Six Howard County students were named as recipients of the 2015 Howard County Fair Association Educational Scholarships at the fair's annual stockholders' meeting on Oct. 27 at the fairgrounds.
These students are Audrey Bennett of Union Bridge who is currently attending Lebanon College; Eric Fiege of West Friendship who is in his second year at Howard Community College; Brian Glenn of Highland who is at University of Maryland in College Park; Sara Gordon of Woodbine who is a freshman at Virginia Tech; Lauren Hollidge of Laurel who is a senior at Cedar Brook Academy and Anna Schuster of Columbia who has matriculated at Howard Community College.
Since the inception of this scholarship 22 years ago the fair has awarded $198,000 to local students.
The President of the Fair, Mickey Day, reminded the audience that 2015 is this organization's 70th anniversary with the continuing goal of promoting agriculture in our community. Chuck Coles and Chuck Zepp were elected to the Fair Board at this same meeting. The 2016 fair will be Aug. 6 to 13. Put it on your calendar.
Kenny Long of Woodbine competed in the State Special Olympics Fall Fest on October 24 in the powerlifting division. He displayed his skill and the results of regular practice when he won three golds; in the bench press at 200 lbs., the dead lift at 300 lbs and the 500 lb. combination.
He also served as co-master of ceremonies where he exhibited his usual infectious enthusiasm and positive attitude. Congratulations go out to Kenny and his supportive and dedicated family.
The Howard Chapel-Ridgeville United Methodist Church on Long Corner Road announces that their construction project is completed and the doors will be open for their fall family-style turkey and fried oyster dinner on Sat., Nov. 14 from 1 to 5 p.m. Adults are $18, children $8, and carryouts are $19. You also can choose from a wide selection of desserts on the bake table.
Te American Cancer Society/ Western Relay for Life Committee announces the first relay meeting of the 2016 season on Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 6 p.m. at the Gary Arthur Community Center. The committee continually needs volunteers to support this event and new ideas to enhance it. If you are interested in this important cause and want to be involved in this local effort, join this committee on Nov. 17.
Calvary Lutheran Church announces its annual Christmas Mart on Friday, Nov. 20, 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Food will be served all day with the Calvary signature crab cakes available beginning at 4 p.m. Santa Claus appears at 4 p.m. so bring your cameras for holiday photos. Cheese balls, pies, cakes, bread, rolls and cookies will be on sale as well as items in a fun white elephant room where vendors are invited to participate. For information on this affair call 410-489-5280.
The Bazaar of the Churches will be held on Nov. 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lisbon Fire Hall. Participating churches are Lisbon United Methodist, Shepherd of the Glen Lutheran and St. Paul's Episcopal. A variety of homemade candies (almond toffee, pecan elites, peanut brittle, almond bark and fudge among many others) along with myriad crafts will be for sale.
Baked goods, books, nearly new items, cheese balls, ornaments, jewelry and gourmet to go items will also be available. A raffle table will feature a basket of cheer 50/50, among others. Lunch is provided by the Lisbon Ladies Auxiliary. This is a great place to begin your holiday shopping!