Gifts for mothers

June 13, 2012|Darylene Mowen | Around Smithsburg & Robinwood

Youth of the New Joy Fellowship Seventh-day Adventist Church gave women of the Hagerstown community red roses for Mother’s Day.

Women were also offered a free subscription to Message, a magazine devoted to nurturing families. As in preceding years when members gave out women’s devotionals, some mothers said the gifts were the only ones they received. This was just one of the ongoing connections that church youth make with mothers beyond their own families.

The gift-giving was developed under the leadership of Women’s Ministries Leader Denise Johnson along with Adventist Youth Department Leader Debra Banks.

A dinner for the mothers was prepared by the men of the church. 

Senior site

Smithsburg senior site calendar: 

Today — Bingo and trivia, 10 a.m. 

Friday — Nutrition handout and Uno, 10 a.m. 

Monday, June 18 — “Specs for a Healthier Life,” and trivia, 10 a.m.

Yard sale planned

A community yard sale will be held Sunday, June 24, from 8 a.m. to 3 p. m.  at Hagerstown Seventh-day Adventist Church, 11507 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown.

A variety of items will be for sale. 

Participants can bring items from home to donate to the yard sale, or call to reserve a table for $10 to sell items.

For more information, call 301-733-4411.

‘The Lorax’

Hagerstown Community College’s Student Government Association will host a free showing of “The Lorax” Saturday, beginning at 1 p.m. at Kepler Theater. 

The event is open to the public. Admission is one recyclable item. Advance reservations are not required. For more information, contact Student Activities Coordinator Heather Barnhart at, or call 240-500-2225.  

Painting raffled off

The winner of the Ben Jones oil painting, “Nesting,” was won by Doug Cochran Jr. from Stephenson, Va. Thanks to all who participated.


Bella Hegbe sold the most tickets and won a wooden replica of Covenant Presbyterian Church, created by Cat’s Meow. 

A special thanks to Ben Jones who donated the painting to commemorate the church’s 50th anniversary.

Band to perform at HCC

The Hagerstown Community College Alumni Association will host the Maryland Defense Force Band as part of its annual Red, White and Blue Concert Series on Sunday  at 4:30 p.m. at HCC’s Alumni Amphitheater.

The band consists of more than 20 volunteer musicians who perform at military ceremonies and events for the Maryland Defense Force, and also provide musical support for the 229th Army Band, the Maryland Military Department and the Maryland National Guard. The band performs under the direction of Maj. Jari Villanueva, commander and conductor.

Co-sponsored by the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau, the concert is free and open to the public. Concessions will be available for purchase. No outside food is permitted on the amphitheater grounds.

For more information, call 240-500-2346 or go to To learn more about the Maryland Defense Force Band, go to

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