Two secretaries at Freedom honored for jobs well done

NEIGHBORS

October 04, 1994|By SHERRY GRAHAM

When someone mentions the word school, who comes to mind? The most likely answers are students, classroom teachers and administrators.

But what about all the other people whose jobs and presence also have a great impact on a child's education? What about music, art and physical education teachers? How about the maintenance and cafeteria workers? What about the school secretaries?

The two school secretaries at Freedom Elementary School were recently honored for their part in education. Dottie Jett and Bea Mathias were awarded Honorary Life Memberships in the Maryland Congress of Parents and Teachers Inc.

Marilyn Parlette, president of the Freedom Elementary PTA, presented the awards to the women at the school's recent Back-to-School Night.

Ms. Jett and Mrs. Mathias have been familiar faces at Freedom for some time. Mrs. Mathias is beginning her 18th year as a secretary there, while Ms. Jett has been at the school for eight years.

In addition to receiving a letter from the president of the Maryland PTA, each woman was awarded a framed certificate and a pin. As part of the award, a donation was made in each secretary's name to the PTA's scholarship fund.

In bestowing its highest honor, the Maryland PTA recognized Ms. Jett's and Mrs. Mathias' dedication to the objects and goals of the PTA and the giving and caring they have shown to Freedom students.

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Railroad enthusiasts will want to mark their calendars for Saturday. Greenberg Shows Inc. will have a consignment auction of items for the hobby of railroading at the Sykesville-Freedom District Fire Hall, on Route 32, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Offered for sale will be more than 475 lots of merchandise, including all scales and gauges of trains

(predominantly Lionel), train books and railroad lanterns.

Doors will open at 9 a.m. for preauction viewing of the merchandise. Refreshments will be sold.

Information: 795-7447.

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The Sykesville-Freedom District Volunteer Fire Department will kick off Fire Prevention Week with an open house Sunday at the station on Route 32.

Visitors are welcome from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for free demonstrations, engine rides, free cake and punch and 25-cent hot dogs.

Information: 795-7122.

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Holy Spirit Lutheran Church is offering a first aid class from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 5.

The class will be conducted by Wade Hickman and fulfills the licensing requirement for day care providers. The cost is $20; class size is limited.

Reservations and payment must be made at the church, 2205 Old Liberty Road.

Information: 705-6333.

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