Volunteer fire company and auxiliary observe their anniversaries


The Odenton Volunteer Fire Company recently held its 26th annual dinner dance to observe the fire company's 64th anniversary and the 59th anniversary of the Ladies Auxiliary. The administrative officers for 1995 are Charles F. Olson, president; Wylie L. Donaldson Jr. and Jeffrey S. Wade Sr., vice president; Craig B. Harman, corresponding secretary; Michael J. Dooley, membership secretary; William P. Rose Sr., financial secretary; Thomas L. Tharp, treasurer and John E. Rose Jr. and Ramon E. Hodgson, directors.

The line officers for 1995 are Louis A. D'Camera, chief; Charles D. Rogers and Harry C. Wagner Jr., assistant chiefs; Michael J. Willie and Lester J. Shultzaberger, captains; Robert J. Schappert, Michael J. Dooley, Ramon E. Hodgson, Robert J. Ross Jr., and Craig Harman, lieutenants; and Donald R. Evick and Jonathan E. Kakuk, EMS coordinators.

The 1995 officers of the Ladies Auxiliary are Ruth Lyon, president; Sherry Love, vice president; Molly Rose, secretary; Theresa Lewis, treasurer; Margaret Tallman, chaplain; Doris Cowen, vice chaplain; and Jenifer Dooley and Sharon Talbert, color bearers.

Top honors for EMS responses went to Jonathan E. Kakuk with 538, Jonathan A. Newman with 424 and Joshua L. Constuble with 311 responses. Jonathan E. Kakuk had 418.5 hours of practical training, Brian D. Thomas had 369.5 hours, and Bradford R. Jones with 360.5 hours.

Jonathan A. Newman had 532 hours of university training, David Lewis had 288 hours, and Craig B. Harman had 270 hours. The top honors for instructional training went to Louis A. D'Camera with 61.5 hours, Charles Rogers with 51.5 hours and Ramon E. Hodgson with 30 hours.

Fire response awards went to Brian Rose with 805, Louis A. D'Camera with 510 and George W. Smith with 464. Brian Rose made 1,083 responses, Jonathan E. Kakuk made 895 and George W. Smith made 628. These individual accomplishments add up to 1,577 suppression responses and 1,857 EMS responses for a company total of 3,434.


The Waugh Chapel Elementary School P.T.A. is planning a "School Cleanup Day" starting at 10 a.m. Saturday. Parents, students, teachers, Daisies, Brownies, Girl Scouts, Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts are encouraged to help. Trash bags gloves, wheelbarrows, brooms, trowels, annuals, and perennials are needed. The goal is to spruce up the school grounds and compete for the Kiwanis Beautification Award, which the school won last year. If any Scout troops would like to attend, please call Todd Combs, chairman of the building and grounds committee at (410) 519-3146. Adult supervision is required for all Scouts and students. You also may bring snacks and refreshments.


Odenton Elementary School will hold a beautification day from 8 a.m to noon Saturday at the school. This will be a general cleanup, along with weeding, pruning and mulching. Each family that attends will be given a free pine tree seedling provided by the state "Tree-Mendous Maryland" Program.

That same day, the school will hold a flea market from 8 a.m. to noon. Spaces are $10 each and are still available. Artisans and businesses are welcome. The Fort Meade Thrift Shop will take donation of leftovers after the market closes. The rain date will be May 6. To reserve a spot or for more information, call Leah Man at 301-621-0668.


The Greater Crofton Chamber of Commerce education committee will meet from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at Crofton Middle School. The Career Day scheduled for May 26 at the school will be discussed. Please attend this meeting if you plan to participate in Career Day. For more information, call Frank Lanzer, chairman of the education committee, at (301) 858-1624.

The chamber also will hold a membership luncheon from 11:30 a.m to 1 p.m. April 25 at Jasper's Restaurant, 1651 N. Route 3 in Crofton. The discussion topic will be "Small Business Financing -- Who's Got The Money and How Can I Get Some?" The luncheon costs $15 for members, $28 for nonmembers. For reservation, call Sheila Schneider at 721- 9131.


April's meeting of the Flower and Herb Guild of the O'Malley Senior Center will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow at the center, 1275 Odenton Road in Odenton. Helen Burns, a guild member, will open the program with a video, "How to Grow and Cook with Herbs."

The center also will sponsor a program by photographer Marion Warren at 11 a.m. April 25. Mr. Warren will give a slide presentation featuring the Chesapeake Bay and the people whose lives are affected by the bay. For more information, call 222-6227 or 621-9515.

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