Hannah Danielle Mollerick, a seventh-grader at Patuxent Valley Middle School, has won the title of Pre-Teen InterContinental 2003-2004. The Jessup resident received her crown, a replica of Princess Diana's, on board the Carnival cruise ship Inspiration last month.
"Twelve of us went on the boat to see her compete," said her father, Glen Mollerick. "It was pretty exciting."
Hannah's mother, Jolene, and sisters Sarah, 8, and Alanah, 6, were there to cheer her on, as were three of her grandparents, an aunt and some friends.
"My brother was supposed to go, but he passed away a week before the cruise. He died of heart failure," Glen Mollerick said. "My brother was so proud of her. So [Hannah's winning] was the best thing that happened to us in the last couple of months. We needed good news."
A prize package with an estimated value of $80,000 includes the crown, a scepter, wardrobe certificates, and a cruise to crown the next queen, Jolene Mollerick said.
"It's like Miss America for a 12-year-old," she said. "It's really something else."
Hannah, who has been dancing since she was 3 1/2 years old, takes classes five days a week at La Maison De La Danse in Laurel and dances competitively. This year, she plans to visit local hospitals and volunteer as a goodwill ambassador on behalf of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the American Heart Association.
- Fay Lande
VFW auxiliary slates bingo luncheon Sept. 28
The Ladies Auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8097 will sponsor a lunch, a cake sale and bingo from noon to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 28.
Lunch will be served from noon to 1 p.m., and bingo will be played from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cakes will be sold until they are gone.
The post is at 7209 Montevideo Road in Jessup. Information: Ann Johnson, 410-799-0343.
Breyonna Jaylynn: To Jason Young and Christie Mobley of North Laurel on Aug. 19.
Music in motion: Howard County Music in Motion will hold its third annual Band Show at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Reservoir High School in Fulton. The event will include performances by 14 marching bands and color guards. Tickets are $8 for adults, or $7 for students and senior citizens. Preschoolers will be admitted free.
Basket bingo: The Ladies Auxiliary of the Savage Volunteer Fire Company will sponsor basket bingo tomorrow at the fire hall, 8925 Lincoln St. in Savage. Doors and the kitchen will open at 5 p.m., and games will start at 7 p.m. Admission is $15 in advance, or $17 at the door if tickets are still available. Seating is limited. Children are welcome but will be charged admission. Proceeds will benefit the auxiliary. 301-725-6409 or 301- 498-6813.
Society meeting: The Savage Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Faith and Ministry Center of Savage United Methodist Church, 9032 Baltimore St. Enter through the side door, off Foundry Street. Galen Menne, 301-725-7630.
Civic group: The North Laurel Civic Association will hold an executive board meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Laurel Woods Elementary School. The association addresses issues of concern to community residents. 301-725-7521.
Hunting, fishing day: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Patuxent Research Refuge will celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 21 at the National Wildlife Visitor Center. Activities include wildlife conservation tram tours, educational displays and children's activities. 301-497- 5763.
Volunteers sought: Laurel Regional Hospital needs volunteers to help at the hospital's thrift shop Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Volunteers are also needed at the hospital information desk on weekends, and in the gift shop from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays. Kathy McKay, 301- 497-7950.