Butch Schaffer, Glenelg head football coach, led his team to a high school football Class 2A state semifinal against New Town.
Butch Schaffer, Glenelg head football coach, led his team to a high school football Class 2A state semifinal against New Town. (Steve Ruark / Baltimore Sun Media Group)

Congratulations to Butch Schaffer, varsity head football coach of the Glenelg Gladiators, who was named the 2018 Ravens High School Coach of the Year. The team ended the season with a record of 13 wins and one loss. Schaffer led the Gladiators to the most single-season victories in the program’s history and the school’s first-ever trip to the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association Class 2A state championship game. This was the first state title game in Glenelg’s 60-year history. Way to go, Big Red!

The Alpha Ridge Landfill has a special area designated for bicycles which are brought to be thrown away. On a regular basis, members of the Glenwood Lions Club collect the bicycles and prepare them to be donated to Bikes for the World. Since April of 2016, it has kept 3,345 bicycles out of the landfill.


Lions Larry Orwig, Pete Adams, Joe Long, Harrison Morson and Charlie Rupp have been involved in this project from the beginning. The bicycles used to be stored at the old Bushy Park Elementary School until enough were collected for delivery to Bikes for the World. However, the Lions are now collecting so many bicycles that Bikes for the World sends volunteers to the landfill, where they meet with Lions members and load the bicycles directly in trailers to be transported to Rockville.

Once they arrive at the Rockville warehouse, they are prepared for shipment to countries throughout the world where they are used for transportation. Repair and maintenance is performed in each country, allowing people to learn important skills in addition to the new means of transportation. Your old bicycle could allow someone to get an education or a good job, thanks to the work of the Glenwood Lions Club.

Cynthia Scourtis and Sarala Katta, bingo committee chairs at Glenelg High School, invite you to the Parent Teacher Student Association Bag-a-Palooza Bingo.

The event will take place on Friday, Jan. 25, at the school. The doors will open at 6 p.m. and the games will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Don’t wait too long to get your tickets because seating is limited. The admission price includes 20 games and three special games along with raffles and door prizes. Prize packages include purses, bags, coolers and backpacks, as well as gift cards provided by generous community businesses.

Light food will be available for purchase. You can buy tickets at the school or on the website at glenelgptsa.org. All the funds will be used for the after-prom party to give students a safe place to go when prom ends. If you need more information, you can send an email to glenelghighschoolptsa@gmail.com.

Amy Bejm Syversen, the band director at Dayton Oaks Elementary School, is pleased to announce the band musicians of the month for January. Maddox Cooper, Henry Yarmus, Quinn Steadman, Isabella Canapp, Olivia Morabito, Brandon Carballo, Sydney Stark, Gabrielle Shane, Jonathan Barrett, Harley Rosen, Lillian Houston, Ellis Roberts, Ethan Matos, Ashton McCollum, Gavin Bergstrom, Devin Cui, Tiolumofe Aynkoya and Marina Ronayne have all been practicing hard and making Syversen proud. Keep up the good work.