At its meeting in June, the Glenwood Lions Club recognized representatives of the Howard County Police and the Lisbon Volunteer Fire Department for the vital and valuable services they provide to the community. Officer Brent Riddle of the Howard County Police was recognized with a commemorative plaque as Police Officer of the Year for 2017. He previously served as a member of the Maryland State Police Department and distinguished himself as a recipient of the Howard County First Year Service Award in 2016.
Capt. James Bell received a plaque in recognition of his outstanding leadership. He was named Explorer Scout of the Year for 2017. Bell has been a participant of the Explorer Scout program since high school. The Lions Club also presented a monetary award to Howard County Chief of Police Gary Gardner, to support the Explorer Scout program.
The Glenwood Lions also recognized Tim Liebno, who was selected as the Volunteer Firefighter of the Year for the Lisbon Volunteer Fire Department. This is the second year that Liebno has received this honor. The young man serves as a part-time fire and rescue volunteer while also attending college classes. The Lions acknowledged Liebno with a plaque.
King Lion Angela Bruce, the president of the Lions Club, presented a monetary award to Lisbon Fire Chief Carey McIntosh to help with the construction of the new fire house. The official ground-breaking ceremony for the new facility took place in April.
Bruce also announced a $10,000 contribution from the Lions Club International Foundation which was given to support recovery in the aftermath of the recent flooding in Ellicott City.
All of these awards and donations from the Glenwood Lions Club are made possible thanks to the tireless work of club members and volunteers at the Glenwood Lions Club Snack Bar at the Howard County Fairgrounds. When you are at the fairgrounds for the Howard County Fair in August and buy some food at the Lions Club Snack Bar, the money you spend goes back into our community to help the Lions help our neighbors.
Vacation Bible School at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church will be held from Monday, July 30 through Friday, Aug. 3. “God’s Garden” will bloom for rising kindergartners through rising fifth graders. Games, science activities, crafts and music will keep your child busy from 9 a.m. to noon every day that week. The cost is $35 per child. To register, or for more information, call the church office at 410-489-4035.
The Parish Hall at St. Andrew’s may be available to rent for your special event at the discretion of the rector and the vestry. Contact the church office at the above phone number for more information.
Summer is a great time for reading. The Howard County Library System is sponsoring a bookmark contest for all students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade who live or attend school in Howard County. Students can design a bookmark showing their love of reading and books. The bookmark needs to be original and easy to reproduce. The contest ends July 14. For more information about how to create a bookmark, go to hclibrary.org. Winning bookmarks will be printed and distributed in all of the neighborhood branches