Brownie Troop 1526 aids FISH organization with volunteer food collection effort


February 06, 1996|By Natalie Harvey | Natalie Harvey,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

BROWNIE TROOP 1526 proved the meaning of being a good scout last month. Lauren Barbour, Amanda Beene, Kelly Earles, Kimberly Goodman, Ashley Jackson, Amy Kirby, Mallory Moyer, Rachel Nesbitt, Karsa Passarelli, Keri Plasse, Sahara Primas, Lizzie Seipel, Shanelle Tatum, Karianne VanNostrand and Stephanie Wiseman collected 225 food items, which were donated to FISH.

Troop leaders Terry Nesbitt, Kathy Passarelli and Kathleen VanNostrand coordinated the girls' collection with FISH President Joan Chiarenza.

The volunteer organization's title is derived from the biblical story of sharing fish and loaves of bread. It works closely with churches and social organizations to provide food, household items and even pays utility bills in some instances.

The office and distribution center are on Old Montgomery Road, behind Waterloo Elementary School.

Volunteer Ann Ryder said, "Because I work during the day, I help answer the telephone in the evening. There are many ways that people can help. The Brownie troop is a good example what a small group can do to help others. Volunteer drivers deliver food; others contact businesses and individuals for monetary donations. It's a community group working for the community."

& Information: 313-2319.

Animals and shields

Oaxacan animals and personal shields on display in the Oakland Mills Shopping Center are the work of Stevens Forest Elementary School students Cassandra Swick, Spencer Wells, Sasha Sher, Griffin Weikel, Amy Adler, Ahlia Ritchie, Jasmine Jennifer, Marc Schulman, Maceo Nesmith, Brandy Redditt, Steve Zwobot, Paul Toren, Cavan Daughty, Sean Martin, Neal Willoughby, Ross Cron, Bryan Brackett, Ashley Johnston, Ashley Leighty, Bret Tortolero, Jenna Brown and Evan Douglas. Nancy Charamella is their art teacher.

Brownie troop forming

K? Girls in grades one through three are invited to join a new

Brownie troop, which will include girls attending Talbott Springs and Stevens Forest elementary schools.

Parents who missed last month's meeting, need information and would like to be troop volunteers may call Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, 889-2861, for information.

Great grapplers

Senior Hansel Henry and freshman Jared Zillmer, Hammond High School wrestlers, have made Maryland state rankings in their sport.

Ray Smith reports that Hansel is ranked fourth in the 171-pound class and that Jared tied for third in the 112-pound class.

Scholarships available

"C" represents "community" and also the academic average needed to apply for the Columbia Council Spear Family Community Service Scholarship Award.

Howard County public high school and private high school seniors may apply for the four $1,000 education awards, which recognize exceptional efforts in providing community services.

Applications are available at Columbia Association headquarters, 10221 Wincopin Circle, and from Oakland Mills guidance counselors Carol Haggard, Perlyn Staggers, Donna Cook and Pauline Phillips. Hammond High counselors are Doretha Gay, Louise McLaughlin and Reg Arnington. Deadline is April 1.

Owen Brown scholarship

Village Manager Ruth Bothe reports that the Owen Brown Village Board $500 scholarship is also based on community service. Only residents of Owen Brown village are eligible.

"What Do You Plan To Do Upon Finishing Your Post Secondary Education?" is the essay topic, plus academic achievement and community service.

Full requirements are listed on the applications available at the .. high schools and at the Owen Brown Village Center. Deadline is April 10.

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