Girl Scouts bridge gap with Christmas party


December 12, 1997|By Christy Kruhm | Christy Kruhm,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

MEMBERS OF TWO Mount Airy Girl Scout troops bridged the generation gap Monday during an afternoon at Mount Airy Senior Center.

Keeping with the Girl Scouts' goal of community service, 11 girls held a Christmas party and prepared a traditional dinner for senior citizens. They met their community service goals while providing holiday cheer and having fun.

The Girl Scouts provided a festive twist to bingo with holiday bingo. While some of the girls called bingo numbers, the others helped the seniors fill bingo cards in the shape of candy canes, wreaths and snowmen.

Members of Junior Troop 652, Crystal Benton, Tasha Gray, Kirsten Hiortdahl, Amber Lipps, Leah Roelands and Erin Yokay, completed work on a badge requirement by interviewing the seniors about how their lives have changed in the past 50 years. The junior troop is led by Stacy Roelands.

The party included line dancing with the seniors and Girl Scouts before the group sang Christmas carols before dinner.

More than 40 seniors turned out for the turkey and ham dinner, which was prepared and served by the girls.

Laura Dziorny, member of Cadet Troop 1002, said that although dinner preparations and serving were a lot of work, she enjoyed dining with the seniors.

"Everyone was really friendly," said Laura. "Christmastime puts everyone in a fun mood."

Other members of Troop 1002 are Kara Czeh, Holly Frederickson, Rachel King and Marissa McDermott.

"Girl Scouts are more than cookies," said Gail Dziorny, leader of the cadet troop.

Sounds of the season

Several holiday concerts will be performed around South Carroll this weekend.

The annual Holiday High School Choral Concert will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Calvary United Methodist Church, 403 S. Main St., Mount Airy.

Choral groups from Linganore, Glenelg and South Carroll high schools will present the concert.

The concert is sponsored by Mount Airy NET, a local service organization that helps families in need. An offering will be collected.

A Christmas cantata, "Night of Wonder," will be presented by the adult choir of St. James Episcopal Church at 4 p.m. Sunday. The church is at 202 N. Main St., Mount Airy. The community is invited to this Christmas celebration, directed by church member Shirley Thomas.

The South Carroll High School instrumental music department will present its annual holiday concert at 7: 30 p.m. Wednesday in the school gym, 1300 W. Old Liberty Road, Winfield.

Performances by the concert, jazz and symphonic bands and the percussion ensemble, will be featured. The concert is free and open to the public.

World of music

South Carroll High School graduate Tim Gregory, with his musical group, "Nada Brahma," returned to South Carroll yesterday for a musical program at Winfield Elementary School.

Performing "World of Music," Gregory taught the children about the role of music in the daily lives of people of different cultures. The hands-on program featured instruments from around the world. Gregory held music workshops with each class throughout the day.

The show was sponsored by the school's PTA as part of its continuing cultural arts program.

Reader's Theater

Students at Mount Airy El- ementary School have learnedabout a new dimension of reading, thanks to the drama department at Liberty High School.

High school students, directed by drama teacher Cathy Schnorr, presented a Reader's Theater on Wednesday morning at the school.

In keeping with the school's yearlong focus on reading as a foundation for continual learning, the drama students demonstrated the fun of reading a story aloud.

Familiar stories were brought to life when students used props such as hats and scarves and body language and song.

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

Pub Date: 12/12/97

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