Lions Club toasts winners of scholarship at annual event


July 08, 1996|By Lois Szymanski | Lois Szymanski,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

ON JUNE 27 THE Silver Run/Union Mills Lions Club held its annual Scholarship and Installation Night. Forty-one people attended the meeting at the St. Mary's United Church of Christ social hall in Silver Run.

Speaker John Seaman, a Westminster High School vice principal, talked of the rewards ahead for George I. Bemiller Scholarship award winners Julie Bitzel and Robert Gorsuch.

Julie, daughter of Fred and Carmella Bitzel of Union Mills, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship. She plans to attend Carroll Community College with a major in psychology and a minor in communications.

Robert, son of Silver Run residents Robert and Marcia Gorsuch, was also awarded a $1,000 scholarship. He plans to attend Carroll Community College with a major in business administration.

The Lions Club also held its annual installation, with Marion Carmack presiding. Carmack is a former district governor and a member of the New Market Lions Club.

Former club President Ed Sanders handed the gavel to the new president, John Hopkins. New officers include First Vice President Nicki Florentine, Second Vice President Doug Timmons, Third Vice President John Leister, Secretary Ray Haines, Treasurer John Stuffle, lion tamer Guy Brewer and tail twister Leroy Murdock.

Ravens tickets raffle

The Westminster Optimist Club is holding a raffle for two season passes to Baltimore Ravens games. A drawing will be held July 31.

A chance to win costs $5. For information on how to purchase a raffle ticket, contact any member of the Westminster Optimist Club or call Dale Lippy at 876-7993.

The Westminster club held its second annual pizza fund-raiser for 1996 at the recent Carroll County Air Show. With superb TTC weather and a large turnout, the club added to its community fund.

Member Al Liebno reports that the club overcame difficulty with the ovens, forging ahead through the heat of the day. By the end of the two-day event, things had gotten so hot that members Dale Lippy and Henry Lysy cooled off with water from the soda coolers.

Quilt to be auctioned

The Carroll County Farm Museum is holding a silent auction for a handmade quilt to be awarded during the Forgotten Arts Festival on Aug. 17 and 18. The quilt is on display in the museum's administration building.

Bids may be placed at the museum from 8 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 4: 30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Bidding will close July 28.

The raffle quilt measures 92 by 100 inches and is mostly white, with a "Road to the Farm" design worked into it. The quilt top was pieced by Nadine Trimmer of York, Pa., in 1966, the year the Farm Museum opened to the public.

Lois Szymanski's Central neighborhood column appears every Monday in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.

Pub Date: 7/08/96

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