The Hagerstown YMCA Achievers recently visited the new granite monument erected in honor of the late civil rights leader, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., in Washington, D.C.
A tour guide gave a brief talk about the construction of the monument, and the students learned that the stone blocks were made in China and then sent in parts to America to create the statue. They read the inscription of the famous words spoken by King, which is on a wall that surrounds the monument.
All of the students agreed that it was amazing to see the monument that represents someone who lived and died for the rights of all people.
Dominque Green said she enjoyed the trip. "I was glad to see the first monument to honor an African-American," she said. The group also saw the Lincoln and Jefferson memorials.
Friday night meals
Second Christian Church, at 65 W. North Ave. in Hagerstown, will have meals available today.
The menu includes fried chicken wings or fried fish with french fries or fried potatoes, soda or water. The meals cost $5.
For more information, call 301-797-0407.
Greater Campher Temple, at 125 Bethel St. in Hagerstown, will hold a revival tonight and Saturday, starting at 7:30 p.m. each night.
The Rev. Laneer Fisher of Miracle Church in Aliquippa, Pa., will lead the revival.
Trunk or treat
Haven Lutheran Church, at 1035 Haven Road in Hagerstown, will hold a trunk or treat for the children of the church and the neighborhood on Friday, Oct. 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the church parking lot.
Many members are prepared with special Halloween treats that can be collected on this night.
For more information, call Pam O'Connor at 301-791-2154.
An animal health voucher program has been initiated by the Humane Society of Washington County to help citizens and curb the current parvovirus epidemic in Washington County.
Vouchers are available to county residents who are receiving public assistance, including food stamps, medical assistance, cash assistance, social security or disability assistance. Vouchers are good for up to $50 and are to be used to cover the cost of an exam by a county veterinarian and for the vaccination that includes the parvo vaccine. Please note that all expenses above $50 will be the owner's responsibility.
Anyone interested in applying for a voucher should visit the humane society at 13011 Maugansville Road or call 301-733-2060.
Proof of public assistance is required and must be brought to the shelter to expedite the process.
Canine Games Night will be held today from 7 to 9 p.m. and what better way to celebrate Halloween than to let your dog bob for hot dogs?! That's just one of the three games you and your dog can play at Peaceable Paws in Fairplay.
The cost is $10 for the evening, with half of that donated to the Humane Society of Washington County.
All dog-and-human-friendly dogs are welcome; dog-friendly training methods and tools only, please.
The line-up for this fun event includes tennis ball catch — winner is the dog who catches a tennis ball from the farthest distance; fast recalls — winner is the dog with the three fastest combined times; and bobbing for hot dogs — winner is the dog which retrieves and consumes 10 hot dog slices.
In addition, a treibball workshop will be held Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Participants can register at www.peaceablepaws.com or call 301-582-9420 for more information.
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