Circus hits town June 3 -- Lions and all


February 24, 2002|By Rosalie Falter | Rosalie Falter,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

LINTHICUM LIONS Club has signed a contract with the Kelly Miller Circus for an all new 2002 show. The circus will roll into town June 3.

"This is an official announcement of our upcoming circus combined with a solicitation to area merchants to support our efforts by buying lots of children's tickets from our telemarketing people," said Thomas Durkin, president of the Linthicum Lions Club.

Last year, working through local schools, tickets were donated to the North County Youth Outreach Coalition. Businesses and organizations also can make specific requests to sponsor Scouts, nursery school children or other groups. Telemarketing has begun.

Two performances of the traditional "old style" circus, at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., will be held on the grounds of St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, 6401 S. Orchard Road. Activities will begin at 7:30 a.m., when the animals are unloaded and fed.

The elephants will raise the big top between 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. Everyone is invited to come out and watch. Guides will be available.

`Herbs 101'

"Herbs 101: Planting a Basic Herb Garden" is the topic of member Joan Sarna's presentation at Friday's meeting of Friendly Thyme Herb Club. She will discuss choosing locations for herbs in the garden, garden design, soil preparation, drainage and choice of herbs.

The program and meeting will begin at 10 a.m. at Ferndale-Linthicum Senior Center, 7205 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd. Social time with refreshments begins at 9:15 a.m.

The herb report will be given by Joan Childs, and Len Tavik will present a book report. Refreshments will be provided by Hope Meyer, member of the hospitality committee.

Plans are under way for the Friendly Thyme Herb Club's second herbal symposium - "You Use Herbs for What?" - scheduled for Sept. 14. Virgil Hernandez, chairman of the event, will hold a planning meeting after the general club meeting Friday. Hospitality chairwoman Cecilia Hall has a meeting scheduled for 9 a.m. the same day.

Guests are welcome. Information: Erika Burke, 410-766-5520.

Busy Boy Scouts

Two local Boy Scout troops have had busy schedules this month. Meetings, camping trips, fund-raisers, advancements in rank and presentations of Scout awards were some of their many activities.

Boy Scout Troop 447, which is sponsored by St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, held a Family Night and Court of Honor Feb. 1 at the church. Fourteen Scouts were presented with awards. Brandon Bohonek, Brett Bohonek, Ryan Conlon, Herman Frome, Richard Hildebrand, Tyler Kline, Brian Noratel, Shaun Hart, Mark Jarzynski, Stanley Topa and Andrew Varley received merit badges and advanced in rank. Matthew Mueller, Steven Pope and Shawn Squire advanced in rank.

Other troop activities included celebrating Scout Sunday with a Mass at St. Philip Neri on Feb. 3, and a fund-raiser at a pizzeria.

Troop 447 meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at St. Philip Neri hall. Information: Scoutmaster Herman Frome, 410-787-9550 or www.t447. org.

Boy Scout Troop 550 recently held its 37th Rechartering and Recognition Dinner in the Fellowship Hall of St. Christopher's Episcopal Church.

Assistant District Commissioner Gerald Starr conducted the rechartering ceremony and presented the 2002 Charter to Scout volunteer George Kline, who in turn will present it to the Linthicum Elementary School PTA, which sponsors the troop.

Assistant Scoutmaster Bill MacLeod recognized several Scouts for their personal achievements, which included awards and advancements in rank. Those Scouts were: Phillip Abbot, Andrew Padett, Jason Carter, William Chamberlain, Nick Cherry, Travis Elseroad, Alexander Gray, Benjamin Gray, Corey Hayes, Michael Heath, Tim Holt, Matthew Howard, James Kaifer, William Kaifer, Chris LaWall, William McKercher, Benjamin Miller, Joe Seleski, Garrett Severn, Shawn Smith, Noah Wilson and Doug Wilson.

Noah Wilson, who was recently elected to serve as senior patrol leader for the next six months, was selected as the 2002 Scout of the Year and presented with a decorated hiking staff at the dinner.

Boy Scout Troop 550 meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at Linthicum Elementary School. Information: Scoutmaster Butch LaWall, 410- 636-6154.

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