The curtain went up on the 30th administration of Archbishop Keough Council, Knights of Columbus, on July 13, as the organization conducted installation ceremonies for Grand Knight Richard Walz and other elected officers at St. Joseph's Catholic Church.

John Meinhardt wasinstalled as deputy grand knight; John McLaughlin, chancellor; Robert Garrick, warden; Joseph Snook, recorder; Thomas Bresnahan, treasurer; Charles Spiglemire III, advocate; Mark Ryan and Dave Wallace, inside guards; and Thomas Newcomb, outside guard. Arthur Wheatcraft, Raymond Chase and Joseph Pfeiffer are the trustees; Ed Wyrus, the financial secretary; and Tim Geary, the lecturer. The Rev. Thomas Schmidt will remain chaplain.

The ceremonies at St. Joseph's, which followed the 5 p.m. Mass, combined patriotic and spiritual music and the participation of the 4th Degree Color Corps.

A reception followed at the council home on Becknell Avenue with more than 100 guests in attendance. They enjoyedan open bar and hors d'oeuvres before a fried chicken dinner prepared by council members.

Walz outlined the program for his second term and announced the following chairmen to fill cabinet posts: Ray Chase, council; George Murray, community and pro-life; Henri Hoover, church; Tom Newcomb, family; and John Meinhardt, youth.

Aldo Bartolomei, former state deputy and representing the current state deputy, was the principal speaker. District Deputy

Charles Laine spoke of his role as liaison between the state and council in promoting all the organization's principles.

Visiting guests included Grand Knights from Glen Burnie and Annapolis, past and present, Faithful Navigator of Admiral Benson 4th Degree Assembly, the state insurance representative and the district warden.


The Odenton Volunteer Fire Department on Route 175 will have a Shrimp Feast from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the fire department hall.

Food, fun and the band, "Just for Fun," will be the afternoon's enjoyment. Tickets are $18 per person.

For more information, call 674-4444.


The American Cancer Society, at 1041 Route 3 North, Gambrills, is recruiting members for its "Road to Recovery" program.

This program consists of volunteers who drive cancer patients to and from treatments. All that is needed toparticipate is a car and one afternoon a month.

For more information, call the society at 721-4304 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.


The West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a Business Connection from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 14 at 1223 Annapolis Road, Odenton.

The co-hosts are Johnson Insurance Agency and Many Happy Returns Inc. This will be the 1991 Membership Campaign Kick Off. Prospective members are welcome.

The cost is $5 with advanced reservations or $8 at the door, and $10 for non-members. Please call 672-3433by Aug. 12 to make reservations.


The Healing Journey SupportGroup is for adults who have experienced the loss of a spouse to death.

Meetings are at 6:15 p.m. every Wednesday in the fellowship hall of the Prince of Peace Presbyterian Church, 1657 Crofton Parkway.

For more information, call the church at 721-2313.


The Anne Arundel County Professional Firefighters with sponsor its annual softball tournament Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Gambrills Odenton Recreational Council (GORC) softball fields.

Admission is free. Proceeds from the refreshment sales will go to the Baltimore RegionalBurn Center.


The Arundel Senior High School, Class of 1961, is havingits 30-year reunion on Aug. 17 at La Fontaine Bleu in Glen Burnie.

If you were a graduate or know of someone who has moved away who was also a graduate and wish to attend this nostalgic reunion, call Ray Miller 266-6090.

* Also, anyone interested in planning a 20-year reunion for the Arundel Senior High Class of 1972, contact Robin Seal at 260-5866 or in the evenings at 348-5216.


Even when it is unbearably hot outside, things don't slow down at the O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Road.

From 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, ChrisDillard-Woody, from Homestead Gardens, will demonstrate how to make arrangements from local garden flowers. Preregistration is required.

From 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 1, audiologist Sherri Rossman willconductscreening tests and will check hearing aids.

From 11:30 tonoon Aug. 7, Constance Pergerson from the county Extension Services will provide information on planning nutritious meals for 1 or 2.

For more information on any activities at the center or to preregister, call 222-6227 or 621-9515.


The Chapelgate Community Association invites you to a "Greet Your Neighbor Social" at 7 p.m. Aug. 5 at the Odenton Fire Hall, Route 175.

Bring your favorite dessert to share with everyone. Voter registration will be available.

For more information, call Louise Warrington at 551-0252.

Phone: 672-3479

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