They excelled again…..We featured Kim Fullwood, a life-long Howard County resident and Who Dated Who, her 2013 sorrel gelding, when they rose to the top in the 3-year-old halter gelding class at the Ohio State Quarter Horse Congress in October. Once again, in November, at the 2016 Lucas Oil American Quarter Horse Association Show in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Kim and her horse demonstrated what Maryland folks can do when they captured the Reserve World Championship title in amateur 3- year-old geldings. In this class, entries competed for championship honors and a purse of $1,621.97. As reserve champion, Kim received a prize package that included a cash payout, a custom-designed silver trophy, a specially-designed logo jacket and reserve world champion patch and a Montana Silversmith's buckle.
The Lucas Oil AQHA World Championship Show is the pinnacle event for American Quarter Horse owners and exhibitors around the world, who must qualify by earning a predetermined number of points to compete. This year, more than 4,900 entries from the United States and over 30 other countries competed for 99 world championships.
Kim and Who Dated Who added to the pleasure and excitement of the trip by bringing home a new puppy; a border collie they named Maxwell Smart. Guess what they call him!! Congratulations on your win and your new acquisition, Kim.
Are you looking for a great way to give? One idea may be to join the Calvary Lutheran church together with the Lisbon Volunteer Fire Company. The two groups are sponsoring an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, Dec. 13 from 2 to 7 p.m. at the fire hall. To schedule your donation or for more information, call 410-489-5280.
Keep the sparkle in your holiday with original fine art and crafts on the Countryside Artisans Holiday Gallery and Studio Tour held Dec. 9 through the 11. The Countryside Artisans of Maryland represent a selected group of accomplished visual, sculptural and textile artists. This tour of 13 galleries represents 40+ artists you will see as you wind your way through scenic Montgomery, Frederick, and Howard counties. Brochures and maps are available The galleries and studios are also open at other times and by appointment. Further information regarding the tour, maps, brochures and the artists can be found at www.countrysideartisans.com
One of the final holiday bazaars for the season will be held at Glenelg High School on Dec. 17 from 8 a.m. to 1p.m. in the cafeteria. Admission is free. The cost for a vendor table is $30. Proceeds go to the Glenelg Delta Scholars Program. Come pick up your last minute gifts. For further information, contact Maurislyn Green at firstname.lastname@example.org or Aimee Chankitasilpa at email@example.com.
So that you don't miss a premier holiday activity, a final reminder that the fifth annual Farmers Feed the Hungry Horse and Tractor Parade, a Holiday Vendor Village where you will see over 30 vendors, a bonfire and a chicken dinner prepared by the ladies of the Lisbon Volunteer Department will be held in the town of Lisbon on Dec. 10. This is event is run by a volunteer citizens committee under the auspices of the Howard County Farm Bureau.
The fun begins at 3 p.m. when the horses and horse-drawn carriages will parade down Route 144. Following will be a musical interlude by the Lisbon Elementary School singers and then elaborately decorated tractors and floats at 4:45 p.m. The Vendors Village, displaying a large Christmas tree, a bonfire and the chicken dinner, will be open at the intersection of routes 94 and 144 throughout the day. Come early, find a parking place and a spot for your family to sit along the parade route with your neighbors and you will be entertained! Containers for donations of canned and dried goods will be found in the Vendors Christmas Village. As a result of the generosity of the Howard and Carroll communities and many, many local sponsors, over $40,000 was raised and donated to the Carroll and Howard County food banks over the years. The wish is to exceed that this year.