Scoutmaster honored at March Round Table

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April 14, 2002|By Rosalie Falter | Rosalie Falter,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

ADULT BOY Scout leaders attend training programs to increase their knowledge and sharpen their skills to provide the best Scouting program to members of their units.

There are courses to cover all aspects of Scouting. The Scouting equivalent of graduate school is the program known as "Wood Badge."

Henry "Butch" LaWall, Scoutmaster of Troop 550, recently completed the Wood Badge program.

In recognition of his accomplishment, LaWall was presented the Wood Badge award at the Four Rivers District Round Table last month. John McCarty, troop publicity chairman, said all of the Baltimore Area Council and the Linthicum area in particular are proud of LaWall and what he has accomplished.

"He has set a goal for other Scouters in the area. We look forward to seeing the application of his training," McCarty said.

Boy Scout Troop 550 is sponsored by the Linthicum Elementary School PTA.

Tribute to Basie

The April 27 concert of the Performing Arts Association of Linthicum, a tribute to Count Basie, at the Chesapeake Arts Center, will also feature an exhibit in the gallery.

The concert, arranged and presented by John Tegler, will feature music from the 1930s to the 1980s. The concert will be free for those who subscribe for next season's series for $29. Tickets for this concert only are $25.

Concertgoers may view the exhibit of painted violins before and after the concert and during intermission.

The painted violins are an innovative fund-raising project by the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, which benefits the ASO Education and Outreach programs.

Ten area artists have transformed into visual masterpieces violins that are no longer usable.

The distinctly painted violins raffled and awarded to 10 winners. Raffle tickets are one for $10; three for $20; 10 for $60; and 20 for $100.

The artists are: Bonnie Roth Anderson, Phyllis Avedon, Lee Boynton, Myra Sides Copus, Elizabeth Dax of Nierman Weeks, John Ebersberger, Joanette Hoffman Egell, Nancy Hammond, Pat McHold and Gerard Valerio.

The violins are being exhibited throughout the area through June 18. Raffle tickets will be available at the concert reception that evening or by calling 410-269-1132 or 410-268-8998.

The drawing will be held at 6 p.m. June 18 at Lowes Annapolis Hotel.

PAAL, with this reception, is celebrating its 20th season of presenting great concerts to the North Anne Arundel County community. Punch and cookies will be available in the Gallery after the concert.

`Evening in Italy'

Setting the scene for an "Evening in Italy," eighth-graders from St. Philip Neri will be dressed in the Italian colors of red, white and green while serving as waiters and waitresses at a spaghetti dinner they are sponsoring Friday in the new cafeteria behind the school, at 6401 Orchard Road. Two seatings, 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., are available.

Dinner will include spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread, drinks and dessert. Tickets are being sold in advance and at the door, if seating is available. The cost for those ages 12 and older is $6; for those ages 55 and older, $5; children ages 3 to 11, $4; those younger than age 3, free.

Information and tickets: Sabrina Wagener, 410-760-6351.

Adopt-A-Teacher

This year's Adopt-A-Teacher award, given by the Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights, was presented to Karen Schmidt, a science teacher at Overlook Elementary School.

Recognizing that teachers often have a lot of out-of-pocket expenses, the club started the Adopt-A-Teacher program last year to recognize outstanding teachers at Overlook Elementary School by helping one teacher a year with expenses.

The presentation of the $100 check was by club members Celeste Riddle and Bernadette Simon during the science fair assembly at the school March 15. In making the presentation, Simon and Riddle noted Schmidt's involvement in Overlook's science fair. Schmidt was recommended for the honor by Principal Betty Friedland.

Funds for the award were raised with needlepoint work done and donated by John Reckord, husband of the late Lyle Reckord, a longtime member of the club. Last year's recipient was Debbie Hewes.

Park cleanup days

A rake, pair of gloves and a desire for a clean neighborhood park is all that is needed for the next two community cleanup days, scheduled Saturday and May 18. The project was initiated by Carol Glendenning, a grandmother who brought her grandchild to Linthicum Park to play. Glendenning said she noticed glass and trash scattered around, making the park unsafe and unsightly.

Glendenning, also a member of the Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights, enlisted club members and others in the community to help. A cleanup was held last month, and 35 bags of debris were collected.

Notices have gone to Linthicum Shipley Improvement Association, Boy Scout Troop 447, Linthicum Elementary School's PTA president and the Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church's Pre-School about the cleanup dates. Glendenning said any resident who uses the park is welcome to help.

Refreshments will be served.

Basket bingo

The District 32 Democratic Club is sponsoring a Basket Bingo on Saturday at Bingo World, 4901 Belle Grove Road. Doors will open at noon. Bingo will start at 1 p.m.

Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Twenty games of regular bingo, three special games and two raffles are planned. Information and tickets: Kathy Sauble, 410-859-1632, or Evelyn Kellner, 410-672-6850.

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