Vacation Bible School planned at Mount Airy church

NEIGHBORS

July 24, 1998|By Donna Abel | Donna Abel,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

THE LIGHTHOUSE Adventure Vacation Bible School will set sail Aug. 3-7 at Locust Grove Church of the Brethren, 13356 Glissans Mill Road, Mount Airy.

Classes for all ages will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. A closing program will be held at 10 a.m. Aug. 9, followed by a celebration picnic.

Co-directors Helene Wagner and Becky King are expecting more than 100 people to attend the program.

"It's a good mission and a lot of fun for the whole family," Wagner says.

Information: 301-829-5351.

'Little Miss Winfield'

Winfield Community Volunteer Fire Department has selected its "Little Miss Winfield."

Jessica Fierro, an 8-year-old from Woodbine and a student at Mount Airy Elementary School, was crowned July 6. In addition, Jessica received a Fire Prevention Safety game and a $50 prize.

As Little Miss Winfield, Jessica's duties include representing the Fire Department in county parades, attending fire company functions, and helping to educate about fire safety.

First runner-up was 8-year-old Kelsey Franklin, who also attends Mount Airy Elementary. Second runner-up was Amanda Zepp, a 9-year-old student at Winfield Elementary. Each received a $25 prize and a gift certificate to Fun Quarters.

This was the first year for the Little Miss Winfield contest. Committee members Becky Logue-Ruckman, Peggy Logue, Wanda Legore and Bonnie Stevens were responsible for sending information sheets and applications to interested parents and determining which girls qualified as final contestants.

To be considered for Little Miss Winfield, applicants had to be 6 to 9 years old and live within the Winfield fire response area. Final judging was on personality, poise, speaking ability, form and knowledge of fire prevention.

Nicholas Morgan, Lenny Logue-Ruckman and Bobby Groft Jr. served as young escorts for the contestants at the crowning.

According to Becky Logue-Ruckman, being Little Miss Winfield gives a girl "a good opportunity to gain more fire prevention knowledge and to become more involved in the community."

Logue-Ruckman should know about community involvement because she grew up with the Fire Department.

Her father, Wayne Logue, was a member of Winfield Fire Department when it started.

Her grandfather, the late Charles Will, was Winfield's first chief.

Logue-Ruckman has been a member of the Fire Department for five years. She is president of Winfield Ladies Auxiliary, of which she has been a member for more than nine years.

The Fire Department hopes to organize a Junior Miss Winfield Contest in the future for girls ages 10 to 15.

Information: 410-549-2369 or 410-795-2496.

Mount Airy carnival

Two days remain to enjoy food, games, rides and entertainment at the annual Mount Airy Volunteer Fireman's Carnival at Twin Arch Road and Route 27.

The $5,500 cash raffle will be held tomorrow night, with a $4,000 first prize, a $1,000 second prize and a $500 third prize. A nightly drawing for $100 is held during the carnival and hourly prizes are given.

Mount Airy Junior Fire Company has raffle tickets available for its grand prize of a ministereo system and $20 gift certificates.

The Knight Brothers will perform tonight and Allen Brown and the Wishing Wells will perform tomorrow night.

The carnival opens at 6 p.m. and rides open at 7 p.m.

Information: 301-829-0100 or 410-795-8055.

Donna Abel's Southwest Neighbors column appears each Friday in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.

Pub Date: 7/24/98

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