Ellie Feaga is back with her bake sale for charity [Glenwood/Glenelg/Dayton]

Ellie Feaga will hold her fifth annual bake sale to raise money for charity on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Feaga home, 15211 Frederick Road, in Woodbine.

The sixth grader from Glenwood Middle School has announced that this year's proceeds will be split between the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Maryland and the Shaughness Children's Education Fund.


A chili competition will be held at the bake sale, and everyone can vote for the best chili. Ellie's brother, Mitchell, has developed quite a reputation as a chili chef, and routinely wins competitions. Don't miss his latest offering.

Items have also been donated by Amy Brendel Photography, Larriland Farms and Walnut Springs Nursery to be raffled off during the sale. This year Ellie's Bake Sale T-shirts will be available in yellow or blue for $15, and all proceeds will be donated to the two charities. The shirts have the bake sale logo, which Ellie designed last year, on the front.

Ellie is "making a difference one cupcake at a time," and she would love it if lots of neighbors came out to support her sale this year.

Andrew Spang, the band director at Folly Quarter Middle School has announced that members of the Folly Quarter Band auditioned and were selected for the Howard County Gifted and Talented Symphonic Band.

The students prepared a difficult audition piece and were selected as the very best from all 19 middle schools in Howard County. Congratulations to the following students: James Zhou (4th chair, 2nd Flute), Janie Cai (4th chair, 3rd Clarinet), Harrison Wu (3rd chair, 1st Trumpet), Evan Ying (3rd chair, 3rd Trumpet), Amy Waddington (Alternate Trumpet), Jeffrey Read (2nd chair, 1st Trombone), Matthew Messer (4th chair Tuba) and Isabella Marcelino (7th chair Percussion). The Howard County GT Band will rehearse and perform a concert under noted guest conductor Jim Wharton at Glenelg High School on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m.

Lisa Boss, vocal teacher at Bushy Park Elementary, announced that Sariah Daly, Kyla Garrett, Haley Markel and Lauren Stone auditioned and were selected to be in the Howard County Children's Chorus. The Children's Chorus represents the best elementary school singers in Howard County and performs for community events. Boss is very proud of her singers.

The Glenelg High School Band will be selling fresh citrus fruit from Florida in November, December, January and February. The deadline to order fruit for the first sale is Friday, Nov. 1. Pickup will be Saturday, Nov. 16, from noon to 2 p.m. For more information, contact Dianne Kvech at tdkvech@comcast.net or 410-489-2951, or Meredith Haussler at 410-442-0263. Citrus fruit makes a great gift for family and friends, and, as Haussler reminds us, "It prevents scurvy!"

Greenbridge Pottery is inviting everyone to have the experience of making some simple holiday gifts in clay for friends and family during the months of October and November until Thanksgiving. Appointments will be available Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. Prices range from $10 for a paperweight to $45 for a handprint wall tile. Call 410-531-5920 for more information.