Name: Mary Ann Swentek of Ellicott City.Hobbies and other...

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

November 07, 1993

Name: Mary Ann Swentek of Ellicott City.

Hobbies and other activities: Mrs. Swentek has volunteered since 1982 for the Howard County Police Department. She works in the Crime Prevention Section twice a week, doing mostly clerical work. She organized and maintains the Neighborhood Watch Program in the Centennial Lake community. She also is the community liaison to the police. She enjoys walking around Centennial Lake, flower gardening, cooking and traveling.

Organization's comments: "Mary Ann is diligent in working in the Crime Prevention Section, two mornings a week." said Rachel Miller, senior clerk in the Crime Prevention Section of the police department. "Mary Ann is very flexible and will work on any assignment which happens to be priority at that time. The department, especially the Crime Prevention Section, appreciates the Mary Ann's contribution to public service."

Mrs. Swentek types letters for the victims' assistance unit, prepares mailings and assists in organizing the office and clerical work.

Volunteer's Comments: Mrs. Swentek said she volunteers because she enjoys it. "I started as a liaison, and that's how I got into it. They needed someone to help out, so I volunteered," she said.

About Mrs. Swentek: She was born in Washington, D.C., moved to Prince George's County in the early 1950s, and then moved to Howard County in 1972. Mrs. Swentek and her husband, Louis, have three grown children: Louis Swentek, Robert Swentek and Theresa Kirby.

To make a nomination or receive a nomination form, call Jill L. Kubatko at 715-2813 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Nominations may be faxed to the office at 715-2816.

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