up sponsors from now through Nov. 22.

For more information, call 301-791-5277.

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