Fair opens week of fun on Saturday WEST COUNTY -- Clarksville * Highland * Glenelg * Lisbon

NEIGHBORS

August 12, 1993|By SALLY BUCKLER

Howard County Fair participants are working hard this week. Some are harvesting vegetables for exhibit. Cooks are preparing baked goods and candies, and putting up home canned foods; 4-H members are bathing and grooming their animals. Gardeners are pinching plants and picking flowers and herbs to exhibit. Entertainers are rehearsing their variety show acts.

If you're not a fair participant this year, you can still get in on the excitement and fun by visiting the Howard County Fair. It's a chance to learn a little and see neighbors from around the county. The 1993 fair runs from Saturday through Aug. 21 at the fairgrounds in West Friendship.

Admission is $3 for adults, free for children under 12 and $2 for senior citizens.

You'll get hungry, so plan to eat some wonderful food at the Glenelg High School Boosters' Club stand. The Boosters' Club has the best fries this side of Ocean City.

Get your hamburgers and hot dogs at the Glenwood Lions Club booth, and stop for fried dough at the Glenelg High School Band Boosters' stand.

Volunteers man all three of these stands. All the money these groups make at the fair goes directly back into our community. The food is great, the people are friendly and the prices are right.

The 4-H livestock sale is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday; 4-H members will sell swine, broilers, lambs, rabbits, finished steers and capons. All the animals are top quality and were grain fed by 4-H members.

The 4-H bake sale is at 4 p.m. Saturday. This is your chance to eat some marvelous food prepared by the 4-H members.

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Sixty-one preschool and elementary schoolchildren at Glenelg United Methodist Church participated in morning Bible school last week.

Donna Brackins and Pam Kafer led the program. Children enjoyed Bible stories in class. Their week culminated with a closing program Friday, followed by watermelon. Mrs. Brackins and Mrs. Kafer thank the many adult and teen-age assistants who helped to make the week enjoyable for all.

Steve and Donna Brackins of Glenwood have two daughters getting ready to go to Frostburg State University for the fall semester. Gia will enter her junior year, and Mandy, who graduated from Glenelg High School in June, will be a first-year student. Donna is kindergarten teacher at Thunder Hill elementary School.

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Six young men from Glenelg United Methodist Church didn't have to be told to turn out the lights at bedtime during their Camp Hope adventure recently.

By the time the day was over, Ryan Kafer, Neil Niemi, Chris and Tim Nordvedt, Chris Trimper and Matt Walker were tired enough to sleep soundly. They were part of a crew on a mission outreach to help a family in Appalachia.

They painted the exterior of a house and installed porch posts, kitchen floor and a bedroom ceiling for a family that needed help.

With adult leaders Charlie Ashcraft, Gus Kafer and Tom Thrasher, they even did some plumbing and electrical work on the house.

All nine volunteers came back on a high, after sleeping in the dorms at Frostburg State University. They said they had a wonderful time, and that it feels so good when you are helping someone who really needs your help.

Mr. Thrasher, who helps to organize Glenelg United Methodist Church's participation in Camp Hope every year, wants to take two teams on the trip next summer. It's an expensive expedition, for each volunteer and the team pays a fee to participate.

The youth at Glenelg United Methodist cut grass, paint houses, wash cars and do odd jobs during the year to raise money for the mission.

Volunteers must be at least 14 to participate in Camp Hope.

The under-14 set at Glenelg United Methodist Church enjoyed a pleasant week of evening companionship last week. They met )) every night for "Youth Week." There was fun and games for all, as Mr. Thrasher, Mr. Ashcraft, Joe Moore and Allan Kittleman led the youth in activities.

They enjoyed ice cream sundaes, a pizza party, a pool party and a little serious time discussing values. Youngsters came home each evening happy and ready to return for more the next day.

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Congratulations to Rob Schwinger of Glenwood who graduated from Harvard Law School in May. Rob took the Maryland bar exam last month, but must wait until November to get his results. Rob is a Glenelg High School graduate.

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If your child will be in fifth grade at Bushy Park this school year, meet with a strong group of teachers. Kim Sullivan is the team leader. Ann duBois, Eric Heinlein and Debbie Stettmeier will join Miss Sullivan on the fifth-grade team.

Students new to Bushy Park this year may meet at the school at 10 a.m. Aug. 25 for orientation.

Kindergarten orientation for parents only is at 10 a.m. Aug. 26. The Bushy Park Open House, where students may meet their new teachers, is from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Aug. 27. For more information about these programs, call (410) 313-5500.

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Members of Shepherd of the Glen Lutheran Church in Glenwood continue to prepare for their annual fair Sept. 11 at the church grounds on Burntwoods Road.

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