$100 donation for education leads to an unexpected ride

October 30, 2003

AN ADVOCATE FOR EDUCATION — Mary Hergert of Highland bought a $100 ticket for the Howard Community College Educational Foundation Raffle - and won.

An advocate for education - and community colleges in particular - Hergert had assumed that her purchase would be a donation. "Education is money well spent - and no, I'll never win the prize," she said.

So Hergert was stunned to receive a call that her name had been drawn from about 1,000 entries at the Columbia Classic Grand Prix on Sept. 21.

Hergert had her choice of a Mercedes-Benz roadster or sport utility vehicle. She and her husband, Sam, chose the SUV because they plan to take long trips across the country.

Last week, they were hard to reach. "We took the prize on its maiden voyage to visit family in Florida," she said. "And the grand prize rode like a dream."

Glenelg High Choir plans basket bingo fund-raiser

The Glenelg High School Choir will hold its annual Longaberger Basket Bingo fund-raiser Nov. 6 at the Sykesville Freedom Fire Hall on Route 32. Doors open at 6 p.m. Dinner and refreshments will be available. Bingo begins at 7 p.m.

Those unable to attend can ask to have a student play for them. Proceeds will go to the choir and other Glenelg singing programs.

Tickets are $15.

Information: 410-489-4925.

Military

Medal: Petty Officer 3rd Class Anthony M. Dasaro, a 2000 graduate of Glenelg High School, recently received the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal while assigned to the guided missile cruiser USS Cape St. George.

Training: Pvt. Branden R. Mohammed, son of Leon and Yvonne P. Mohammed of Glenwood, recently completed 12 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. He is a 2000 graduate of Glenelg High School.

Birth

Christina Elizabeth Anne: To Eric and Christine Evans of Eldersburg on Oct. 2 at Howard County General Hospital.

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