Savage Fest set for next weekend

Savage Column


May 26, 2011

With the springtime, come the usual Savage Boys and Girls Club sports activities and games in the Savage Park. Just about any evening of the week, you can enjoy a good game of baseball as the youth teams compete against each other. There are other sporting events that take place in the park, so if you want to enjoy watching our little leaguers and youth teams compete against one another, all you need do is head to the Savage Park. But you will need to remember to bring a lawn chair because you are going to want to stay and watch the entire game.

Just a reminder for those who have enjoyed the Savage Festivals in the past, you will want to mark your calendar for the weekend of June 4 and 5. Savage Fest 2011 will begin on June 4 with a parade down Savage Guilford Road beginning at 10 a.m. The annual parade is always a delight to community members.

In addition, the festival, located on the Carroll Baldwin Commons, always attracts community members who want to sample fair-type foods, play carnival games, ride carnival rides, and enjoy the arts and crafts that vendors will be selling. There will be music throughout the day and lots of activities to include hourly raffles.

So be sure to mark your calendars for this annual event.

The Savage Community Association will be holding a community-wide meeting on June 16 beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Carroll Baldwin Hall. State Sen. Jim Robey and Howard County Chief of Police Bill McMahon will be the evening's featured guests.

Discussions concerning recent events, local gang activities and what our community members can do to protect each other will be the evening's focus for discussion. Everyone is welcome to attend and is encouraged to come. Through awareness of activities, our community members can look out for one another and help keep our town safe.

With Memorial Day just days away, our community members are encouraged to remember those men and women who have given of their lives for our freedoms.

Although we celebrate Memorial Day the last Monday in May, this annual holiday used to be called Decoration Day, commemorating Union and Confederate soldiers who were killed in the Civil War. In the early 20th century, Memorial Day became an occasion to pay tribute those veterans who have fought and died in all of America's wars.

So, why not take time during the Memorial Day weekend to reflect upon those who gave their lives and service to our country and to each of us. Heartfelt thanks and appreciation goes out to each and every member of the armed forces who have given their lives for all of us.

Also, I need to say "thank you" to all of my readers who have read, and looked forward to reading, my Savage column over the past years. Although I have enjoyed my time as the Savage Neighborhood columnist for more than 20 years, it is now time to say good-bye and pass this opportunity to someone else. Some of my most memorable columns were those that I wrote about family events — your family and mine. I always enjoyed sharing personal trips and special events, such as births, birthdays, school events, sport activities, graduations, weddings and more.

I hope each of you have enjoyed reading and following my column as much as I have enjoyed writing for our community.

So although I am saying good-bye as the Savage columnist, I do not want to say good-bye to each of you. When you see me out in our community, do not hesitate in asking about my family, as I will always enjoy sharing family news, and catching up with each of you and your family news. My wish for each of you is that God will bless you and your family, and we will stay in touch in other ways.

I want to wish all of my readers who will celebrate either a birthday or an anniversary during the upcoming week a very happy one.

In addition, I want to continue to send happy thoughts and good wishes to my newest grandchild, Camrynne Trigger. Cami — as she is called — is still in the hospital but she is doing very well. She now weighs over 3 lbs and God is working miracles in her little life.

Thanks so much for all of your prayers and best wishes for her, Chris and Tara; and her big brother, Christopher.

I also want to send very special happy birthday wishes to my daughter-in-law, Maeghan, who will celebrate June 1.

Also, receiving happy birthday wishes on June 1, is Lindsay Brown and Heather Salada.

Good-bye and best wishes!

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