If you are from the Odenton area, I'm sure you're familiar with the annual Odenton Fireman's Carnival. Delicious cotton candy, wonderful crab cakes, outrageous pit beef, barbecue, kiddie rides, adult rides,games of chance -- it all starts today and lasts through June 1.
The event is run at the Odenton Volunteer Fire Department on Route 175. At 5:30 p.m. Monday, firetrucks, old and new, drive in a parade down 175 with lights flashing and sirens sounding.
For more information, call the firehouse at 674-4444.
Thenext meeting of the Odenton Heritage Society is set for 7 p.m. May 30 at the Odenton Library. The guest speaker will be John Mellin, who writes the Arundel Vignettes in the Maryland Gazette.
Mellin is anexpert in early railroad history.
* The society has received inquires from prospective buyers regarding two older homes in the Odentonarea. These inquires show there is interest in knowing about the older structures in the area. The society is looking for people who would like to help collect data on a specific home.
If an building or a home in the area has piqued your curiosity, call
Roger White at 674-7515 in the evenings to find out how you can help.
You don't need to be a member to provide assistance.
If anyone has questions,would like to volunteer any help or would like to make contributionstoward efforts to establish a small museum in an historic structure,please contact: Odenton Heritage Society, P.O. Box 282, Odenton, 21113.
The Fort Meade Jewish Congregation's May Shabbat service starts at 8 p.m. Friday in the Sixth Street Chapel, Sixth and Chamberlin, Fort Meade.
For more information, call 677-5137.
The Fort Meade Retired Officers' Wives Club is sponsoring a trip to Richmond, Va., Thursday,June 13. Included is a tour of St. John's Church, the location of Patrick Henry's "Liberty or Death" speech; a museum and the White House of the Confederacy, which holds personal effects of Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, Stonewall Jackson and J. E. B. Stuart; Agecroft Hall, a unique Tudor manor moved from England; and the State Capitol.
Lunch upon arrival in Richmond at the 2300 Club, a private club located on Church Hill, includes a chicken salad platter,tea or coffee and mousse.
The cost is $50, which includes lunch, admission, guide service and transportation. The bus will leave the Fort Meade Officers Club at 8:30 a.m. and return at approximately 8:30p.m.
For more information, call Betty Juba at 721-2494 or Helen McCormick at 721-1736.
The West Anne Arundel County Chamber ofCommerce will sponsor a Small Business Forum from 5 to 6 p.m. May 30at the Golden Flame Lounge, 1210 Annapolis Road in Odenton.
The topic will be improving your business image through good customer service. Councilman David Boschert of Community Consultants will lead thediscussion.
The Small Business Forum is a guided open discussion in a round-table format. Participation is free, but reservations are requested.
Please call 672-3422 by Wednesday, May 29.
Breakfast and bingo. What more could a person want?
Members of the O'Malley Senior Center are invited to play bingo at McDonald's on Route 175 in Odenton from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. every Friday starting June 7.
Free coffee and prizes will be available. Participants may purchase breakfast. The van will leave the center, 1275 Odenton Road, at 9:15 a.m. Sign-up is requested.
For more information, call the centerat 222-6227 or 621-9515.
Scholarships for Scholars gives county students scholarships for achievement in such areas as academics,vocational trades, volunteerism and community service.
Twenty-nine scholarships were awarded in the county this year, with five going to Meade Senior High students.
Amy C. Ferrer was awarded the top scholarship, the Anne Arundel County Executive Scholarship, of $6,000 a year for up to five years. Eric J. Miller won the $2,500 Board of Education Scholarship; Eric Williamson got the $2,000 Wiley H. Bates Memorial Scholarship; Steven V. Lebischak received the $2,000 Excellence in Drama Scholarship and Jeffrey R. Miller won the $2,000 Excellence in Mathematics Scholarship.
Students from all public and private schools in the county can submit applications for as many scholarship as they wish. A committee reviews each application without consideration of school or financial need.