Three Boy Scouts honored with official citations [West Friendship]

Howard County Times

Three local Boy Scout Troop 007 Scouts were honored on Aug. 12 during an Eagle Scout Court of Honor held at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Glenwood. Andrew Colangelo, Austen Rohmann and Jeffrey Read were presented official citations of merit from the state of Maryland by special guest Maryland State Senator Gail Bates. Scoutmaster emeritus Eric Bishop officiated the ceremony during which Bates offered comments about the importance of volunteering in the community. Honored guest was Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman who presented the Scouts with commemorative pins with the official seal of Howard County. Colangelo chose Small Miracles Animal Shelter in Ellicott City as beneficiary of his Eagle Scout project. Rohmann’s project benefitted St. Andrew’s Church. Read chose Sharp Dressed Man, a Baltimore non-profit which aims to assist men getting back into the workplace, as the beneficiary of his project. Congratulations to these local Scouts for an outstanding path to Eagle Scout.

Lots of West Friendship folk attended the 102nd Annual St. Alphonsus Rodriguez Church Chicken and Ham dinner with a picture perfect day as the backdrop. Attic treasure hunters were in awe of the amazing array of goodies, old and new. Art Boone eyed antique tools while Gerri McGarity and Barb Forney browsed the holiday decor. For one young couple, a vintage brass fireplace set was just the thing for their new home. St. Alphonsus teen volunteers served up the dinner to rave reviews.

Sept. 8 is the last chance to view Canadian sculptor Timothy Schmalz’ rendering of the “Homeless Jesus,” a statue on exhibit in the chapel at the Shrine of St. Anthony, 12290 Folly Quarter Road. The statue offers a reminder to feed the hungry, clothe the naked and give shelter to the homeless. Non-perishable food items and food store gift cards may be left in a basket near the statue. Questions? Go to the website at

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