Union United Methodist Church to host Daddy Daughter dance
Union United Methodist Church presents the Daddy Daughter Dance 2016, welcoming all ages to come out for some dinner, games and music. Union United Methodist Church where the Rev. Kendrick D. Weaver is the pastor is located at 14418 Old Marlboro Pike in Upper Marlboro. This event, the Daddy Daughter Dance, however will be held on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Glenarden Community Center at 8615 McLain Ave. in Glenarden. The Youth Ministry will give a prize gift basket filled with lots of great surprises to the person who sells the most tickets. The cost is $30 per couple and $5 each for any additional daugh- ters. The event will donate a percent of the money to benefit a local shelter. You are asked to call 201-627-7389 if you would like more information.
Did you know?
Aug. 12 is Middle Child Day. There are many families with a middle child, in fact 52 percent of presidents were middle children. My sister, Lenois Jackson, the third child born in my family was a middle child for a very short time. But her recent birthday was a great time for our sister, Evelyn Perry, who lives in Prince George’s County, to fly by plane to Denton, Texas, to be a part of celebration for Len, who because of her illness does nothing but go to the doctor. She wanted to do something special for her birthday. She wanted to go to the casino. She was excited to go even though she only stayed about two hours. Her granddaughter, Jocelyn, did the driving for the trip. The two sisters spent several days just talking, eating and watching TV. However, on Aug. 14, two days after her birthday which was Aug. 12, her daughters, Veronica and Patrice Snowden, prepared a wonderful birthday dinner, with plenty of chicken, ribs, meatloaf, macaroni and cheese, cabbage, potato salad, pineapples and of course, a birthday cake. Her son, Owen Cook, and his daughters, Ciana, Casia and Ciara, came to Denton from Austin to join in the celebration. There were several neighbors there too. Evelyn said this was indeed a wonderful celebration, especially as Len said she misses taking trips. She said she is going to her doctor to see if she can take a plane trip to the D.C. area, perhaps in November or January, where she can spend some time with her relatives who live here.
Produce and pumpkins
The Southern Maryland Regional Farmer’s Market will have produce and pumpkins on Mondays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. Sept. 14 to Oct. 26. This market is located at 11701 Crain Highway, U.S. 301, in Cheltenham. For more information, you can call Kris Williams at 301-372-1066 or go to smrfm.webs.com.
There is also Bowie Farmer’s Market located at Bowie High School parking lot, 15200 Annapolis Road in Bowie, with produce on Sundays from 8 a.m. to noon until Oct. 30. You can contact Matt Corley at 301809-3078 or go to www.cityofbowie.org/index.aspx?nid=103.