Manchester honors Foard, Glaeser with party


October 22, 1997|By Pat Brodowski | Pat Brodowski,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

MANCHESTER THINKS SO HIGHLY of Dr. Wilbur Foard and pharmacist Henry Glaeser that it threw a big retirement party -- a thank-you celebration -- and invited the entire town.

Nearly 200 friends and family packed the Manchester Fire Activities Building on Sunday for, as master of ceremonies Dean Minnich said, the "hand-clapping, hand-shaking celebration for two favorite citizens."

"How many of you called Dr. Foard in the middle of the night? Were scared to death and got peace of mind?" he asked.

Everyone in the audience of mostly older residents raised their hands. They came to speak and to listen to politicians, and representatives from civic groups, churches, schools and the fire company praise the two men.

For 50 years, townsfolk relied on the untiring work of Foard, the town doctor, and for 48 years, Glaeser, the town pharmacist. Both have retired.

Manchester Mayor Elmer Lippy declared Oct. 19 as Dr. Wilbur Foard and Henry Glaeser Day.

The pair received gifts and resolutions from a host of politicians, churches, community institutions and groups. Many people shared memories of their work with the two men.

Malcolm Helwig, president of the Manchester Volunteer Fire Company, recalled: "In 1991, we started ambulance calls. It was amazing -- we'd arrive and Dr. Foard would've already been there. The fire company and the town doctor must, and do, work hand in hand."

Proclamations and greetings were on display from President Clinton, Sens. Paul S. Sarbanes and Barbara A. Mikulski, Gov. Parris N. Glendening, state Sen. Larry E. Haines, Del. Ellen L. Willis, and the County Commissioners. Dels. Joseph M. Getty and Donald B. Elliott presented congratulations from the state House of Delegates.

Bob Masimore represented Boy Scout Troop 320. Memories of Troop 320 were many because Getty, Minnich and Glaeser have been members of the troop. Masimore presented Foard and Glaeser with lifetime memberships to Troop 320.

"Dr. Foard always seemed to be busy, but always had room for one more," recalled Masimore. "And if your prescription was a little more than you could afford, Dr. Glaeser would say, just pay me tomorrow. With their retirement, an era has passed in Manchester."

Last sign-up for hoops

Final registration for the North Carroll Recreation Council's basketball program will be held at 7 p.m. today in the front lobby of North Carroll Middle School, Hanover Pike.

About half of the usual 400 players had signed up by Saturday.

Intramural basketball is available for girls and boys in kindergarten through eighth grades. Travel basketball, which requires tryouts on Sunday,is a team that plays against other area recreation program teams. The team is open to girls and boys in grades five through eight.

Typically, practice is held during the week in local schools and games are on weekends. The game schedule begins in January.

Information: Mike Burden at 410-374-5198.

Bake sale

For the great taste of homemade goodies, you'll want to visit the bake sale by members of The Women's Club of Hampstead on Saturday at Bob's Variety Store on Main Street.

Pub Date: 10/22/97

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