Woodbine couple celebrates 60 years together next week


May 25, 2000|By Lorraine Gingerich | Lorraine Gingerich,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

IF YOU SEE Harold and Evelyn Henderson of Woodbine next week, wish them a happy anniversary. The couple will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Tuesday.

The couple married in Washington on May 30, 1940, at St. Paul's Rock Creek Episcopal Church. They lived in Washington for 26 years before moving to Woodbine for their retirement.

"Woodbine is a wonderful place to live. We're very happy here," Evelyn said.

Harold worked for C&P Telephone for 40 years; Evelyn worked as a secretary for the general president at Pattern Maker League of North America.

They now like to take it easy. He plays golf and mows the lawn. She keeps busy by working in the yard and on crafts.

They belong to St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Mount Airy and enjoy friends and socials at the church. They have one daughter, Anna, and a grandson, who live in Carbondale, Ill.

Grammy honors River Hill

The Grammy Foundation has named River Hill High School as one of 100 high schools from across the country to receive a Grammy Signature School certificate of recognition for their high level of commitment to music education.

The foundation solicited applications from 18,000 public high schools. Some schools were asked to submit additional documentation, including sample concert programs, recordings of school concerts and music curriculum.

An independent screening committee then determined schools meeting the Signature School status and 100 of those schools received certificates of recognition.

Music teachers Rosemary Latherof Clarksville and Steve Wamplerand Betsy Graff of Columbia were instrumental in achieving this recognition.

The RHHS band will hold a free car wash in front of the school June 3. This is the band's final fund-raiser of the school year. Individual pledges can be made to any music student.

Times of the car wash will be announced on the sign in front of the school.

Playground dedicated

The Therapeutic and Recreational Riding Center in Glenwood dedicated an all-accessible playground Saturday in honor of former rider Denise Lynn Saleker.

The volunteer project of the Home Builders Association of Maryland (HBAM) RemodelorsCouncil modified and expanded the playground to accommodate disabled children and their siblings. The center provides horseback riding and rehabilitation for children and adults with special needs.

"The playground is now an interactive area for all to enjoy," said Charles Audof CEA Contracting, a Mount Airy resident and president of the HBAM Remodelors Council. "The center was very happy with the work performed and what we accomplished."

"We added a deck to connect the existing pieces and attached a ramp to make it accessible," said Mark Redmanof Redman Structures in Clarksville and vice president of the Remodelors Council.

The volunteers also built a staircase to connect the deck to the sliding board for kids who can't get up the ladder. "Finally, we bordered the playground and mulched the area," Redman said.

"This center is about more than just riding," said Dr. Helen Tuel, founding director of the facility. "This inclusion project enhances the value of the play quality and equality at the center."

Tuel explained that the playground area provides a place where all visiting children, with or without disabilities, can play equally.

Materials and monetary contributions for the project were donated by area businesses.

The Therapeutic and Recreational Riding Center is at 3750 Shady Lane in Glenwood.

Information: 410-489-5100.

Mount de Sales scholar

Sophomore Amanda Hargadonof Woodstock was inducted into the Mount de Sales Academy chapter of the National Honor Society.

To qualify, students must demonstrate leadership in school activities and community service, and good character. Also, they must maintain at least a 93 percent average for three semesters.

Chamber music winner

River Hill High School freshman Kacy Cloptonparticipated in a Chamber Music Competition sponsored by WGMS (103.5 FM) and won a Young Artist in the Community Award.

Kacy, who plays the cello, is part of the Trio Levine. Other members are violinist Boram Kangof Silver Spring and pianist Christopher Falzoneof Richmond, Va. All three attend the Levine School of Music in Washington. Kacy has played the cello for nine years, receiving coaching at the Levine School for the past four years.

In addition to receiving a monetary award, part of which will be given to the RHHS music department, the trio will perform at the Kennedy Center in a concert to highlight the Young Artists Awards.

The trio also will perform in the Fischoff International Competition for Chamber Music in Indiana this month.

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