Lions Club lauds business community members


March 23, 1997|By Rosalie Falter | Rosalie Falter,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

LINTHICUM'S LIONS Club, a group of caring people dedicated to serving those in need, held a special program during its regular meeting Monday at Our Place Restaurant to honor three recipients of "Linthicum's Best Business Person" award.

The Lions felt there were people who should be recognized for their participation and dedication to community service. Of the many nominees, Walt Eger, John Gigliotti and Julius Tauber were selected.

As the awards were presented, club President Evonne Theiz said: "This is an opportunity to say thank you. We want to let people know there are good and honest businessmen and women in the community. We appreciate everything you have done for Linthicum. You don't have to be a Carnegie; we can make a difference."

Eger, owner of Walt Eger's Service Center on Wedeman Avenue, has been in business for 25 years and is an active member of the community. He was lauded as a businessman who provides honest and dependable service. He is a member of the West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce and several auto service associations and joined the Linthicum Lions Club two weeks ago.

Gigliotti has been a dentist in the Linthicum area for more than 32 years, with an office on North Hammonds Ferry Road. He, along with his wife, Joy, and office staff have contributed many hours to community service and supported flea markets and other events, raising money for such causes as Sarah's House, the Salvation Army, North County Emergency Outreach Network, Park Elementary School, Chesapeake Hospice, South Baltimore Men's Shelter and the Equident Program.

Gigliotti also has provided free dental services to the needy. He recognizes and thanks his patients through annual free events that include "Hot Dog Day," a children's day and a roller skating party. He is a member of the Anne Arundel and Maryland State dental societies, the American Dental Association and the American Association of Cosmetic Dentistry.

"Junior" Tauber is the owner of Tauber's Service Inc., a towing company on South Camp Meade Road. The business opened in 1947 with an Amoco filling station and has grown to include a service fleet of some 10 trucks.

Many times, until his retirement in 1995, Tauber assisted those in need of towing and could be counted on any hour of the day or night. His son, Michael, now runs the business.

Tauber is a member of St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, and the Linthicum-Shipley Improvement Association. He celebrates 50 years in business this month.

Ecumenical service

You are invited to participate in a special Good Friday ecumenical service sponsored by the Linthicum Clergy Group.

Brief worship services will take place at four Linthicum churches within walking distance of each other.

The services begin at noon with Stations of the Cross at St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church. Participants then will process to Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church, St. Christopher's Episcopal Church and St. John Lutheran Church for a brief service at each stop.

A cross will be carried in between stops by youths from each church. Those who wish to drive instead of walk may do so.

Pub Date: 3/23/97

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