Eagle Scouts named from Troop 601 EAST COLUMBIA

NEIGHBORS

December 08, 1992|By NATALIE HARVEY

During a recent ceremony, Todd Colby and James O'Keefe were named Eagle Scouts at a Court of Honor held at the Owen Brown Community Center.

The young men also can be proud to be part of BSA Troop 601, which has produced 38 Eagle Scouts. It is sponsored by the Oakland Mills Village Association.

Their Scout Leader is Francis "Butch" Colby.

Mr. Colby, a Scout since 1985, has been awarded the Order of the Arrow, two World Crests, two Miler Awards and 27 Merit Badges.

His Eagle Scout project involved planning, preparing and planting landscaping for Oakland Mills High School's new science greenhouse addition.

Because he is an alumnus of the school, he was particularly interested in plants that would attract birds, hummingbirds and butterflies.

Mr. Colby attends Indiana State University.

Mr. O'Keefe has spent his time in scouting, since 1985, acquiring more honors. He was awarded the Brotherhood in the Order of the Arrow, two World Crests, a Certificate of Merit Award and 21 Merit Badges.

Girl Scouts benefited from his Eagle Scout project. He designed, built and delivered four firewood storage boxes to the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland to be used at area Girl Scout Camps.

Mr. O'Keefe plans to stay with Troop 601 as assistant scoutmaster. He is a student at Howard Community College and plans to transfer to Towson State University to complete his bachelor's degree in business administration.

Both young men are known for their leadership abilities while working as assistant and senior patrol leaders. Their names will now be added to the plaques on the "Eagles Nest" at the Other Barn in Oakland Mills Village.

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Band instructor Shelly Williams invites families and friends of the bTC Owen Brown Middle School band to attend the school's Winter Concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at Oakland Mills High School.

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The Dasher Green Elementary School Winter Concert will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 16 in the school cafeteria. Under the direction of Karin Blackburn, the school band and strings ensemble will present holiday music, sharing the program with the school chorus, directed by Menteng Chen.

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Buy a wreath; wear a halo. Purchasing a holiday wreath could help put a roof over the heads of a family in Appalachia next summer.

Money raised through the sale of the wreaths will be used for transportation and housing for high school students and adult leaders, county members of the Appalachia Service Project, who will renovate homes in Appalachia without cost to the residents.

The volunteers are parishioners of St. John's United Presbyterian and St. John's Roman Catholic Churches of Oakland Mills and Wilde Lake Interfaith Centers who give time, talents and part of their summer to help an Appalachian community.

This past summer, 53 church members worked in Hazard, Ky. The wreaths will be on sale from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at both churches Sunday. The price is $15.

Information: Kathy Avery, 730-3946.

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East Columbia can point with pride to our high school students who have been selected for The Sun's 1992 All-Metro Girls and Boys Soccer Teams.

Senior girls: co-captains Tyann Blissett and Mandi Kolste, Oakland Mills; Samantha Andersch, Hammond. Senior boy: Jay Holmes, Oakland Mills.

Junior girls: Kisha Jett and Kacy Williams, Hammond.

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