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May 6, 2010
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April 22, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration will appeal a court decision that found the National Day of Prayer unconstitutional. A federal judge in Wisconsin has ruled the National Day of Prayer that Congress established 58 years ago amounts to a call for religious action. About two dozen members of Congress have condemned the ruling and pressed for an appeal. In a notice filed Thursday, the Justice Department said it will challenge the decision in the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago.
NEWS
May 2, 2008
Kathy Bell and her aunt, Opal Tenney, sit together midday Thursday at Washington Square United Methodist Church in Hagerstown for the National Day of Prayer. While Bell read scripture, Tenney meditated with her eyes closed.
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by JENNIFER FITCH | May 5, 2006
GREENCASTLE, PA. The Rev. Leon Yoder reminded the 100 people gathered in Greencastle on Thursday in observance of the National Day of Prayer that they maintain dual citizenship between the United States of America and the kingdom of God. "We do indeed have a lot to praise our heavenly Father for on this special day (including) the fact that we live in a country that has a National Day of Prayer, that we're here without the fear of persecution," Yoder said. "We're here celebrating that privilege with those who represent all parts of our society.
NEWS
April 30, 2008
This year's National Day of Prayer will be observed Thursday at Washington Square United Methodist Church, 538 Washington Ave. in Hagerstown. Sponsored by the West Hagerstown United Methodist parish, a prayer vigil will be from 12:01 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday for anyone who wants to spend time in prayer or meditation. Someone will be at the parking lot entrance to give access during the early-morning hours. At 5:15 p.m., a family night supper will be held, followed by an old-fashioned prayer meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. in the sanctuary.
NEWS
April 5, 2012
Volunteers are sought for Join Hands Day, which is Saturday, May 5, a national day of service sponsored by Modern Woodmen of America and other fraternal benefit societies. Volunteers will play bingo with the residents at Fahrney-Keedy Memorial Home and Village, 8507 Mapleville Road in Boonsboro. The program will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join Hands Day is a national day of service designated to bring youth and adults together to plan and implement volunteer service projects in their communities.  For more information, call Bibbee at 301-733-7888 or go to modern-woodmen.org.
LIFESTYLE
April 11, 2012
A group of volunteers in Hagerstown is striving to make a difference in the community and is asking for additional help. The volunteer project will take place on Join Hands Day, Saturday, May 5, a national day of service sponsored by Modern Woodmen of America and other fraternal benefit societies. Volunteers in Boonsboro will play bingo with residents. The project will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fahrney-Keedy Home and Village, 8507 Mapleville Road in Boonsboro. Join Hands Day is the only national day of service designed to bring youth and adults together to plan and implement volunteer service projects in their communities.
NEWS
by PEPPER BALLARD | May 5, 2006
About 30 people gathered in prayer and song Thursday in front of the Washington County Courthouse in observance of the National Day of Prayer. New Hope Alliance Pastor Todd Stroud played the guitar and led the group in songs, accompanied at times by three of his young daughters. "We're emotional creatures, and our flesh fights against going into the presence of God ... When we sing to Him, it helps Him become more real to us," Stroud said after the observance. Many of the prayers were directed at joining the community's churches and asking God to guide elected officials - from the Hagerstown City Council to President Bush - to make the right decisions.
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April 21, 2013
Staff members at Potomac Heights Elementary School got in the spirit of National Walking Day recently with a trek from school to Pangborn Park and back.
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LIFESTYLE
April 11, 2012
A group of volunteers in Hagerstown is striving to make a difference in the community and is asking for additional help. The volunteer project will take place on Join Hands Day, Saturday, May 5, a national day of service sponsored by Modern Woodmen of America and other fraternal benefit societies. Volunteers in Boonsboro will play bingo with residents. The project will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fahrney-Keedy Home and Village, 8507 Mapleville Road in Boonsboro. Join Hands Day is the only national day of service designed to bring youth and adults together to plan and implement volunteer service projects in their communities.
NEWS
April 5, 2012
Volunteers are sought for Join Hands Day, which is Saturday, May 5, a national day of service sponsored by Modern Woodmen of America and other fraternal benefit societies. Volunteers will play bingo with the residents at Fahrney-Keedy Memorial Home and Village, 8507 Mapleville Road in Boonsboro. The program will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join Hands Day is a national day of service designated to bring youth and adults together to plan and implement volunteer service projects in their communities.  For more information, call Bibbee at 301-733-7888 or go to modern-woodmen.org.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | July 31, 2011
Feet were moving. Hips were swaying. Arms were waving. A sole fan in the corner of Rockland Woods Elementary School's gym failed to move the stale air much on Sunday afternoon, but that didn't stop dozens of people from dancing the day away. Zumba, ballet, belly dancing and Native American dance were all part of Washington County Recreation Department's National Dance Day event, during which people were encouraged to get off the sidelines and dance. According to a flier from the recreation department, the federal government issued a proclamation last year proclaiming July 31 to be National Dance Day. Pat Bailey, 60, of Funkstown, rarely took a break as she participated in several dance sessions, including Zumba, which is a dance-fitness program to Latin-style music.
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Jamie Shekels | Around Halfway | June 30, 2011
The Washington County Recreation Department will host a free National Dance Day July 31 at Rockland Woods Elementary School. Individuals are scheduled to perform in various forms of dance. An afternoon of dance is planned from 1 to 4 p.m. The event will include ballet, contemporary, hip-hop and Zumba.  For more information, call 240-313-2805 or go to www.washco-md.net . Municipal band to perform The Hagerstown Municipal Band will perform a special Fourth of July concert Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at the Peter Buys Band Shell in Hagerstown City Park.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | June 10, 2011
Seven-year-old Emillio Kriner is using this week's sweltering heat in his quest to fight childhood cancer.  There's no better way to beat the heat than with a cold glass of lemonade — or so the Chambersburg boy is hoping as he holds his first Alex's Lemonade Stand as part of National Lemonade Days Friday through Sunday.  Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation emerged from the front- yard lemonade stand of the late cancer patient, Alexandra "Alex" Scott. At the age of 4, Alex announced that she wanted to hold a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for all children with cancer.
NEWS
May 6, 2010
National Day of Prayer slideshow View all of the photos for purchase! Several dozen join in prayer Thursday in front of the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Public Library (W.Va.) for National Day of Prayer.
NEWS
April 22, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration will appeal a court decision that found the National Day of Prayer unconstitutional. A federal judge in Wisconsin has ruled the National Day of Prayer that Congress established 58 years ago amounts to a call for religious action. About two dozen members of Congress have condemned the ruling and pressed for an appeal. In a notice filed Thursday, the Justice Department said it will challenge the decision in the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago.
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