Ellicott City/elkridge

July 08, 1993

John Holdcraft honored for 25 years in scouting

John C. Holdcraft, a member of the Columbia Typographical Union Local 101-12 was presented the George Meany Award recently in a ceremony conducted at the Boy Scouts of America District Recognition Dinner at the Ellicott City Lion's Club.

The George Meany Award is organized labor's highest award for service to youth through the Boy Scouts of America.

Under the auspices of the Boy Scouts of America, the award is given by the Maryland AFL-CIO to members who perform outstanding service to youth as a volunteer scout leader.

The presentation was made June 18 by Edward A. Mohler of the Maryland and D.C. AFL-CIO. He cited Mr. Holdcraft for his more than 25 years of volunteer leadership.

Mr. Holdcraft has been a Boy Scout volunteer for more than 25 years, serving as a committee member of Pack 889, Webelos leader, assistant Scoutmaster and Scoutmaster of Troop 666 and 15 years as a district member.

He is a member of the Order of the Arrow, and has earned the Scouter's key and the District Award of Merit. Mr. Holdcraft has also been involved in the annual Webelos Day, Cub Scout Olympics, mall shows, religious retreats, Law Day, Klondike Derby, numerous training staffs, Cub Scout Day Camp, Council Expo, Council Cub-re, Council Camperall and Council Pow Wows.

In 1982 he received the Silver Beaver Award from the National Pike District of the Baltimore Area Council of Boy Scouts of America.

In addition to his scouting activities, Mr. Holdcraft has been a youth chaperon for his church, a foster parent, and member of the Christian Foster Parents Association, a coach for the EDRECO Little League and composing room official at the Sun newspaper.

Gas station promotes alcohol awareness

The Eakle family is celebrating the reopening of their Shell Gas Station and convenience store at the corner of St. John's Lane and Route 40 in Ellicott City, from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.

The Eakles are offering a display table for Mothers Against Drunk Drivers. DARE police officers -- the drug education wing of Howard County police -- have offered to participate in a Dunk Tank. A dollar buys a chance to dunk an officer, with proceeds going to DARE programs in Howard County schools.

Miss Maryland is also supporting the cause with a guest appearance.

Information: 465-7597.


* Elkridge: 5800 block of Washington Blvd.: Cigarettes and sodas may have been stolen from an Amoco station after someone broke a plate glass window just before midnight on Sunday.

* Ellicott City: 4500 block of Doncaster Drive: An anonymous caller phoned a residence and shouted "Die, die, die. Satan, Satan, 666."

10100 block of Route 40: A $400 black cassette radio was stolen from a blue 1988 Hyundai Excel parked at a gas station sometime between 7 a.m. Monday and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The car's passenger side window was broken, police said.

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