Liberty grad wins first Beall scholarship


July 06, 1999|By Sherry Graham | Sherry Graham,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

EDUCATION is a key to success, but financing higher education can sometimes be difficult.

For recent Liberty High School graduate Andrea McGarry, a $14,000 scholarship will help her pursue a college education.

Andrea was the recipient of the first Ella and Irl Beall Scholarship Award, which was presented recently at a small ceremony at Fairhaven, a retirement center in Sykesville.

The scholarship was made possible through the generosity of Ella and Irl Beall, who are residents at Fairhaven and former educators in Howard County. The scholarship is to be used by students planning careers in the fields of education or health.

"They [the Bealls] have a real interest in children and a real interest in education, so this was a perfect fit for them," said Mindy Stewart, director of public relations at Episcopal Ministries to the Aging Inc. (EMA), which owns and operates Fairhaven.

In addition to administering the newly instituted Beall scholarship, EMA also awards scholarships to students employed at EMA, Fairhaven and Copper Ridge. Andrea also received a $1,000 scholarship in recognition of her year as a student employee.

She plans to attend Loyola College in the fall.

Basket bingo

Parents of Boy Scout Troop 883, sponsored by St. Joseph's Catholic Community Church, are planning a Basket Bingo on Saturday at the Sykesville-Freedom District Fire Hall. Doors open at 5: 30 p.m., and games begin at 7 p.m.

In addition to 20 games of bingo with filled-basket prizes, there will be two special games and two raffles of specialty baskets. Twenty door prizes will be given away. Refreshments will be available.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Those purchasing advance tickets will receive an extra pack of game cards free. Additional cards will be available for $5.

For tickets or information, call Denise Huber at 410-549-2188 or Trish Barrow at 410-795-4731.

Family night special

There is still time to get tickets for the two remaining Family Night Specials at Oriole Park sponsored by the Freedom Area Recreation Council.

Tickets are available for July 23 when the Orioles take on the Anaheim Angels, and Aug. 6 when the Detroit Tigers are in town.

Tickets are $13 per person for these lower reserve seats. Pay an additional $2 per person and catch the bus at Liberty High School and avoid traffic and parking hassles. The bus departs promptly at 6 p.m.

For tickets, mail checks payable to FARC, Oriole Tickets, 4151 Louisville Road, Finksburg 21048. Be sure to include a self-addressed stamped envelope for the return tickets.

For more information, call 410-549-6296.

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

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