This year's 4-H Fashion Revue turns out to be a runway success

NEIGHBORS

May 26, 1994|By SALLY BUCKLER

The daylong 1994 4-H Fashion Revue, the Fashion Fiesta, came off in flying colors. Club members decorated the hall, seamsters wrote narrations about their creations, entertainers practiced their acts, a 4-H committee planned and printed a program, and volunteers prepared lunch and dinner for the judges.

At the Glenelg United Methodist Church, youngsters modeled garments they made and judges awarded points for sewing, modeling, style and value.

Students worked on their projects for months, and this year's judges were impressed with the quality, workmanship and style the youngsters exhibited. The evening audience saw more than 40 beautiful outfits tastefully presented.

Senior champions, who will compete in the state competition at the Maryland State Fair this fall, are Madeline Beck, for formal wear and tailored wear; Jennifer Haugh for active sports wear; Danielle Bowman for separates, Alison Brown, for regular wear; Heather Brown, for creative choice and costume; and Christina Schultz, for ready to wear.

Madeline Beck received the Outstanding Senior Award, given each year in memory of former Glenelg High School student and active 4-H member Susan Raver, who was killed in a car accident five years ago.

The intermediate champion and top intermediate model was Molly Regennitter. Her sister, Ellen Regennitter, was the junior champion and the best accessorized junior. Marielle Proia was the best accessorized intermediate.

The top junior model was Amy Lamp, who was the second-place junior. Christina Schultz was the top senior model. Laura Johnson, who placed third, will represent the intermediates at the state competition.

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Glenwood Middle School teacher Donna Duke has a unique seventh-grade social studies class, filled with bright, active youngsters who call themselves the "Planet Patrol."

Visit this group, as I did recently, and you will meet kids who are involved in scouting, band, student government, church groups, sports and 4-H.

They are genuinely concerned about environmental issues. To help us become more aware of these issues, they have planned a Safe Earth Fair and Spring Cleaning Flea Market for June 4. The 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. event at Glenwood Middle School will include a silent auction, a bake sale and a car wash.

You may rent a stall at the flea market for just $10. Students plan to donate the money they generate to local environmental groups. They have arranged for County Executive Charles I. Ecker to be on hand from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. for a "Chat with Chuck."

It's a perfect setting to learn about the environment. Please plan to attend and support the students' efforts. Call Ms. Duke at 313-5520 for information or to arrange to rent a stall at the flea market.

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Last Tuesday, County Executive Ecker played host at a ceremony recognizing county Girl Scouts who won the Gold Award and Boy Scouts who gained the rank of Eagle Scout.

Mount Airy's John Wicker of Boy Scout Troop 882 was honored for earning the rank of Eagle Scout.

Rachel Wright of Woodbine will receive the highest Girl Scout award, the Gold Award, on June 8.

Working with Barbara Sieg, president of the Coalition to Protect Maryland Burial Sites, Rachel mapped out the Howard Chapel Cemetery on Howard Chapel Road. She organized crews to clean up the site, for which she received an award from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. She made a traveling exhibit to educate people about cemeteries and testified in a speech to the Maryland legislature about protecting Maryland burial grounds.

Rachel has been active in Girl Scouts for 13 years, and much of that time her mother Pam has been her scout leader. Rachel graduates from Glenelg High School next week and will attend Howard Community College in the fall. She hopes to become an elementary school teacher.

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Country Crafts and Things is a thrift shop run by members of the Jennings Chapel and Poplar Springs United Methodist churches.

Next week it will open for business in a new location. The shop is moving from the basement of Oddfellows Hall in Lisbon to the "Little House" next to Poplar Springs Church at 915 E. Watersville Road in Woodbine. Shop hours are Thursday and Friday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon.

Volunteers sell clothing, books, magazines, toys and other donated items for low prices. The money they generate helps the church and the needy. Thrift shop workers invite you to help run the shop. They also welcome contributions, except furniture.

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Parents of middle school students are invited to attend a Parenting for Success workshop at 7:30 tonight at Glenwood Middle School. The topic in this second of four 90-minute workshops is "Helping Your Young Teen Choose Good Friends."

On Wednesday, the workshop for parents of middle school students will be at Mount View Middle School at 7:30 p.m.

Participants will discuss "Parents, Parties, Priorities and Limits." The final workshop on Drugs and Alcohol will be at Clarksville Middle School June 9. Phone 313-6671.

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