'Healthiness Is Yelling BINGO'A special thanks is due to...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

April 11, 1993

'Healthiness Is Yelling BINGO'

A special thanks is due to several local pharmacists in the county. Each year, the Harford County Drug/Alcohol Impact Program and the Office on Aging sponsor a Senior Citizen Medication Management Bingo at the area senior centers.

Pharmacists donate their time and talents to spend the day with the seniors reviewing their medications and answering questions.

We would like to thank the pharmacists and the volunteers who participated again this year. Without their help, this project would not be a success.

The pharmacists are: Jim Terborg, of Dell's Pharmacy; Butch Henderson, of Klein's Pharmacy; Steve Turstiana, of Harford Pharmacy; Mark Leperelle, of Jarrettsville Pharmacy; Dr. Quershi, Green's Pharmacy, and Lillian Alade, of the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.

A total of 425 seniors participated in the "Healthiness is Yelling BINGO" event on March 11. Thank you again for the local support we have received from these pharmacies.

Lisa Lindley

Bel Air

The writer is prevention associate for the Harford County Drug/Alcohol Impact Program.

Thanks For Helping To Save Kilgore Falls

The Harford Land Trust (HLT) wishes to report the results of the auction of original artworks on March 5 at the Elkridge-Harford Hunt Club sponsored by HLT and the Manor Conservancy of Harford and Baltimore counties, to benefit the Kilgore Falls Fund Campaign. I have rounded the numbers, but I believe they are accurate.

Of the 1,800 invitations mailed on Feb. 14, 135 persons paid the admission fee of $15 to attend the auction, and several of them made donations in addition. Eighty-six other invitees sent in donations totaling $4,650.

Auctioneers James Russo and Lee Dance contributed their professional services. James Russo initiated the action with a brisk and humorous bidding for Eugene Leake's oil on canvas, "View from Hutchins Mill," and his watercolor, "Maine Coast," which sold for $3,700 and $1,100, respectively.

Total revenue from the artworks is $11,000 for nine works donated by seven local artists: Eugene Leake (2), Raoul Middleman (2), William Chewning, Jean Fulton, Jack Robbins, Beth Secor and Larry Dodd Wheeler. The artists had donated their works without reserve or compensation.

We served food and beverages and are immensely grateful to the goods and special services largely donated by members of the Manor Conservancy, Ronald and Karol Mowl of the Hess Country Store, Rodney Fingles of the Milton Inn, Ray Benson of Manor Art Services, Inc., the Elkridge-Harford Hunt Club and Gary Delp.

Josh and Ellen Pons, authors of "Country Life Diary," were present autographing and selling their book, with the profit going entirely to the Falls Fund.

Volunteers of the Greater Baltimore Group of the Sierra Club were essential in preparing for and carrying out the auction: Irene Thien, Timothy Chumley, Douglas Iversen, Kay Ibrihim and her daughter, Camelia Ibrihim. Also, David Manos, Janet Missey and Michael Kennedy. We could not have done so well without their participation and the help of other members whose names I lack.

In addition to the more than 400 identifiable donors to the campaign who made gifts ranging from $5 to $1,000, and the largest grants from the Bel Air Rotary Club ($2,500), the Susquehannock Environmental Center ($1,000) and The Gap ($1,000), we are also grateful to others for outstanding professionalservices and support during this campaign: Eden Mill Nature Center; East Coast Screen Printers, Baltimore; Teresa Walden of Main Street Graphics, Bel Air; HTS Environmental Group, Columbia. In HLT's next newsletter, in July, we hope to publish all the names of the donors who were not recognized in the March edition.

When HLT and the Manor Conservancy started to plan this event, the students' campaign had banked about $9,000. We estimated that they might be within $5,000 of the $20,000 goal by March 5, and that the auction would take us over the top.

In fact, by the day of the auction on March 5, HLT had banked about $23,000 from the students' campaign, as well as fees and donations for the auction. Donations are still coming in. On March 10, for example, C. Milton Wright High School and John Carroll School each presented checks of $1,000 to HLT.

Consequently, HLT estimates that, after covering the expenses of the auction, HLT and the Manor Conservancy will have raised $16,000. We do not know yet how much the students' general campaign will have raised after they have covered their costs and sold all of the 389 Falls t-shirts ($10 each), the posters, the bumper stickers, and late donations, but it will be a significant amount.

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