Cornhole Classic a key event for Champions Against Cancer [Glenwood/Glenelg/Dayton]

Howard County Times

The Champions Against Cancer Foundation is sponsoring a Cornhole Classic at the Western Regional Park in Glenwood on Saturday, June 9, from 2 to 8 p.m. The foundation was established in memory of John Champion, who lost a 10-month battle with cancer in March of 2014. The mission of the charity is to help children whose lives have been affected by cancer in the family. The Cornhole Classic is a major fundraiser for the foundation.

Registration will cost $100 for a team of two players. Food, drinks, music and fun are all included in the registration fee. There will be cash prizes and cornhole set raffles. To register go to champsagainstcancer.org. Registration will close on Saturday, May 26.

Every year, the Glenwood Lions Club selects two seniors from Glenelg High School and two seniors from Marriotts Ridge High School to receive scholarships. The members of the Scholarship Review Committee spend many hours reading the submitted applications and evaluating the merits of each applicant. The committee this year was chaired by Frank Donaldson, with much help from Charlotte Dill, Linda Feldmann and Tom Pardoe.

The two students chosen from Glenelg are Marie Firth and Kara Miller. Marie plans to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and major in finance and international business. Kara plans to attend Penn State University where she will major in bio-medical engineering.

The two students from Marriotts Ridge are Lauren Jun-wei Shen and David Stephens. Lauren will be attending Cornell University to major in mechanical engineering. David will be attending Northwestern University.

These scholarships and the many other contributions that the Lions Club makes throughout the year come primarily from sales at the club's food booth at the Howard County Fairgrounds. When you buy food from them, you know that the money spent will go to help young people in Howard County.

Three local students were honored at the Carson Scholars Fund Annual Awards Banquet in April. The Carson Scholars Fund recognizes and rewards students in grades fourth through 11th who earn the highest level of academic achievement while displaying strong humanitarian qualities through community service. Mitchell Adkins and Mary Michele from Glenwood Middle School and Hala Silverstein from Folly Quarter Middle School were chosen as Recognized Carson Scholars, which means that all three have been named as Carson Scholars in previous years. Congratulations to these outstanding young students.

It’s not too late to get tickets for the entertainment event of the summer. Jazz Under the Stars will be Saturday, May 26, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Chapel View Farm in Woodbine. Tickets are $35 for adults and $17 for children under 12. There is no charge for children under 5.

Enjoy music performed by the Glenelg High School Jazz Ensemble, the Glenwood Middle School Jazz Ensemble and the Junkyard Saints. Watch a performance by the Glenelg High School Color Guard and enjoy a delicious catered dinner while you relax under the stars. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Go to jazzunderthestars.com for more information or to purchase tickets.

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