Annual bus trip to park a success

August 16, 2013|Madge Miles | Around Jonathan Street

The community came through with donations and the organizers of the annual For Our Kids Sake bus trip took three bus loads of area children to the Six Flags amusement park in Jackson, N.J., on Aug. 10.

The weather also cooperated as it was sunny but not too hot, which made it nice to ride the rides.   

Krumpe’s Donuts provided a continental breakfast, Canteen Inc. donated a variety of snacks and the Stadium Grill and Tavern supplied wings.

Dot Bell and Clara Broadus, who each year organize the trip, thank the businesses and the community for contributing to the trip.  


Victoria Smith Pope will join the half-century club and will celebrate her birthday with family and friends Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Progressive Men’s Club, 347 N. Jonathan St. in Hagerstown


Happy 50th birthday, Victoria.

Book club to meet Sunday

The Sisters in Sprit Book Club will discuss the book “Mom & Me & Mom” by Maya Angelou on Sunday.

For the location and time, call Ladetra Robinson at 240-520-4096.

Art gallery marks milestone

Contemporary School of the Arts and Gallery Inc. will celebrate its 10th anniversary with an art reception.

The weeklong event will be Sunday to Saturday, Aug. 24, and will feature the original work by Andreia Gliga.

A reception with the artist will be Saturday, Aug. 24, from 4 to 7 p.m.

The gallery is at 4 W. Franklin St. in Hagerstown.

For more information, call Ron Lytle at 301-791-6191, send an email to, or go to

After-school program planned at center

School starts Wednesday and for those interested in an after-school program for students, registration forms are available at Robert W. Johnson Community Center. 

The program starts Wednesday, Aug. 21, and will be held Monday through Friday from 2 to 6  p.m.

For  more  information, call 301-790-0203 or go to

Organization Days

Elks Lodge 278 and Sharon Temple 160 will hold the annual Organization Days Friday through Sunday

As in the past, it will be a time of fellowship with the community and members of the groups.

Blossom School to start new session

It’s all about “Being the Best You Can Be” and the Blossom School of Etiquette will start its new classes Saturday, Sept. 7,  from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hagerstown Presbyterian Church, 20 S. Prospect St.

The free eight-week course is for girls ages 7 to 17. 

The classes are instructed in a fun and interactive manner and include role-playing, hands-on activities, handouts and dining tutorial, concluding with graduation.

Some subjects planned include personal growth/positive self image, first impression, visual poise, fashion image, communication refinement, confidence building and social issues.

For more information, call Ladetra Robinson at 240-520-4096 or send an email to

SHHS Class of 1971 to gather Sept. 21

South Hagerstown High School’s Class of 1971 will hold a 60th birthday picnic  Saturday, Sept. 21, from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Washington County Regional Park, 20025 Mount Aetna Road. 

Chicken, drinks, paper products and birthday cake will be supplied. Classmates are asked to bring a side dish. 

Reservations are due by Aug. 31.

For more information, call Vickie Martin Layton at 301-791-1486 or send an email to; or call Dianne Kronawetter Snyder at 301- 791-6257 or send an email to

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