Riding center gets help

NEIGHBORS

September 01, 1994|By SALLY BUCKLER

"It took about three days for it to sink it," said Dr. Helen Tuel, director of the Therapeutic and Recreational Riding Center of Glenwood. "I didn't realize how much work 24 young people could do in one day."

Dr. Tuel referred to the team of volunteers from the National Civilian Community Corps that will help the center for the next three years, doing "a little bit of everything."

The center is building new facilities, including a new indoor riding arena, a pre-engineered steel building that arrived last week.

Preparations for the arena's assembly have been in progress for weeks, thanks in part to the volunteer corps. Two hundred truckloads of soil are in place, and workers are pouring an elaborate concrete foundation to support the new structure.

Officials at the center hope to have the indoor riding arena in use by Oct. 22, when they will stage a grand opening celebration. Twenty-five other projects, including a playground, a fishing pond, an amphitheater and many trails will follow the indoor area project in the next few years.

Service organizations and businesses are signing up to sponsor some of these projects. Next Thursday, for instance, Ryland Homes will send 40 volunteers to the center for a "Day of Caring" to help construct stages and a run-in barn.

The center is on the lookout for contributions of materials and skills. If you are an experienced construction supervisor, retired or active, who would like to donate some time to the TRRC building project, you are welcome. If you'd like to help with landscaping or another specialty area, the center would like to hear from you.

If you or your organization would like to donate materials, such as fencing, framing lumber, plywood, paint, or other building materials, your donations will be appreciated. Call 489-5100.

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Lifelong Clarksville resident J. Blair Shaw started collecting tools more than 30 years ago. He owns hundreds of tools dating as far back as the 1850s. Many of these are valuable antiques sought after by tool collectors and tool clubs. Trades such as tanning, carpentry, plumbing, woodworking and many others are represented in this diversified collection.

Mr. Shaw has put his tools under the hammer, and they will be auctioned at the Howard County Fairgrounds at 9 a.m. Sept. 17. You can preview the collection from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 16, and from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Sept. 17.

Mr. Shaw will donate half the proceeds from the sale to Linden Linthicum United Methodist Church. Allen T. Hill Associates will be the auctioneer.

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Mount View Middle School's PTA said welcome back to its teachers last week with an Italian luncheon.

New staff members at Mount View include Leslie Striessguth, a reading specialist; Susan Meehan, a health education teacher; Connie Brendel, a reading teacher; Karen Leigh, a school psychologist; and Willie Mae Singleton, who joined the custodial staff.

The afternoon of Aug. 23 marked the beginning of a partnership between the Turf Valley Country Club and Mount View Middle School. The Turf Valley management will help Mount View in a variety of ways, including providing career information about the hotel industry, making golf presentations to physical education classes, displaying student art at the Turf Valley Hotel and providing meeting space for the school staff and the PTA.

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Shepherd of Glen Lutheran Church in Glenwood invites you to its 9th Annual Fall Fair from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 10. This event is a thoughtfully planned community celebration. You'll see folks you haven't seen all summer on the church grounds on Burnt Woods Road in Glenwood, and you'll have a chance to enjoy a relaxed, old-fashioned church fair.

There will be carnival-type games for the kids, a magic show, lots of music, cake walks, an auction, crafts and plants to buy, a flea market and more.

Stop there for lunch before or after the kids' soccer games. Homemade food, including coleslaw, baked beans, barbecue sandwiches, grilled hot dogs and hamburgers, and a variety of drinks will be available.

New this year is a raffle, in which you can win a new Husqvarna 16-inch chain saw or an antique quilt.

The mixed colors and navy blue checkerboard quilt was pieced together over 100 years ago, but it is being tied and quilted now.

Tickets for the raffle are just a dollar.

A few tables are still available for the flea market and craft show for a small fee.

Call Carole Kramer at 442-2475 or the church office at 442-1204 for information about table space or raffle tickets.

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Condolences to the Hogan family of Glenwood. Gerard Hogan, 46, died Friday evening after a five-month battle with cancer. He leaves his wife, Eileen, a teacher at St. Louis School, and four children: Gerard in his third year at Villanova University; Edward, a sophomore at the University of Maryland College Park; Kirsten, in eighth grade at Glenwood Middle School; and Erika, in fifth grade at Bushy Park Elementary School.

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