Neighborhood 1st group to meet Thursday, March 1
The Medal of Honor Group, part of the city’s Neighborhoods 1st organization, meets the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Bethel Gardens Community Center.
The public is invited to attend the group’s next meeting Thursday, March 1.
For more information, call 301-393-9290.
Anyone who is planning to attend Presiding Elder Darin and Elect Lady Helen Mency’s anniversary banquet scheduled Saturday, April 21, at 4 p.m. at Ramada Plaza, is asked to respond by March 2.
Tickets cost $40 for adults and $18 for those 12 and younger. Payment is due by Saturday, March 31.
For more information, call Angela Nicholson at 240-217-9581 or Diane Dickson at 301-791-4543.
The banquet is part of the six-year anniversary celebration.
The anniversary activites start at Greater Campher Temple on Saturday, April 14, at 4 p.m. with speakers and concludes Sunday, April 22, at 4 p.m.
The Theme is “Man of God — Blow Your Trumpet” from Ezekiel 33:1-9.
Black History Month
As Black History Month ends, the following are some Washington County residents to remember:
The Rev. Walter Campher was founder of the King’s Apostles Holiness Church; Donald “Donny” Davis NAACP president; Marguerite “Peggy” and Charles “Popeye” Doleman, historians, founders of the Doleman Black Heritage Museum and published “We the Blacks of Washington County”; Walter Harmon, owned multiple properties, including Harmon’s Hotel, where famous blacks were guest, including baseball legend Willie Mays; and Charles Hodges, first black on staff in Washington County Public Schools, and principal of the all-black North Street School for 37 years before desegregation; Robert Johnson, Tuskegee Airman, public school basketball coach and principal, church leader and museum curator; William Makel, first black band director and music teacher at North Hagerstown High School; Ruth Ann Monroe, director of Memorial Recreation Center and youth activist; Margaret Washington, youth activist; and Nathan Williams who for $60 bought his wife’s freedom in 1847 and bought the Fort Frederick property for $7,000.
The Girl Scouts organization turns 100 years old on March 12.
Washington County Girl Scouts are inviting all Girl Scouts, former Girl Scouts and parents to join them for a 100th birthday celebration Monday, March 12, at 6:15 p.m. at the JCPenney Court at Valley Mall,
The ceremony will start at 6:30 p.m.