Knights of Columbus chapter earns Star Council Award



KNIGHTS of Columbus Council 9638, the Fr. Father Joseph J. Comyns Council of Ellicott City, has earned the Star Council, the international organization's top award, for the 1994-1995.

The award recognizes overall excellence in the areas of membership recruitment and retention, promotion of the fraternal insurance program and sponsorship of service-oriented activities.

"The Star Council Award is quite an honor for us. We're extremely proud of this accomplishment," said James H. Craumer, head of the local group.

History lessons

For six weeks, we sat together in Ellicott City's PJ's Restaurant, learning the mill town's history, from the Ellicott brothers, to the Flood of 1868, to Chevrolet dealer Charlie Miller.

Joetta Cramm, local historian, generously shared the wealth of her years of historical research, with us then toured the town with us for our final meeting. This was Howard Community College's annual "History of Ellicott City" course.

Joining me in the classes were Carole Brudin, Carol Eckler, Stashia Goray, Charlotte Hains, Barbara Hulka, Deborah Kendig, Rosemary Mortimer, John Mounts, Jana Peach, William Sharp, Evelyn Shields, Doris Stahly, Milada Vanicek, and Dolores Wilkie.

Musical wonders

Waverly Elementary School's Music Department is singing the praises of its students. Third-grader Caitlyn Nuger has been elected to as a member of the Beginning Choir, and fifth-grader Matthew Somer has been elected to the Training Choir of the prestigious Children's Chorus of Maryland.

Five talented instrumental musicians were chosen to represent the school in the Howard County Elementary Band: flutists Elizabeth Commander and Laura Taylor, clarinetist Claire Boman, saxophonist Sarah Tursell and bass clarinetist Jaclyn Fasano.

Local rain forest

Sixteen Waverly third graders made their own African rain forest as a social studies project.

Under the direction of teacher Rosemary Dodds, the students researched native flora and fauna and created an authentic display. The hard-working students are Andrew Alshire, Robbie Carper, Marianne Dodds, Michael Greenbaum, Michael Haas, Matt Keagle, Lindsay Kostelnik, Sam McMenamin, Amy Meador, Bennett Myers, Megan Reymann, Timothy Shneir, Rachel Spivey, Caitlin Tencher, Rebecca Tursell, and Abby Williams.all


Holy Week schedule

This week will be full of Holy Week services.

At Trinity Episcopal Church at 7474 Washington Blvd. in Elkridge, services are held at 7 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday and at noon Wednesday. At 6: 30 p.m. on Maundy Thursday, a simple meal will be shared followed by the Eucharist, blessing of the Easter food and stripping of the altar. Good Friday liturgies are at noon and 7 p.m. On Easter Sunday, Holy Eucharist services will be at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m., with an Easter egg hunt at 11: 30 a.m.

Epiphany Lutheran Church, at 9122 Sybert Drive in Ellicott City, will hold a "Service of Shadows" or Tenebrae Service at 7: 30 p.m. on Thursday. At 9 a.m. on Easter Sunday, all are invited to the church for its annual Moravian-style Easter breakfast. The church service begins at 10: 30 a.m. and will include Holy Communion, a children's sermonette and performances by brass musicians Jay and Julie Berwanger and vocalist Craig Smith.

Kendrick appointed

Elkridge's Kendrick family is pleased to announce that Jamie Kendrick has been appointed by Gov.Parris N. Glendening to the Maryland Higher Education Commission. After confirmation by the state Senate, Mr. Kendrick will serve a one-year term beginning July 1. The commission coordinates higher education policy.

The Goucher College sophomore has said his priorities on the commission would be to focus on mathematics and English skills and to protect student financial aid. Mr. Kendrick served as student member of the Maryland State Board of Education for 1993-1994.

Pub Date: 4/01/96

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