Volunteers learned a lot from work with Appalachia Project

NEIGHBORS

October 26, 1993|By NATALIE HARVEY

More than 60 volunteers from the churches of St. John the Evangelist Methodist-Presbyterian and St. John the Evangelist, Roman Catholic, spent part of their summer working for the Appalachia Service Project.

Although the project demanded a lot of hard work, the volunteers report that not only did they enjoy helping, but they learned a lot from the people they helped and the jobs they performed.

Oakland Mills was well represented by Bob Jackson, Dot Keczmerski and Warren Meeks. Volunteers Denise Atkins, Amity Bednarzik, Debbie Jackson, Trevor Meeks and Allen Menegay are college students who had worked on the APS program while in high school.

Oakland Mills teen-agers who helped build an addition and replace a roof of a home were: Beth Golibersuch, Terri Hayman, Lori Jackson, Karen Keczmerski, Colin Meeks, Angela Menegay, Dean Menegay and Mark Wisniewski.

Last Tuesday, ASP members and volunteers from both churches met to make the 2,000 bows that will decorate the holiday wreaths they sell as an annual fund-raiser.

Interested in being an ASP volunteer in 1994? Call: 997-3079.

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New residents of Owen Brown are invited to attend a Welcome Coffee, next Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Owen Brown Community Center, 6800 Cradlerock Way. Village board members and staff members will be present to answer questions, receive suggestions.

And a reminder for village residents; copies of the revised Guidelines for Maintenance, Exterior Alterations and Home Industries is available at OBCC. Information: 410-381-0202.

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"When A Child Intermarries," a two-session program for parents of children who have chosen to marry someone of another religion, will be held Nov. 10 and Nov. 17, 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Oakland Mills Meeting House.

Rabbi Mark Panoff, of Temple Isaiah, and Beth Land-Hecht, of Jewish Family Services, will discuss the emotions and needs of the parents. There is a $18 fee per couple and pre-registration before Nov. 3 is required. Information and reservations: 466-9200, ext. 381.

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"We Belong To Families" is a Howard County Library story time, set for Nov. 10 at 7 p.m., with emphasis on children who have been adopted.

The program, co-sponsored by the library and Patapsco F.A.C.E. (Families Adopting Children Everywhere) welcomes children ages 3 to 8 years old. Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration begins Monday at 10 a.m., in person or by phone, 313-7880.

The Order of the Arrow was presented to scouts of Boy Scout Troop #75, at an Oct. 12 Court of Honor.

This rank is not earned; it is an honor which troop members elect to present to outstanding scouts and unselfish campers.

Inductees were: Steven Watson, Aaron McWethy, Jonathan Barnes, Jonathan Leshin and Brett Kennedy. Troop Youth leaders honored were: Stan Ward, senior patrol leader; Jonathan Barnes, Brett Kennedy and Bobby Rosebrough, assistant senior patrol leaders; Randy Fuklcher, Phil Browning, Steve Watson and Jonathan Leshin, patrol leaders.

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