AS 4-H ENTHUSIASTS, the Howard County Fair Board and eager exhibitors prepare for the 1996 Howard County Fair, the Maryland State 4-H leadership honored several area 4-H dynamos.
Jennifer Bly and Susan Luchansky will attend the National 4-H Youth Conference in Memphis, Tenn., this fall. They won trips to the event by submitting outstanding record books and being interviewed about their work in 4-H.
Jennifer carries projects in beef, sheep, and swine. She tenaciously maintains record books for all three projects and combines them into a fourth book for an agriculture project.
Susan Luchansky carries many projects and "does well in all of them," according to 4-H program assistant Jane Stull.
Susan bakes, does stitchery, consumer education, crafts, and food and nutrition projects. She combines these skills in a curriculum called personal development.
Jennifer and Susan are also outstanding in Junior Leadership, Stull says.
Shirley Geis of Clarksville leads the Howard County Spur and Stirrup 4-H Club. Friends were pleased to see that she recently received the Maryland State Dorothy Emerson 4-H Citizenship Award, given to someone who "exemplifies sterling citizenship characteristics, a love of and commitment to quality of life for all in the community, county, state, country and world."
Geis leads the 60 members of her 4-H club in horse projects, but she is as interested in their academic and personal growth as in their equestrian enterprises.
Charles and Judy Iager are great supporters of 4-H in Howard County. The former leaders of the Dairy Club give animals to youngsters, sponsored a raffle to send the Howard County Dairy Judging Team to Scotland and did much more. They received the Maryland State 4-H Mylo Downey leadership award for initiative, innovation, and dedication to 4-H.
Dick Ireland reports that Chapelgate Presbyterian Church in Marriottsville will present Joni Eareckson Tada Aug. 2.
Tada, a broadcaster and author of 20 books, will tell an amazing story. She became a quadriplegic after a diving accident in the Chesapeake Bay. She learned to paint, holding a brush in her teeth.
Now she has a Christian ministry show called "Joni and Friends," based in California.
If you wish to hear her speak about the successes in her life, join members of Chapelgate. The church holds 1,300 people. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Chapelgate is at 2600 Marriottsville Road. Call 442-5800.
Route 32 widening
The new Route 32 segment from Route 108 to Pindell School Road is open, and some folks are thinking about the proposed widening of Route 32 from Route 108 to Interstate 70.
If your community association or homeowners' group would like to know more about the project or talk to the planners, you may call Robert Sanders, the project planning director, at 545-8513.
The planners will be happy to make a presentation to your group or answer your questions.
Experienced Boy Scout leader George Mader is organizing a new Boy Scout troop, Troop 72.
The troop will meet at Shepherd of the Glen Lutheran Church in Glenwood.
Boys ages 11 to 17 may call him at (301) 854-0198.
Pub Date: 7/25/96