Soup-to-go sale

January 25, 2013|Madge Miles | Around Jonathan Street

Next on the calendar of fundraiser events for the Ebenezer AME Women’s Day is a soup-to-go sale Saturday, starting at 11 a.m.

The soups will be chicken corn, chicken noodle, bean, vegetable and chili. 

The soup sale will be at Ebenezer AME Church, 26 W. Bethel St.

The soup costs $3.50 per quart.  

Teen dance planned

There will be a teen dance Saturday from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the MLK Gymnasium,  131 W. North Ave. in Hagerstown.

Admission is free.

Guest speaker

Kelly Wright will be the guest speaker Sunday during the morning services at Bridge of Life Church, 14 S. Potomac St. 


For more than 30 years Wright has been reporting on major news events. He is a familiar face to those who watch Fox News, where Wright is the co-anchor of “America’s News Headquarters Weekend.”   

Dinner set

Don’t worry if you missed picking up a dinner last week at Elks Lodge 278, or perhaps you did and are looking for a chance to get another dinner. 

Friday night and Saturday, the Elks Lodge, at 326 N. Jonathan St., will host another chicken and fish dinner at 6 p.m. 

Financial workshop

A financial literacy workshop will be held Tuesday, Jan. 29, from 7 to 8 p.m. at Memorial Recreation Center, 109 W. North Ave.

The speaker will be Toni Sandridge, a State Farm agent, who will talk about “Budgeting.”

Brooks a winner

Aaron Brooks, four-time Maryland Junior League state wrestling champion and national champion, went 6-0 at the South Hagerstown All-Star Duals last weekend.

There were seven teams, including teams from as far away as Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia in attendance. Team Delaware walked away with the team title.

The middle school dual event capped off three days of wrestling at South Hagerstown High School, which also hosted 12 teams on Friday and Saturday for the Rebel Duals.

Achievers go on field trip to wax museum in D.C.

The Hagerstown YMCA Achievers toured Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in Washington, D.C., and enjoyed a self-guided, informational tour that showcased all of the U.S. presidents from George Washington to President Obama.  

The museum is an interactive attraction that brings historical figures and events to life through wax figures that visitors can touch, see and hear.

In addition to the presidents, the Achievers were able to see wax figures of actors such as Denzel Washington, Angelina Jolie, legendary sports figures such as Babe Ruth and Muhammad Ali, and singers Taylor Swift, Beyoncé and Michael Jackson.

The students were in awe and talked about how “real looking” the figures appeared and were able to watch a video that explained the process used in creating the life-like figures.

They learned that the figures were made according to the exact physical measurement of the celebrities.

Additionally, the students purchased souvenirs to help them remember the experience as well as took a few pictures with their favorite celebrities.  

Senior Idol

The Washington County Commission on Aging will hold its fourth annual Maryland Senior Idol contest Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Bridge of Life Church, 14 S. Potomac St. in Hagerstown.

There will be 14 senior citizens performing in the contest.

The winner and runner-up will compete at the state contest Wednesday, April 3, at the Bowie (Md.) Center for Performing Arts in Prince George’s County.  

Tickets cost $5 and can be obtained by calling Ruth Brown at 301-790-0275, ext. 205.

If there is inclement weather, the contest will be held Saturday, Feb. 2.   

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