Fire Company Marks 61 Years Of Service

Neighbors/ Odenton, Ft. Meade, Gambrills

April 08, 1992|By Vicki Wellford

The Odenton Volunteer Fire Company recently celebrated its 61st anniversary and 50 years of service by one of its volunteers.

Grace Knight, who has given five decades of service to the company's ladies auxiliary, was honored with a standing ovation, a 50-year pin and a pair of diamond earrings from the firefighters.

Company 28 released its statistics for 1991. The group was called1,464 times for fires and 1,406 times for emergency medical service.

These calls required 6,067 man-hours of coverage by volunteers and 1,117 man-hours by the career firefighters.

Odenton has six career firefighters, four of whom are drivers and two who staff the daytime hours Monday through Friday. The rest of the shifts are filled by volunteers.

Company members were recognized for the amount of timespent on calls.

* For fire responses: Louis D'Camera, 559 hours; Brian Rose, 534; Paul Gunshol, 395; and James Kitt, 302.

* For EMSresponses: Jonethan Newman, 377; James Kitt, 238; Shelley Shultzaberger, 207; and Henry Vickers, 193.

In addition to the response calls is the time company members spend in training. Volunteers participated in 6,147 hours and career firefighters participated in 393.5 hours of training.

Firefighters were recognized for the following training hours.

* University training: Newman, 570; and Michael Wade, 144.

* Practical training: Kitt, 298; Tod Baldwin, 261.5; Rose, 216; and Bobby Ross, 204.

* Instructional training: D'Camera, 83; Ramon Hodgson, 59.5; and Charles Rogers, 59.

Company administrative officers for 1992:

Charles F. Olson, president; Wylie L. DonaldsonJr., vice president; Jeffrey S. Wade Sr., recording secretary; Randol K. Hoffman, corresponding secretary; Robert J. Ross Jr., membershipsecretary; William P. Rose Sr., financial secretary; Louis A. D'Camera, treasurer; and John E. Rose Jr. and Dean M. D'Camera, directors.

The Ladies Auxiliary celebrated its 56th anniversary. The officersfor 1992 are:

Margaret Tallman, president; Cheryl Wade, vice president; Karen Randes, secretary; Gloria Lewis, treasurer; Sylvia Hammond, chaplain; Evelyn Childers, vice chaplain; and Jenifer Wagner and Sharon Talbert, color bearers.

This energetic group of women worksvery hard raising money for the fire company, holding flea markets and raffles and preparing food.

A check for $3,000 was presented toCharles Olson from the auxiliary to help with expenses.


Waugh Chapel Elementary School held its annual Science Fair March 23-26. Approximately 50 projects were entered from grades three through five.

Third- and fourth-grade winners were: Kyle Tribett, first place;Edward Nowottnick, second place; and Kim Akers, third place.

In the fifth-grade category, first place went to Mark and Matthew Tribett, who tied in points; second place to Lukas Espo; and third place went to Leif Collins and Kenneth Henry.

Every student who entered thefair received a ribbon.

The first-place finishers have been entered in the County Elementary Science Fair on April 29-30 at Windsor Farm Elementary.


Chapelgate Community Association will hold a yard sale form 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Odenton Shopping Center.

Fifty spaces have been allotted to hold a variety of items, including baked goods.

To donate bake sale items, call 674-6554.


Julia Stafford was declared the Grand Prize winner in MacArthur Middle School's Fifth Annual Poetry Contest.

Honorable mentions went to Kristina Aleshire, Mark Goss, Hylton Hodges, Lauren Miller, Katrina Moore, Jesse Parish, Theresa Parsons, Kristy Rakes, Laura Smith, Heather Teitelbaum, Bryn Tweedy, Darien Walker, Becky Wilson and Karen Zorn.

Judges Jayne Alexis, Shelly Janes, JoAnn Rich and PatriciaRuck, all members of the faculty, evaluated more than 200 entries.

There will be a reception at 3 p.m. today at the school for the winners and their families.


The Kiwanis Club of Odenton is committed to serving the community and helping the young people in a variety of ways.

The club makes its building available to community organizations.

The groups include Boy Scout Troop 721, Disabled American Veterans, Severn Baptist Church, The National Sojourners, the Greater Odenton Improvement Association, the Nichols Bethel Methodist Youth Group, the Old Mill Key Club and the Crofton Key Club.

Though some organizations make donations to help the club offset the cost ofutilities, insurance and routine upkeep, most organizations use the building at no cost.

For information on obtaining the use of the building, contact Ed Sievers at 672- 3225.


Before- and after-school licensed child care will be available this September for children enrolled at Odenton Elementary School.

Open Door offers a variety of activities geared to the children's development. Guidance and supervision are provided by trained, professional staff.

Free breakfast and afternoon snacks will be provided. When schools open late due to inclement weather, the child-care center will open on time at noextra charge.

The weekly fees will be $19 before school from 7 to9 a.m., $24 for after school from 3 to 6 p.m., and $37 for both before and after school.

Families can receive discounts of 10 percent for the second child and 20 percent for each additional child.

If you are interested in additional information or a registration form, call collect 410-666-0320.


Enjoy the outdoors and learn to play golf.

There is still time to join the class, taught by Crofton's Ed Dosek, at the O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Road.

The spring class starts Tuesday and will be held from 10 a.m. to noon.

The group will brush up on techniques at the Fort Meade golf course.

To register and for more information, call Anne Marie Remillard or Erma Taylor 222-6227 or 621-9515.

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