‘Save the Sack’ rebuilding fundraiser, reunion set for April 10
Steak in a Sack, a 50-yearold Marlow Heights eatery, was seriously damaged by fire shortly after closing Friday night, Feb. 19. Silver Hill Volunteer Fire Department responded to the blaze at “the famous hangout for many of our department members and their families.” They added, “We hope it reopens!”
Chuck Fraley, creator of the MarlowHeights60sand70s.com website, immediately announced a GoFundMe site which raised about $2,000 that owner Dennis Khalid said would go to pay his employees “who have absolutely nothing right now.”
The Steak in a Sack Rebuilding Fundraiser and Reunion will be held at the Marlboro Moose Lodge on Sunday, April 10, 1 to 6 p.m. Donations can be made at the door or by mail (payable to Steak in a Sack and mailed to Marlboro Moose Lodge, 15103 Marlboro Pike, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772).
Entertainment will include live music by the Duke Brothers Band, cash bar, food, raffles, 50/50s, money wheels, door prizes, and a silent and live auction. There will also be MarlowHeights60sand70s.com memorabilia for sale, including newly-designed coffee mugs with the Steak in a Sack logo.
The Khalid family opened Steak in a Sack in 1962. The owner is working with the insurance company and in touch with a contractor for repairs and renovations.
The Steak in a Sack has been my favorite breakfast spot for as long as I can remember. This week I went by and saw the “Closed due to fire” signs posted outside. I peeked in the window and saw for myself why.
Who plowed into the Subway?
The Subway and nextdoor barbershop on Suitland Road in Morningside are wrapped in yellow tape. Something (a car, truck, whatever) plowed through the Subway window but I don’t know when. Both businesses are closed. If someone knows the story, let me know.
Three running for mayor of Morningside
The Town of Morningside will hold elections for mayor and two town council seats on Monday, May 2. The three candidates for mayor are Vice-Mayor Bennard Cann, Sheila Scott and incumbent Mayor Kenneth “Chrys” Wade. Candidates for the two council seats are Councilwoman Sharon Fowler and Stacie Wade. I’ll run profiles of the candidates in upcoming columns.
Royce O’Rion Stanley Holmes was born in La Plata on March 26 to Stanley Holmes’ daughter Monique and Ron. Baby Royce weighed in at 7 pounds, 7 ounces. Great-grandparents are longtime Skyline resident Shirley Holmes and her late husband William.
Davies Concert Series ongoing
William Feasley, with the Sunrise Quartet, will perform World Premiere works by Argentinian Composer Marcello Ferraris on Sunday, April 17, 6:30 p.m. at Davies Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church, 7400 Temple Hill Road in Camp Springs.
Classical guitarist Feasley was the first guitarist to be awarded the Peabody Conservatory’s coveted Artist Diploma. He has since been the recipient of numerous prizes and awards: a gold medal in the 1987 PanHellenic Guitar Competition in Athens, the 1990 and 1995 Baltimore Chamber Music Awards and a 1996 Governor’s Citation for Outstanding Achievements in the Arts in Maryland.
The concert will be preceded by a performance by student artists Abigail Gerstman and Andrew Kivrak playing violin and viola duets by Bach and Bartok.
The Davies Concert Series is in its 44th season, offering classical music concerts, educational opportunities for young audiences, and providing a venue for new American music. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for 18 and younger. Light refreshments will be served after the concert. For information, call 301-627-0284.
The budget proposed in March by County Executive Rushern L. Baker III (D) would provide funds to help revitalize Suitland, starting with a project that would transform the Suitland Manor community into a town-center across from the Census Bureau.
Six Flags America, in Upper Marlboro, opened for the season on March 25 and offers surprises for thrill-seekers and for the whole family, including: Superman Ride of Steel Virtual Reality Coaster, new vehicles at the Big Easy Speedway (go-karts), shiny new cars at Coyote Creek Crazy Cars (bumper-cars), Legend of the West: A Stunt Spectacular, Splashwater Falls, and Chop Six, a new restaurant featuring Asian cuisine.
Happy birthday to Debbie Callison, April 8; Donna Wood, April 11; (Darlie) Fay Norton and Donald Brown Jr., April 13; Ruth Nanney, Jean Osterkamp, Donald Brown Sr., Sarah Shipman, Autumn Williams and Fr. Jeffrey Samaha, April 14.
Happy anniversary to Chuck and Laura Smith Jenkins, on their 40th anniversary, April 10; and to Tex and Rickie Beardmore, their 52nd on April 11.
A special Happy 40th Anniversary to the Surratt House, in Clinton, which opened to the public on May 1, 1976.
And Happy 40th to the Washington Metro, which began running trains on March 27, 1976.