Pleasant Valley News

By: Lisa V. Proulx

Isabella Davoy, 9, is one talented young lady! She loves art and in her free time, she loves to sketch. Mom Heather said, “We first noticed her gift in arts in Kindergarten. She has excelled ever since. In the photo, she is holding the artwork that was chosen to go to Tamarack where it was featured in the youth art gallery. She won Second Place!” An avid nature and animal lover, Bella wants to be a veterinarian when she grows up. Isabella is the granddaughter of Jeannie Cole Green and the late Terry Cole of Sandy Hook. Way to go Bella!

The Valley extends sympathy to the family and friends of Joyce Smothers, who passed away recently. Joy graduated from Boonsboro High School in 1978. In school, many referred to Joy as “Juice.” She was lovingly known as a spitfire, fierce, but gentle. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Joyce Smothers Obituary (1960 – 2020) – The Frederick News-Post (

Church News

The Yarrowsburg Mennonite Church will be Christmas caroling outdoors in Pleasant Valley on the evening of Friday, December 18th. If you would like the carolers to come by your house or know of someone who would enjoy it, please let us know. We are looking forward to spreading Christmas joy in 2020. For more information, you can call the church at 301-432-0334.

Brownsville Church of the Brethren will hold Sunday Worship Services virtually via Facebook Live each Sunday morning at 9:00. The services will remain this way until the Washington Country Maryland positivity rate for Covid-19 decreases to 5 percent or lower. If you have questions, please contact the church office at 301-432-8354. Your gifts may be given via text messages at BCOB1911 to 73256 (standard text message rates apply). Or online using the following link:

Drive-up Christmas Eve Worship will take place on Thursday, December 24, at 5:30 pm (via FM radio) You will remain in your vehicles.

A virtual Christmas Eve Service will be held on Thursday, December 24, at 7:30 pm. This will be an online event. Please visit

Poinsettias given in honor or in memory of loved ones may be picked up after Sunday, December 20. Please call ahead to arrange a pickup time.

Lisa V. Proulx

Posted by: Lisa V. Proulx

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