Around Jonathan Street

August 13, 2010|By MADGE MILES
  • Summer campers from Memorial Recreation Center are shown on their field trip to the National Air and Space Museum and the Natural History Museum in Washington, D.C.
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Bus trip is Saturday

The For Our Kids Sake bus trip takes place Saturday. This year, the trip is to the Kings Dominion amusement park.

The organizers would like all youths to arrive by 7:30 a.m. at Memorial Recreation Center, 109 W. North Ave. A continental breakfast, sponsored by Krumpe's Donuts, will be included before the buses leave.

Art exhibit

Artists Kevin Holder and Russell Lewis will have an exhibit at the Just Lookin' Gallery, 40 Summit Ave. in Hagers-town, on Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 6 p.m.

Refreshment will be served and participants will get a chance at a door prize.

Campers visit D.C.

On July 23, the summer campers at Memorial Recreation Center visted the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum and the Natural History Museum in Washington, D.C.

The Rec Center staff would like to thank Sword Charter, Byers Stop-N-Go, Wal-Mart, DBHM Inc., MRC staff and volunteers and camp counselors for helping to make the trip a success.


For more information, or to volunteer at Memorial Rec, call 301-790-0203.

Candidates forum

The League of Women Voters will sponsor a candidates forum for county commissioners candidates Thursday, Aug. 26, at 7 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, 101 S. Prospect St. in Hagerstown.

It will be held in the lower level of the church.

For more information, call Donna Smith at 301-797-8761 or e-mail">

Animals to benefit from event

The Meadows of Hagerstown will hold its fourth annual 1950s-style freeze to help you "Cool Your Paws" Saturday, Aug. 21, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Adoptable animals from the Humane Society of Washington County will be on hand as will a variety of local businesses.

The annual event takes place at The Meadows of Hagerstown, 222 E. Oak Ridge Drive in the South Pointe Shopping Center.

This year the following local businesses will be at the event: Dog-Gone Walkin and Dog-Gone Groomin' Mobile Grooming Salon, local artists Ashley Pinnesi of Off the Leash Pet Paintings and Kelly Ring of Kelly's Creations, the Animal Health Clinic of Funkstown and B PWSITIV-Good Manners Training for Dogs and their People.

Meadows features pet-friendly walk-up windows and will give a free treat for 4-legged visitors when their people make a purchase from Meadows. The shelter will have adoptable animals at the event from 1 to 4 p.m., weather permitting. The rain date for this event is Aug. 28.

The Meadows Original Frozen Custard opened in the summer of 1950 in Duncansville, Pa. Since then, approximately 14 stores have been opened in both Pennsylvania and Maryland, including The Meadows of Hagerstown, which opened its doors in the spring of 2006. The Meadows of Hagerstown is open daily year round. For additional information on the 3rd Annual End-of-Year Cruise-In, call 301-790-2400 or go to

The Humane Society is at 13011 Maugansville Road in Hagerstown. Call 301-733-2060 or go to for information on animal-related issues, directions to the shelter and information about programs and services.

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