Troop 550 adds its 44th Eagle Scout

NEIGHBORS

June 06, 1994|By ROSALIE M. FALTER

Boy Scout Troop 550, sponsored by the Linthicum Elementary School PTA, has added another Eagle Scout to its honor roll. Terrill Richard Gilleland has became the troop's 44th Eagle Scout at a court of honor and dinner in the Fellowship Hall of St. John Lutheran Church.

Terry joined Troop 550 in January 1990. He showed early promise in the troop, and in 1991 was selected as the Scout of the Year. Since joining, he has earned 42 merit badges, the Tote-n-Chip and the World Conservation Award, and he was elected to the Order of the Arrow, a Boy Scout honor camper society. He has served as the senior patrol leader, patrol leader, assistant patrol leader, instructor and chaplain's aide. He is currently serving as troop guide.

Terry's Eagle project was the beautification of the St. John Lutheran Church surroundings. It included the construction of three flower beds around existing signs on the church property. Many small plants and shrubs were also planted.

Terry attends North County High School where he is a junior. He has served as class president during his freshman, sophomore and junior years. He is a member of the Student Government Association, the Chesapeake Regional Association of Student Councils and the Maryland Association of Student Councils. He is a member of North County High School's National Honor Society.

During his sophomore year, he was selected as the NCHS ambassador to the Hugh O'Brian Youth Foundation Maryland Leadership Seminar. This year he was elected to serve as the student member on the Anne Arundel County Board of Education with full voting privileges. He is the co-county chairman of the Anne Arundel County Teen-age Republican Club.

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The Friendship Squares Square Dance Club is sponsoring a mystery bus trip to an out-of-state square dance club Saturday.

The bus is to leave Linthicum Elementary School promptly at 3:30 p.m. Dinner is scheduled upon arrival, followed by dancing from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. with hundreds of square dancers from other states. The public is invited to come to see them off.

The Friendship Squares, along with all Maryland square dancers, were pleased when the bill to accept square dancing as Maryland's official folk dance was passed by the legislature this year and signed by Gov. William Donald Schaefer.

For information on the club or its events, call Donald and Linda Hampshire at 760-9518.

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The Linthicum-Shipley Improvement Association has invited Jack Keene, Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks, to speak at its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Linthicum Elementary School band room. He will provide an update on the hiker/biker trail.

The nominating committee is offering the following slate of candidates for the 1994-'95 year: Gerald Starr, president; Dick Vehlow, vice president; Bill Mueller, treasurer; and Susan March, secretary. For the board of directors, Bob Barrows, Mike Daniel, Paul DiBlasi, Tom Holland, Susan Hrybyk, Will Hubbard and Marge Smith. Additional nominations will be accepted from the floor at the meeting, or call Paul DiBlasi at 859-5356. Proposed changes to LSIA bylaws will be voted on Wednesday. Detailed wording of the revisions will be available prior to the meeting. Dues of $7 per household will be accepted at the meeting.

/# For information, call 859-8026.

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Picture this scene: a tree-shaded courtyard, tables overflowing with all sorts of herbal delights -- wreaths, butters, dips, plants -- and soft violin music filling the air. This is the Friendly Thyme Herb Club presenting "Herb Day at the 1840 House."

Everyone is invited to join from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the 1840 House Baltimore City Life Museum, 800 E. Lombard St.

The event will include demonstrations of the making of herbal vinegars, bottling and garnishing. Also, the preparation and use of herbal butters, dips and spreads (including sampling). Learn how to fashion a fresh herb wreath and find out the secrets for making a variety of potpourri. Watch as herbs are used in the recipes prepared over the 1840 House open hearth. Club members will share their knowledge on starting an herb garden and information on their many uses.

Admission is free to all herbal activities and to the four museums located on the premises. Parking is available close to the museum.

For further information, call Sue Latini at 766-1463.

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The Third Annual Strawberry Festival at the Benson-Hammond House Farm will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The house is at Aviation Boulevard (Md. Route 170) and Andover Road near Baltimore Washington International Airport.

Demonstrations include blacksmithing, basket weaving and antique farm equipment. There will be crafts, children's activities, plants, strawberries and a country store. Visitors will be able to enjoy a variety of foods, including pit beef, kielbasa and sauerkraut, hot dogs, hamburgers, golabki (stuffed cabbage), chrusciki (Polish bow ties) and homemade strawberry shortcake.

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