Family, fish and fellowship. A mantra that has been deeply rooted in this community long before Horace & Dickie's Seafood of Glenarden was birthed.
In 1958, the late Raymond W. Smith Sr., a pioneer in the City of Glenarden, opened Smith's Barber Shop which quickly became a pillar in the Prince George's County community.
Ask anybody who grew up in the 60s, 70s, 80s or 90s and they'll be able to name at least one person who got their haircut by Mr. Smith. As one of the first black owned businesses in Glenarden, and the first on Glenarden Pkwy, which is now known as Martin Luther King Jr. Hwy., Raymond Smith made sure to be an active presence in his community-- coaching the women's softball team, sponsoring local track teams and boys and girl's clubs, participating in the Men's Club at St. Joseph's Church down the road and being at the forefront of civic life in the county. Several decades later, his daughter Royette Smith became his business partner and opened a beauty salon in the connecting building to the barber shop in 1990.