Robert Tull received his Eagle Scout rank at ceremonies held last month by Boy Scout Troop 618 at Owen Brown Community Center.
Rob's parents, Theodore and Charlotte, and his brother Tony, also a Scout, attended the ceremonies conducted by Scoutmaster Jim Davis.
Rob has served as teen adviser on the Owen Brown Village Board and participated in the village crime prevention program. His extracurricular interests show his caring character: he has been a counselor at the Boy Scouts' Camp Henson in Nanticoke; a teacher's aide for his church Bible school; a teacher's aide for mentally disadvantaged students; and has worked on rehabilitating houses in Briceville, Tenn., and with Chesapeake Habitat for Humanity in Baltimore's Sandtown-Winchester community.
He began Scouting in Pack 613 at Dasher Green Elementary School and joined Troop 618 in 1987. He served as senior patrol leader and junior assistant Scoutmaster, while earning 22 merit badges.
Rob attends Howard Community College and works as a veterinary technician. His Eagle Scout project was organizing and directing the creation of pamphlets for the Howard County Animal Welfare Society.
Kings Contrivance Community Association is presenting a free Lawn Maintenance Seminar at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Amherst House, Kings Contrivance Village Shopping Center.
A representative of the Howard County Extension Service will provide soil sample kits and discuss the cure for bare spots on lawns and the eradication of moles.
Door prizes and refreshments will be included. Reservations are requested, 381-1548.
Columbia Baptist Fellowship's L.O.V.E. (Ladies Organized for Volunteering and Encouragement) is sponsoring Fashions and Tea at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Oakland Mills Meeting House, 5885 Robert Oliver Place.
Fashions will be presented by Columbia Mall stores: August Max, Brooks Oliver, 5-7-9 Petites, Georgetown Leather, Royal Formal Wear, The Club International, Sassafras, Units and Laurel's Grace and Elegance.
Mary Kay cosmetologist Margie Fritz will provide the models' makeup, and manicurist Stephanie will add style to their fingernails.
Church members and friends who will model are: Rhonda Williams, Becky Batson, Veeda Gaines, Lelani Sasser, Sheri Lafaw, Thelma Spence, Barbara Byrd, Yolanda Cleveland, Fran Henderson, Tara Brown, Donna and Aliths Hawk.
Money from the show will be used by L.O.V.E. to maintain a food bank, the Representative Payee Program and provide financial support to women in need.
Reservations and information: 730-2026.
East Columbian Megan McAuliffe, a freshman at Mount de Sales Academy, was awarded second place in Catholic Daughters of the Americas "Celebration of Life" essay contest.
Megan's work was one of three de Sales students' entries to won awards.
Her parents are John and Carol McAuliffe.
The Columbia Art Center's "Parent and Child Workshops" are planned just for the fun of it. The one-day fun-times will offer a clay workshop at 1 p.m. Thursday, and mixed media workshops at 10 a.m. May 24 and 1 p.m. June 9.
Registration fee is $12 for parent and child for residents; $15 for nonresidents; $5 per extra child, and includes materials.
Space for the Lake Elkhorn Festival on Sept. 24 is still available for arts, crafts and food concessions.
Nonprofit organizations and businesses are welcome to inquire about space. Volunteers are needed!
Call 381-0202 and sign up today.
Parents, families and friends are reminded that tonight is the night to go to 6000 Tamar Drive, for Jeffers Hill Elementary School's "Science Fair and Art Display" at 7 p.m. in the gym. The students who developed the science exhibits will answer questions.
Dasher Green Elementary School, 6700 Cradlerock Way, will present a spring concert featuring the third, fourth and fifth grades at 7 p.m. Monday.
Students and their teachers -- Min Chen, vocal; Darka Nebish, strings; and Nick Ellis, band -- invite families, friends and Owen Brown neighbors to the concert.
Talbot Springs Elementary School, 9550 Basket Ring Road in Oakland Mills village, is holding its spring fair and auction from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday to celebrate its 20th birthday.
Education partner Chaselle Learning Center will demonstrate games and materials. A bake sale, cake walk, cookie decorating, karate exhibit, jewelry making and book fair will be included.
The Kings Contrivance Village Board needs to know if residents with a 301 telephone exchange would prefer to have a 410 area code and be listed in the Columbia Telephone Directory.
Huntington neighborhood residents are listed in the Laurel directory. Because residents of another county who were in the Laurel book now have new numbers and a listing in their local book, board members think it might be possible to make the change if enough residents are interested.