Hammond senior is first runner-up in VFW contest

March 02, 1994

Lindsay McCaskill, a senior at Hammond High School, has won first runner-up in the Veterans of Foreign Wars State Buddy Poppy Queen Contest held Feb. 5 in Cecil County.

Lindsay represented the Yingling-Ridgely Post and Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post No. 7472.

To qualify, Lindsay answered questions on the VFW "Buddy Poppy" flower that is made by veterans in veterans hospitals.

The Ellicott City post has purchased the Buddy Poppies to usas decorations or sell on Veterans Day and Memorial Day weekends.

Linday also recited the World War I poem, "In Flanders Fields" bCol. John McCrae.

About 250 girls between the ages of 14 and 16 participated ithe contest.


* Harper's Choice: 12200 block of Green Meadow Drive: A resident who did not investigate a noise that awakened him last Wednesday night later found his basement window pried open and muddy footprints nearby. Nothing was reported taken, police said.

5900 block of Turnabout Lane: Someone tried to steal a 1986 Oldsmobile Cutlass Sunday.

* Town Center: 10400 block of Little Patuxent Parkway: A gray 1990 Acura Legend with Maryland tags AWW230 was stolen from the Columbia mall parking lot Saturday.

* Hickory Ridge: 12200 block of Bonnet Brim Course: Someone pried open the window of a newly completed house Thursday, but nothing was taken.

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