President of Block Watch is resigning

September 25, 1996|By Consella A. Lee | Consella A. Lee,SUN STAFF

After nearly three years as president of the Glen Burnie Block Watch of Glen Gardens, Ida L. Hilditch will resign from her position Tuesday.

Paul S. Heck, second vice president of the Block Watch, will replace Hilditch, who is moving.

Hilditch, who has lived in Glen Burnie for more than 30 years, formed the Block Watch nearly three years ago when she discovered that other residents shared her concern about vandalism, break-ins and youths drag-racing along residential streets.

Since then, the Block Watch, which publishes a monthly newsletter in Glen Gardens, has grown from 16 member households to 241 member households. "I think Ida has done such a superb job in building a solid foundation for this community," said Kathy Gentry, secretary of the Block Watch.

Life in the community is better now, residents said, but the block watch left little personal time for Hilditch, 62.

Quitting her position and deciding to move wasn't easy, said Hilditch, but it was time for both, though she has no regrets about her tenure as president.

Pub Date: 9/25/96

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