Church Trumpets Its Grand New Pipe Organ


April 21, 1997|By Jean Leslie | Jean Leslie,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

EMORY UNITED Methodist Church invites the community to celebrate its new pipe organ during worship at 10: 30 a.m. Sunday. The celebration will continue with a 4 p.m. organ concert.

The instrument replaces a 95-year-old pipe organ, which "groaned and moaned," says church member Lee Davis.

Guest organist for the 10: 30 a.m. service will be Peter Luley, president of Luley & Associates, the company that built the organ.

The guest organist at 4 p.m. will be Gordon Turk, a professor of music at West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

The new organ was paid for by three years of fund raising by church members, who have served many a church dinner to gather the necessary money.

Emory United Methodist Church is at 3810 Church Road, a block north of Main Street, Ellicott City.

Information: 410-465-6162.

Cockney accents

This weekend, Centennial High School will present the classic Lerner and Loewe musical "My Fair Lady," featuring a cast of 65.

Starring in the production are Adam Rose as Professor Henry Higgins, Taylor Watkins as Colonel Pickering, Megan Terrill as Eliza Doolittle and Ryan Pierce as Alfred P. Doolitle.

Drama teacher Mo Dutterer is the director, and the choreography is by Tina Marie DeSimone of Burn Brae Dinner Theatre.

The show starts at 7: 30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and at 2: 30 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are $7 and go on sale at the school today. Information: 410-313-2856.

Pet pals

Early in the school year, Deep Run Elementary School fifth-grader Katelyn Deranger started a project on the subject of pets.

With the help of teacher Heidi Chapman, Katelyn's project grew into the Pet Pals club, which held its first meeting in November.

The club, which numbers 19 students, meets each month in Chapman's classroom. Katelyn is the club's president; other officers are Corey Cohen, vice president; Philip Browne, secretary; and Natasha Clark, treasurer.

A monthly newsletter communicates club events.

The club has found homes for pets in the Deep Run School community.

It also has held a Shelter Pet Drive to collect pet food and toys for animals in Animal Control's shelter. Each member colored and placed two "Adopt a Shelter Pet" posters.

Under Chapman's supervision, the club's officers volunteered at Bethany Animal Hospital on March 9 for Animal Advocates' "Spayathon."

Animal Advocates of Howard County is a sponsor of the children's club.

Pet Pals members Chris Holden and Karen Ramsey sponsored a pet photograph contest in March.

In the contest's canine category, a photo of fourth-grader T. C. Stepp and his dog, Hollywood, won first prize.

Tied for second prize were photos of reading specialist Paula Silverstein and kindergartner Timmy Stapleton and their respective dogs. A photo of Kimberly Baker and her dog won third prize.

The winner in the cat category was a photo of Thomas Blondo and his pet.

Meghn Meal won a prize for her picture of her hamster.

Bread and wine

Fifth-graders at First Lutheran Church gathered there April 12 and -- under the guidance of Jane Evans and Diaconal Minister Audrey Forbes -- baked the bread used in their First Communion.

After the baking, the children joined the church's middle-school youth group and Pastor Bob Lewis for a party at the Splashdown Center in Columbia.

The students received their First Communion on April 13.

The confirmation class included Stephanie Anderson, Lauren Brill, Meghan Carpenter, Jessica Daymude, James Dress, William Eberhart, Ryan Flach, Brenda Harkins, Brad Layman, David Lingeman, Steven Lujan, George Maier, Michael McCoy, Megan McCuan, Michelle Meinl, Patrick Miles, Adam Ostovitz, Jimmy Sapia, Scott Schmoeller, Charles Severn, Christopher Smith, Kelly Swinson, Jeff Tallman, Carrie Tufts, Ashleigh Worsham and Gregory Zalenski.

Historic Ellicott

The Howard County Tourism Council has taken one more step toward putting Ellicott City in the limelight.

Tours of the historic district led by newly trained volunteer guides began at 2 p.m. yesterday.

The guides recently completed a course on the history of Ellicott City.

New tour guides are Patsy Bryan, Steve Bockmiller, Rick Godfrey, Ed Lilley and Cindy Hirshberg. Yesterday's tours were their final exam.

"Each guide's tour is a little different," said Karen Justice, director of the Tourism Council.

Tours will be offered at 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at the Visitor's Center, in the lower floor of the Main Street post office. Each tour takes about 75 minutes.

Those taking the tour should wear walking shoes to navigate the hilly portions of Ellicott City.

For adults, the cost is $5.50; for seniors and children older than 12, the cost is $4.50. There is no charge for children younger than 12.

Information: 410-313-1900.

Pub Date: 4/21/97

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