A volunteer, says the dictionary, is a person who performs or gives his services of his own free will.
The Glenwood Lions Club members are good at volunteering, as they actively serve our community. The Lions lent medical equipment from their Loan Closet to 11 families in April, and their Loan Closet is available to anyone in the community who needs to borrow hospital equipment.
You may call Bill Pindell at 489-4392 to arrange to use almost everything, including beds, walkers, and wheelchairs. There is no charge, but you may make a donation.
Several members helped to sort eyeglasses with other Lions Clubs recently. The eyeglasses they collect are given to needy folks in our and other countries.
Each month the Lions Club cleans up trash along Route 97 in Glenwood, and they were out there last month early one Saturday morning.
Club members also attended many meetings and events, including their own general meeting, district meetings, and fund-raisers. Tom Pardoe will succeed Winn Riley as the Glenwood Lions Club president in June.
After a lengthy illness, Edith Scott, 48, of Glenwood, died last Wednesday morning with her son Tony, 23, and daughter Roxanne 21, by her side. Funeral services were held Saturday.
Edith was grateful to all the people in our area who took time during the last year to drive her to doctor's appointments, help with her housework and cook meals for her family.
Edith's son, 11-year-old Eric, attends fifth grade at Bushy Park Elementary School.
Accidents happen, but we wish Terry Norcutt's crash last week hadn't. Terry was in a four-car pileup on Route 32 and was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore with a punctured liver, broken pelvis and several other fractures, contusions, and bruises.
She's out of critical care and is anxious to come home to her family. Mrs. Norcutt is a busy volunteer at Bushy Park
Elementary School and a kindergarten instructional assistant at Pointers Run and Forest Ridge elementary schools.
Her daughters Kristin and Mandy attend Bushy Park, and Terry is active in everything her daughters do.
Just after her accident, Robin Maurer of Glenwood, who was in a car behind her, came to Terry's aid and comforted her until help arrived. Since then, Terry has received notes, cards, calls and visits from friends and neighbors.
She is grateful for the meals friends are already bringing to her family, and she says, "Tell them, 'Thank you, and I love you.' "
If you want a good home-cooked dinner, but you don't want to cook, go the Clarksville fire house Saturday between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. for a ham and chicken dinner.
For just $7.50 for adults and $4.50 for children, the Ladies Auxiliary will serve you a great meal, or you can take it home to eat. Dessert is homemade cake.
Information: (301) 854-2889.
In Boston they call them rotaries. In England they're roundabouts. Whatever you call it, the new traffic circle in Lisbon is a subject of debate. Some folks love it, and others would prefer another solution to the problems at this intersection.
If you would like to express your opinion about Lisbon's traffic circle, call Gene Straub at 1-800-635-5119. Mr. Straub is the assistant district engineer for traffic.
Make plans to attend the Chapelgate Christian Academy's Saturday auction. Adults gathering for the evening, which begins at 7 p.m., will enjoy a lush buffet of hors d'oeuvres with the silent and live auctions.
School parents have assembled a wonderful collection of articles and services to bid on. Hair care, landscaping, restaurant dinners, new children's clothing, and a boat trip are among the offerings.
The auction is open to the public. Admission is $4 per person. All the money generated at the auction goes to operate the school and keep tuition affordable.
For more information call 531-5433 or the school at 442-5888.
Chapelgate Christian Academy holds its spring music program and art exhibit at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the school.
The school chorus, the sixth- and seventh-grade music classes, and soloists and instrumentalists will perform in concert.
In the lobby you can see a student art exhibit. Enjoy a refreshing evening of student music and art at Chapelgate. Information: 442-5888.
Some yard sales are better than others, and Shepherd of The Glen Lutheran Church of Glenwood has cooked up an unusual one for June 5 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
The community of Dasher Green in Columbia was once the farm of the Dashers, and Grace Dasher is having a yard sale of things from her home to benefit the church. The sale will be at her home at 7030 Cradlerock Way in Columbia. You can see the old farmhouse from the yard and get a glimpse of Howard County as it used to be.
Information: 442-2424 or (301) 694-1755.
Brian Sunderly will be the summer youth intern at Gethsemane Baptist Church in Glenwood. He assumed responsibilities Sunday and is anxious to serve while he awaits his entrance to the seminary in the fall.
It's history in the making. The trustees of Union Chapel have spent many hours and much money to restore the chapel to a usable building.
The tenants of the building, St. Andrew's Church, have arranged with the trustees to put an addition onto the chapel, and groundbreaking is May 23, after the 9:30 service. Information: 489-4035.