Remembrance service planned for Pearl Williams

February 22, 2013|Madge Miles | Around Jonathan Street

The Williams family and members of Greater Campher Temple will observe a memorial service celebrating the life of Pearl J. Harvey Williams.

The service will be held at the church Sunday at 4 p.m. The church is at 125 W. Bethel St. in Hagerstown.

The congregation was saddened by her unexpected passing on Jan. 30, but rejoice in her victorious life eternal.

Sister Pearl was a lifelong member of Greater Campher Temple and was active in Sunday school, Mothers Club, deaconess board, anniversary committee, and the kitchen committee.

She was an avid religious writer and not only taught the love of God and the message of salvation, but also lived it.

The community is encouraged to attend and share this time of remembrance.

Dinner and fellowship with the family will follow the service in the church dining hall.

Come out and share your love with family and friends in remembrance of Sister Pearl, a sweet and loving woman who meant so much to so many and was such a blessing to everyone who knew her.


She will be greatly missed by the community, especially her loving smile.

Doleman Museum event set for Saturday

The Friends of the Doleman Black Heritage Museum will presents its fourth annual Black History Month Celebration Saturday at 3 p.m. at The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St. in Hagerstown.

The master of ceremonies will be Hagerstown native Minister Eric Rollins.

The African-American inductees of the Washington County Hall of Fame will be honored.

Pastor G. Nathan Bell, Mount Mariah Baptist Church of Chambersburg, Pa; Audrey “Mitchie” Evens, Ebenezer AME Church; Colette Parson Jefferson, Jonathan Street House of Prayer; Maria “Taylor” Page and Kathy Woodson of Zion Baptist Church will be part of the program along with special guest, the Bowie State University Gospel Choir, under the direction of Professor Latonya Wrenn.

Tickets cost $10 per person and can be purchased at The Maryland Theatre Box Office.

Sponsorships of ticket for a youth and/or senior in the community would be greatly appreciated.  If you would like to be a sponsor or make a donation, call Alesia Parson-McBean at 301-797-5019.

Sponsors for the event include the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention Visitors Bureau and the City of Hagerstown.

The event is a fundraiser for the Doleman Black Heritage Museum and The Maryland Theatre.

Domestic violence workshop set for Feb. 26

On Tuesday, Feb. 26, from 4 to 6 p.m., guest speaker William Kellibrew will lead a workshop on domestic violence at Memorial Recreation Center, 109 W. North Ave.

Kellibrew is a motivational speaker, advocate for women, children, victims and human rights.

Admission is free and the event is open to the public.

Financial workshop planned Tuesday

A financial literacy workshop will be held Tuesday, Feb. 26, from 7 to 8 p.m. at Memorial Recreation Center.

Toni Sandridge, a State Farm agent, will discuss saving for a home, car and retirement.

Karaoke night to be held Feb. 28

Elks Lodge 278, at 326 N. Jonathan St., will host karaoke night Thursday, Feb. 28, at 9:30 p.m.

If you think you can sing, come out and see if the audience agrees and have a chance at winning a first-, second- or third-place prize.

Teen dance set for Saturday

There will be a teen dance for those ages 11 to 16 in the MLK Gym, 131 W. North Ave. Saturday from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Admission costs $2.

Basketball tryouts planned for March 2

The Lee Green Basketball Program will hold spring basketball tryouts Saturday, March 2, for the 2013 Maryland Club Team at St. Maria Goretti High School, 1535 Oak Hill Ave. in Hagerstown.

For boys in grades four to six, registration is at 3:45 p.m., and the start time is 4 p.m.

For boys in grades seven to 12, registration starts at 4:45 p.m. and start time is 5 p.m.

For girls in grades four to six, registration is at 1:45 p.m. and start time is 2 p.m. For girls in grades seven to 12, registration is at 2:45 p.m. and start time is 3 p.m.

Registration costs $10 at the door or pay online at

For more information, call Coach Green at 214-277-1660, Coach Todd Rideout at 240-329-6375 or Beverly Jackson at 240-675-5582.

Tobacco free classes to be offered March 4   

The Tobacco Free for Life Program is scheduled to start March 4, meeting twice per week on Mondays and Thursday from 11 a.m. to noon at Washington County Health Department, 1302 Pennsylvania Ave., and from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Western Maryland Hospital Center, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave.

For more information or to register for class, call Paula Ernst at 240-313-3360 (TDD/TTY 240-313-3391).

Please note: the program is not able to provide patches due to funding; however, notice will be given when the patches become available.

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