Tireless volunteer honored as outstanding 'Catholic Scouter' NORTH COUNTY -- Linthicum * Ferndale * Brooklyn Park * Pumphrey

NEIGHBORS

March 08, 1993|By ROSALIE M. FLATER

Joseph Hyla Sr. is a giver.

When organizations such as his church and Scouting group ask for help, his standard answer is, "No problem."

For his tireless efforts, Hyla has been given the St. George Emblem Award from the Catholic Committee on Scouting's Baltimore area council.

The presentation was made last month as part of Boy Scout Sunday at the Church of the Crucifixion. Hyla was recognized as a leader, key supporter and example of an outstanding Catholic Scouter.

He is committee chairman for Boy Scout Troop 550, which is sponsored by the Linthicum Elementary School PTA. He finds time to help Scouts earn merit badges and motivate them to develop new Scouting skills. A strong supporter of the Religious Awards Program, he has been selling the Scouting program for 18 years.

Hyla dedicates many hours to St. Philip Neri, where he serves as an usher and leader of the Bible study group. He and his wife, Rebecca, also find time to cook and serve meals at Christopher's Place and Sarah's House. He also is president of an antique auto club.

* Boy Scout Troop 550 recently celebrated its 29th year as a chartered unit at an awards dinner at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church. Area Commissioner Dave Bastine presented the formal charter.

Scoutmaster Larry Jennings discussed the troop's recent and planned activities. Treasurer Manu Shah presented a report on the troop's financial picture and projected budget.

Jennings and committee member Joseph LaSpina presented awards to Scouts who had advanced in rank or earned merit badges.

Troop 550 Scouter of the Year went to Cindy Senter for her outstanding support of the troop last year. Assistant Scoutmaster Bill MacLeod presented the Scout of the Year Award to Raju Shah.

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The Ferndale United Methodist Women will meet at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in the church's lower level. Sue Kamachaitis from the Child Care Board will discuss board programs.

For information, call Fay Deli at 766-9220.

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Table and space rentals are available for the Ferndale United Methodist Women flea market. The event runs from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on March 20. Tables rent for $10 and outside space, $8.

Call 761-4412 for reservations.

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The Greyhounds, part of the Anne Arundel County Senior Softball Association, are having tryouts on Sundays in March from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Old Mill sports field on Old Mill Boulevard. The tryouts are open to seniors ages 54 and older.

For information, call Daniel Hubbard at 757-2778.

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Meals will be an easy job Saturday. No planning, shopping, cooking or cleanup involved.

Start the day with breakfast and chat with your neighbors at the Pancake and Sausage Breakfast sponsored by the Anne Arundel Alarmers at the Ferndale Fire Hall, Broadview Boulevard and First Avenue South. The breakfast runs from 7 a.m. to noon. Admission is $3. Eggs are an extra 25 cents each, and bacon can be substituted for sausage. Pancakes are all-you-can-eat.

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If you're not too full from the pancakes and sausage, try the annual Ham and Oyster Dinner that evening sponsored by the Methodist Men of Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church.

Dinner will be served from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets are $9 for adults, $7 for youths ages 12 to 18 and $5 for children ages 4 to 12. Children under 4 will be admitted free. The church is at 200 School Lane.

For additional information, call 859-0990 or 859-5939.

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The Anne Arundel Gridiron Rebels is having an evening of fun, games, prizes and surprises at the St. Patrick's Teen Dance on TTC Saturday in the Corkran Middle School cafeteria. Disc jockey Barry McKay of 92Q will be there.

Children ages 11 and under can enjoy the fun from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Middle and high school students are welcome from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $2. Security and concessions will be provided.

For information, call J. R. Hall, 355-5553.

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