Volunteers sought for food bank project at church
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 Maybe some clothes are too small, too outdated or something you no longer care to have.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.