North Laurel/Savage: Ribbons, ribbons, ribbons — that's our 4-H Club

North Laurel has a very active 4-H Club and, boy, were they busy this summer with both the Howard County Fair and the State Fair. Members have worked all year on projects.

They have explored photography, robotics, health, bicycle safety and mechanics, crocheting, babysitting, creative writing as well as various crafts. All their work paid off.

At the Howard County Fair, Grace Beacham received a champion ribbon on her duct tape flower arrangement, first place for her jewelry exhibit, five first place ribbons for her vegetables, first place on her marigolds and first for her arrangement is the most unusual container.

Faith Beacham won Best in Show for her crocheted flower arrangement, a champion ribbon for her small pets' poster on beta fish, first place for quilling and crochet recycled grocery bag purse, three first place ribbons on her tomatoes and a first place ribbon for her petunias.

Kayleigh Wilson won a champion ribbon for her photography and machine made bread. They auctioned off the bread and it sold for $400. She won six first place ribbons for her cookies and brownies, a first place on her jewelry, colored pencil drawing and poetry collection. She also won a champion ribbon at the state fair for her refrigerator cookies.

Patricia Wilson won several participation ribbons, the only award given to Clovers, the 5 to 7 age group.

The North Laurel Leaders, our 4-H club, entered a booth in Howard County Fair with various bulletin boards showing their various projects and life skills learned in 4-H. This won the Grand Champion ribbon and an invitation to the state fair. There they were awarded the Reserve Champion.

If this sounds like a club for your child, ages 5 to 18, why not come out to the Open House on Sept. 28 at Forest Ridge starting at 7:30 p.m. The club meets on the second and fourth Fridays of each month.

For more information, call 410-313-2707 or contact

The Howard County Police Department will hold a safety meeting on Oct. 18 at the North Laurel Community Center, 6 to 8 p.m.

This is a great opportunity to join in a discussion about safety issues plus learn some things you can do to reduce your risk of becoming a victim. You can also find out the latest resources available to you.

The center is at 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road. Call 410-313-0380 for more information.

The Savage 7K will be held on Oct. 14 and costs $25. All proceeds will go to renovations for the Carroll Baldwin Memorial Hall. To register, go to

Reservoir High School offers free tutoring for all RHS students at the North Laurel Community Center on Sundays starting Sept. 23. The Gator Academy is sponsored by the PTSA.

Students must bring materials for the class and a signed permission slip. They are also looking for parents who are interested in tutoring.

If you want more information, contact Yvona Ward at or phone Miriam Cruz at 240.640.7885

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