Bus trip coordinators want to thank supporters

August 24, 2012|Madge Miles | Around Jonathan Street

Without the generous support from donors and volunteers, it would not have been possible for the For Our Kids Sake youth group to have such a grand time on its annual bus trip to the amusement park.

The group went to Dorney Park in Allentown, Pa., on Aug. 11.

Trip coordinators Dot Bell and Clara Broadus extend a special thank you to Krumpe’s Do-Nuts for its continued support and for providing the continental breakfast.

This year, Canteen Inc. became a supporter and provided a variety of many delectable snacks.

“It means so much to our kids that they are so special to everyone and we could not have done it without their help and we are truly thankful,” Bell and Broadus said.

Diabetes group to meet Aug. 29

The Diabetes Support Group at Potomac Towers will meet Wednesday, Aug. 29, at 1:30 p.m. in the first-floor community room.

The topic of the forum is “Myths of Diabetes Revealed,” which will educate individuals with diabetes on how to manage their disease and gain support from others. 

John Lipscomb from Advanced Diabetic Solutions will also be available for diabetic shoe fittings and glucometers. 

The group is open to individuals who live at Potomac Towers as well as anyone in the community. 

For more information, call Lisa McCoy, Nutrition and Wellness Services at the Washington County Health Department, at 240-313-3360 (TTY 240-313-3391).

Dance classes to start Sept. 8

The fall classes for Ballet and All That Jazz will begin Saturday, Sept. 8.  

Girls and boys between the ages of 4 and high school graduation are invited to participate. The classes are free to students.

Classes are held at the Hagerstown Housing Authority’s Sumans Avenue Community Building each Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m.

For more information, send an email to Carolyn Brooks at

Book fair set for Sept. 22

Sisters in Spirit Book Club will hold an urban book festival Saturday, Sept. 22, from noon to 5 p.m. in the courtyard at USMH.

The purpose of the event is to promote reading for all ages through the introduction of new African-American authors from Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia, Pennsylvania and Chicago.

It will offer an opportunity for local businesses to support the event with sponsorships.

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

Alumni yard sale

The South High Alumni Association will hold its annual yard sale Saturday, Sept. 22, in the South High parking lot. It costs $10 to rent a space. Registration is required.


Reserve a space by calling Christy Moser at 301-416-7681. Registration forms can be found on the alumni website at


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