NEIGHBORS eagerly await the Cattail River Garden Club's annual dried flower and herb sale, which takes place Saturday at Union Chapel in Glenwood. Once a year you can share the bounty of the garden club members' gardens by purchasing dried flowers in bouquets, arrangements, wreaths, swags or ornaments.
Herbs dried at the peak of their flavor in summer can add seasoning to your kitchen creations all winter. Glenwood's Frankie Pardoe reports that members of the club have been gathering and drying beautiful flowers for this sale all year.
The doors of Union Chapel will open at 10 a.m. Saturday and remain open until 2 p.m. Union Chapel is at the corner of Union Chapel Road and Route 97.
Action honors GCS
Action for the Homeless awarded Glenelg Country School its Action for the Homeless Award at the group's eighth annual meeting in Baltimore yesterday.
GCS was recognized as the prekindergarten through grade-12 school that had contributed most in the area to meeting the needs of the homeless last year.
Glenelg Country School students and faculty members adopted three safe houses for the Howard County Domestic Violence Center. School volunteers fulfilled each house's "wish list" with donations of $2,500 in money and home furnishings.
Upper School students painted a home in Howard County for a family in need and worked with faculty members as servers. They also sponsor the Churches Concerned for the Homeless annual community fund-raiser.
Glenelg Country School upper- school students and faculty members also helped the Enterprise Foundation by filling more than a thousand notebooks for its annual Network Conference in Washington a year ago.
The Enterprise Foundation helps the poor to obtain housing and services. Teacher David Weeks is behind the school's efforts and accepted the award on behalf of the school.
Old tool time
Uncle Darrell is what Glenelg High School archaeology students call Darrell Duggins.
Mr. Duggins, a retired Baltimore police officer, is a flint knapper. He reproduces primitive stone tools, like arrowheads, and enjoys teaching his skills to youngsters.
Social studies teacher Charlie Ashcraft invited Mr. Duggins, uncle of Marcie Boteler, the school principal's secretary, to work with his archaeology class last week.
Citrus fruit orders
It's time to order citrus fruits from the Glenelg High School Marching Unit. Through Nov. 2 you may order pink grapefruit (four-fifths bushel for $15, two-fifths bushel for $9.50), navel oranges (four-fifths bushel for $16.50, two-fifths bushel for $10.25), and tangerines (available in two-fifths bushel size at $15.50.)
Growers ship the fresh fruit by refrigerated truck from Florida. Pickup is from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Nov. 11 at the high school. Order from any Marching Unit member or pick up an order form in the main office at the school.
Call 531-5149 for more information.
Shelley Williams, teacher and band director at Mount View Middle School, reports that 146 students are participating in the Concert Band and Wind Ensemble this year. Mount View's Jazz Band, 27 strong after September auditions, began rehearsals Oct. 11.
Students from Mount View, Glenwood, and Clarksville middle schools are preparing for next week's auditions for the Howard County Middle School Gifted and Talented Band.
Do you have a guitar collecting dust in a corner, after your good intentions of learning to play were derailed? Dust it off and donate it to a good cause.
Teacher Sue Aquila needs used guitars to help teach music at Mount View Middle School.
Interest is growing at Mount View Middle School's branch of Provident Bank of Maryland.
Principal Marion Payne formed an educational partnership, the school's eighth, with Provident, which opened a branch at the school Oct. 18. Trained students are the "employees" of the school bank and perform all the banking tasks.
Five members of the confirmation class of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church worshiping at Union Chapel obtained pledges to support their participation in the Western Howard County CROP Walk Oct. 15.
Accompanied by a pledged adult who wishes to remain anonymous and by friends and parents, they walked nearly five miles on a beautiful Sunday afternoon to raise money to feed the hungry of Howard County and the world.
Youth participants were Matt Anderson, Carolyn Mech, Andrew Russell, Lindsay Smith and Leslie Spence.
Christmas gift drive
Everyone can share a bit of Christmas joy, even in October. Ask Sue Vincent. For the fifth year, Ms. Vincent and other St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church members are shopping for Christmas in October gifts.
Individuals purchase new sweaters and sweat shirts for the 395 children at Baltimore's St. Veronica's Head Start program. Each child receives a wrapped present at Christmas time.
If you'd like to participate in this project, started by Esther Cross, please call the church office at 792-0470.