Davidsonville * Edgewater * Shady Side * Deale

ANNAPOLIS/SOUTH COUNTY --

June 29, 1993

Traffic light installation set at intersection today

State officials are to activate a traffic signal at Muddy Creek and Owensville roads today, two months after a 17-year-old South County youth was killed in a traffic accident there.

O. James Lighthizer, state secretary of transportation, is to turn on the light in a ceremony at 3 p.m. today. Mr. Lighthizer promised to have the light installed before July 1 after Eric Christopher Warch, who lived on Chalk Point Road, was killed in a crash April 12.

For years, Galesville residents had been petitioning the State Highway Administration to upgrade the dangerous intersection. SHA engineers began surveys of the intersection, which was controlled by a flashing light, in February after a 61-year-old Galesville man died in a crash there.

After Eric's death, his mother called Mr. Lighthizer, who assured her he would have a light in place before July.

Fourth of July parade to be held in Shady Side

More than 200 people are expected in Shady Side when the community's Fourth of July parade resumes this year.

The annual event was canceled last year, but reorganized under the leadership of Leigh Woodling. She expects a big turnout of children riding decorated bicycles, floats, antique cars and old fire engines.

The parade begins at 12:30 p.m. in front of the Shady Side post office and will wind its way down Muddy Creek Road approximately nine-tenths of a mile to the Kiwanis Club, where the floats will be judged.

For more information, call Ms. Woodling at (410) 867-2363.

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