Meals on Wheels needs help on Ferndale-Linthicum route

NEIGHBORS

December 15, 1996|By Rosalie Falter | Rosalie Falter,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

NANCY SHORES, program administrator for Meals on Wheels of Anne Arundel County, is issuing a plea for volunteers to deliver meals to people living in Ferndale and Linthicum who are unable to prepare meals for themselves.

Shores said the route, which has served the area for more than 20 years, desperately needs help to continue.

This is a way for neighbors to help neighbors who because of injury, illness or disability cannot prepare their own meals. The program needs a commitment of about two hours, one or two days a month. Teams of two people, a driver and visitor, deliver meals from 11 a.m. to about 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Meals are picked up in insulated containers at the Pascal Senior Center on Dorsey Road. The driver delivers the lunch and dinner and stays for a few minutes to ensure the client is well.

At the end of the shift, the empty container is dropped off at St. John Lutheran Church on Maple Road in Linthicum.

If you can give some time to this project, call Margaret Smith, 761-6906, or the Meals on Wheels Office, 263-5444.

Scouts hike trail

Renewing an old tradition, five Scouts and six adults from Boy Scout Troop 550 spent three days recently hiking the Appalachian Trail from Pennsylvania to West Virginia.

During the hike, the Scouts visited Pen Mar, High Rock, Annapolis Overlook, Lambs Knoll, Washington Monument State Park, Gathland State Park, Weverton Cliffs, Harpers Ferry and a part of the historic C&O Towpath.

Participants were Scouts John Henkel, Cory Senter, Danny Severn, Eli Senter and David Starr. Assistant Scoutmasters Philip Pitts and Bryan Senter accompanied the group for the entire trek.

Assistant Scoutmasters John McCarty and August Severn and committee members Valerie Severn and Cindy Senter acted as support team. Sara Senter, 8, accompanied her parents for the weekend outing and hiked several sections of the trail with her father.

The troop's next outing will be Friday through Sunday when members travel to the Baltimore Area Council's Broad Creek Scout Reservation.

For information about the troop or its activities, call committee member Joe Hyla, 766-8981.

Gift of Entertainment

Still looking for Christmas gifts, or maybe a treat for yourself?

How about this year's edition of the Entertainment Book being sold by neighborhood churches, schools and organizations?

The books cost $35. Baltimore South editions and some Baltimore North editions are offered.

Contact one of these groups:

The St. Philip Neri Church Youth Ministry, 6405 Orchard Road. Stop by the Religion Center Monday through Friday or the rectory. Information: 859-3488.

St. John Lutheran Church, 300 W. Maple Road. Stop by the church office, or call 859-0020 or 987-8150.

The Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights; call Irene Newhouse, 859-5224.

Ferndale United Methodist Church, 117 Ferndale Road. Call Don Eschenbach, 768-0592.

The Linthicum Lions Club; call Harry Brown, 859-8899.

Pub Date: 12/15/96

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