Around Jonathan Street

July 16, 2010|By MADGE MILES
  • From left, elder Leonard Cardwell and his wife, evangelist Marcy Cardwell, and the Rev. Jacquelyn Dixon and her husband, deacon Wendell Dixon.
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Dinner planned Saturday at church

Ebenezer AME Church, at 40 W. Bethel St. in Hagerstown, will hold a chicken and fish dinner Saturday from noon until sold out.

It will be carry-out only.

The menu includes chicken or fish, and two sides to choose from, including sweet potatoes, potato salad, green beans or greens.

The dinner costs $8.

In addition to the dinner, sandwiches will be sold, as well as sliced cake for $1 and sodas for 50 cents.

Character Counts! workshop is July 21

The Character Counts! Coalition and the Hagerstown Housing Authority will hold a Character Counts! workshop Wednesday, July 21, from 8 to 11:30 a.m. at Elgin Station, 40 Elgin Blvd. A light breakfast will be served.

Julie Gaver and Bob Crider will be the guest speakers.

For more information, call Dianne Rudisill at 301-733-6911, ext. 125.

Church celebrates pastor's anniversary

Pastor Jacquelyn Dixon and her Second Christian Church congregation celebrated her second anniversary as pastor recently.


Dixon, and about 60 Second Christian Church members and guests were inspired by guest speaker evangelist Marcy Cardwell, who delivered a message titled "Love One Another Even as I Have Loved You," using St. John 3:16 and 15:17 as her scripture.

The Second Christian's Gospel Choir sang several songs, including "There is a Name I Love to Hear," "That's When You Bless Me" and "I Cried My Last Tear (Yesterday)." They also heard a selection from the Second Christian Men's Choir, which sang "I'm Still Here."

Other clergy members on hand included elder Leonard Cardwell, husband of evangelist Cardwell, of Great Commission Missionary Church in Waynesboro, Pa., and the Rev. Mauri Luz, of Winchester Avenue Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Martinsburg, W.Va.

After the morning service, the group enjoyed lunch in the fellowship hall.

Health fair

The Walnut Street Community Health Center's seventh annual health fair will be Saturday, Aug. 7, from 9 a.m. to noon.

It will include free health screenings, including blood pressure, random blood sugar, total cholesterol, PSA for men 55 and older, breast exams, foot exams, screening for osteoporosis, depression and anxiety screenings.

There will be activities for children, including balloons, face painting and games.

In addition, health and community service vendors will be on hand.

Refreshments will be provided.

Stop smoking classes

Free stop smoking for life classes will be offered starting Monday, Aug. 2, with classes being held on Mondays and Thursdays for four weeks (morning and evening classes available).

The classes will be held at Washington County Health Department, 1302 Pennsylvania Ave. in Hagerstown.

Free nicotine patches will be available for Washington County residents while supplies last.

Teen cessation classes also will be available.

For more information, call, 240-313-3360; TDD/TTY 240-313-3391 or go to

There is also language interpretation assistance at no cost.

Bus trip update

Time is winding down for the For Our Kids Sake annual bus trip and sponsors are still needed.

The call was put out a few weeks ago and the organizers continue to thank all of the people who have responded thus far, but they are still in need of more donations.

Deposits can be made at any Hagerstown Trust Bank branch, account No. 141518, or call 301-739-2557.

Bone to be Wild

Motorcycle riders from Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Virginia are signing up to ride in the seventh annual Bone to Be Wild, the Dave Alderson Memorial Motorcycle Ride to benefit the Humane Society of Washington County that will be held Sunday.

The event begins with registration at Harley-Davidson & Buell of Williamsport at 10 a.m. and the ride starts at 11.

The ride will go through Western Maryland and Pennsylvania and end at Camp Harding Park in Big Pool. A picnic lunch will be served and music will be provided by The Spotlight's on You DJ service. There will be raffle prizes and an award for the top two pledge earners.

Riders can register online at Registration is $25 per rider and $30 the day of the event. A custom-designed ride pin will be awarded to the first 100 registered riders.

Riders can also register by visiting the shelter at 13011 Maugansville Road in Hagerstown, or by calling the shelter at 301-733- 2060 and asking for Katherine at ext. 237 or Julie at ext. 239.

Event sponsors are Cavetown Planing Mill Co., the Alderson Family, Hempen Hill BBQ, G S Images, Sharrett Inc., Peaceable Pastures LLC, Peaceable Paws LLC, Mr. Natural's Tattoo Studio, Robin and Teresa Koogler.

Gift and prize donors are Cavetown Planing Mill Co., Hempen Hill BBQ, Bow Wow Station and Spa LLC, Peaceable Pastures LLC, Peaceable Paws LLC, Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc., Eleanor and Angus Lakin and Susan Fancher.

For more information, go to

Baby-sitting course to be held Tuesday

The Washington County chapter of the American Red Cross will conduct a baby sitter's training course Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 1131 Conrad Court in Hagerstown.

The course costs $45 and financial aid is available. Registration is required. Space is limited.

The purpose of the course is to provide those 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. The training is geared to help participants develop skills in leadership and professionalism, basic care, safety and safe play, and first aid.

For more information, call 301-739-0717.

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