Eldersburg Girl Scout gets highest honor

Neighbors

April 27, 1999|By Sherry Graham | Sherry Graham,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

THE HIGHEST HONOR in Girl Scouts is the Gold Award and one now proudly claimed by Eldersburg resident Tammy Blaney.

The Liberty High School senior was recently presented the award at a banquet honoring the 68 Gold Award recipients in the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland.

Tammy's Gold Award is the culmination of three years of effort on a project that involved more than 80 hours of work.

She planned and conducted a junior-level encampment for five Junior troops at Camp Woodland near Annapolis. Participants enjoyed a weekend of science-based projects. Adult mentor Bonnie Cooney advised Tammy throughout her project.

Tammy, the daughter of Terry and Jerry Blaney, plans to continue her involvement with Girl Scouts by serving as a co-leader of a Cadet troop.

Hladky Day at park

The weather cooperated beautifully Saturday as students and faculty of South Carroll High School and Sykesville Baseball sponsored Greg Hladky Day at the baseball complex on Obrecht Road and at Freedom Park.

"The day was just wonderful," said Karen Wright, a South Carroll teacher. "There were so many kids and they all did such a great job handling the whole event."

Proceeds from the concession stands and donations will be added to a fund for the South Carroll junior who is battling leukemia. League umpires voted to contribute their pay from Saturday's games to the fund.

Free blood testing of potential marrow donors will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the auxiliary gymnasium at South Carroll High School. Anyone age 18 to 60 who is interested in being tested should call Pam Boen at 410-751-3575 or Lois Hoffer at 410-955-6347.

Community yard sale

The folks in the senior citizens' community of Marvin Gardens will hold a community yard sale from 8 a.m. until all items are sold Saturday.

The community is on Marvin Avenue off Ridge Road a few blocks past Carrolltown Center. Items will be offered for sale throughout the neighborhood.

Information: Lois Smith, 410-552-4360.

Soccer registration

Freedom Soccer Program will hold registration for the fall season from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and May 8 and 15 at Freedom Community Center on Route 32 south of Liberty Road. Recreational teams for boys and girls ages 5 to 18, and travel team divisions are available.

Registration fee is $45 for the first child per family, $35 for the second and $30 for each additional child. Parents will choose uniform sizes at registration.

Information: Soccer Hotline, 410-795-7697.

Basket bingo

Sykesville-Freedom District Volunteer Fire Department will hold Basket Bingo on Saturday evening at the fire hall.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7: 30 p.m. Refreshments will be available.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Information: Sue Tarrant, 410-795-7122.

Kindergarten readiness

Making sure a child is well-prepared for kindergarten goes a long way to helping a child have a successful start to a school career.

Carrolltowne Elementary School will be host of an informational session from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday for parents and day care providers of children who will enter kindergarten in August or in 2000.

The program will focus on the skills incoming pupils will find necessary for success. Those planning to attend are asked to call Carrolltowne Elementary at 410-751-3530.

Carrolltowne pupils and their families are invited to the final "Family Night" of the school year.

From 7 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m. Friday, the school will hold an old-fashioned ice cream social with clowns, face painting, popcorn, crafts, a barbershop quartet and plenty of ice cream.

Tickets will be sold in advance only through the school.

Sherry Graham's Southeast neighborhood column appears each Tuesday in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.

Pub Date: 4/27/99

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