Two local churches to serve up family feasts [West Friendship]

Got a hungry family to feed? Two local churches got you covered.

The Lisbon United Methodist Church invites the community to the annual Ham and Oyster Supper on March 21, 1 to 5:30 p.m. Family style or carry out, the dinner includes ham, oysters, home made salads, green beans corn, rolls, relishes and more. Tickets are $17 for adults, $6 for kids ages 6-12 years.


Lisbon United Methodist is at 15875 Frederick Road (Route 144) in Lisbon. Questions? Call the church office at 410-489-7245 or Nora Riley at 310-489-4302.

Then, mark the calendar for March 26, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., when the monthly dinners continue at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church with an Italian Feast. Dine in or carry out. It's Italian with all the trimmings. Cost is $9 per person or $30 per family , no matter how many folks make up the family unit.

Proceeds from the March dinner, which is donated by the folks at Glenwood's Smokin' Hot Grille, go to the parish youth programs at St. Andrew's. The church is at 2892 Route 97 in Glenwood. Questions? Call Lynne Hall Quinn at 410-292-8202.

When Martha and Chuck Rhoads exchanged valentines on Feb. 14, little did they know that the best gift of love was coming to them the very next day in the shape of sweet baby great grandson Kaiden Matthew Ruppel.

Kaiden, born on Feb. 15, is the newborn son of the Rhoads' granddaughter Nichole and her husband Todd. The baby is the first great grand for Martha and Chuck, who proudly boast of eight grandchildren and now, young Kaiden, the current brightest star of the clan. Congratulations to the Rhoads and Ruppel families.

Family, fun and fitness all rolled into one event. That's the notion behind the Triadelphia Ridge Elementary PTA's Retriever Run set for April 12 at 8 a.m. Registration is up and running for the PTA fundraiser, with choices of a one-mile run or a 5K run. Interested? Register at http://www.tinyurl.com/TRES5k.

Spring is finally in the air. With that in mind, and spring cleaning on the "to do" list, bring your excess household and clothing giveaways to the folks at Folly Quarter Middle School who are setting up a large area of donations to be given out to local needy families during the school's annual flea market on March 21.

Karen Mobley, chief organizer of the school fundraiser, gets excited just talking about this bonus feature of the school indoor yard sale. "The best part is the donation giveaways to folks who really need the items," Mobley said. "All donations are tax deductible and serve a genuine need for those who have been invited to participate."

Donated items should be dropped off on March 20, 4-8 p.m., in the gym at Folly Quarter Middle School at 13500 Triadelphia Road. The sale on March 21 is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Just as we in the community changed our clocks on March 8, the members of the West Friendship Volunteer Fire Department remind residents to check batteries on home smoke alarms.

Roy Gregory's huge spring equipment auction sale is set for March 21, 9 a.m. until all is sold. The sale, which features yard, lawn and farm equipment, automobiles, tillers, landscape machinery, tractors, carpentry materials, golf carts, building materials and more, is held at the Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship.