For years, citizens of Annapolis have decorated their homes and establishments with flowers on the first of May.
Not to be outdone this season, the Chartwell Garden Club invited everyone in the communityto enter a May Basket Contest, and both the entries and the weather were beautiful.
There were four categories, two for garden club members and two for non-members. Club members were required to use all fresh material.Winners in the large arrangement category for garden club members were: Chris Hoffman, first place; Pat Shaddeau, second place; Cathy DiRenzo, third place; and Midge Schmalenberger, honorable mention.
Winners in the small-arrangement category for garden club members were:Jimmie Johnson, first place; Dottie DeGruchy, second place; Janice Lallande, third place; and Jinny Kenner, honorable mention.
Winnersin the large arrangement category for non-garden club members were: Jeanne Lindler, first place; Sheila Rousseaux, second place; and Marsha Hurst, third place.
Winners in the small arrangement category for non-garden club members were: Peg Morrissey, first place; Gail Jolin, second place; Wilma Traylor, third place; and Isobel Post, honorable mention.
Apologies to husbands and other family members who may have assisted with the floral decorating. You're much appreciated.
Members of the Chartwell Garden Club will meet on May 20 for a trip to Macryllis Garden in Bethesda. For additional information, call 987-9661.
There's a most important letter posted on the bulletin board at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church. The letter is writtenby Gov. William Donald Schaefer to the boys of Scout Troop 339.
In the letter, Schaefer praises the youngsters and their leaders, Ed Thomas and Terry Rohn, for their work in helping to make Maryland beautiful.
The troop adopted 1 mile of Route 648, accepting responsibility for keeping it neat and clean. Volunteer work of this type has been significant in raising the public's awareness that the care of our county is everybody's responsibility.
At 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, Anne Arundel Community College will be the scene of Art Debut, a benefit art auction.
The proceeds from the auction will help with the medical bills of Lisa Bakula, a 1984 alumna of AACC. Shewas stricken with Crohn's disease and, after five major surgeries inless than a year, has been unable to return to work.
Lisa, who graduated from James Madison University in Virginia, was working at Middleton Tavern when she became ill. She has received financial assistance for her surgical expenses from H.E.L.P., a restaurant employee's organization, and from friends at the college.
Original pieces ready for show being sought are: jewelry, fiber art, signed and numberedprints, paintings, quilts, glass or wood design, pottery, one-of-a-kind ceramic pieces, carvings, folk art, photography and sculpture.
Among the artists whose work has been donated are: Philip T.
Cline of Laurel, Annette Macke of Arnold, Carolyn Councell of Pasadena and Donna P. Munn of Pasadena. Also, Megan M. Oettinger of Rockville, Tom O'Neal of Annapolis, Joyce King of Pasadena and Vivian F. McNeill of Severna Park.
AACC art faculty donors include Richard A. Niewerth, Judith Paris-Wear and Bonnie Printz.
Artists and owners of original art continue to make donations, which are being added to the auction catalog. Pieces may also be submitted for sale on a 50-50 splitof profit, with the minimum set by the artist or owner.
For information or to make a donation, call Professor John D. Palmer at 541-2515.
If your family is staying at home during July, you might consider offering bed and board to an exchange student from France.
By living with American families, the 25 exchange students hope to improve their understanding of our language and culture. And anyone who has been a host can tell you just how rewarding the experience is for the family.
You have the option of taking in a students for the full month or two weeks.
Hosts provide a bed and meals and treattheir visitor like a member of the family. The students will be involved in a variety of educational and cultural activities; four days aweek they will go on trips and to sporting events. The host familiesare welcome to join them.
The young people, who are sponsored by INTRAX, International Training and Exchange, will be accompanied by achaperon, and all students have their own spending money and are fully insured.
For further information, contact Ellen O'Neill at 974-0408.
Anne Arundel Community College is looking for minority students in grades 9 through 12 interested in careers in engineering and related fields such as communication arts, design and drafting orelectronics.
A free Upreach Orientation to Engineering and Technologies Career Opportunities will be presented 9 a.m. to noon on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 5, 6 and 7 in the college cafeteria.