Carrie Brown of Glenelg is the 1995 Howard County Fair farm queen. A recent Glenelg High School graduate, 17-year-old Carrie will study nursing at Frederick Community College next year.
She will represent Howard County at the Maryland State Fair Farm Queen contest in September. Carrie, the daughter of James and Linda Brown of Triadelphia Lake View Farm, was a four-year varsity basketball player at Glenelg. She won ribbons this week for the two pigs she showed at the fair, and she will show her Jersey cow in the dairy cattle competition this morning.
Becky Patrick and Kathleen Blanchard are this year's Farm Princesses.
Looking for entertainment on a shoestring budget? The 50th annual Howard County Fair continues through Saturday at an admission fee of only $3 per person, under 12 free.
Tonight is the variety and talent show on the stage behind the Glenwood Lions Club booth. At this traditional variety show, you'll see a little of everything, from petite 3-year-old dancers to fiddlers and talented young singers, dancers and instrumentalists.
The show starts at 8 p.m. and lasts until all the acts have had a chance to perform.
When Lynn and Amanda Strandquist of Glenwood decided to enter a county fair, they did it with style. As first time exhibitors, Lynn and her daughter each walked away with a blue ribbon, a champion ribbon and a grand champion ribbon. Lynn entered her red-leafed angel-winged rex begonia. Amanda won for her clay nymph fairy figurine, sitting on a piece of wood surrounded by mushrooms.
Don't leave the Howard County Fair until you see the fancy playhouse the Glenelg High School Marching Unit is raffling. Deftly decorated with paintings of life-size flowers, the 10-by-10-foot wooden structure is a miniature Victorian masterpiece.
The two-tone roof complements gables and colorful window boxes. The spacious interior, detailed in natural wood, is large enough for a grown-up to stand in. It's the playhouse you've always dreamed of.
For a chance to win the playhouse, buy a raffle ticket for $3 or two tickets for $5.
Western Howard County is blessed with volunteer 4-H leaders, coaches, Scout leaders, church workers and folks who work with seniors and the less abled among us. Now is the time to nominate a person or organization you know and admire for the Howard County 1995 Volunteer of the Year award. If you wish to nominate a candidate, call 313-2022 to receive a form.
Nominations must be postmarked by Aug. 28.
Picture receiving a gift of a cuddly stuffed animal, already named and adorned with a button pin. You don't know the donors, but soon you see a picture of your benefactors and a note about them. Fifty-five kindergarten students in Oklahoma City welcomed these presents from Mount View Middle School students who are now entering eighth grade.
The Oklahoma Project, as the Mount View students call it, sprang out of concerns students expressed at a Town Council meeting after the school's student government discussed the bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City.
One hundred forty volunteers purchased the toys with money they had raised during the year. Funds from projects such as T-shirt sales were split to benefit the Oklahoma Project, their wetlands project and the Baltimore Zoo.
Oklahoma City kindergartners worked with fifth-grade mentors at their school to send thank-you notes and pictures of themselves with their new toys.
Our local youngsters learned that they can get involved personally and do something when a catastrophe strikes. Teachers Susan Barrington and Julie Prince helped Mount View students run their Town Council and the Oklahoma Project.
Glenwood Middle School's new assistant principal, Sam Davis, really wants to be at his new school. Last year he was acting assistant principal at Mayfield Woods Middle School. Now he is excited about the children, the staff and Glenwood, according to principal Vincent Catania.
Mr. Catania says of Mr. Davis: "He is just the ticket for Glenwood. He brings experience in the classroom and in the office. He has all the qualities you could possibly want in an assistant principal."
A brief look into Mr. Davis' office last week revealed signs of his penchant for science, the subject he taught before becoming an administrator. He has a wonderful collection of skulls, bones and other natural artifacts such as a preserved turtle and an alligator head.
Antonia Dubicki is the new assistant principal at Pointers Run Elementary School. Mrs. Dubicki, who served in the same position at Northfield Elementary School last year, and 12 teachers will join the staff at Pointers Run this fall, according to Principal Andy Barsinger.
Kindergarten orientation at Pointers Run is at 10 a.m. for morning kindergartners and their parents and at 1 p.m. for the afternoon set.