Class of '41 has annual reunions ELLICOTT CITY/ELKRIDGE


October 19, 1992|By JEAN LESLIE

High school reunions happen every five years, right? So after the 50th reunion last fall, you wouldn't expect to see your classmates for a while, right?

Ellicott City High School's class of 1941 had such a good time in 1991 at their reunion that they celebrated their 51st last Monday. The reunion committee, consisting of Peggy Curtis White, Keith Fisher and Grace Pfeiffer Mellor, gathered a group of classmates and their spouses at the Ellicott City VFW.

Other classmates attending the party were May Starr Brooks, Reece Baker, Merritt Pumphrey, Edward Peddicord, Virginia Eckles Messner, Clark Meads, William Donnelly, Ralph Wine and Emerson Kefauver, all of Howard County.

Out-of-county classmates included Howard Litchfield, Margaret Volkman Chaney, Luciene Ramsburg Pfefferkorn and Donald Hoff.

Before Howard High, Ellicott City High School educated the teen-agers under the direction of Principal John Yingling. For two of their high school years, class was held at Greystone, the Ellicott City school now being converted to condominiums.

During the class of '41's junior and senior years, students went to the brand-new Ellicott City High School building on Montgomery Road, which now houses Ellicott Mills Middle School. The 45 graduates made up the high school's second graduating class.

The classmates again had a fine evening together this year. Did you guess that the date is already set for a 52nd reunion?


Are you a golfer? If so, would you like to play a good round of golf while you help fight SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)? The second annual SIDS Golf Invitational, sponsored by Bell Atlantic Mobile Systems, will be held Oct. 23 at Turf Valley Country Club.

All proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Maryland SIDS Information and Counseling Project at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

The golf tournament is the brainchild of Chuck Dohrman of Upper Marlboro in Prince George's County, who lost a child to SIDS almost two years ago. He planned this tournament in memory of his son.

Check-in time at Turf Valley Country Club is from 11 a.m. to noon. There is a putting contest starting at 11:30 a.m., and tee off is at 1 p.m.

Lunch will be provided for all golfers. Later in the day, prizes will be awarded at a dinner; dancing will follow the dinner.

The Maryland SIDS Information and Counseling Project provides services to families who have lost infants to SIDS. They direct family members to community resources that can help them deal with grief.

Organizers are still looking for more golfers to participate in the tournament. If you are interested in taking part in this event, call Michael Brown or Dan Timmel at the Maryland SIDS Information and Counseling Project. Their phone number is 410-328-7976.


Stonecrest Community Association President Karen Jeffries asks that eastern Ellicott City residents attend tonight's informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. in Ellicott Mills Middle School cafeteria.

The meeting will feature a presentation by County Councilman Darrell Drown from 6:45 p.m. to 8 p.m. on two issues. He will discuss the capital budget for new school construction, including proposals for year-round schooling and options for less expensive new school construction.

Mr. Drown will also give information on proposed legislation that would require developers to provide a certain percentage of moderately priced dwellings in each development. This legislation will directly impact the 2nd District.

At 8 p.m., Planning and Zoning will present information on rezoning of the eastern county area.

Residents from such developments as Brampton Hills, Ellicott Station, Autumn Hills, Wheatfields, Stonebrook and Columbia Hills need to know what the county has planned for their area and are urged to attend and to share their input with county officials.

For further information, call Karen Jeffries after 4 p.m. at 465-3651.


The Family Life Center's art contest held at Owen Brown's Cover to Cover Bookstore Cafe in September has been judged. All prizes went to county residents.

Each entry was required to illustrate a literary work. Mary Jo Tylaka of Ellicott City captured first prize with her painting "Shadow on the Grass," which referred to a poem by Emily Dickinson.


Ellicott City history buffs may be interested in attending Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks' Archaeology Dig at the Patapsco Female Institute from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.

After an introductory slide show, participants will car pool to the Female Institute for a hands-on dig, using trowels and screens.

Previous digs have unearthed artifacts from the past, including pottery, porcelain and glass.

History teacher Lee Preston will lead the group. You'll need to register in advance. The fee is $8. Adults and children age 10 and older, if accompanied by their parents, are welcome.

Call 313-2762.

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