Fish fry planned Saturday at church

February 23, 2012|Madge Miles | Around Jonathan Street

The Ladies of Ebenezer AME Church, 40 W. Bethel St., will hold a fish fry Saturday, starting at 11 a.m. for one of its Women’s Day fundraisers.

It will be eat in or take out.

The menu includes fish, fried potatoes and onions, coleslaw, cornbread and soda.

The meal costs $8.

Black history program planned

On Sunday, Second Christian Church, 65 W. North Ave., will present a Black History Month program at the 10 a.m. Sunday school service.

The public is invited.

Book Club to meet

Sisters-In-Spirit Book Club’s next book read on Sunday, March 18, is titled “My Goodness,” a recent release written by local resident Theresa Glenn.


Her goal is to entertain as well as inspire readers to live lives of purpose and passion. She will join the group to discuss her book and answer questions.

You can pick up the book from the Book Club.

For more information, call Ledetra Robinson at 240-520-5676 or send an email to

Bake sale planned

The Pastor’s Aide Committee of Greater Campher Temple will hold a bake sale Friday, March 2, starting at 11 a.m.

The church is at 125 Bethel St. in Hagerstown.

The bake sale will include cakes, pies and cookies.

Neighborhood 1st group to meet Thursday, March 1

The Medal of Honor Group, part of the city’s Neighborhoods 1st organization, meets the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Bethel Gardens Community Center.

The public is invited to attend the group’s next meeting Thursday, March 1.

For more information, call 301-393-9290.

Anniversary banquet

Anyone who is planning to attend Presiding Elder Darin and Elect Lady Helen Mency’s anniversary banquet scheduled Saturday, April 21, at 4 p.m. at Ramada Plaza, is asked to respond by March 2. 

Tickets cost $40 for adults and $18 for those 12 and younger. Payment is due by Saturday, March 31.

For more information, call Angela Nicholson at 240-217-9581 or Diane Dickson at 301-791-4543.

The banquet is part of the six-year anniversary celebration.

The anniversary activites start at Greater Campher Temple on Saturday, April 14, at 4 p.m. with speakers and concludes Sunday, April 22, at 4 p.m.

The Theme is “Man of God — Blow Your Trumpet” from Ezekiel 33:1-9.

Black History Month

As Black History Month ends, the following are some Washington County residents to remember:

The Rev. Walter Campher was founder of the King’s Apostles Holiness Church;  Donald “Donny” Davis NAACP president; Marguerite “Peggy” and Charles “Popeye” Doleman, historians, founders of the Doleman Black Heritage Museum and published  “We the Blacks of Washington County”; Walter Harmon, owned multiple properties, including Harmon’s Hotel, where famous blacks were guest, including baseball legend Willie Mays; and Charles Hodges, first black on staff in Washington County Public Schools, and principal of the all-black North Street School for 37 years before desegregation; Robert Johnson, Tuskegee Airman, public school basketball coach and principal, church leader and museum curator; William Makel, first black band director and music teacher at North Hagerstown High School; Ruth Ann Monroe, director of Memorial Recreation Center and youth activist; Margaret Washington, youth activist; and Nathan Williams who for $60 bought his wife’s freedom in 1847 and bought the Fort Frederick property for $7,000.

Girl Scouts

The Girl Scouts organization turns 100 years old on March 12.

Washington County Girl Scouts are inviting all Girl Scouts, former Girl Scouts and parents to join them for a 100th birthday celebration Monday, March 12, at 6:15 p.m. at the JCPenney Court at Valley Mall,

The ceremony will start at 6:30 p.m.

Plans are to create a large friendship circle, light a birthday candle and sing a song.

The public is invited.

Anyone who has a Girl Scout sash or pins is encouraged to bring them or wear them to the event.

For more information, call Teresa Rossiter at 301-733-1273.

‘Wednesdays in Lent’

Haven Lutheran Church will host “Wednesdays in Lent.”

Every Wednesday through March 28, a guest speaker will give a presentation at 5:15 p.m. 

A soup and sandwich supper will follow, and then there will be a 7 p.m. worship.

At the conclusion of these events, there will be a Wednesday Lenten Service with the Holden Evening Prayer as the liturgy. 

The community is invited.

Call the church office at 301-733-5056 if you plan to attend so that there will be adequate food available.

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