Mount Hebron marchers win first prize in parade


November 25, 1996|By Jean Leslie | Jean Leslie,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

CONGRATULATIONS to Mount Hebron High School's Marching Unit which, for the third year in a row, won first prize at the Mummers Parade in Frederick on Nov. 2.

The parade is the largest nighttime parade on the East Coast, with more than 100,000 people watching.

The children marched in 36-degree weather in a stiff wind.

Principal Addie Kaufman attended -- and sat bundled up -- to support her school.

You can hear Mount Hebron's music at 7: 30 p.m Dec. 17 and 18 at the school's winter concert.

Seasonal treats

Epiphany Lutheran Church, located in Ellicott City, is one of our community's many churches celebrating Thanksgiving in worship. The Thanksgiving Eve service begins at 7: 30 p.m.

Friday, the Ellicott City B&O Railroad Station Museum opens its annual Christmas exhibit.

The exhibit features three train gardens, a huge multilevel garden with nine trains, re-enactors creating an 1863 Maryland Christmas and a private collection of antique and collectible toys.

The exhibit is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Monday to Feb. 2, with extended hours between Christmas and New Year's Day.

Tickets are $3 for adults, $2 for seniors and $1 for children.

Call 461-1944 for details.

Junior Santas

In December, volunteers from the Elkridge Area Jaycees will again don red cap and white beard, chuckle knowingly, and pass out treats to the children.

This Santa will ask for a donation, which will benefit the Johns Hopkins Children Center.

Santa visits to homes and businesses will begin Dec. 6 and continue through Dec. 23.

You'll need to book ahead with the popular man in red. Call the Santa Hotline at least two weeks in advance at 379-8066.

Young musicians and artists

Dunloggin Middle School's percussion ensemble, woodwind choir and flute and clarinet ensembles performed for the National bTC Middle School Association Convention at Baltimore Convention Center Oct. 31.

Under the direction of band director Diana Uttenreither, the musicians entertained more than 10,000 educators -- and received rave reviews.

Art work of three Dunloggin eighth-grade students' was on exhibit at Historic Savage Mill on Nov. 15.

The exhibit, "Rediscovering Totemic Images," included the work of Allison Barber, YiYi Wang and Svetlana Yarosh.

New babies

Joanne Jesilionis of Dunloggin Middle School's front office, is proud grandmother of twins, born to son Rob Stershic and his wife Stella.

Rob spent his childhood in Ellicott City and was a popular swim coach at Forest Hill Swim Club.

The twins, Jessica Marie and Robert Paul III, were born Oct. 21.

New Americans

At an Oct. 21 naturalization ceremony, several members of Ellicott City's Col. Thomas Dorsey Chapter of the Daughters of the Revolution helped to welcome 44 of Maryland's newest citizens. After the swearing-in ceremony, Jean Ehler welcomed the new Americans.

Clara Kimbro led the group in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.

Refreshments were served by Eleanor Pecar, Polly Hopkins, Bettie Mundorf and Ehler.

The ceremony was held in Greenbelt's District Courthouse.

St. John's Lane

In St. John's Lane Elementary School's recent student council elections, no foreign money changed hands, and no mud flew on the playground.

Winners are Maureen Kelley, president; Jennifer Cascio, vice president; Jessica Galindo, treasurer, and Clarissa Bottesini, secretary.

The Columbia Bank is displaying art work by students in the school.

Artists include Brady Price, Erin McAninch, Bonny Garrett, Jeanette Frande, Brian Mothershead, Katelyn Baird, Jessica Grimshaw, D. J. Salonga, Ron Li, Stephen Maldonado, Jessica McCann, Emily Yakowenko and Ashley Langmead.

The school community recently sponsored meals of appreciation for teachers and bus drivers.

Losses at Deep Run

Deep Run Elementary School community has suffered two losses within the past month.

Instructional aide Anna Terri Majchrowicz was killed in an automobile accident Oct. 28 on her way home from the school.

Principal Yvonne Harrison notes, "We will miss her warmth and sunshine."

Daniel Tischler, a former student at Deep Run Elementary and brother of third-grader Jeremy Tischler, died of leukemia Nov. 11. Daniel attended Deep Run from second through fifth grade and was well loved in the community.

Pub Date: 11/25/96

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