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Around Jonathan Street

April 09, 2010|By MADGE MILES / 301-791-7647
  • Girl Scout Troop 47888 members, from left, Tykeia Russ, Timisha Ware and Tayida Stewart sell Girl Scout cookies at the entrance to JC Penney at Valley Mall.
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Girl Scouts go extra mile to sell cookies

It's good to see youths participating in the community, and Girl Scout Troop 47888 at Memorial Recreation Center did just that.

Although the weather was great and most people wanted to just enjoy the fun in the sun, some of the Scouts in the troop decided to forego the fun and dedicate their time to the annual Girl Scout cookie sale at Valley Mall.

In fact, two of those Scouts, Timisha Ware and Tykeia Russ, went the extra mile and manned each and every cookie booth at one time or another, and cookie manager Monique Broadus couldn't have been prouder and extends her warmest thank you for a job well done.

Broadus also wanted to extend her heartfelt thank you to the other Girl Scouts who participated in the cookie sales and cookie booths.

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"They did such a great job, especially the girls that worked hard at the cookie booth," she said.

Additionally, she extends a thank you to Paula Burnett.

"Without her, it wouldn't have been possible as I needed the extra volunteer and I thank her," Broadus said.

And of course, all of this was made possible by Troop Leader Jane Barvir.

Rip the Runway

If you enjoyed the Evening of Fashion last week, then you are in for a double dose of a remarkable evening as the coordinators of For Our Kids Sake host a Rip the Runway event at Elks Lodge 278, at 326 Jonathan St., Saturday at 9 p.m.

There will be more fashions, plus the sounds of DJ Tracey.

Tickets cost $10.

Dinner planned at church Saturday

The women of Second Christian Church, at 65 W. North Ave., will hold a chicken and fish dinner Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The meal costs $8 and delivery is available. Call Agnes at 301-797-0407.

Deaconess Day

On Sunday, April 25, at 3:30 p.m, the Second Christian Church, at 65 W. North Ave., will hold its Deaconess Day program with guest speaker Minister Sharon Wright, who is from The Lily of the Valley Evangel Church, Wilson Street, Martinsburg, W.Va., and her choir.

The theme will be "Christian Women Living in Today's World."

Red Cross training

The American Red Cross of Washington County, at 1131 Conrad Court, will offer a babysitting training course Saturday, April 24, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The purpose of the course is to provide individuals, ages 11 to 15, with the information and skills necessary to provide safe and responsible care for children in the absence of parents or adult guardians.

This training will help participants develop skills in leadership and professionalism, basic care, safety and safe play, and first aid.

Space is limited. Call 301-739-0717 to register.

Rummage sale

Emmanuel United Methodist Church, at 802 Summit Ave, will host a spring rummage sale April 16 and 17, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

In addition, you can purchase lunch, which includes sandwiches, steamers, hot dogs, chips and homemade bean or vegetable soup.

You can also purchase a variety of desserts, including cookies and fudge.

And for all of you early risers, there will be egg sandwiches sold for breakfast.

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

Yard sale planned

Haven Lutheran Church, at 1035 Haven Road in Hagerstown, will sponsor a community yard sale Saturday, April 17, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. to benefit Holly Place and Habitat for Humanity.

The church is offering table space. A fee of $20 for table space will be donated to Holly Place and Habitat for Humanity.

There will also be a bake sale and other food offerings along with hand-crafted items.

For more information, call the church office at 301-733-5056.

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