Harford Digest

HARFORD DIGEST

April 17, 2005

Bel Air residents nominated to serve on advisory board

Roberta L. Clay and Shirley Rose, both of Bel Air, have been nominated to the Harford Department of Social Services Advisory Board.

The Harford County Council is expected to consider the two nominations Tuesday.

If confirmed, Clay and Rose will each serve a three-year term that expires June 30, 2008.

Lowe's to open store in Abingdon by end of year

Lowe's expects to open a store on Constant Friendship Boulevard west of Route 24 in Abingdon in the fourth quarter, the home improvement retailer said last week.

The project is expected to cost $18.5 million and to create about 175 jobs, Lowe's said.

The home improvement warehouse store will have 116,000 square feet of retail space.

Volunteers sought for Join Hands Day on May 7

Join Hands Day will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 7 at the McFaul Activity Center, 525 W. McPhail Road, Bel Air.

The event, part of the National Day of Service, offers an opportunity for young people and adults to join in volunteering, organizers said.

Eight community service projects have been planned, including: Bird Habitats, Hope Blankets with Project Linus, Valentines Every Day (valentines for hospital patients), Art from the Heart (decorate lunch bags for the homeless and food bank recipients), Great Gardens (prepare the gardens at McFaul); and two collection drives: Jammin' Pajamas (sleepwear for needy children) and Fotos for Friends (disposable cameras and photo albums for Harford County foster care children).

Registration is required. For more information or to register, call 410-638-4444. Online registration also is available at www.co.ha.md.us/volunteer.

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