118th Clarksville picnic a time for feasting, visiting, relaxation


June 27, 1996|By Sally Buckler | Sally Buckler,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

FEASTING, VISITING, laughter and relaxation are on the agenda for the 118th edition of the Clarksville picnic.

Beginning at noon Saturday, thousands of folks will gather on the grounds of St. Louis Church in Clarksville for the classic gathering.

There will be games, prizes, a ham and fried chicken dinner and much more. You can bid on more than 100 silent auction items, including a free class on fly fishing, a baseball signed by Cal Ripken Jr., Orioles tickets for July 4, collectibles, getaway weekends, tickets to local attractions, services, meals and more.

Stop by the used-book sale to peruse the huge collection or find a treasure at the white elephant sale. Indulge your appetite at the bake stand or with ice cream, cotton candy, pizza, hamburgers or hot dogs.

There is something for young and old. Play bingo in the air-conditioned school auditorium, listen to a Dixieland band at 3 p.m. or a country-western band at 7 p.m.

St. Louis Church is on Route 108 in Clarksville, west of Route 32. Free parking will be available.

Call 531-6040.

Golden anniversary

John M. Gordon Jr. moved to Jennings Chapel Road when he was 13 and began sixth grade at Lisbon Elementary and High School. Noreen Layton moved to that school from Florence Elementary School.

Tomorrow, the two will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary privately with their daughters Jan Gordon and Eileen Clark at the home on St. Michael's Road where Noreen Layton Gordon grew up.

They were married at the parsonage at Poplar Springs United Methodist Church.

Today, Jan Gordon calls the Layton farm home and Clark is a music teacher at West Friendship Elementary School. Clark perhaps followed in the footsteps of her mother, who worked as an instructional assistant for the first grade at Lisbon Elementary School for many years.

Clark's son, Timothy, just graduated from Virginia Tech and will go to Kansas State for graduate work in the fall.

Bon voyage concert

During the summer, people are on the move. This year, much of the traveling we hear about in Western Howard County is intercontinental. The Glenelg High School Jazz Band will go to Europe for three weeks next month to play at the Montreaux Festival in Switzerland and at the North Sea Jazz Festival in Denmark. If you want to feel the band's excitement, attend its bon voyage concert July 7 at 8 p.m. at the Lakefront in Columbia.

Off to Osaka

Mike Unglesbee of Mount Airy will travel to Osaka, Japan, next year on a scholarship from the Association of International Education, Japan.

The Towson State University junior accepted the all-expenses-paid AIEJ Peace and Friendship Scholarship, the first ever received by a Towson student. Unglesbee, who carries double majors in international and Asian studies, will spend his year at Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka.

Swiss student

Michael Hadad, 17, who is from Switzerland, will join the Gary and Susan Rosenbaum family in August for a year. Michael will attend River Hill High School in its inaugural year, with Marni, the Rosenbaums' daughter.

The multilingual exchange student, who comes to the Rosenbaums by way of the Educational Foundation, enjoys martial arts, music, soccer, hiking and fitness activities.

If you are interested in sponsoring a foreign student for part of the summer or for a year, call Lisa Solomon of the Educational Foundation.

Solomon is placing French students for stays with local families from Wednesday until July 28.

French teen-agers will experience home stays to discover what it's like to live with an American family for a short time.

All of the students speak English and bring their own spending money. You may play host to a student from one of several countries for the school year.

Call Solomon at 461-7362.

Dairy ambassador

Chris Seymour, a recent Glenelg High School graduate, is in Scotland with the Maryland 4-H dairy judging team.

This team won first place in the National Dairy Judging Contest and is representing the United States at the international competition in Scotland.

Reflections winner

Brad Long, son of Barbara and Christopher Long of Lisbon, won first place in the state for his entry in the photography category of the PTA Reflections contest.

Brad, who attends Lisbon Elementary School and will be in third grade next year, won in the primary division of the contest "Just Open Your Eyes and See."

Pub Date: 6/27/96

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