Singer has winning style

SYLVIA BADGER

May 30, 1993|By SYLVIA BADGER

Meeting superstar Garth Brooks was a fantastic experience for Bob Chance, owner of Carol's Western Apparel in Glen

Burnie and Laurel. Chance, a board member of the Western English Retailer's Association, not only sat on stage with Brooks but also was asked to present him with the association's first annual country-western lifestyle award in Nashville.

Chance says the country singing star was selected for his dapper dress as well as his integrity.

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Actor John "Gremlins 2" and "52 Pickup" Glover, who was the first theater major to graduate from Towson State's theater program in 1966, has decided to give something back to his school.

He flew in from Los Angeles last week to present a theater scholarship in his name to Jason Tinney, a first-year theater major at Towson State University. (Tinney performed in the school's presentation of "Eastern Time.")

Another student, Martin Ruoff, won the first annual Charles "Roc" Dutton scholarship. Dutton also attended TSU.

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How would you like to slide into a huge vat filled with 2,000 gallons of squiggly lime Jell-O? That's what dozens of Marylanders will be doing Saturday at the Leukemia Society's Jell-O Splash!

Join such good sports as WBAL-radio's "Detour" Dave Sandler; Maryland National Bank vice president Phil Wohlfort; the Hunt Valley Marriott's Claudenia Burgemeister; Boog Powell; Mac McCloung, manager of White Marsh Mall; the Oriole Bird; and Dr. Booker Carter, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, at the White Marsh Mall across from the food court entrance.

Splashers, armed with a minimum pledge of $200, begin at 11 a.m. and continue to 4 p.m. And don't worry, Bally's Holiday Spa is offering showers and a place to change. Call Jenny McGill, (410) 825-2500, to enter.

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Again this year, Victor Frenkil, Baltimore Contractors, attended the graduation exercises at his alma mater, Forest Park High School. For nearly 50 years, he's been there to present the Victor Frenkil Scholarship and the Rex Simms Scholarship, which he named for the former athletic director at Forest Park, to two students who have shown academic excellence and financial need.

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Zoomerang!93 promises to be a swinging benefit for the new chimpanzee forest, scheduled to open in 1994. To make sure everything is on track for the 10th anniversary bash, Stuart Janney III, chairman of the board of the Maryland Zoological Society, was the host of a luncheon, catered by Jerry Edwards of Chef's Expressions.

He introduced zoo executive director Brian Rutledge, who presented Maryland National Bank president and CEO Frank Bramble with a framed, autographed print by artist Jeffery Oh, as a thank you for the bank's corporate support. Bramble reciprocated by giving Rutledge the bank's mascots, Buster and Candy the Crab, and a 10th anniversary gift of tin -- a feeding bowl for the chimps.

Others at the luncheon who are working on the June 11 gala included Carole Sibel, Kathy Hillman, Bob Jones, Amy Elias, Dawn Tritaik, Eileen Abato, Herb Fried, Lynn Teret, Bill Cater, nTC Patrice Malloy, Theresa Jones, Emily Adams, Jane Ballentine, Denny Elder, Jadi Keambiroiro, Kathleen Ross, Michelle Moga, Colleen Kelly, Randi Frank, Sallie Geer, Terri Fraser, Darlene Frank, Mike Riley, Dan Finney, Cordy Ogrinz and Jim Choplick.

0$ Call (410) 396-6620 for tickets.

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The second annual Tennis Classic was a smashing success.

Top honors went to Bob Chafey, First National Bank; Joel Sweren, Bank of Baltimore; Noby Powell, Warfield Dorsey Co.; and Bill Childs, Bibb Heating Co., who won the men's divisions; and David and Sheila Fox, Michael Fox Auctioneers, who won the mixed doubles.

Honorary chairman Pam Shriver was joined by Mom and Dad, Margot and Sam; Andrea Leand, JoAnne Russell, Laddie Levy, Clinton Kelly and Tom McCord at a cocktail reception for the participants.

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