Glen Burnie

March 03, 1993

Trail fountain will honor civic leader

The Glen Burnie Improvement Association will install a water fountain on the Baltimore Annapolis Trail Park and dedicate it to a former GBIA board member who died this year.

The fountain, to be located near the GBIA carnival grounds behind South Crain Highway, will be named for John Scherer, long active in the organization. The retired plumber had lost a bid for re-election to the board in January. He died a short time later.

The fountain, which will be used by runners, cyclists and others who enjoy the trail, will cost about $2,500.

Last fall, the civic group sought a community development grant to install a fountain. But the county turned down the request because a fountain did not meet federal funding requirements, said Muriel G. Carter, GBIA president.

The GBIA will connect the fountain to its own water lines, and the cost of operating the all-season fountain is expected to be negligible.

Eventually, the county would like six water fountains along the 13-mile long trail.

Snowed-out art auction moved to March 30

The art auction to benefit the Glen Burnie Health Center Association has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 30. The auction was postponed Friday due to the snowstorm.

The fund-raiser will be held at the same place as originally planned, Michael's Eighth Avenue, said Barbara Turner, association president. State Sen. Michael J. Wagner is donating the use of the reception hall and most of the refreshments.

The approximately 700 tickets sold will be good for the new date, and the association hopes to sell more tickets. Tickets are $5 apiece and include wine, hors d'oeuvres and chances for door prizes.

The artwork, from the Heisman Fine Arts Gallery of Ardmore, Pa., may be previewed starting at 6:30 p.m. Bidding will start at 7:30 p.m.

Proceeds from the art auction will go toward the renovations and furniture for the Glen Burnie Health Center. The association owns the one-story building at A Street and Fifth Avenue. Renovations are due to be completed this month.

Man arrested in raid on body shop

County police seized $200 in powder cocaine from a Glen Burnie body shop and arrested a 49-year-old man during a Monday night raid.

Dallas Lee Rollyson of the 800 block of S. Crain Highway was arrested at Rileys Body Shop, of the same address, at 10:30 p.m. and charged with possession of cocaine.

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