Woman's 100th birthday spent with family, friends


August 10, 1998|By Melinda Rice | Melinda Rice,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

It was 1898.

That year, photographs using artificial light sources were taken for the first time, the United States fought Spain over Cuba in the Spanish-American War, and Sadie Howard was born Aug. 1 in Washington, D.C.

That child -- now Sadie Lipscomb and a resident of Edgewater -- turned 100 several days ago.

A widow who has outlived three of her five children, she has lived in Anne Arundel County for about one-fourth of her long life.

She has 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Friends and family gathered Aug. 1 at the Edgewater home of Lipscomb's daughter, Pat Carroll, to celebrate Lipscomb's dTC passage into the ranks of centenarians.

A family tradition

For Jared Mott, soaring to heights in the Boy Scouts is a family affair.

The 15-year-old Annapolis resident recently ascended to the rank of Eagle Scout, following a path well worn in his family.

Jared's father, the late Douglas Mott, was an Eagle Scout, as is Jared's stepfather, Mark Wilson, his older brother, Jason Mott, and several uncles.

He will be a sophomore at Broadneck High School in the fall.

Aspiring Eagle Scouts must conduct public service projects. Jared led volunteers in constructing a terraced flower bed for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Annapolis.

Craft entries wanted

Attention craftsmen: Downs Park Autumn in Annapolis is accepting applications for its juried fall craft festival. All entries must be handmade.

The deadline for entries is Sept. 14.

The park is also seeking volunteers to staff the event, which will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 17.

Information: 410-222-6230.

Cabaret for Kids

The spotlight will be on Annapolis wordsmith Joe Thompson tonight and tomorrow.

He originated an event called Cabaret for Kids, which will go onstage at 7 p.m. both days, courtesy of the Colonial Players.

The shows are free in honor of the theater troupe's 50th anniversary.

Performances will include skits, dancing and singing, including a barbershop quartet.

The material is intended for children, and much of it was written by Thompson, who is employed by the Anne Arundel County school district.

Although the performances are free, reservations are required.

Information: 410-268-7373.

Talent search finalist

Another Talent Machine alumna is making a name for herself.

Eleven-year-old Lauren Gaba of Annapolis will compete Aug. 26 in the finals of a talent search sponsored by Grotto Pizza in Rehoboth Beach, Del. She qualified by winning first place in a regional contest.

The grand prize is $200 and an expenses-paid trip to a Delaware beach.

Talent Machine is the Annapolis children's theater that helped Annapolis teen-ager David Covington earn a spot in the national touring company of "Tap Dogs" last year.

Pub Date: 8/10/98

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