HAVE YOU seen beautiful little angels gracing the community? They are part of a project Allison Burns created that earned her the Gold Award, the highest in Girl Scouting.
Allison, concerned about community harmony, led Troop 1046 in making and painting angels to display at day care centers, libraries, churches, schools and private businesses. Each angel carries a plaque reminding its recipient -- and all who see the angel -- to promote "community harmony to all."
Allison, a 1997 graduate of Glenelg High School, received the Gold Award last month. Through her project, Allison hopes to remind Howard County residents of what is important -- "helping others and living in a community that is filled with love and support of each other."
Allison believes, as she heads to college to major in psychology and physical therapy in the fall, that the impact of her project will continue to be felt.
Besides her work in Girl Scouts, Allison was a cheerleader at Glenelg for four years and was squad captain for one year. She also worked part time at the Lisbon Children's Christian Care Center.
She lives with her parents, Doug and Amy Burns, her brother, Neal, and sister, Laura, in Woodbine. Her Scout leaders are Pam Wright and her mother.
If your child received a great invitation, you would do everything you could to make sure he could accept.
The Amateur Athletic Union recently honored the Western Howard County 14-and-under Mighty Hawks baseball travel team with an invitation to represent Maryland in its national invitational tournament.
Parents of the players are scrambling to raise $20,000 to send their talented boys to Orlando, Fla., for the tournament, July 25 through Aug. 2. They are having some fun inventing unusual fund-raising techniques.
Lynda Horsman reports that the team will sponsor Basket Bingo at the Clarksville Fire Hall near the corner of Routes 108 and 32 July 18. Play bingo and win Longaberger Baskets. Doors open at 6 p.m., and bingo begins at 7 p.m.
The cost is $15 a person for 20 games. Each game carries a prize of a basket. Door prizes and a raffle are also planned.
The Fifth District Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary will serve refreshments. There is a 100-player limit for bingo. Call Nancy Cornelius at 301-854-9881 or Lynda Horsman at 410-997-4426.
Bob Cornelius coaches the Mighty Hawks. You might see him, with other Mighty Hawk parents, busing tables or making boxes at the Clarksville Pizza Hut from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday evenings.
Pizza Hut owners graciously agreed to contribute a portion of their proceeds for four Mondays to the Mighty Hawks in return for parents helping at the store.
Bring your team or your family to the Clarksville Pizza Hut or order carry out on Mondays and help the team go to Orlando. If you'd like to make a contribution to the team, call Nancy Cornelius.
Gethsemane Baptist Church in Glenwood announces nine "Terrific Tuesdays" for children in first through fifth grades. Children will spend Tuesdays from 9: 30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bible study, lunch (bring your own), games and other recreation.
Activities include trips, a "water day" and a party.
Volunteers at work
Western Howard residents have great vitality. There is a genuine eagerness to help others in our neighborhoods. People willingly work hard in schools, churches, 4-H, Scouts and youth sports leagues.
When a family here is in need, our community reaches out to help. There are reliable folks who seem to be ready to volunteer.
You have a chance to let the county know who you think makes a difference in volunteer work. Nominate someone for Howard County's Volunteer of the Year.
Maybe you will nominate Donna Kelley of West Friendship who works on parent teacher associations, boosters' clubs, the Western Howard County Coalition and as a school and sports volunteer.
There are nearly 60 churches in Western Howard County that depend on volunteers.
Maybe someone from your church who helps quietly, like Vida Vaskys who runs the Youth Choir at St. Michael's, will be your nominee.
Janet Cremeans, who helps at St. Andrew's church, in the Cattail River Garden Club, and in many other ways may win your nomination.
Or maybe it will be Pat Nolan or Dan Gilbert, who have touched the lives of hundreds of youngsters through their work with youth and sports.
You may nominate individuals, groups and businesses. Information or a nomination form: 410-313-2022
The Howard County Youth Horse Show is Saturday at Schooley Mill Park on Hall Shop Road in Highland. This is an opportunity to see children from several Howard County 4-H Clubs participate in four divisions of showmanship. Western classes and much more will follow. Information: 410-313-2707.
"Are we there yet?" You've heard those words, if you've ever been on a long car trip with a child. Register your child now for a program called, "Are We There Yet?" at the Lisbon Community Library.
The program of stories and activities about travel for 2- to 5-year-olds begins at 2 p.m. July 14. Information or registration: 410-489-4290.
Clean up and help out
If you clean out your basement or garage this summer and wonder where to get rid of all your treasures, consider Scout troops, churches and schools.
Boy Scout Troop 737 in Clarksville needs a trailer to use for hauling camping equipment, bikes, and other gear. Information: 410-442-1263.
Pub Date: 7/03/97