Brownies at Thunder Hill have dedication ceremony EAST COLUMBIA

NEIGHBORS

October 20, 1992|By NATALIE HARVEY

Brownie Troop 1941 of Thunder Hill Elementary School held its Re-dedication Ceremony last week at the school. Lee Ann Fick is the leader with the assistance of Donna Brackins and Brenda Penyak. The ceremony was especially important to the girls because this is their first school year as Brownies, after "bridge" ceremonies last spring from Daisy to Brownie.

Troop members are: Abby Brackins, Colleen Dunn, Sarah Fick, Jennifer Fultz, Jessica Goodman, Melanie Lambert, Jessica Patton, Jennifer Paulson, Katie Penyak, Genevieve Riebel and Samantha Solomon.

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School is a family affair for Patricia Fales, administrative secretary to Principal Lawrence Bloom at Oakland Mills Middle School, and her son Howard (Chuck) who teaches physical education at Hammond Elementary School. He also coaches the junior varsity football team.

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Scholarships for students already attending college are available from Maryland state senators and delegates.

Continuing college scholarships for 1992-93 were awarded to: Jay Goldman, Kevin Wilson, Gary Nathan, Audra Paul, Jonathon Lazar, Christine Keiner, Kerry Kurorski, Karen Coperich, Kenneth Plasse, Rebecca Kardos, Margaret Menzel, Claire Ferguson, Alison Saltz, Stephen Whiddon and Steffanie Britt.

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Dennis Buckler of Oakland Mills Village was presented the Award of Merit by the National Pike District of Boy Scouts of America. The award is the highest district achievement that an adult scout can receive. Scouting has played as important role in Mr. Buckler's life from the time he joined as a young man until now when his two sons are active in troop programs.

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Hammond High School Principal Marshall Peterson invites all high school students and their parents to circle Nov. 9 on their calendars and attend the discussion "Alcohol Is A Drug Too" from 7:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

The Hammond High School PTA has invited area representatives of local agencies who are involved in the problems of teen alcohol abuse. A parent, health educator, emergency room nurse, adolescent recovery center worker, Howard County Police and high school students will discuss all phases of the problem and its consequences. (HHS will give extra credits to students and parents who attend the evening's event.)

Members of the Hammond High School PTSA Board are: Joy Bolin, president; Joyce Bishop,first vice president; Jan Pollack, second vice president; Mary Ann Crawford, recording secretary; Joan Silbermann, treasurer; Irene Voneiff, PTA Council delegate; Gene Niblack, Citizen's Advisory Committee; Isaac Hoskins. newsletter; Marie Reytar and Andrea Savage, membership; Suzanne Kershner, hospitality; Eleanor Grimes and Jean Finglass, ways and means; Debbie Kolessar, publicity; Paula Blake, business partnership; and Debbie Cartney, notification.

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New Hope Lutheran Church services are held at Atholton Elementary School, 6700 Seneca Drive. Pastor H. Gerard Knoche and his congregation look forward to next month when they hope to be in their new church in Kings Contrivance.

The Sunday services are: Contemporary Service, 9:30 a.m.; Educational Hour, 9:30 a.m., (the topic will be "Family Values in the Scriptures"); Traditional Service, 11 a.m. Nursery is available during services. Information: 740-2140.

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Owen Brown Middle School extends thanks and appreciation for the commitment to education of its Business Partners for the 1992-93 academic year: Fred Weaver, State Farm Insurance; Maryland National Bank; Owen Brown Cleaners, Hunan Manor and Pam Franks, National Security Agency. Parents and families might want to say "thank you" when patronizing these businesses.

In addition to monetary support, the Maryland National Bank has opened a school bank at the school. With the assistance of Bruce Hollander, Manager of the Cradlerock Way bank branch, students operate the bank every Wednesday. Students may bring a minimum of $5 to deposit into their accounts. The idea is to encourage saving, as well as a practical experience in math.

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Hammond High School's Booster Club meets tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Tickets for the Booster Club's Nov. 5 spaghetti dinner fund-raiser will be sold before and after the meeting. For information: 498-5107.

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Family counselor Paula LaSalle, a registered nurse and survivor of her children's teen-age years, will hold a group discussion "Survival Techniques for Parenting Teens" at New Hope Lutheran Church.

All parents are invited to the 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. discussion at 7511 Yellow Bonnet Place Information: 740-2140.

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Mark your calendar for an annual event that is a "must" for holiday shopping. The Fifth Annual Holiday Craft Fair will be held at Oakland Mills High School, 9410 Kilimanjaro Road, Oakland Mills Village, Nov. 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Seventy-five crafts makers will display their specialties: jewelry, pottery, holiday decorations, woodwork, toys and more. The cafeteria offer light refreshments.

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This Saturday Phelps Luck Elementary School, 5370 Oldstone Court, in Long Reach Village is holding a "Fall Fun Fest" from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for area families. Weather permitting, the ReMax Balloon will be at the school, and kids can ride free.

Since the event is a fund-raiser for the PTSA, there will be a charge for food, beverages, and games, such as the "Moon Bounce." The cakewalk will be an opportunity to win delicious home-made baked goods. The day promises to be a fun time for everyone and for a good cause too. Information: 730-2517.

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