Scouts wash cars and raise money for camping equipment EAST COLUMBIA


The members of Boy Scout Troop No. 75 thank everyone who participated in their "car-a-thon" fund raiser, especially the men from Howard County Fire and Rescue Fire Station No. 9 who provided the space and water for the car wash.

The boys washed 136 cars and collected pledges that varied from 2 cents to 10 cents a car. The money will be used to purchase camping equipment and each Scout received "camp credit" for his time.


East Columbia resident Kay Plaskowitz reports that this year's Russian Festival, scheduled on Oct. 16 and 17, from 11 a.m to 5 p.m. at Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church, will be bigger and better than ever.

"This is our 20th year. We're a small congregation," she said "but we all work very hard and people return each year from all over the state for our homemade pastries and jam. And they enjoy the happy atmosphere with the Moryana Russian dancers."

Ms. Plaskowitz is co-chairman and urges visitors to tour Holy Trinity, 1723 East Fairmont Ave. (1 block East of 100 N. Broadway, Baltimore) while at the festival. Information: 276-6171.


Marcia Scheeter and Nancy McIntosh share the ceramic exhibit "Current Directions in Clay" at the Columbia Art Center Gallery, Long Reach Village Shopping Center.

Ms. Scheeter's wheel-thrown construction has a sense of simplicity and freedom, while Ms. McIntosh's work is more asymmetrical. Both artists feature raku pieces.

The exhibit closes Oct. 9. Information: 410-730-0075.


Hammond High School's Booster Club's 2nd Annual Spaghetti Dinner is set for Oct. 21, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

A "Family Dinner Pass" is available for $15. Single adult tickets are $5 and kids under 18 years old can eat for $4. Tickets will be on sale at the door.

Families and friends are urged to be there for the Homecoming Decorating awards ceremony at 7 p.m.


Columbia is now 26 years old and actively concerned in recording its history. The Columbia Archives needs your help in collecting data before memories fade and/or residents leave the immediate area.

What's needed?

Facts, photos, theater and concert programs, artifacts and publication clippings are all pages of history.

For information, call 715-3103.


Laura Duane Smith, the author of "Genealogy Is More Than Charts," will discuss genealogy motivation and activities to encourage family members participation during her visit tonight to Cover to Cover Bookstore/Cafe in Owen Brown Shopping Center.

Information: 410-381-9200.

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