Scouting is a family affair for Bruce, Lance Marshall


Boy Scout Troop 75's Eagle Scout Court of Honor was a family affair June 10 at Christ Memorial Presbyterian Church in Columbia.

Lance Marshall received his Eagle insignia from his father, Bruce, who is also an Eagle Scout. Lance's Eagle Scout service project was designing and installing illumination for the church's signs. With the help of his troop's scouts, 200 hours of gardening were spent landscaping the church grounds by weeding, spraying and manicuring trees and shrubs.

Lance became a Cub Scout in 1985 and, since becoming a Boy Scout in 1988, has held eight leadership positions, received 19 Scout honors and awards while earning 21 merit badges and has had time to be actively involved in 11 school and community activities. He was was honored with certificates and plaques from several local civic organizations and politicians.


Oakland Mills Village shoppers should take note of students' work displayed in the shopping center's display cases.

Talbott Springs Elementary students' banner "Have A Good Summer" has inventive "creatures" below it for all to identify and enjoy. Stevens Forest Elementary students, first to fifth grade, have exhibited a colorful array of hand-woven fabric strips and added an information poster giving detailed "how to" instructions in the art of weaving.


A dip in the pool is planned by the Columbia Teen Center for middle school and high school students.

Long Reach Village Association is the co-sponsor of the middle school pool party from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. July 6 at the Jeffers Hill Neighborhood pool, Tamar Drive.

Pre-registration, at 730-8113, is required for the evening of swimming, music, games and prizes. Pool membership is not required; rain date is July 13.

The Owen Brown Community Association is co-sponsor of the pool party for high school students at Dasher Green Neighborhood pool from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. July 11.

Registration deadline is July 7; rain date is July 18. Information: 992-3726.


Mike Fellows, a Hammond High graduate, has received the National Federation of Catholic Youth Ministry's Eagle of the Cross Award from St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic parish as an outstanding leader and catechist for middle school religious education.


Rock 'n' roll's 40th birthday is being celebrated at Kings Contrivance Village on July 9. There will be hot dogs, chips, sodas and birthday cake. Reservations are required.

Hitman Productions' David Girordano (a Kings Contrivance resident) will spin fantastic tunes. Bring your family and your memories to the afternoon bash.

Information: 381-9600.


Stevens Forest Elementary School's teachers presented certificates of achievement to Kara Passarelli, Joy Jennifer, Tyler Call, Kendra Cole, Scott McGehee, Dean Schroyer, Sean Rogers, James Price, Brian Hamby, Ross Cron,Jacob Spain, Andrew LoPresto, Kori Johnson, Teela Boddie and Ian Jones-Quartey.

Each month during the school year, Citizens of the Month were named at school assemblies. Citizens of the Year were selected by their teachers for displaying growth, discipline and maturity. Teams and students were: Cherry: Parker Frost, Keith Trahan and Shannon Manis; Tulip: Troy Gleason and Elizabeth Bieber; Oak: Alex Price, Emily Kay and Amanda Mezei; Dogwood:

Jasmin Jennifer, Monica Downs, Kristina Campbell and Jennifer Hersey; Sassafras: Sharon Berlin, Sean Wilson and Romana Baig.


Columbia Association's Horse Center, 10400 Gorman Road, invites the public to visit during any of its Open Barn days: Saturday, Aug. 12, Sept. 2 and Oct. 7.

It can be a Columbia adventure for residents who have never attended any of the horse shows and competitions at the center. Children can ride ponies and everyone can tour the barns. Information: (301) 776-5850.


Stevens Forest Elementary School's PTA has announced the school's Volunteers of the Month for April: Bill Arbelaez and Edy Hekimian and for May: Kim Greve and Patty Manis.

It is always a pleasure to recognize volunteers who play such an important role in their children's school.


If you have always wanted to have a say in Columbia Association issues, now is your chance.

Each village can appoint a resident to the Advisory Vote Committee to meet with other village appointees and a Columbia Association appointee to discuss Columbia Association proposals and community plans. Information: 381-0202.


Owen Brown residents are invited to visit the community center to inspect plans for the proposed pathway connector between the Owen Brown Village Center and Lake Elkhorn.

East Columbia residents who live near neighborhood pools and hear unusual noises or loitering after pools have closed for the day are asked to call the police at 313-2200 and notify the outdoors pool administration at 312-6338.

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