Around Jonathan Street

April 16, 2010|By MADGE MILES
  • Youth wrestler Aaron Brooks.
Submitted photo,

Birthday celebration set for Arnetta Doleman

Ebenezer A.M.E. Church, at 40 Bethel St., will host a covered dish event to help celebrate the 89th birthday of Arnetta Doleman Sunday following the morning service. Doleman's birthday is Wednesday, April 21.

You might remember a story about her in The Herald-Mail a few years ago when she talked about being married to Caesar Doleman, cleaning houses until the 1970s, serving baseball great Willie Mays in 1950 while working at the Brown Tavern on Jonathan Street and undertaking a host of volunteer work.

She attends Ebenezer A.M.E. Church on a regular basis as she has for the past 69 years. She has been a member of the senior choir, the usher board, missionary society and held other positions in the church.

Babysitting training

The Washington County Chapter of the American Red Cross will hold a babysitter's training course Saturday, April 24, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. It is for those between the ages of 11 and 15.


The Red Cross headquarters is at 1131 Conrad Court, off Eastern Boulevard in Hagerstown.

For more information, call 301-739-0717 to register.

And still champion

And the list of titles continues for Aaron Brooks who has won his second Maryland State Junior Wrestling title. Aaron won the 10-and-under title in the 80-pound division.

No one scored a point on him during the regional and championship tournament.

He also won the Mason Dixon League title at 80 pounds and again gave up no points in the qualifier or the championship round.

He wrestled in the Mid Atlantic Wrestling Association district and region championships and did not allow a point in either of those tournaments.

Aaron will next wrestle at the Ohio Tournament of Champions Saturday, April 24, and at the MAWA Eastern Regional Championships May 1 and 2 in Salisbury, Md.

Joy Night

Zion Baptist Church will host Joy Night Saturday, May, 15, featuring several guest choirs. More details to come.

Block party planned

The Jonathan Street Block Party is scheduled for Saturday, June 19, from noon to 6 p.m. for the dedication of the new Jonathan Street redesign.

There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1 p.m. followed by a Medal of Honor dedication with the Buffalo Soldiers at 2.

The public is invited.

The event will include food sales, yard sales, arts and crafts and music (choirs, bands, vocalist and DJs).

For more information, call Deborah L. Washington at 301-791-1732 or Brenda Washington at 301-739-0707.

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