Summer is no time to take it easy for North Laurel 4-H Club

It may be summer but not everyone in North Laurel is relaxing by the pool. The North Laurel 4-H Club still meets monthly and is getting ready for their busy season. They recently held a contest for Healthy Life Style Posters and the winners include; Aaban Syed and Tricia Wilson received Participation Ribbons, Kat Ward received a Very Good Ribbon, Imaad Syed, William Sheets and Kayleigh Wilson received Excellent Ribbons and Kavita Schroff received Excellent and Champion Ribbons. There will be a July picnic to recognize the winners and to celebrate everyone who participated. In August, they will be preparing to compete in the Howard County Fair and then the Maryland State Fair. Sounds like a fun and busy summer for them all.

The North Laurel Civic Association is not resting this summer, either. Their next meeting will be July 26 at 7 p.m. at the North Laurel Community Center. Come out and find out what is happening in your area. Learn more about your community and meet your neighbors. Do not forget to visit The North Laurel Civic Association Community on facebook.

Anyone interested in a fun afternoon while helping a good cause? The Annual Jammin' for a Cause concert will be August 6, 3 to 7 p.m. at 8758 Doves Fly Way in North Laurel. The Krased Marauders, a cycling team that raising funds to fight cancer will be hosting the event. The concert includes several local bands, including The 8-balls, raffle items and more. It will be held at the home of team members, The Workmans. The Krased Marauders will be participating in the 24 hours of Booty August 27 through 28 in Columbia. Email for more information or call 301-604-9783.

Now that Success in Style has joined the North Laurel Savage Multi Service Center on Route 1, Charity's Closet will be moving to the Savage Mill in August. Charity's Closet is a previously used clothes store that gives their proceeds to help support Success in Style. They supply the professional outfits for job interviews, for those in need, and sell clothes to the public. It is run by volunteers and will be in need of volunteers. They will be in the New Weave Building and hope to open by August 6. Would you be interested in volunteering for such a wonderful program? If so, please send an email to

Interested in eating food grown locally? Well get ready because starting July 25, Howard County will be hosting the Second Annual Farm-2-Table Restaurant Week. Local farms will be working with local restaurants to create meals that have local produce. For more information about this event, go to

Do not forget that the Howard County Fair will be held August 6-13 at the Howard County Fairgrounds. Go visit the fair and do not forget to go by the 4-H tent and visit our local exhibitions. What a great way to have a fun time and support North Laurel students at the same time.

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