Ecker helps quilters celebrate a 'Faithful Circle' of friendship for 25 years in Ellicott City

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March 25, 1996|By Jean Leslie | Jean Leslie,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

"NATIONAL Quilters Chapter is being formed to bring together people interested in preserving the art of quilting. For more information call Peggy Hood."

With this notice in the March 1971 Ellicott City Times began the Faithful Circle, a fellowship of women sharing a love of quilting.

From early small sewing meetings in Ms. Hood's home, the circle has grown to a group of more than 140 members.

Children grew up, women moved away or started businesses, and some members have died during the 25 years of its existence.

As the expertise of the quilters grew, their quilt events became more sophisticated.

Examples of Faithful Circle projects include the Howard County Heritage Quilt displayed in the George Howard Building, a semiannual quilt show and sale, as well as donated crib quilts for AIDS babies.

On Saturday, noted the day in an executive proclamation as "Faithful Circle Quilters Day" in Howard County.

Speakers at the celebration included Ms. Hood and Pat Brousil.

I'm sure that others will join me in wishing the Faithful Circle many more years of quilting together.

Sudden loss

The Dunloggin Middle School community was saddened last week by the , who was recovering from surgery.

For more than 20 years, Ms. Cook helped Ellicott City students Elkridge Elementary notes

Here are some snippets of news from Elkridge Elementary School: performed with the orchestra.

Elkridge library branch recently became an educational partner of the school.

The Technology Night

Wednesday brings the rescheduled "Technology Night" at Ellicott Mills Middle School.

From 7 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m., the latest technology, including Internet, laserdisc technology and CD-ROMs will be on display.

L The Student Tech Team will give a performance. Information:

Spring Ice Extravaganza

The Columbia Figure Skating Club proudly announces its Spring Ice Extravaganza -- "Pocahontas" and "The Lion King."

The show will begin at 4: 30 p.m. and 7: 30 p.m. Saturday and at 1: 30 p.m. and 4: 30 p.m. Sunday, who will play the Young Simba in "The Lion King." In "Pocahontas," Allison Barber plays Marinak, Stephanie Wittbecker plays Nakoma, Stephanie Jarret plays Meeko and Samantha Huntt plays Flit.

Hanover resident Kim Rzemien captured the role of Pocahontas.

Tickets cost $9 for an adult and $7 for a child and are available in advance at the Columbia Ice Rink. Information: (410) 730-0322.

Spring activity

Spring brings a flurry of community activities, as cocooning folk crawl out into the sunshine. Events this weekend will include:

,a St. John's Elementary School team of faculty and parents, captained by music teacher Ray Forton, will shoot hoops with a team from WBAL-TV station, led by chairman Charles Stroble.

Tickets are $2 for an adult or $1 per child. The game begins at 7:15 p.m., Saturday at Centennial High School's gym.

Proceeds will go to former St. John's student Tyrell Fields, the victim of a car accident.

Patapsco Valley 4-H Club will hold a bake sale at the Giant food store in Chatham Mall from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., also on Saturday,

Stream team

Families, students and adults with environmental interests can learn to test streams for water quality in the recreation and parks department's "Stream Team" program.

About 400 volunteers have been trained through the program. Several streams in Elkridge and Ellicott City will be monitored this year. Volunteers can choose from training sessions at 3 p.m. Thursday, 8:30 a.m. April 13.

Call 313-4697 to register and for directions to the training site.

Palm Sunday programs

Sunday is Palm Sunday.

Faith Bible Church, 5810 Timberview Drive, in Elkridge, will present a program at 11 a.m.on the similarities between the Passover and Jesus' last supper.

Rich Jamison from Jews for Jesus will speak. Then at 6:30 p.m., the church will present the Easter Cantata, "Christ Arose."

For details, call 796-2727.

Afternoon tea

Members of the Patapsco Female Institute will gather from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday for an afternoon tea.

Baltimore writer Robert W. Schoeberlein will speak about hi article "A Fair to Remember: Maryland Women in Aid of the Union," his article on the Civil War in Maryland Historical Magazine.

For information, call 465-8500.

Pub Date: 3/25/96

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