Student's banner is a winner


February 26, 1997|By Bonita Formwalt | Bonita Formwalt,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

A BANNER designed by Laura Horne, a 17-year-old senior at Glen Burnie High School, was selected to represent Maryland at a celebration of National Youth Art Month in Washington next month.

Laura's banner was chosen from more than 300 entries submitted by Maryland students to the Council for Art Education in Boston. It will be flown next week, along with flags from the other states, at the Old Post Office Pavilion, 12th St. and Pennsylvania Ave. N.W..

The entries were to depict state symbols, an appreciation of art and the Youth Art Month logo.

Laura's winning design uses the Maryland flag as a background and includes a few whimsical touches that incorporate the state symbols, black-eyed Susan and blue crab.

"There's a crab using a map of Maryland as a palette painting the flowers and the symbol of the Youth Art Month," explained Laura.

Her design was submitted as part of a project for an art class taught by Christine O'Neill. The designs of two fellow Glen Burnie students were among the five finalists, O'Neill said.

Seniors Kristy Pence and Anthony Meadors finished fourth and fifth, respectively.

The finalists' original drawings have been framed and will be on display in the State House Saturday when Frances Glendening, Maryland's first lady, opens Maryland Youth Art Month.

Helping hands for the hungry

The kitchen of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church was busy Sunday when 135 junior and senior high youths gathered to prepare food for the hungry at the 14th annual Shelter-A-Thon.

In addition to the student volunteers, 52 parents and teachers helped supervise the preparation and delivery of food.

Organized by youth coordinator Sharon Morgan and assistant coordinator Joy Wilburt, the event provided soups, casseroles, cookies and treats for distribution at four area shelters.

"We had adult volunteers come in as early as 8 a.m. on Sunday to start the soup stocks," said Wilburt. "Around 10 a.m. the youths started to arrive, and they cooked in shifts until around 3: 30 p.m."

At the final tally, 54 gallons of soup, nine gallons of spaghetti sauce, 20 casseroles and 98 dozen cookies were ready for delivery to Sarah's House, Oasis, My Sister's Place and My Sister's Lodge.

All ingredients were donated by the church and the community.

The Shelter-a-Thon has changed over the years, Wilburt said. The event started as an overnight activity, but as the number of participants grew, it became necessary to change the program.

"It's taken different shapes over the years, but the goals are the same," said Wilburt.

While praising the efforts of the students from Holy Trinity's religious education program, Wilburt was quick to point out the often unsung heroes of the event.

"We just want to flat-out thank all the adults who help every year," she said. "We couldn't do this without their help."

Benefit bull roast set

Tickets are still available for the 7th Annual Bull & Oyster Roast to benefit the North County Emergency Outreach Network. It will be held from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. March 9 at the Columbian Center, 335 N. Ritchie Highway.

The event is sponsored by Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

Admission is $24 per person and includes a menu of pit beef, ham, oysters on the half-shell, oyster stew and roasted oysters. Beer and soft drinks are included. Music will be provided by local disc jockey David Pumphrey.

Two vacation packages -- one to Williamsburg, Va., and another to Ocean City -- will be raffled during the evening. Chances are $1 each.

Organizer Joe Weaver said that last year $1,400 was raised for NCEON, which provides food and emergency financial assistance to needy families.

For ticket information, call Weaver at 761-0427.

Pub Date: 2/26/97

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