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By MARIE GILBERT | November 28, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- It was early October when Kathy Woodson placed a big cardboard box inside the doorway of Zion Baptist Church and attached a sign asking for toy donations. Each week, she passed by the box and gradually watched it begin to fill. First, there were a few books and board games and an occasional doll. By Nov. 8, it was bursting at the seams. When the final tally was in, close to 100 toys had been donated to Toys for Tots. Santa Claus had been given a run for his money.
December 23, 2010
From my family to yours Wishing you happy holidays filled with warm hearts, lots of love and joy, peace and blessings. New Year's Eve Zion Baptist Church, at 61 Bethel St. in Hagers-town, will bring in the New Year Friday, Dec. 31, with its service, starting at 10 p.m.   Share your news  Send news items by e-mail to, mail them to Madge D. Miles  c/o The Herald-Mail Co., P.O. Box 439, Hagerstown, MD 21741, or call 301-791-7647.
by DAVE McMILLION | August 11, 2003 BARDANE, W.Va. - One hundred and fifty-five years ago, a community where blacks lived freely was started about five miles northwest of Charles Town, W.Va. Although most of the members of the Berry, Johnson and Fox families that made up Johnsontown no longer live in the community, it is by no means forgotten by the descendants. On the second Sunday of August every year, descendants of the families return to the 105-year-old Zion Baptist Church for a homecoming.
May 17, 2004
Health fair and tea A health fair and tea will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 22, at Zion Baptist Church, 61 W. Bethel St., Hagerstown. The event is sponsored by The Women's Ministry of Zion Baptist Church. Presentations will include: Dr. Thomas Haywood, cardiology; Paula Russo, family practice; Dr. Christine Lewis, gastroenterology; and speech language pathologist Tina Davis, long-term care study for geriatrics, Alzheimer's, dementia and strokes. Men and women are invited to the event.
December 8, 2012
Carlton Darnell Gaines, 46, of Ijamsville, Md., died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at Frederick (Md.) Memorial Hospital. Born March 4, 1966, in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of Arthur Dennis Gaines and Antoinette Louise (Smith) Gaines, both of Hagerstown. He was the past husband of Beth A. Gaines of Hagerstown. Carlton graduated in the class of 1984 from North Hagerstown High School. He was currently a certified food service manager for Plamondon Enterprises in Frederick. In addition to his parents and past wife, Carlton is survived by three daughters, Anastasia E. Gaines, Erin S. Gaines and Madison L. Gaines, all of Hagerstown; two sisters, Melissa A. Saunders of Elkton, Md., and Shannon L. Gaines of Hagerstown; his maternal grandmother, Cynthia Shepard of Hagerstown; three nieces; a nephew; a host of aunts, uncles and cousins; and a special friend, Kelly Morgan of Ijamsville.
December 3, 2009
HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. -- Two Harpers Ferry churches are hosting a three-day revival slated to explore faith, justice and unity this weekend. The revival is slated to begin at 5:30 p.m. with a gathering reception today and continue through Sunday, with workshops, worship and meals at Saint John Lutheran Church and First Zion Baptist Church. The Rev. Dr. Stephen Paul Bouman, executive director of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, is among a number of speakers expected to take part in the event.
by WANDA T. WILLIAMS | January 12, 2005 The annual Martin Luther King Jr. scholarship dinner will be held at the Martin Luther King Center at 131 W. North Ave. on Sunday at 4 p.m. In its 19th year, the fund-raiser has raised money to award $500 college scholarships to more than 70 Washington County students. Last year, the scholarship fund awarded eight scholarships to graduating seniors, who must have at least 2.5 grade-point averages, said Ruth Monroe, scholarship committee chairwoman.
September 15, 2011
Danielle Cook opened a lemonade stand June 18 at the home of Traci Weaver, a friend of the family. For several hours, Danielle, 7, operated her stand and sold $131 worth of lemonade. Danielle donated the money to Washington County's U.S. Marine Corps League's Toys for Tots program. Danielle was honored Sept. 6 by the local Marine Corps League at its regular meeting. She was awarded a certificate of appreciation, which recognized her initiative, leadership, friendliness, courtesy, hard work and dedication.
December 29, 2008
JULY 30, 1931-DEC. 27, 2008 Raymond Leroy Williams, 77, of 14014 Marsh Pike, Hagerstown, died Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008, at Washington County Hospital. Born July 30, 1931, in Charles Town, W.Va., he was the son of the late James Archer Williams Sr. and the late Rosa Lee Enikes. He was employed with Western Maryland Hospital, retiring after 31 years of service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of Zion Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon.
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