A 100th birthday celebration for Grace Snively, more affectionately known as “Aunt Grace,” will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. at Elks Lodge 278, at 326 Jonathan St.
Tickets cost $15, but only a few remain.
For tickets, call 301- 739-9341.
Aunt Grace will actually turn 100 on Monday, so if you don’t get a chance to attend the celebration, call and wish her a happy birthday.
She is a phenomenal woman, who has been a medical educator, civil rights and voter’s rights activist, as well as an outstanding volunteer whose life history includes working jointly with the Washington County Health Department and March of Dimes to administer polio vaccines. She also served as a Washington County Election Board judge, going door-to-door handing out home Pap smear kits used for early cancer detection, served on the Community Correctional Service Committee, and served on the boards of the American Red Cross and Community Action Council.
In addition to her community accolades, she has served as a missionary and trustee for Ebenezer AME Church and belongs to Elks Sharon Temple 160, having served as state president, and Deborah Chapter 12 of the Eastern Star.
She has also been the recipient of many honors, including recognition in 1998 by the Easter Seals Society as one of the Top 10 Women Leaders in the Tri-State area; Governor’s Volunteer Award in 1999; and induction into the Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame in 1999.
In 1993, the NAACP honored her with a community service award for “participation in and support of civil and human rights.”
She was inducted into the Maryland Women’s Hall of Fame in 2006.
The Ruth Monroe Summer Basketball League will hold a meeting for coaches Monday at 6 p.m. at Robert W. Johnson Community Center (formerly Memorial Recreation Center), 109 W. North Ave. in Hagerstown.
Jeanne Rhodes, an author, educator and nutritionist, will talk about belly fat on Thursday, Aug. 1, at 7 p.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church, 155 N. Jonathan St. in Hagerstown.
Rhodes will present a program on the dangers of abdominal fat and strategies for reducing it.
There will be a freewill offering to benefit Asbury UMC.
Refreshments will be available.
Seating is limited, and reservations are recommended.