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Timonium: Trio of new Eagles honored by Timonium Troop 328

Boy Scout Troop 328 gathered last month to celebrate three new Eagle Scouts who were honored at a ceremony at Timonium United Methodist Church.

The newly-minted Eagles are Jake Calder, son of Sue and Tom Calder of Timonium; Ken MacDonald, son of Deena and Ken MacDonald of Cockeysville; and Jesse Siegel, son of Laura and Brian Siegel of Timonium.

All three are 2012 graduates of Dulaney High School and have been together in scouting since they attended Pot Spring Elementary.

Calder joined the Cub Scouts as a Tiger Scout. He said his favorite of many memories of scouting is the 2009 High Adventure trip to Sea Base in the Florida Keys.

MacDonald entered scouting as a Wolf and recalled great times spent around the campfire on the many Troop 328 camping trips.

Siegel, a Scout since Tiger days, pointed to all the effort he had to put into earning his physical fitness merit badge.

He had to implement a 12-week exercise plan, and after several false starts, was able to stick to the regimen and had the pleasure of beating his dad, an experienced runner.

The boys gave special thanks to Mike Hirsch, who is in charge of advancements in the troop; Ernie Moody, a construction expert who oversees the Eagle construction projects; and Jim Rafferty, scoutmaster and family friend.

Specifically, MacDonald said that Rafferty, "was always there for me, a family friend who pushed me to do my best."

For their Eagle projects, Siegel and Calder each cleared an overgrown section at Hampton Mansion to allow re-routing of the entrance drive; MacDonald completed general cleanup, sod and plantings all around the TUMC grounds. All of the projects were accomplished with the help of their fellow Scouts and many parents, who turned out to assist each prospective Eagle.

In addition to their Eagle pins and neckerchiefs, the three received U.S. flags that have flown over the U.S. Capitol, presented by Kate Gieron, an aide in the office of Rep. C.A. "Dutch" Ruppersberger.

The Hidden Peak Cat Show comes to the State Fairgrounds in Timonium on Aug. 11-12, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, and will feature a special guest: Garfield. The show includes a household pet competition and the main event, the judging of 200 to 300 pedigree cats.

Pure-bred cats and kittens will be available for sale, and rescue organizations will offer feline pet adoptions. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for seniors/children and $16 for a family. Tickets are available at the door and parking is free. Go to http://www.catshowsmd.com for a $1 off coupon or call 301-509-1454.

Calvert Hall College High School's Instrumental Music Program will hold its third annual Classic Car and Craft Show on Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Admission is free for spectators, and everyone is welcome to stroll through the craft vendor marketplace.

Food vendors will serve pit beef and other specialties. The Calvert Hall Jazz Orchestra will provide music and entertainment all day.

All vehicle makes and models pre-dating 1987 are welcome. The pre-registration fee is $10 if received by Sept. 15. The entry fee is $15 at the gate. Dash plaques will be handed out for the first 100 cars. The awards ceremony begins at 1:30 p.m., with trophies being awarded in 29. Registration forms are available at http://www.chccarshow.com.

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