The Lions Club honored member Ralph Gray of Dayton by presenting him with a life membership to the Lions Club International.
He is a charter member of the Clarksville Lions Club, constituted in 1972, and a former member of the Glenwood Lions Club. Mr. Gray is the chairman of the District International Convention and chairman of the trading pins, of which he has hundreds.
He has attended more than 20 of the International Lions Club annual conventions, held all over the world. Mr. Gray, a Melvin Jones Fellow, is very active in the Clarksville Lions Club activities and in District Lions Club committees.
You don't have to know how to do the Achy-Breaky to join the fun Sept. 18 at the Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship.
The Department of Recreation and Parks will sponsor a country and Western dance and lesson that night. The lesson begins at 7 p.m., and the dancing continues from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Free beer, wine, and sodas are provided, and you can buy sandwiches to keep up your strength for all that dancing.
If you register early, you pay $10 for admission. Admission at the door is $12.
tTC Call Barbara Patterson at (410) 313-5421 for more information and to register.
The Clarksville Lions Club is a vigorous organization. Its members helped the Glenwood Lions Club at its refreshment stand at the Howard County Fair last month. They support many causes, such as disaster relief programs at the local and national levels and the Wilmer Eye Clinic at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Watch for news about the club's annual golf tournament coming soon.
If you wish to exhibit and sell your crafts at the Shepherd of the Glen Lutheran Church fall fair Sept. 11, call the church office at 442-1204. The church is located on Burntwoods Road between routes 32 and 97 in Glenwood.
At the fair, you can enjoy magic, music, pony rides, cake walks, an auction, face painting, games, lots of food, a craft show, and a flea market. The fair begins at 10 a.m. and lasts until 5 p.m.
A child's smile can last forever. Ask Megan Watzin, 9. She and her brother Brian, 7, welcomed home their baby brother, Tyler Patrick, Saturday. Megan hasn't stopped smiling yet. Tyler weighed in at 7 pounds, 15 ounces Aug. 27. His joyful parents are Margaret and Jim Watzin of Dayton.
Last week I heard someone give a speech on how to save money. One money-saving tip was to use two-for-one coupons, such as the ones you receive in entertainment books. You pay $35 for an Entertainment Inc. book and get lots of worthwhile two-for-one coupons. You'll save much more than your $35 investment.
Glenelg High School Band and Marching Unit members are taking advance orders for these wonderful little money savers. You will receive your book at the beginning of October. It's the 1994 book, but you can start to use it when it arrives, so you'll get extra time to use all your coupons. You can purchase the Baltimore South, Baltimore North, or the Maryland and D.C. book. If you don't know a student, call Terry Newsome at (410) 988-9163.
Girl Scouts in Troop 1046 have a dynamite year planned, according to leader Pam Wright. They will travel to Yellowstone National Park next summer on a 17-day car caravan and camping trip.
The scouts are undertaking projects now to earn money for their trip. Sept. 25 they will sponsor a yard sale at Bushy Park Elementary School. There are hundreds of people at the Bushy Park Glenwood complex each Saturday in the fall for soccer games, so the Girl Scouts are sure to have a successful sale.
If you would like to join the sale, you can set up a table for $12. Call Pam Wright at (301) 854-6352 to reserve a space. If you have salable treasures you'd like to donate to the troop's yard sale or are interested in joining Troop 1046, please call Mrs. Wright for more information.
At Mount View Middle School, 1,500 people attended the school open house Sunday. Principal Marion Payne was impressed with the turnout and the support given to the staff by the visitors. Students started the year with positive attitudes, which were evident in the absolutely silent fire drill they participated in Tuesday morning.
Mrs. Payne and the staff dedicated the main office conference room at Mount View Middle School to the memory of Alva Baker Jr.
Mr. Baker was the first Howard County Council chairman, and Mount View is located on property that was once the Baker farm. Mrs. Baker, her son Buzz and her daughter Susan were present Sunday at the dedication of the conference room.
A picture of Mr. Baker and a plaque in his honor are on display in the room.
The new school year brought changes to the Payne home. Brian Payne, who graduated from Howard High and Hampton University began medical school at University of Illinois this week. Russell Payne, who graduated from Glenelg High last June is starting school at the University of Maryland at College Park.