Award Notes

March 14, 2003

Nominees sought for volunteer award

Nominations are being accepted for the Richard H. Carter Memorial Award, which will be presented to an outstanding volunteer at the Glen Burnie Memorial Day Parade on May 18.

A $299 donation will be made to the charity of the winner's choice.

The Glen Burnie Improvement Association's annual award honors the late Richard H. Carter Nominees must reside in ZIP codes 21060 or 21061 and must have performed a variety of volunteer services. They must have served the greater Glen Burnie community as volunteers, not as part of a job. Those who have previously received the award and members of the award committee are ineligible.

Richard H. Carter was born in Glen Burnie and attended school in the area. In 1943, at age 17, he enlisted in the Army and served in the infantry during the Battle of the Bulge. After his discharge, he returned to Glen Burnie and married Muriel Gruhn. They settled in Glen Burnie and had two children who are now married and live in the area.

Carter began volunteering with the Glen Burnie Improvement Association in 1948. He stayed active with the association until his death in 1990. He worked on many special events planned by the association, including the 50th anniversary celebration, the U.S. Bicentennial Parade, Glen Burnie Centennial activities and many carnivals.

Applications for the award are available at the Glen Burnie Improvement Association, 19 Crain Highway, or from committee members. All submissions become the property of the Richard H. Carter Committee and must be received by May 1 to be considered.

Information: 410-766-6760.

Two county artists to get state awards

Two artists from Anne Arundel County will receive Individual Artist Awards from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development.

Individual Artist Award categories alternate each year.

Eva Magdalene Gholson has been awarded an individual artist grant of $1,000 for her accomplishments in choreography.

Constance Camille Harold received an individual artist grant of $1,000 for her accomplishments in playwriting.

The mission of the Maryland State Arts Council is to encourage and invest in the advancement of the arts. Information: 410-767-6555 or www.msac.org.

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