Boy Scout helps school get new sign


September 26, 1997|By Christy Kruhm | Christy Kruhm,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

ADAM DZIORNY moved one step closer to his goal of obtaining Boy Scouts' highest rank when he recently completed his Eagle Scout project.

Because of Adam's initiative, leadership and organization skills, Mount Airy Middle School is the recipient of a wooden sign boasting the school's colors and mascot. The sign is on the school's front lawn.

Adam collaborated with the school principal, Virginia Ashmore, on the design, organized fellow Scouts to help with installation and landscaping, and lined up financial backing from Mount Airy Rotary Club.

Adam, a junior at South Carroll High School and member of Boy Scout Troop 460 of Mount Airy, met with Scoutmaster Jim Morton, district advancement chairwoman Marilyn Potter, and a troop committee to plan his project during the summer.

The wooden sign was made by Mark Cheyne of Woodland Signs in Westminster.

Sun Nurseries of Lisbon donated landscaping plans and plants.

Mount Airy Rotary Club paid for the $2,500 project.

Ashmore is "tickled" with the sign.

Adam said: "The experience has taught me responsibility and leadership. I've learned how to communicate and take charge of a situation."

Adam is grateful to his parents, Paul and Gail Dziorny, for their encouragement and support.

Adam is looking forward to his Eagle Scout ceremony, planned )) for February.

Fire Department donation

Jeff Barnes presented Winfield Community Volunteer Fire Department with a $2,000 check in appreciation for help he received after a recent motorcycle accident.

The check was presented to President Gary Rains and EMS Capt. Rodney Valentine in a brief ceremony at Jeff Barnes Chevrolet Oldsmobile Inc. in Eldersburg yesterday.

The Winfield resident was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident May 19 at Routes 26 and 27 in Taylorsville.

Several off-duty firefighters came to Barnes' aid. He severed the main artery in his leg and was to taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.

After three surgeries and continuing physical therapy, Barnes is expected to make a full recovery.

Tourism center dedication

Mount Airy Tourism Center was officially dedicated Sept. 19 in a celebration that included local and state government dignitaries, speeches and a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Located in the Amoco station at Peacock Shopping Center on Route 27, the tourism center opened in May.

The center is staffed by volunteers and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Helen Malinak, volunteer coordinator, reports a steady flow of visitors.

Most have been traveling on Interstate 70 and stop to ask directions, for maps or for brochures on tourist attractions in Baltimore and Western Maryland.

Senior volunteers Roland Green and Edward Parenteau are in charge of keeping the center stocked with maps and brochures.

The job keeps them busy -- the center has handed out more than 1,000 Maryland maps since May.

More volunteers are needed. Training is provided.

Volunteers are asked to work a three-hour shift at least once a week.

Information: Malinak at 410-875-5696 or the center at 410-857-2983.

Yard sale

The Fall Kidstuff Yard Sale gets under way at 8 a.m. tomorrow at Mount Airy Elementary School, 405 N. Main St., Mount Airy.

The annual yard sale draws hundreds who shop for children's and baby's items.

Debbie Morris is chairwoman of this year's event, sponsored by the school PTA.

Spaces may be rented tomorrow morning for $12.

The yard sale will be held rain or shine.

Hours are 8 a.m. to noon; no early bird shoppers.

Information: Morris at 301-829-2281.

Christy Kruhm's Southwest Neighborhood column appears each Friday in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.

Pub Date: 9/26/97

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