Recently elected its board of directors for...

MOUNT AIRY NET

November 19, 1999|By Donna Abel | Donna Abel,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

MOUNT AIRY NET recently elected its board of directors for 1999-2000.

Mount Airy NET is in St. James Thrift Shop, 234 S. Main St., Mount Airy. Mount Airy NET provides support and emergency assistance obtaining food, clothing, shelter and other essentials.

Officers are: Gail Crum, president; Clydia Koch, vice president; Midge Harshman, secretary; Diane Gittings, treasurer; and Dave Van Gosen, assistant treasurer.

Crum has been a board member for several years and most recently was secretary. A New Mexico native, she is a graduate of Oklahoma University and worked for the Social Security Administration in San Francisco and San Rafael, Calif.; Shawnee, Okla.; and Baltimore.

A member of St. James Episcopal Church, she volunteers at schools, her church and in the community. She also spearheaded an effort last fall and winter to assist victims of flooding in Sequin, Texas.

Koch has been on the board for several years, most recently as president. A Baltimore native, she is a graduate of Towson University and is secretary of Faith Lutheran Church in Eldersburg. She is a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, where she is busy with many activities.

Harshman has been on the board for several years. She is a graduate of Harrisburg Hospital School of Nursing. She earned an associate's degree at Frederick Community College and has studied at University of Maryland and Frostburg State University.

Before her retirement, she worked for the National Institutes of Health, Carroll County General Hospital and Springfield Hospital Center. She is a member of St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church.

Gittings is continuing as treasurer, a post she has held since the inception of Mount Airy NET.

Van Gosen is a graduate of Frostburg State and earned a master's degree from the University of Michigan. Before his retirement, he was employed by Carroll County public schools for 34 years; he taught at the former Mount Airy High School and South Carroll High School; and he was assistant principal at Mount Airy Middle School from 1970 to 1993. He is a member of Calvary United Methodist Church.

Other board members are Ken Gittings, Bud Lusk, Althea Miller, Marge Morel and Jean Colburn.

The nonprofit organization is supported by contributions from churches, service clubs and individuals. Anyone who would like to help can call 301-829-0472.

Bazaar-oyster luncheon

Taylorsville United Methodist Church will hold its Christmas Bazaar and oyster luncheon from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow. The event will include crafts, baked goods, hayrides, music and homemade pickles and jellies.

A children's shop, train garden, silent auction and an appearance by Santa will be featured. Oyster platters are $7 and ham platters are $6. Lunch will include sandwiches, soup and homemade pies.

The church is at 4356 Ridge Road in Taylorsville, one-quarter mile south of Routes 26 and 27. Information: 410-875-4101.

PTA dinner auction

Mount Airy Elementary School will hold its annual Holiday Dinner Auction tomorrow. Doors open at 5: 30 p.m. and dinner will begin at 6 p.m. Donated items will be available for bidding in the silent and live auctions.

The buffet-style dinner will be catered by Four Seasons Restaurant in Mount Airy. Tickets are $14. Reservations are required.

Information: Lyn Misner, 301-829-1576.

Winfield pupil wins

Travis Brannon, a pupil at Winfield Elementary, recently traveled to Raleigh, N.C., to compete in the Seven Novice Class at the BMX East Coast Nationals.

Travis took first place Friday and Saturday night of the three-day event and went on to win the Gold Cup on Sunday, the final day of competition.

Breakfast with Santa

Winfield Community Volunteer Fire Department will hold Breakfast with Santa from 7 a.m. to noon Sunday.

The breakfast is a buffet with pancakes, eggs, hominy, pudding, sausage, gravy, fried potatoes, biscuits, juice and coffee.

Cost is $4.50 for adults and $2.50 for children younger than age 10. Santa will be there to greet children, and parents can take photos.

The firehouse is on Route 26 between Routes 97 and 94, west of Eldersburg. Information: 410-875-4107.

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

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