Adult day care staffers feast on generosity of stranger

There's a Good Samaritan among us! Late last month a group of 10 members from Active Day Adult Day Care of Parkville and several staff were at the KFC restaurant on Joppa Road preparing to purchase lunch when a stranger approached and bought lunch for the entire group.

Although the day care staff requested the stranger's name and address to send a note of thanks, the Good Samaritan insisted on doing the good deed without recognition.

The entire group enjoyed lunch thanks to this special person

Marie Tassone, program manager at Active Day, called to share the story and send a note of thanks to this unidentified person.

Here's a reminder that the Pride of Baltimore Chorus, a Sweet Adeline's barbershop chorus, is offering singing Valentine's on Feb. 12 after 2 p.m., and on Feb. 13 and 14. For $50, your valentine will be serenaded with two songs by a live quartet from the chorus and will receive a box of candy.

To purchase a singing valentine email or call 410-967-8958. In addition, phone valentines are available for $15 and group (i.e. nursing home assisted living) prices are also available.

The Pride of Baltimore is a cappella women's chorus made up of 115 women. The chorus was founded by former director Janet Ashford in 1993.

Auditions for new members are always available. Membership is open to women from late teens and up.

Interested women may attend guest night on Monday, Jan. 23, at 7:30 p.m., at St Demetrious Church, 2504 Cub Hill Road. Guests are welcome to participate or to simply observe. To attend, email

For more information about the chorus, go to the website at

Hiss United Methodist Church forwarded 50 percent of its Christmas Eve offering to help those who need the bare necessities. Manna House and Susanna Wesley House each received $1,142.25.

Pastor Mark Smiley said, "I thank God for the chance that we can be the body of Christ in a significant way to our neighbors."

The Susanna Wesley House in Baltimore City, is a home for women in need and their children.

Also in the city, Manna House provides meals, showers, clothing, medical treatment and whatever else is needed.

Dianne Thompson, director of evangelism and communications at Hiss, said, "Several of our members have already volunteered at Manna House, and we would be grateful for more (volunteers). The church thanks all who gave so generously in a time when many are hurting."

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