In Baltimore County Ceremonies to honor police, fire...

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May 17, 2002|By From staff reports

TOWSON — In Baltimore County

Ceremonies to honor police, fire officers who died on duty

TOWSON - The Baltimore County police and fire departments will honor officers who died in the line of duty in ceremonies today and Sunday at Courthouse Plaza, 401 Bosley Ave.

Members of the Police Department, county officials and family members will gather at 10 a.m. today. During the ceremony, Sgt. Mark Parry will be honored with the unveiling of his name on the granite memorial to fallen police officers. Parry died in January of injuries he suffered in an automobile accident while on duty the previous month.

Career, volunteer and retired fire personnel will hold a ceremony at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Fire Service Memorial Monument.

Two awarded scholarships to University of Virginia

TOWSON - Two Baltimore County teen-agers have been awarded full four-year scholarships to University of Virginia from the Jefferson Scholars Foundation in Charlottesville.

Samuel Nathan Jonas, a student at McDonogh School in Owings Mills, and Farzad Sedaghat, from Loyola Blakefield in Towson, were awarded the merit-based scholarships.

Jonas, of Reisterstown, and Sedaghat, of Timonium, were two of the 43 Jefferson Scholarship winners selected from 817 candidates nominated in the United States and abroad. More than 1,800 schools are eligible to nominate scholarship candidates.

Moose Lodge schedules blood collection May 30

ESSEX - Essex Moose Lodge is sponsoring a blood drive May 30 to help replace blood supplies used after a tornado devastated La Plata this month.

The drive will be held from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the lodge, 106 Riverside Drive. Appointments: Bill Mooney, 410-282-5725, or the lodge, 410-686-8260. Walk-ins are welcome.

In Baltimore City

Bentley to announce congressional candidacy

Former Rep. Helen Delich Bentley is scheduled to formally announce her candidacy for the 2nd District Congressional seat Tuesday at the port of Baltimore.

Rep. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., whose seat Bentley is trying to fill, will appear at the event, which will take place at 9 a.m. on Pier C at 2130 S. Clinton St.

Bentley, a Republican, served five terms in the House before running unsuccessfully for governor in 1994.

Baltimore Walks for Israel to take place Sunday

Baltimore Walks for Israel, a solidarity event that will raise money for the Jewish state's Red Cross, will take place at 4 p.m. Sunday along upper Park Heights Avenue, the Baltimore Jewish Council announced.

Registration, with a suggested donation of $10 for participants, will begin at 3 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center, 5700 Park Heights Ave. - starting point of the walk. The procession will end at Temple Oheb Shalom, at 7310 Park Heights, where there will be food, music, entertainment and sales of Israeli crafts.

Proceeds will be donated to the Israel Red Cross, whose resources have been depleted by terrorist attacks, the council said. Information about volunteering or sponsorships: 410-602-1200 or 410-358-9191.

Second city 4-H Expo to take place tomorrow

The second Baltimore City 4-H Expo will take place from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow at War Memorial Plaza and in the War Memorial Building, across from City Hall.

With sponsors including the Maryland Cooperative Extension, the After-School Institute, Family League of Baltimore City and Safe and Sound, the event gives city children and young adults an opportunity to experience an American tradition associated with rural communities, according to an announcement from City Council President Sheila Dixon.

Baltimoreans from age 5 to 24 will showcase their talents in areas ranging from entrepreneurship to horticulture, and some will qualify to compete in the Maryland State Fair at the end of August. Hundreds of youths, parents, teachers, mentors and community leaders attended the inaugural city expo last year.

Gwynns Falls group plans potluck picnic

Friends of Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park will hold a potluck picnic from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Winans Meadow Pavilion at the Gwynns Falls trailhead on Franklintown Road.

Admission is $5 for adults and free for accompanying children. Those attending are asked to bring a main dish. Beverages, ice and charcoal for grilling will be provided.

Participants may play lawn games, take a guided hike or a stroll along the greenway, or visit Carrie Murray Nature Center and see its insect zoo and bird sanctuary. Reservations: 410-448-3134 or 410-945-0586.

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