Vol­un­teers needed to sup­port Marl­boro Food Bank

The Enquire-Gazette - - News - Priscilla F. Jones 301-627-6038

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 cumw­yard­sale@out­look.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.

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