Girl Scouts, chaperones leave for Southern tour


July 23, 1996|By Natalie Harvey | Natalie Harvey,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

FORTY-SIX Girl Scouts and their chaperones left this week for eight days of touring the South, including visits to historic sites and the Olympics in Atlanta.

The girls range from third grade to 12th grade and represent Brownie Troop 134, Junior Troops 2117, 187 and 643; Cadet Troop 1374 and Senior Troops 10 and 1185.

They worked for 15 months to raise $20,000 for the trip with car washes, bake sales and concession sales.

The girls held workshops at River Hill Village Community Center and made 200 dolls that will be donated to the Juliette Low Center's gift shop in Savannah, Ga., when they visit the facility.

One hundred clothespin dolls are clothed in the original Girl Scout uniform worn by Juliette Low, founder of the Girl Scouts, and the remaining dolls are handkerchief dolls, which were popular during the same era.

The girls will tour Florida's Okefenokee Swamp with a naturalist as their guide, spend a night aboard the vessel Yorktown, which is berthed at Fort Sumter, Charleston, S.C., where the Civil War began, and will spend two days at the Olympics.

On behalf of the troop, Girl Scout leaders Julie Cowell and Donna Wallick thank people, organizations and businesses who have helped them meet their financial goal:

Professional Firefighters of Howard County; Columbia Bank; Ruben and Ruben; Friendly's Restaurant; McDonald's Restaurant; Sunny's Surplus (where car washes were held); Clemens Crossing Elementary School; SMI Corp.; Giant Food; the Andleman family; Whiteford, Taylor & Preston; Visual Systems; Rhonda Moore; US Health Care; Howard County Radio Control Club; The Mall in Columbia and Patuxent Publishing.

Ice cream social

Debbie McCustion-Kahl, director of Resources for Family Growth Columbia Baptist Fellowship, invites one and all to an old-fashioned "Ice Cream Social" at the Meeting House, 5885 Robert Oliver Place in Oakland Mills on Aug. 4 at 6 p.m.

The event benefits Resources for Family Growth, and it's also a good time to sit and chat with neighbors and friends while enjoying ice cream.

Information: (410) 730-2026.

Guilford orientation

Guilford Elementary School, 7335 Oakland Mills Road, is offering its students a "jump start" on the 1996-1997 academic year from Aug. 5-19.

The morning language arts and math fun sessions from 9 a.m. to noon will be a summer learning camp for kindergarten, first and second-grade students.

Fourth- and fifth-graders will be offered "Crafts through Math" mathematics enrichment. The same group also will have the opportunity to take a morning session, "Electronic Research."

All classes will be taught by Guilford's teachers. Class sizes are limited, with preference given to Guilford students. When possible, students who do not attend the school will be $l accepted.

4 For information and registration, call 880-5930.

Vacation Bible school

Kristin Ditillo reminds New Hope Lutheran Church parents that there still is time to enroll children in vacation Bible school's morning sessions for the week beginning Monday.

The church's morning Bible group is studying the Book of Ruth at its Wednesday meetings, and the new member class meets Wednesday evenings.

For information, call (301) 498-7930.

Outstanding alumnus

Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, has named Betty Shepherd as Alumnus of the Year for her extensive community involvement in education.

The Long Reach Village resident is president of Owen Brown Middle School PTA and a volunteer on the Oakland Mills High School improvement team.

She serves as a volunteer financial counselor for the Maryland Cooperative Extension Service, was presented an honorary life membership by the Maryland Congress of Parents and Teachers and is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.

Columbia Pontiac Buick GMC dealership, which is owned by Betty and her husband, Richard, is an educational partner with Oakland Mills High.

Heading south

The Kings Contrivance board of directors bids a regretful farewell to Bernie Lindquist, who resigned from the Resident Architectural Committee to move to Charleston, S.C.

The position was filled immediately by Janet Riggins. Kings Contrivance Manager Anne Dodd expressed her thanks to both volunteers for serving their community.

She also invites residents to join the newly formed Beautification Planning Committee, which will be planning landscaping improvements for village open spaces and median strips. The village board has appropriated $2,000 to be used for a more attractive village.

Pool party

Residents of Kings Contrivance Village are invited to the annual neighborhood pool party at Dickinson Neighborhood pool from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 8.

Food, drinks and snacks will be provided by the Kings Contrivance Community Association, and there will be innovative games and contests.

The free tickets are limited and will be available at Amherst House in Kings Contrivance Village Shopping Center beginning Saturday.

Pub Date: 7/23/96

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