Scout directs cleanup at St. Peter's Episcopal

Neighbors

September 16, 1996|By Jean Leslie | Jean Leslie,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

BOY SCOUT Jason McDuffie, member of Troop 305, recently completed his Eagle Project at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Ellicott City. Trees and shrubs blocked drivers' view of the road as they left the driveway. The front of the rectory and church needed clearing, and schoolrooms and hallways inside needed painting.

Jason directed the project, using his fellow Scouts and family as workers. The group first cleared shrubbery, investing more than 100 hours in this phase alone. Then they painted three classrooms, the hallway, and some outside doors.

By the time Jason's team finished, Saint Peter's Church members had a safer view for drivers. And members are enjoying the fresh paint.

Jason's Eagle Court of Honor will be held at 2 p.m. Nov. 10 at Saint Peter's Episcopal Church.

New pastor welcomed

Epiphany Lutheran Church in Ellicott City welcomes new pastor Joe Bailey, who is completing his final year at Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia.

Bailey did his undergraduate work at the University of Baltimore and received his master's degree in history at Morgan College. He is a Navy veteran.

He has also spent time in El Salvador and Guatemala where, under Lutheran Church sponsorship, he was part of humanitarian projects.

Joe brings his wife, Michelle, and his four children to the church community.

Cub Scout Olympics

At this summer's Cub Scout Olympics, the little guys shadowed the big guys in Atlanta: shot put, discus and the 50-yard dash.

In the shot put, Kevin Westerveldt won the gold medal for 7-year-olds. Dennis Raines won the gold and Chris Doyle the bronze for 8-year-olds. Keith Fleischmann won the gold and Jason Douglas the silver for 9-year-olds. And Joey Munson won the gold and Matthew Bemenek the silver for 10-year-olds.

In the discus, Kevin Westerveldt won the gold for 7-year-olds. Andrew Gerlowski won the silver and David Pearman the bronze for 7-year-olds. Dennis Raines won the gold, Zach Alexander the silver and Matthew House won the bronze for 8-year-olds. And Kraig Nussbaum won the gold, Keith Fleischmann the silver, and Jason Douglas the bronze for 9-year-olds. Joey Munson won the gold and Andrew White the silver medal for 10-year-olds.

In the 50-yard dash, Casey Mediary won the gold, Kevin Albertini the silver, and Kevin Zhang won the bronze for 7-year-olds. Mark Gravdahl won the gold, Joshua Browning the silver, and Zach Alexander won the bronze for 8-year-olds. Stephen Czabaranek won the silver and Keith Fleischmann won the bronze for 9-year-olds. And Joey Munson won the silver and Andrew White the bronze for the 10-year-olds.

'Heritage Hi-Jinx'

This weekend, Historic Ellicott City will be host to "Heritage Hi-Jinx," where you can enjoy some old-fashioned fun.

As its contribution to Heritage Hi-Jinx, the Patapsco Female Institute will screen "The Goddess," a 1957 Hollywood film made Ellicott City. The film will be shown in PFI's outdoor theater 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Tickets cost $8 in advance, $10 at the door. To order, call $H 465-8500 and leave a message.

Elkridge Elementary

Here's the early news from Elkridge Elementary School: The school building, just 2 years old, now houses 31 classes of kindergarten through fifth grade students -- a big school!

Seven new staff members have been hired for the year, including media specialist Lois Nicholson, media assistant Carol Redmond, Ivye Parzornik, Roberta Rosnik and Barbara Verbos in special education, Yung-Soon Naill in vocal music and Todd DeCrispino in physical education.

Elkridge Elementary congratulates the students who successfully completed the Summer Reading Program: Eva Grabowski, Beth Harrington, Charles Elmer, Ciara Handy, Andrew Bauman, Eric Thompson, Erin Bayne, Joseph Pettus, Mitchell Donovan, Preston Donovan, Alyssa Larkin, Samantha Larkin, Samantha Rice, Chelsea Maymon, Freddie Reitz, Sky Word, Robbie Lisle, Bradley Reitz, Lea Sanders, Matt Lisle, Jennifer Lisle, Michael Lisle, Luke Bauman, Max Word, Meghan Dwyer, and Kyle Bayne.

Manor Woods arts program

This week, Manor Woods Elementary School's PTA Cultural Arts Committee will sponsor an artist-in-residence program, with Slim Harrison of Sugartree Music.

Harrison will spend each school day introducing the students to traditional folk culture through small group workshops and hands-on activities.

The Cultural Arts Committee is co-chaired by parents Terry Zemel and Diane Oakes and supported by teacher Linda Feldmesser.

Church Pioneer Clubs

Ellicott City Assembly of God on Route 144 is starting Pioneer Clubs for girls and boys, offering Scouting-type activities in a Christian environment. The first meeting of the clubs will be from 7 to 8: 30 p.m. Wednesday. All children in the community are welcome.

Leaders include Barbara Gibson for children ages 3 to 5, Debbie Ford for children in first and second grades, Gretchen Stangle for girls in third and fourth grades, Patty Wecker for girls in fifth and sixth grades, and Jeff Glanzer and Steve Wecker for boys in third through sixth grades.

For information, call club coordinator Carla Bradford at 461-4555.

Pub Date: 9/16/96

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