50th annual County Fair is just around the corner


The 50th Annual Howard County Fair Book was the best thing to come in the mail recently. The book details everything about the fair, which begins Aug. 12.

This year's Howard County Fair is an important milestone in our community, according to fair President Rob Moxley. Members of the Howard County Fair Board invite you to participate in this year's fair as an exhibitor, a volunteer or a visitor.

Call 442-1022 to reach the Howard County Fair Board or 313-2707 for more information about 4-H.


Heather Rynarzewski, a 16-year-old member of the Daisy Agriculture 4-H Club, will represent Howard County on the State 4-H Teen Council, where she will help coordinate statewide involvement of teen-agers in 4-H programs.

Members of teen-agers' council provide leadership for the State 4-H Teen Focus conference and for 4-H promotional activities at the Maryland State Fair.

Heather begins her two-year term at the 1995 State 4-H Teen Focus June 24 through June 27 at Washington College in Chestertown.


Dr. Ben Carson, noted Johns Hopkins University Medical Center pediatric neurosurgeon, spoke at Chapelgate Christian Academy's exciting and emotional first commencement exercise Monday.

Fifteen students formed the first graduating class at the school, founded four years ago.

The graduates, Rebecca Adams, Rebecca Breen, Justin Brendel, Tara Burke-Ross, Johanna Cammarano, Charles Cassell, David Durant, Stephanie Feaser, Michael Forsythe, Brandon Heaps, Christine Paul, Jennifer Prokop, Sarah Schwinabart, Naomi Spiva and Brad Wanzer, were the first students to start as ninth graders at Chapelgate.

The school is growing and will add new classes in grades six through 12 next year. There are openings in all grade levels.

Call 442-5888.


The Howard County Library's 1995 Summer Reading Program began last week and ends Aug. 26.

The Good Book Cafe is for children who are independent readers, and "Tot's Take Out" is for children who are not yet able to read independently. The Howard County Library presents "Hats Off to Summer." The program celebrates the beginning of summer vacation with stories and a craft and will be presented at the Lisbon Community Library from 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. June 19.

Call 489-4290.


St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Fulton welcomes the Rev. Robert Waznak, who joins the community to preside at weekend liturgies.

Father Waznak, a member of the Priests of St. Sulpice since 1964, teaches at the Washington Theological Union.


Fifteen Western Howard County 9- and 10-year-old girls recently completed their first season of lacrosse. They played against teams from Baltimore and Harford counties and ended with an 8-2 record.

Nine played lacrosse for the first time. Lindsay Bianco, Alley Brindza, Byrn Buckler, Julie Butler, Susan D'Angelo, Rosanna Drake, Stacey Ellsbury, Brittany Friedrich, Lindsey Gillenwater, Tricia Hahn, Jessica Lane, Lindsay Lewis, Kacey Novello, Becky Simpson and Chrissy Starcher made up the roster.

To learn more about joining this team, call (301) 854-6940.


Lisbon's Parasol Consignment Shop reopened June 1 after a three-month closing.

Owner Charlotte Nicodemus reports that she closed the shop at the corner of White Foot Alley and Route 144 because she had a kneecap replaced.

Now recovered, she will open the store, a 20-year fixture in Lisbon, Thursday and Friday afternoons and Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Call 489-4429.


This year's schedule for the Howard County Horse Show Association is brimming. Members have participated in shows nearly every weekend since April. The May 21 show was at club president Gretchen Mobberley's Summer Hill Farm in West Friendship. There are point shows scheduled through September, including the eighth annual festive benefit show for Glenwood's Therapeutic and Recreational Riding Center June 24 and 25.

Call the TRRC at 489-5100.

For information about the HCHSA, phone 410-379-6328.


St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, which worships at Union Chapel, will hold its second annual Flea Market from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. June 17.

Church members will sell children's and baby clothing and toys and baked goods. Look for the St. Andrew's Flea Market at Union Chapel at the corner of Union Chapel Road and Route 97 in Glenwood. Phone (301) 854-6418.

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