The Glenwood Middle School Leo Club's Bikes for the World collection drive was another success. The Leo members collected 86 bicycles and one sewing machine, which were all loaded on a truck to be sent to Bikes for the World.
This Leo Club and the others at Bushy Park Elementary School and Folly Quarter Middle School are only able to serve the community because of support from the schools' principals, staff and the Glenwood Lions Club.
At Glenwood Middle School, Principal David Brown is the Leo Club adviser and honorary member of the Glenwood Lions Club.
At Bushy Park Elementary, fifth-grade teacher Kristan Bond is the Leo Club adviser and honorary member of the Glenwood Lions Club. She is joined by co-adviser Debbie Carroll, with support from Principal Edward Consentino, as they lead their group of 45 fifth-grade students.
At Folly Quarter, seventh-grade science teacher Patricia Watt is the Leo Club advisor and honorary member of the Glenwood Lions Club. She is assisted by Shaeleen Bader and Heather Taylor as co-advisers, and supported by Principal Rick Wilson. Folly Quarter's Leo Club numbers 48 students. Larry Orwig and Harrison Morson are liaison representatives between the Lions Club and the Leo Clubs, advising all three school groups. These young people are becoming great members of the community.
The musicians and musical directors at Folly Quarter Middle School are justifiably proud of their performances at the Hershey Park music adjudication. The Symphonic Wind Ensemble received first place in the Concert Band I category, with a rating of Excellent, and the Concert Band earned a first place in the Concert Band II category with a Good rating. The Advanced Chorus captured first place in the Mixed Choir I category with an Excellent rating. The Concert Chorus followed suit with first place in the Mixed Choir II category, also with a rating of Excellent.
The Chamber Symphony earned first place in the Full Orchestra category with a rating of Superior, which was the highest possible rating. The highest score of the day went to the Symphony Strings who not only took first place in the String Orchestra I category with a rating of Superior, but also received the Best Overall Orchestra award for the day. Congratulations to the entire music department.
More good music will be heard on Tuesday, June 3, when the Glenwood Middle School Chorus and Orchestra Spring Concert will be held at 7 p.m. in the Glenelg High School Auditorium. Admission is free. Parents will host a bake sale with proceeds going towards the choral program. Come hear some great music and support these talented young students.
Don't forget about the Relay for Life of Western Howard County, which will be held on Friday, June 13, and Saturday, June 14. This fun overnight event will celebrate cancer survival while raising money for the American Cancer Society. The event will be held at the Western Regional Park in Glenwood. Opening ceremonies begin at 6:30 p.m.
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Glenwood will sponsor a Bingo Night on Saturday, May 31. The doors will open at 6 p.m., with games beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the parish house at 2892 Route 97. Tickets are $10 and include bingo cards for 11 games, with additional cards available for purchase. You will be able to buy tickets at the door. Prizes include themed baskets. Proceeds will benefit St. Andrew's 2015 youth pilgrimage. For more information call 410-489-4035.
We had a late spring, but strawberries are finally ripening and are available for picking at Larriland Farm in Woodbine and Triadelphia Lake View Farm in Glenelg. Enjoy some strawberries in the field and make sure to pick enough to make jam and shortcakes.