Anne Arundel Digest


August 07, 2008

Unity Gardens holds essay contest

Unity Gardens, a nonprofit organization that promotes neighborhood greening projects to enhance the quality of life throughout Anne Arundel County, is sponsoring an essay contest for two free tickets for the Chanticleer Gardens bus tour on Sept. 18.

Participants must write an essay of no more than 800 words on the topic, "How can community gardens build community unity and future leaders?" by Aug. 28.

Submissions should be sent to Unity Gardens, P.O. Box 385 Crownsville, 21032 or and must include the writer's name, address and phone number.

There will be two winners. Each will receive two tickets to the tour. The bus will depart for Wayne, Pa., at 8 a.m. from Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. Visit to learn more about the garden.

Volunteer Center looking for 'Mentor of the Year' nominees

The Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County and the Anne Arundel Mentoring Roundtable are seeking nominees for the fourth annual Mentoring Awards, recognizing people who make a difference in the lives of young people.

Program nomination categories include: school-based mentoring, business-based mentoring, faith-based mentoring and community-based mentoring. A "Mentor of the Year" will also be honored at the Oct. 16 ceremony at Anne Arundel Community College.

Nomination forms can be downloaded at or obtained by contacting AmeriCorps* VISTA Fred Walden at 410-897-9207 or fred@volunteerannearundel. Nominations must be submitted by Oct. 1.

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