Vol­un­teers sought for food bank project at church

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Trin­ity Epis­co­pal Church at 14515 Church St. in Up­per Marl­boro is look­ing for vol­un­teers to help them with the Marl­boro Food Bank project, a pro­gram that gives foods to our neigh­bors in Prince Ge­orge’s County. Vol­un­teers are needed for the three days of ac­tiv­i­ties to help with this project. Thurs­day, May 12, foods will be sorted at 7 p.m. Fri­day, May 13, these foods will be put into bags at 8 a.m. And the fi­nal process for the Marl­boro Food Bank will be the dis­tri­bu­tion of foods on Satur­day, May 14, 7-9 a.m. The church parish of­fice phone num­ber is 301-627-2636 if you need more in­for­ma­tion about this project or about the ser­vices at this church. The Rev. Martha Bon­witt is the church’s rec­tor.

Sum­mer camps sched­uled

Since spring is re­ally here, this could be a good time to make plans for ac­tiv­i­ties for chil­dren for this sum­mer when pub­lic schools are closed. The YMCA has sum­mer day and res­i­dents camps through the area, which in­cludes Mary­land. The camps have pro­grams that in­clude STEM, char­ac­ter and team build­ing skills. Kids also have an op­por­tu­nity for par­tic­i­pa­tion in pro­grams such as arts and crafts, gym­nas­tics, lead­er­ship, sports and danc­ing as well as many other ac­tiv­i­ties. And, it is not too early to reg­is­ter as you can now reg­is­ter on­line at www.ym­cadc.org or you can call 1-800-473-YMCA (9622).

As you “re­move those win­ter clothes” and get out your warm weather cloth­ing, this might be a good time to sort into your wardrobe to see what cloth­ing you no longer like or care to wear. Maybe some clothes are too small, too out­dated or something you no longer care to have. There are sev­eral or­ga­ni­za­tions that are al­ways look­ing for us­able cloth­ing, shoes and house­hold items that would be a do­na­tion to peo­ple who need and will use them. Watch the no­tices that you get in the mail; lis­ten to ad­ver­tise­ment on TVs and ra­dios. Most of these or­ga­ni­za­tions are will­ing and able to come to your place of res­i­dence with trucks and peo­ple who will gladly pick up what you put out. They will be glad to leave you a re­ceipt that will be proof for next year’s tax de­duc­tion.

Spe­cial days in April

April 28 is Take Our Daugh­ters and Sons to Work Day. This spe­cial day, Take Our Daugh­ters to Work Day, be­gan in 1992. But, in 2003 this day was ex­panded to in­clude boys.

March for Ba­bies, “A Fight­ing Chance For Ev­ery Baby,” will have a march on Satur­day, April 30, at Watkins Re­gional Park in Prince Ge­orge’s County. There will be a March on Satur­day, May 7, at Na­tion­als Park in Wash­ing­ton, D.C. You can sign up to march at www. march­forba­bies.org.

Sun­day, April 24, was a very spe­cial day for Ms. Eleanor Crock­ett. This was her 103rd birth­day and she was wor­ship­ping at the First Bap­tist Church of Dean­wood, Wash­ing­ton, D.C., when the pas­tor, the Rev. Ron­ald K. Miner, called out her name and asked the mem­bers to join him in singing Happy Birth­day. Mrs. Crock­ett is the old­est mem­ber of this church and hon­ored as the “Mother of the Church.” She was sur­rounded by sev­eral of her fam­ily mem­bers, War­ren Crock­ett, Myr­tle Hamil­ton, Ron­ald Crock­ett, Mia Bar­ber, Avery Bar­ber, Syd­ney Bar­ber, Naim Stu­art and Ma­cio Mel­ton. They were proudly smil­ing and en­joy­ing the greet­ing that the mem­bers sang to Mrs. Crock­ett who is an ac­tive mem­ber of this church.

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