Volunteer Nancy Draughon honored by Clarksville Elementary

NEIGHBORS

December 09, 1993|By SALLY BUCKLER

Happy Hanukkah! I hope you enjoy each evening of this Festival of Lights.

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Nancy Draughon has done some remarkable volunteer work for Clarksville Elementary School.

She served as editor of The Cougar Press, the school newsletter. She was a chairwoman of the annual Clarksville Spring Fling.

Then she served as president of the PTA for two years, during which she started many new programs.

Among these are the Young Authors program, the Parenting Program, the Parenting Fair and Resource Center, the Family Read-In night, Breakfast Buddies, the Secret Shop and the redecoration of the staff lounge.

She's still a tireless supporter of the school and the PTA.

To recognize her efforts, her name is now on a plaque honoring people who have made outstanding contributions to the Clarksville Elementary School PTA.

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Shepherd of the Glen Lutheran Church will hold the first portion of its annual meeting to elect church leaders and to adopt a budget for 1994 after the 10 a.m. worship service this Sunday.

Pastor Paul Lautenschlager encourages all church members to attend the meeting at the church.

Church decorating day at Shepherd of the Glen is Dec. 18. At 9 a.m. church members will add decorations for the holidays to the church building on Burnt Woods Road in Glenwood. You may volunteer to help by calling 442-1204.

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This Sunday at Gethsemane Baptist Church, the Glenelg High School Madrigals will be performing during the morning worship service, which begins at 11 a.m. Dec. 19; the Gethsemane Baptist Adult Choir will present the Christmas musical, "A Festival of Carols," during the 11 a.m. worship.

The Gethsemane congregation invites our community to participate in these Christmas celebrations, which will be held at the church at 14135 Burnt Woods Road in Glenwood. Call 442-5853.

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Congratulations to Glenelg High School Gladiators volleyball team and coach Marlene Janis. The team recently won the Class 2A State volleyball title. It's the first time Glenelg High has ever won a state championship in volleyball.

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Principal Phil Arbaugh of Bushy Park Elementary School selects two students to receive Citizen of the Month citations and citizenship pins each month. In September the winners were Jordan Jacobs and Sandra Glinka. October's Citizens of the Month were Christopher Cobleigh and James McIlvaine.

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If you are a parent who would like to know more about teaching your children responsibility, decision-making, friendships, handling peer pressure, and developing self-esteem, you'll want to attend the Bushy Park Elementary School Family Fair Feb. 8. The fair is in the planning phase and promises to be a winner. Watch for more information.

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The chorus and strings at Bushy Park Elementary School will present their Winter Concert Tuesday at 9:45 a.m. and at 2:15 a.m. Strings instructor Angelo Gatto and chorus director Susie Kline invite guests to attend either performance. Call the school at 313-5500.

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Chapelgate Christian Academy will hold its Winter Music Program on Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the school gym.

This will be a festive family evening of entertainment and refreshments. All Chapelgate sixth grade students will sing, and Marielle Proia, Mandy Miller and Sarah Schwinabart will offer vocal solos. Headmaster Rob Van Ness and teachers Jeff Cagle, Gary Berwager and Randy Lindauere have formed a quartet, which will serenade the audience. Student Becky Breen will play a violin solo. Chapelgate's fall drama group will present a version of Dickens' "Christmas Carol." The music program is free.

Call the school at 442-5888 for more information.

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Condolences to Nancy Brown, wife of Carroll Brown of Dayton, who passed away Nov. 26. Mr. Brown, who was 82, was born and raised on the Brown's family farm, "Pleasant View" in Dayton. The farm later became the nursery Kalmia Farms, which is now a subdivision of the same name. Mr. Brown died in his sleep in his home on property that once was part of "Pleasant View."

Among Mr. Brown's pleasures as a retired farmer were regular visits to Lenny Hobbs's gas station in Dayton, where he exchanged yarns with friends daily. The evening he died he had stopped at Lenny's after dinner.

Besides his wife, he is survived by brothers Lester and Francis Brown of Dayton and Leroy Brown of Clarksville, a sister, Mildred Brown of Dayton, son David Brown of Ellicott City, daughters Becky Gossage of West Friendship and Jean Morris of New York City, four grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends.

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PTA's at our local schools ask us to send in cash register receipts from local grocery stores when possible. Tape counters know you are saving the tapes, but they need them now, so they can order equipment for the schools. Schools like Glenwood Middle have goals.

The Glenwood PTA wants to collect enough tapes to get the school a laser disc player. Mail your tapes, or drop them off in your local school office.

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