Knights of Columbus art auction to aid scholarship


February 08, 2000|By Sherry Graham | Sherry Graham,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

"GOING ONCE, going twice sold!" will be heard many times March 4 as the Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Council of Knights of Columbus hold their annual Art Auction at St. Joseph's Catholic Community in Eldersburg.

About 200 pieces of art from the Heisman Gallery in Ardmore, Pa., will be offered for sale to the highest bidder. Most pieces are expected to be in the $75 to $175 range.

Proceeds will benefit the Robert H. Clark Memorial Scholarship. Clark was a longtime educator in Maryland and a member of Council 7612.

The scholarship is open to graduating seniors who live in the attendance area of South Carroll or Liberty high schools. The recipient receives $1,750 per year for four years.

The Knights of Columbus were able to increase the scholarship amount from $4,000 to $7,500 last year, in part because of the success of the auction.

The event will begin with a patron's preview at 5: 30 p.m. and the general preview at 6 p.m. Auctioneer Steve Little will begin accepting bids at 7 p.m. Complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres by Kevin's Katering will be served throughout the evening.

Tickets are $5 per person at the door. A patron's package of six tickets is available for $25. Advance tickets may be obtained by calling Mike McLoughlin at 410-549-2476.

Students interested in applying for the scholarship may obtain an application by writing to the Scholarship Committee, Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Council 7612, P.O. Box 1226, Sykesville 21784, or by calling McLoughlin at the above number.

All-county orchestra

Oklahoma Road Middle School pupils recently selected for All-County Orchestra include Carisa Collins, Brenda Harkins and Paige Walter, viola; Tiara Collins, violin; and Paul Halvorsen, cello.

Spaghetti dinner

The Methodist Women at Bethesda United Methodist Church will sponsor a spaghetti dinner from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the church, 328 N. Klees Mill Road in Sykesville.

Spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, beverage and dessert will be served at a cost of $5 per person. A bake table will also be available.

Information: Jackie Haugan, 410-795-6621.

Tax preparation help

Income tax season is here and the Carroll County Bureau of Aging is providing free assistance for seniors every Wednesday this month and next month at the South Carroll Senior Activities Center on Bartholow in Eldersburg.

Appointments are required and can be set by calling the center at 410-795-6591.

Sap's running

With spring just around the corner, the Nature Center at Piney Run Park is ready to teach anyone age 10 and older the secret of making maple syrup.

This two-part program will meet from 4: 15 p.m. to 5: 30 p.m. Feb. 16 and March 1. The first meeting will consist of tapping the maple trees and the second will entail boiling down the sap to make syrup.

The cost for this program is $2 for members and $3 for nonmembers. Call the Nature Center at 410-795-6043 to register.

Essay contest winners

The Freedom Optimists recently chose Anna Eder and Cory Lawn as the first- and second-place winners, respectively, in the club's annual essay contest.

Writing on the topic, "Where Would I be Without Freedom," Anna received a $100 savings bond and Cory won a $50 savings bond. Anna is eligible to compete at the national level for prizes of $5,000, $3,000 or $2,000.

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

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