Volunteers needed to support Marlboro Food Bank
Volunteers are needed to help Trinity Episcopal Church support the Marlboro Food Bank. They need your help to sort the foods at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11. People are also needed to help with the bagging of these foods at 8 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 12. And the final part of this project will be helping to distribute this food from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13. This church is located at 14515 Church St., Upper Marlboro. For more information, call the parish office at 301-627-2636.
Yard sale scheduled
The Clinton United Methodist Women will have a yard sale at 10700 Brandywine Road in Clinton on Saturday, Aug. 13. This yard sale is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. You can be a vendor if you have something you would like to sell. You can purchase tables by calling 301-868-1288 where you are asked to leave a clear message which should include your name and phone number or you can send your message by email to email@example.com
They are also asking you to support their project to help school children by donating back-to-school items such as paper, pencils, glue sticks, note books, binders, new back packs as well as other things a child needs for school. They will also accept monetary donations which will help them get school supplies. You are invited out to enjoy some good foods, good folks and perhaps some good fun as you support this great cause. Ms. Mia C. Kerrick is the president of Clinton United Methodist Women.
Church to host health and wellness day
Union United Methodist Church, located at 14418 Old Marlboro Pike in Upper Marlboro, is having a Health and Wellness Community Day on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The theme for this event is “Get Fit Stay Fit” and there will be vendors and activities for everyone. The contact person for this event is Ms. Terra Deaton and the church office phone number is 301-627-7389.
A celebration of life
There was a service of joy and celebration for Everett Bertram Johnson on July 25 at Christ Episcopal Church in Columbia, where The Rev. John D. Stonesifer officiated. He was born Dec. 31, 1920, the fourth of 11 siblings in Front Royal, Va. He was educated in his hometown in grades 1-8 followed by going to the high school Christianburg Industrial Institute. He went to Hampton Institute for two years and then served in the U.S. Army Air Corps for four years where he was given an honorable discharge. He returned to Hampton, earned his B.S. degree in Trade and Industrial Arts and graduated in 1950. He taught in Texas, West Virginia and Baltimore. He was a devoted Christian man, married to Ernestine Brown and they had three children — Elaine, Edna and Everene. They traveled up and down the East Coast and were constantly active at Johnson-Jeffries family reunions. He was committed and involved in his community and his church. He served on boards and committees that specialized in housing, organizing and developing neighborhood associations. The family expressed their sincere appreciation for the kindness and expressions of comfort during this time of bereavement.
Camp day at park
Fun! Food! Baseball! And, children! What a wonderful sight at Prince George’s Stadium where the Bowie Baysox were playing against the Hartford Yard Goats. There was a lot of fun as this day there were several children from summer camps having a good time. It was interesting to watch some children running, jumping over seats, in the aisle as they tried to catch a baseball that had been batted into the stands. It was fun to see the child that got the ball, smiling as that child held that ball up for others to see. They enjoyed foods that they ate between the yelling, clapping hands and disappointment sighs while they watched the game.
The stadium had several summer campers who had arrived by bus. Each group of campers had their own special colored and decorated tee shirts. They were there with staff members from their camp. I was anxiously looking for a special group that was wearing green T-shirts. When they came near to where I had patiently waited, I was happy to see a familiar face. There was my nephew, Zachery Cross, who had just seen me, smiling, pointing a finger at me and telling the other children, that there she is, my aunt. After a great big hug, a glad to see you and what are you doing here, he sat down with that big, happy, surprised smile on his face. He was there with the facility manager, Ashley Green, and other staff from the Kentland Community Center Baseball Day Camp. The children enjoyed the special lunch consisting of a hot dog, potato chips and a drink. And, later on they were given an opportunity to spend the money they brought to buy other goodies.