Around Jonathan Street

September 03, 2010|By MADGE MILES
  • Swimmers enjoy the pool at Memorial Recreation Center on North Avenue in Hagerstown. Support from the community and an anonymous donor helped keep the pool open this summer.
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Memorial Rec says thanks

Memorial Recreation Center concluded its summer program with a last splash at the pool.

The children enjoyed the pool this summer thanks to a generous donation from an anonymous supporter as well as financial support from the community.

The youths also enjoyed several field trips, one which included a trip to Hagerstown Ice & Sports Complex.

Loretta Wright, Memorial Rec's executive director, said, "It was a good summer and it wouldn't have been possible without the help of the community and the countless number of our neighbors and friends and I thank them all for being a part of this success, and a special thank you to the anonymous donor."

Church picnic held

Ebenezer AME Church held its church picnic Aug. 22.

Dot Bell organized the picnic, which included lots of food and several games with prizes.

One of the highlights was the honoring of senior members Lucy P. Jones, Arnetta Doleman and Cynthia Shepard.


Dinner planned

The women of Second Christian Church, at 65 W. North Ave. in Hagerstown, will hold a luncheon Saturday, Sept. 11, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to wrap up its Women's Day.

It will feature all of the past menus, which include turkey salad, collard greens, deviled eggs, chips; fried fish with macaroni and cheese; fried chicken with potato salad; and barbecue ribs with macaroni and cheese.

All of the dinners come with collard greens, roll, soda and cake.

The dinner costs $8.

For delivery, call 301-797-0407.

Renewal service

Asbury United Methodist Church, at 155 N. Jonathan St., will host a membership renewal Saturday, Sept. 11, from 9 a.m. to noon.

It will be a time for members to come back to church and fellowship and rekindle relationships.

Breakfast will be served from 8 to 11 a.m.

Breakfast costs $6. It will be free for those ages 70 and older.

The menu includes eggs, bacon or sausage, home-cooked potatoes, biscuit and pancakes. Orange juice and coffee will also be served.

Hendershot walk and ride

The third annual Tour de Park - Linn Hendershot Memorial Walk and Bike Ride will be Saturday, Sept. 11, at Fairgrounds Park.

Registration starts at 7 a.m. and the ride begins at 8.

The event benefits Project Lifesaver of Washington County, a program Linn Hendershot and MIHI Inc. brought to the county.

Ride, walk or wheelchair through Fairgrounds Park's paved bike/walking path with small hills and curves.

This year, the ride has been expanded to include a two-mile ride/walk with police escort through downtown Hagerstown.

Help support Project Lifesaver, a local program that provides a radio frequency transmitter for the program participant to wear that aids in finding a missing loved one who may wander due to autism, Alzheimer's disease, Down syndrome, and other related brain disorders.

The grand prize is a plasma TV; second prize is a $200 gift certificate of your choice; and third prize is a pizza party for 10 at Rocky's downtown.

For more information, call Lynn Deibert at 240-520-0333. To register, go to

Stop Smoking for Life

Washington County Health Department, at 1302 Pennsylvania Ave. in Hagerstown, will offer Stop Smoking for Life classes beginning Monday, Sept. 13.

Classes will be held Mondays and Thursdays for four weeks. Morning and evening classes will be available.

There will also be free nicotine patches for Washington County residents while supplies last.

In addition, teen cessation classes are now available.

The classes are supported by the Cigarette Restitution Fund Program.

Participants have the right to language interpretation assistance at no cost.

For more information or to register, call 240-313-3360 or TDD/TTY 240-313-339 or go to

Church service

Haven Lutheran Church will return to its traditional service and communion at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. There will be fellowship and coffee after the service.

There will be Sunday school for preschool to adult with the classes starting Sunday, Sept. 19. The community is invited to Haven Hallelujah Day, a Sunday kickoff for all Sunday, Sept. 12, from 10:45 a.m. to noon. There will be food, games and music. All are welcome to attend. Bring lawn chairs or blankets.

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