Mount Airy Fire Company volunteers are not only ready and willing to answer each month's fire and ambulance calls -- they also try for the honor of being each month's top responders.
"It's fun to see who makes 'Top 10' for the month," said volunteer Janet Kipe.
The friendly competition takes place monthly, with the year's Top 10 responders for both the fire and ambulance calls receiving plaques and recognition at the annual banquet in January.
Honors to the Mount Airy volunteers who were tops on September's list for responding to the company's 63 ambulance calls: Bruce Walz (25), Becky Brown (24), Mike Pappas (23), Jim Crum (18), Jeff McKinney (16), Jamie Alder (13), William Lawton (13), Ann Ward (13), Christopher Barritt (11) and David Eaves (11).
Congratulations also should go to the top responders to September's 44 fire calls: Jim Linton (31), Kenneth McDonough (24), Tom Kipe (23), Tim Slane (21), Jeff McKinney (19), Chris Esworthy (18), Doug Alexander (17), Dale Lowman (17) and Mike Pappas (17). Jim Crum, Wayne Esworthy, Gene Mellin and Richard Stull tied for 10th place with 14 calls each.
Did you notice that Mike Pappas and Jim Crum topped both lists?
Many other fire company volunteers in Mount Airy and Carroll County devote countless hours to providing fire and ambulance services to our communities. While we may not know their names, we benefit from their presence day and
night. Our hats are off to all of them!
* Residents can support the good work of the South Carroll High School Parent Involvement Committee by purchasing one of three Entertainment Books now on sale.
Books are available for North Baltimore, South Baltimore and the Washington area at $35 each. Coupons offered in the books may be used from now through Dec. 1, 1993.
From volunteering in the classroom to helping with South Carroll's "After Prom Party," parents have the opportunity to support the students and staff at their children's school through the Parent Involvement Committee.
The committee's next meeting will be at 8:45 a.m. Oct. 21, in the school auditorium. All South Carroll parents are encouraged to attend.
For information, call Ann Laur at 795-3895 or Nancy Hancock at 781-7031.
* An election of the elementary kind took place recently at Mount Airy's Twin Ridge School to decide the new school's colors and mascot.
The kindergarten through fifth-grade students selected red and white as their official colors and the panda as the Twin Ridge mascot.
* Twin Ridge's Parent Teacher Association sponsored a successful first fund raiser that garnered $10,490 for the school's parent lending library and cultural arts programs. The PTA membership goal of 50 percent was surpassed before Twin Ridge's first day of school, and the roster climbed over 400 in September.
"Educational Specialties" will be the topic of the PTA's first Parent Night at 7 p.m. Oct. 21 in the school cafetorium.
Speakers will present information about speech therapy, reading, guidance counseling and special education.