Carson Scholars Fund

MARYLAND SCENE

August 29, 1999|By Sloane Brown

Good grades and good deeds were the cause for celebration at the Carson Scholars Fund Annual Banquet. Founders Dr. Benjamin Carson, the famed Johns Hopkins pediatric neurosurgeon, and wife Candy Carson, awarded scholarships to 132 mid-Atlantic area students.

The award winners, from grades four through 12, received much applause from the more than 600 other guests gathered at the Baltimore Convention Center for the reception and dinner. Among them: Lee Warner, Dan Wagner, Roger Bennett and Belita Heron, Carson Scholars Fund board members; Debbie Bangledorf, fund executive director; Bill Fanshawe, general manager of Fox 45 TV and WB 54 TV; Jay Young, chairman of Oles Envelope Corp.; and Denise Saunders, former Fox 45 reporter, now with KYW-TV in Philadelphia.

Partygoers got a musical treat with their dessert -- a concert by the Carson Four -- a string quartet composed of Candy Carson and the Carson sons: Murray, 15, B. J., 14, and Rhoeyce, 12. The Carson Scholars Fund received a treat as well -- a $40,000-plus boost from the party's proceeds.

Pub Date: 08/29/99

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